baby gorilla

Another baby gorilla born in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Bwindi impenetrable national park has welcomed another baby gorilla adding to already its impressive number of mountain gorillas. The park is home to about 500 mountain gorillas which is almost half of the 1,063, their global population. There are 24 gorilla families in Bwindi that have been habituated for gorilla trekking safaris. Gorilla treks in […]

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big five game

Africa’s big five game: All you need to know

The Big five game animals in Africa include elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard. They were nicknamed as the “Big Five” by the European big game hunters in the 19th century who found that these were the most dangerous animals to hunt, shoot, and kill on foot. A hunter aims to shoot in the […]

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Smoke and fire detected at Nyamasheke hill in Rwanda

A rare incident of smoke and fire was observed at Nyamasheke hill in Nyamasheke district on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu. Nyamasheke is bordered by Karongi islands to the north, Nyungwe forest national park to the south, and DR Congo to the west. According to the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum, and Gas Board, the hill […]

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Archeological sites in Uganda

Archeological sites in Uganda

Archeological sites in Uganda are evenly distributed across the country, making it easy to visit them from any part of the country you may find yourself. Uganda is home to over 50 tribes that are divided into four language groupings which include the Madi-Moru, Nilotics, Bantu, and Nilot-Hamites. The Nilotics include semi-nomadic pastoralists such as […]

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Marathons in East Africa

Marathons in East Africa 

Marathons in East Africa are being adopted to promote sports tourism and development in rural areas of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The list of marathons and their dates is provided below for those intending to participate. Your East African safari can be scheduled around these marathons. Given that the events typically last a few […]

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Ramsar sites in Uganda

Ramsar sites in Uganda – Wetland conservation

There are 12 Ramsar sites in Uganda, which are mainly wetland systems including Nabajjuzi, Lutembe bay, Mabamba, Makanaga, lake Opeta, lake Bisina, lake Nakuwa, lake Nabugabo, lake Albert, Nile delta, and lake Mburo Nakivale. They’re classified as Important Bird Areas (IBAs) A Ramsar site is a wetland site that is designated by the Ramsar Convention […]

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conservation in rwanda

Ecotourism and conservation in Rwanda

Conservation in Rwanda is an aspect that is seriously undertaken by every stakeholder from government and conservation agents to every individual in the country. Rwanda has given over almost 40% of her land for conservation which includes 4 national parks, 4 protected wetlands, and forest reserves. The country is leaning on tourism to protect landscapes […]

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murchison falls

Oil exploration and wildlife in Murchison falls national park

Murchison falls national park, covers 3,893 sq.km with the Nile river dividing it into two parts. Budongo central forest reserve (825 sq.km) makes up the southern banks of the river. A habitat for primate species including over 600 chimpanzees, and black and white colobus monkeys. The northern part of the river is mainly open savanna […]

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kigezi highlands

Kigezi highlands: The tourism hub in southwest Uganda

The Kigezi highlands are located in southwest Uganda covering a number of districts including Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rukungiri districts. The hills are bordered by Virunga massif and Rwanda to the south and DR Congo to the east. The national parks of Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable national park, both of which are known for harbouring […]

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grey-crowned crane

Saving the endangered grey-crowned crane in Uganda and Rwanda

There are 4 subspecies of cranes in sub–Saharan Africa including the grey-crowned crane, wattled, blue and black cranes. The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) in particular was put on the IUCN Red List of endangered species in 2012. This came after it was discovered that their population was reducing across its range in East Africa. […]

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Nkombo Island

Nkombo Island: Rwanda’s hidden getaway

Nkombo Island, in Rusizi district, western province of Rwanda is a perfect place to relax after chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park. Found in Lake Kivu, the island is reached by a 28-minute boat ride from Cyangugu town, which is 36km from Kitabi, the park’s western entrance gate. Cyangugu is the 8th and last […]

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Cultural tours around Volcanoes national park in Rwanda

Travel to volcanoes national park for most people is about wildlife experiences including gorillas and golden monkey trekking and birding. Those intending to explore the local community, there’s a wide range of cultural tours in and around volcanoes national park including the traditional Rwandan music and dance at the Gorilla Guardian’s Center. Additionally, a tour […]

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