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Rwanda to expand Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park in northwest Rwanda is one of the 3 parks within the Virunga Massif that protect the endangered mountain gorillas. The other gorilla parks include Virunga National Park in DR Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The increasing population of mountain gorilla According to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a […]

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WATCH: Ellie the “Monkey Boy” of Rwanda

Nsanzimana Elie, famously known as “the monkey boy” was born in 1999 in the southern province of Rwanda, the Land of A Thousand Hills popularly known for gorilla safaris among travellers. His mum after losing the first five children, “prayed to God to get any child”. At birth, the boy’s head was small and his […]

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Uganda: Explore the natural beauty of the Peal of Africa

Uganda is located in East Africa along the Equator and it is one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa due to her stunning natural and wildlife beauty. Uganda’s landscape is hugely influenced by the larger geographical area in which she is located. Uganda’s geography in the west and southwest is determined by the western […]

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Promoting Gorilla Conservation: Unveiling The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda

The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund constructed near Volcanoes National Park in northwest Rwanda is set to open in the summer of 2021. The campus will serve as the headquarters of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) and its Karisoke Research Centre. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is a gorilla-conservation organisation […]

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Art and Culture in Rwanda: Museums and Cultural Sites

Rwanda is popularly referred to as the Land of A Thousand Hills. This is basically due to its mountainous landscape comprised of inter-locking and rolling hills that make up the largest part of the country. The country is located within the Albertine rift valley and also share a significant part of the Greater Virunga Landscape. […]

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Trekking gorillas during Covid-19 times

COVID-19: Travel Guidelines to Visitors and Tourists in Rwanda

Important travel information to visitors coming to Rwanda for safaris and other activities in relation to Civid-19 restrictions in the country. Rwanda is currently battling the second wave of Covid-19 which has led to the government reimposing a partial lockdown and a nationwide night curfew. However, the country is still welcoming tourists and visitors coming […]

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How to trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda during Covid-19 pandemic

Trekking mountain gorillas is the most popular tourist attraction in Rwanda and Uganda but the activity became extremely difficult following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. This was caused by the suspension of international travel and the temporary closure of the parks that protect these endangered species in order to safeguard them from the virus. […]

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Trekking gorillas during Covid-19 times

Covid-19 third wave preventing tourism revival in East Africa

East Africa is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world due to it’s breathtaking safaris in wildlife, adventure, culture and vacations. But the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its negative impacts has left the region’s tourism industry on its knees. East Africa has experienced a sharp decline in the number of tourists […]

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How mountain gorillas are safeguarded against Covid-19

Gorilla tourism is still going on in Rwanda and Uganda despite both countries currently going through the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The two countries have reinstated nationwide lockdowns to control the spread of Covid-19 but have both left tourism open with international tourists still welcomed to visit. However, unlike before, this time tourists […]

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Mount Nyiragongo eruption

The looming Volcanic catastrophe in Eastern DR Congo

On Saturday 22 May at about 18:30 UTC, Nyiragongo volcano, in the north of Goma city – North Kivu province had an effusive eruption that caused masses of people self-evacuating themselves, retreating to Rwanda. The Goma city authorities responded quickly with an evacuation plan despite the blockage of the main north road (N2) by the […]

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DR Congo: Panic in Goma after warnings of second volcanic eruption

Over 400,000 people have fled and others evacuated the battered Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over fears of another volcanic eruption. This followed warnings from local authorities that Mount Nyiragongo could erupt again anytime after killing 32 people and leaving thousands homeless during when the volcano spewed lava over the surrounding […]

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Why protecting gorillas in Congo’s Virunga National Park is one of the toughest jobs in the world

Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the 3 parks within the Virunga Mountains that protect the endangered mountain gorillas and many other wildlife species. The other two parks include Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Unlike Volcanoes and Mgahinga where the […]

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