Rwanda Gorilla Families in PNV

Rwanda Gorilla Families in PNV

Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park today has a number of 10 habituated gorilla groups for visitors to see and one set aside for research from which the Kwita Izina baby gorilla naming ceremony are selected. This means, a number of 80 gorilla permits are available each day for tourists going to watch gorillas on a single day. Surprisingly, each gorilla group has distinct and unique characteristic quite different from another. Below are the gorilla groups available; Titus Family The Titus group …

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Best Rwanda Travel Tips for 2018 / 2019

Best Rwanda Travel Tips for 2018 / 2019

Rwanda Travel Tips; it is a landlocked country in central Africa also known as “the land of a thousand hills, lying 75miles south of the equator in the tropic of Capricorn, 880miles westward of Indian ocean and 1250miles east of Atlantic Ocean. The country with a land area with a land area of 26338 km2, is bordered by Uganda to the south to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south and the Democratic republic of Congo to …

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Why are gorillas going extinct

Why are gorillas going extinct

There are four subspecies of gorillas around the world including, Mountain gorillas, eastern lowland type, western lowland and the cross river type. All gorilla species have been placed on the endangered list by the international union for conservation of nature (IUCN). There are about 800 of these remaining in the whole world, and 100.000 western gorillas also remain in the world, but their number are decreasing rapidly. The gorillas are becoming extinct due to various motives including; habitat loss, extremely …

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Distance between Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Forest National Park

Distance between Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Forest National Park

For many planning a Gorilla trek, the distance between Volcanoes national park and Bwindi forest national park could be key to deciding which park to visit or which airport to land at or depart from. Having this information could greatly affect your decision and can actually help you save money on your Gorilla trekking safari. Volcanoes national park is lies in the northern part of Rwanda and bordering Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga national …

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Must Carry: Packing List for Nyungwe Forest

Packing List for Nyungwe Forest

1. Rain gear rain showers can become very heavy and fast hat protect yourself from sun, rain or cold with an appropriate hat for the weather 3.park guide guided employed by park are required on every trail. check in at reception center to reserve a guide before hiking any trail day pack keep it small and light  just big enough to hold what you must have with your water high altitude can cause hydration so drink plenty of water to …

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Why are gorillas poached

Why are gorillas poached

Gorillas are ground dwelling, prominently herbivorous apes that inhabit the forest. They are divided into two species; western gorilla (gorilla gorilla) and eastern gorilla (gorilla berengei), with four subspecies of gorillas around the world including, Mountain gorillas, eastern lowland gorilla, western lowland gorilla and the cross river gorilla. The mountain gorilla inhabits the Albertine rift montane dark forests of the Virunga mountain range, lying on altitude from 2200m-4300m above sea level, while lowland gorillas lives in dense forests and swamps …

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RTTA Members Birding Trip at Bugesera District

RTTA Members Birding Trip at Bugesera District

When it comes to birding, Rwanda is amongst Africa’s most exciting destinations. Within this relatively small and compact country, there over 750 bird species of which 27 are Albertine Rift endemics. That is partly what made Rwanda tourism Chamber. Rwanda Tourism and Travel Agency and Rwanda Birding Association members had a birding trip together at Kamatana Lake in Bugesera district. This is apparently one of the best sites for birding in Rwanda. This trip took place on Saturday on 27th …

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Best Hotels in Rwanda

Best Hotels in Rwanda

Below here, we bring you a complete list of top ranked Best hotels in Rwanda that will guarantee you remarkable service and give you a luxurious stay in Rwanda’s Kigali city. 1 – Hotel des Milles Collines This hotel was made famous by the film Hotel Rwanda (Hotel des Milles Collines). And cuisine and culture in Kigali have upped their game in tandem. At bustling nightspot Repub Lounge, locals gather on the open-air patio above the city’s twinkling lights to sip …

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Four National Parks of Rwanda

Four National Parks of Rwanda

Rwanda is a landlocked country bordered by Tanzania in the East, Uganda in the North, Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and Burundi in the south. The country is also known as ” Land of thousand hills”, with the capital city’ ‘Kigali”, which is the largest city and an economic hub in Rwanda with an estimated population of about 3millions people. If you want to visit Rwanda anytime you want, here are the crucial things you have to note …

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History of Rwanda

History of Rwanda

History of Rwanda indicated in every corner of life such as (Political, social and economic). The history of Rwanda is divided into pre-colonial and post-colonial; Pre-colonial Rwanda was founded by the king known as Gihanga, who started his dynasty (Nyiginya dynasty), from a place cattle Gasabo near Lake Muhazi, currently in Bumbogo sector, Gasabo district. The name RWANDA Derived from kinyarwanda verb” Kwanda meaning” the expansion”, as he annexed many different areas. Before he died, Gihanga had organized his state …

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12 Things To Do in Rwanda

12 Things To Do in Rwanda

Get the expert opinion and guidance on the things to do in Rwanda. We bring you nature, cultural and wildlife attractions of Rwanda. Community work (UMUGANDA): Umuganda can be described as community work. This activity happen on the every last Saturday of each month, where communities come together to do a variety of public works. This often includes infrastructure development and environmental protection. Rwandans between 18 and 65 are obliged to participate in Umuganda. Even foreigners or tourists living in Rwanda …

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Offer! Discounted Gorilla Permits In Uganda ($450 Each)

Discounted Gorilla Permits In Uganda

For a long time now, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), in conjunction with the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) has been offering discounted gorilla trekking permits for the low season months of March, April, May and November at $450 for foreign non residents, $400 for East African residents & 150,000 Ugandan shillings for East Africans. Many budget travelers, backpackers and those looking for budget gorilla safaris to experience the thrill of Gorilla trekking in Bwindi without emptying their bank accounts …

