Virunga National Park

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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Virunga national park

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 gorilla safaris

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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Rwanda Safaris

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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Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Safaris Decline After Price Hike

If you have been following Rwanda tourism analytics, you should have realized a drop in the number of travelers to this land of a thousand years. Undeniably, Rwanda has lost a large number of travelers since May 2017 compared to the past years. The fall in Rwanda’s tourist arrivals is attributed to the double increment […]

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Gorilla namers

Gorilla Namers at 2018 Kwita Izina Ceremony

Gorilla Namers at 2018 Kwita Izina Ceremony Are you ready for the 2018 Rwanda gorilla naming ceremony? The long awaited Kwita Izina ceremony every traveler on his/her Rwanda gorilla safari is finally here. As always, the annual event is prepared by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body responsible for tourism marketing and new product […]

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Kahuzi-Biega national park

DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega

DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega Following the closure of Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park till 2019, all gorilla safaris to Congo have diverted to Kahuzi Biega national park. Virunga national park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was closed in May 2018 due to insecurity concerns associated with kidnap and killing of […]

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Relief After Rwanda Cuts Gorilla Permit fees

Having been shaken by the high cost of gorilla safaris in Rwanda after the double increase of gorilla permits last year, Rwanda travel operators have felt a relief after the introduction of 30 percent low season discount permits in volcanoes National park. In 2017, RDB and the government of Rwanda with immediate effect doubled the […]

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Congo Forest Reserves

DRC to Start Oil Mining in Virunga &Salongo Forest Reserve

DRC Prioritizes Oil Mining Over Conservation While travelers and tour operators wait for 2019 when Virunga national park is expected to open again for gorilla trekking and other tourism activities to start, the government has instead prioritized oil mining over conservation. The government of Congo has passed a decision to degarzette some parts of Virunga […]

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Gorillas safaris

Mountain Gorillas Learn to Dismantle Poacher’s Traps

Mountain Gorillas Learn to Dismantle Poacher’s Traps Poaching is one of the key threats to the increase of mountain gorilla population in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The act is mostly by local people who set traps in the jungle targeting to catch and kill bush animals for meat and other products like the skins. In […]

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2018 gorilla naming ceremony

2018 Kwita Izina Ceremony in Rwanda- Gorilla Naming

2018 Gorilla Naming Ceremony in Rwanda – 18 Baby gorilla to be given names Just like newborn babies are named in human families, volcanoes national park celebrates the birth of new baby gorillas each year. It’s a yearly event in which baby gorillas are given names for easy identification of each baby mountain gorilla in […]

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Congo gorilla safaris

Violence Shuts Virunga Gorilla Park Till 2019

Violence Shuts Virunga Gorilla Park Till 2019 Have you known it yet? All gates to Virunga national park have been closed till 2019. We therefore inform all travelers, tour operators and lovers of mountain gorillas that all gorilla safaris, Nyiragongo volcan hikes and all visits to Virunga national park have been shut till 2019. Much […]

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Rwanda behind the scenes

Rwanda Royal Tour

Rwanda of recent hosted a royal tour in which peter Greenburg a renowned travel documentary maker peter Greenberg explored all treasures in Rwanda. Exceptionally, this amazing tour was guided by his excellence Paul Kagame the president of the republic of Rwanda from the start to the end. The president (Paul Kagame) disclosed the gem Rwanda […]

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