RDB To Offer 100 Free Gorilla Permits to Those Born During Liberation Struggle

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July 16, 2019

While Rwanda celebrates 25 years of liberty, 100 lucky Rwandan’s who were born in the liberation struggle will get free gorilla trekking permits. The lucky winners will trek the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park free of charge. Rwanda Development Board is the sponsor for this Rwanda gorilla trip scheduled for November 2019 in…

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Top six safari activities to do in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

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July 2, 2019
Top six safari activities to do in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda ranks high on the scale of beautiful and attractive destinations in Africa with thousands of travelers visiting the country from different parts of the world. Rwanda is a beautiful small and landlocked country but blessed with a diversity of wildlife in her four national parks, greenery rolling hills, friendly people, unique cultures warm weather,…

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RwandaAir’s Direct flights to Tel Aviv

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June 25, 2019
RwandaAir’s Direct flights to Tel Aviv

Fly direct from Rwanda to Tel Aviv with RwandaAir with no unnecessary stopovers. Finally, the long-awaited Rwanda Tel Aviv direct fights were launched on 24th June 2019 when the first flight took off. Travelers can now fly from Rwanda to Tel Aviv, the busiest economic and technological hub in Israel within the shortest time possible….

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Rwanda to Receive Five Black Rhinos

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June 12, 2019
Rwanda to Receive Five Black Rhinos

Rwanda’s Akagera National park is yet to receive five black rhinos from European Zoos aimed at promoting sustainable rhino conservation in the land of a thousand hills. The new set of rhinos will comprise of three female and males to join the existing eastern rhinos that were reintroduced to Rwanda in 2017 from South Africa….

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Gorillas in Rwanda Figure out Where to find sodium fix

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April 12, 2019
Gorillas in Rwanda Figure out Where to find sodium fix

The survival and steady increase of mountain gorilla population is a true success story in the Virunga conservation area. The world has seen the number of the once critically endangered mountain gorillas grow higher day by day which gives hope for sustainable gorilla tourism. Volcanoes national park is one of the four African parks to…

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Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage

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April 1, 2019
Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage

A visit to see and track mountain gorillas is arguably a magical experience that brings thousands of travelers from all over the world. A face-to-face encounter with gorillas in their natural habitat is so far the best wildlife experience every traveler to Africa should do. Mountain gorillas are one the endangered species that only reside…

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Rwanda Join Forces with Tanzania to Promote Tourism

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March 8, 2019
Rwanda Join Forces with Tanzania to Promote Tourism

It’s now possible to book a Rwanda Tanzania combined a safari with no difficulty. The two countries formed a joint effort to promote tourism products in Rwanda and Tanzania as a one safari package. The partnership was signed on 5th March 2019 between the Rwanda Tours and Travel Associations (RTTA) and the Tanzania Association of…

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The Virunga Conservation Area – Virunga Massif

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February 26, 2019
The Virunga  Conservation Area – Virunga Massif

There is a lot to know about the Virungas, one of the most famous tourist areas in the world, away from its popular mountain gorillas. Everything within and around this tourist-rich area is worth discovering and knowing given the presence of a variety of breathtaking sceneries ranging from wildlife to summits for hiking, birding to…

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The Construction Of Ellen DeGeneres Campus Commences In Kinigi Rwanda

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February 13, 2019
The Construction Of Ellen DeGeneres Campus Commences In Kinigi Rwanda

One year down the road, the long-awaited construction of the Ellen DeGeneres campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla fund commences in Kinigi Rwanda. The officials of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) officially launched the project yesterday 12th Feb 2017. Belise Kariza, the Chief Tourism officer for Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Portia De Rossi the partner of…

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How Fit Should I be to Trek Mountain Gorillas

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February 1, 2019
How Fit Should I be to Trek Mountain Gorillas

Physical fitness is one of the things that guarantee successful gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo. How physically fit one should be to be able to see mountain gorillas is one of the frequently asked questions about gorilla trekking. While booking for gorilla tours, potential travelers are advised to ensure physical fitness prior…

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Virunga National Park To Re-Open For Tourism

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January 21, 2019
Virunga National Park To Re-Open For Tourism

After seven months of non-operating, Virunga national park is yet to be reopened for tourists. The world’s oldest national park was closed in June 2018 owing to the increased insecurity fears especially in the eastern province of Congo. The latest incident that led to the closure of gorilla-watching tours in Congo was the kidnap of…

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DRC To Ship Gorillas to Zimbabwe

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January 2, 2019
DRC To Ship Gorillas to Zimbabwe

Following the closure of Virunga national park for Congo gorilla safaris and Mt Nyiragongo hiking tours, Congo is in pending deals to donate mountain gorillas to Zimbabwe. The gorilla transfer idea was introduced in September 2018 when Zimbabwe parks and Wildlife management Authority (Zimparks) disclosed that Zimbabwe would soon receive a donation of mountain gorillas…

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Mountain Gorillas Nolonger Critically Endangered

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December 15, 2018
Mountain Gorillas Nolonger Critically Endangered

The steady increase of the mountain gorilla population has made gorillas no longer critically endangered. Despite in the past when mountain gorillas were facing extinction, the rare species have slowly but steadily rebounded counting to over 1000 species at present. The change of status came after the release of 2018 gorilla census, which indicated an…

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Congo Creates a New National Park For Gorillas & Elephants

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December 1, 2018
Congo Creates a New National Park For Gorillas & Elephants

As a rescue to the closed gorilla safaris to Virunga national park, Congo has created a new national park named Ogooue-Leteki with a sole purpose of sheltering gorillas and forest elephants. Virunga national park was closed for tourism in May 2018 following the kidnap of travelers and the killing of rangers in the park. Ogooue-Leketi…

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Conservation Efforts Help Mountain Gorillas To Thrive

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November 19, 2018
Conservation Efforts Help Mountain Gorillas To Thrive

The tourism fraternity in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo rejoice over the steady rebound of mountain gorilla population in the Virunga conservation area. As of 2018 gorilla census, the world shelters over 1000 mountain gorillas living in the Virunga Massif comprised of Virunga, Mgahinga gorilla & Volcanoes National Park While the remaining gorillas dwell in Bwindi…

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