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Camp Kigali Memorial Site

Camp Kigali Memorial Site

Camp Kigali is a former Rwandan military base in Kigali, the site of the murder of ten Belgian UN Peacekeepers. These murders were preplanned by Hutu fanatics and were carried out to force the withdrawal of the 450 Belgian soldiers who were part of the UN force. The soldiers had been sent to protect the Rwandan Prime Minister, a hutu who was against the massacre of Tutsis (currently she is considered as a hero), when they were captured disarmed by …

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List of 19 Baby Gorillas Named at Kwita Izina 2017

19 Baby Gorillas Named at Kwita Izina 2017

The 13th edition of Kwita Izina that took place on 1st September 2017 at Musanze District in Kinigi saw 19 baby gorillas get named officially. This event has been part of the Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries and is an extremely popular attraction for guests. It was initiated in 2005 with the aim of creating awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorillas and their respective habitats in the Volcanoes National Park. The aim of this ceremony is …

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Kwita Izina 2017: How It Went Down

Kwita Izina 2017

Is the event of giving a name to endangered mountain gorillas newborn babies, commonly known as ‘KwitaIzina’, has been part of Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries, is an extremely popular attraction for guests It was initiated in 2005 with the aim of creating awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorillas and their habitats in the Volcanoes national park, The aim of this ceremony is to help monitor each individual gorilla in their group and natural habitat and  …

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Main Causes of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

1994 Rwanda Genocide

Rwanda is a landlocked country in central Africa (Heart of Africa), country is also known as “Land of thousand hills” with land area of 26,338km2. It lies 75 miles southward of Equator, 880 miles west of Indian Ocean, and 1,250 miles east of Atlantic Ocean. Rwanda is bordering Tanzania to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Uganda to the North, and Burundi to the south. According to the Genocide Convention of 1948, Genocide defined as “Intent to …

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17 Interesting Facts about Rwanda

Best Rwanda Travel Tips for 2018 / 2019

Rwanda is a landlocked country in central Africa (Heart of Africa), country is also known as “Land of thousand hills” with land area of 26,338km2. It lies 75 miles southward of Equator, 880 miles west of Indian Ocean, and 1,250 miles east of Atlantic Ocean. Rwanda is bordering Tanzania to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Uganda to the North, and Burundi to the south. See some of the facts below.  Rwanda has world’s record of highest …

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How to get a Free Gorilla Permit in Rwanda

How to get a Free Gorilla Permit in Rwanda

With tourism being one of the biggest revenue sources of the economy, Rwanda hosts so many travelers each year for safaris. Gorilla tracking is the prime activity of the tourism industry and accounts for over 90% of the safaris carried out in this country. Mountain Gorillas are the face of Rwanda’s tourism and should be your main reason to visit as well. If you already have a gorilla trekking trip scheduled, we can then roll back to the main theme …

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Dian Fossey – American Zoologist

Dian Fossey

In 1967, American primatologist Dian Fossey arrived by herself at Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. She set up camp between two of the park’s volcanoes, planning to study the area’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. But what she found was a species on the brink. A census conducted shortly after found that just 240 gorillas were left. Fossey was killed in Rwanda by poachers in 1985, but the work she started continues through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, and the nonprofit …

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Musanze Caves

Musanze Caves

Musanze caves are one of the physical features of geological activity in Northern part of Rwanda, the 1.25mile long Musanze caves located outside of Musanze town center, and 90 minutes’ drive from Kigali, or 2km from Kinigi (Volcanoes national park head quarter).The caves are explored from volcanoes national park and are located at the foothill of this well-known park” Home of mountain gorillas”. The caves have been developed by Rwanda development board (RDB) in collaboration with Rwanda Defence force (RDF)/Reserve …

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Iby’Iwacu Cultural Center / Village

Iby'Iwacu Cultural Center

Iby’iwacu cultural village is a non-profit organization located in Kinigi around volcanoes national park of Rwanda, found in 2005. It is found for the aims of improving the lives of reformed poachers and communities around Rwanda’s volcanoes park through provision of conversational incentives, supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects. The place offering a great highlights of traditional rural Rwandan village, that has existed for centuries ago. It also gives the visitors the opportunities to meet the local people …

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Gisozi Memorial Site

Gisozi Memorial Site

The Kigali Genocide Memorial site, is the historical site for commemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The remains of over 250,000 people are interred there. There is a visitor Centre for students and those wishing to understand the events leading up to the events of 1994, is located in Gisozi, ten minutes’ drive from the Centre of town. Opening Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm Last entrance is at 4:00pm, 7 days a week Except the last Saturday of each month …

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Kwita Izina – Gorilla Naming Event

Kwita Izina

Kwita Izina is the event of giving a name to endangered mountain gorillas newborn babies, commonly known as ‘Kwita Izina’, has been part of Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries, is an extremely popular attraction for guests It was initiated in 2005 with the aim of creating awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorillas and their habitats in the Volcanoes national park, The aim of this ceremony is to help monitor each individual gorilla in their group and …

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Rwanda Birding Review / Guide

Rwanda Birding Review

Tiny Rwanda sits on approximately 26,338 square kilometers bordering Uganda to the North, DRC to the west and Tanzania to the south and east. This virgin country shelters over 750 species of bird species in its respective destinations. The fact that 10% of Rwanda is covered by wetland and marshes implicates it definitely shelters a great number of water birds besides the endemic species of birds that roam freely in its atmosphere. The exceptional birding experience in this country earned …

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