DR Congo’s Virunga National Park Reopens

For the first time since its closure in June 2018, the Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s remarkable protected now re-opens again. This means that tourism now resumes in this spectacular destination. This park is one of the 4 world’s incredible parks where the rare mountain gorillas thrive from and also features… Continue reading DR Congo’s Virunga National Park Reopens

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Is Gorilla Tourism Sustainable?

Mountain gorillas are endangered species that need to be protected and conserved for not only the present generation but also the future generations. Did you know that there are just a few mountain gorillas surviving in the wild? The 2012 Gorilla Census puts the number of mountain gorillas to about 880 individuals thriving in the… Continue reading Is Gorilla Tourism Sustainable?

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Gorilla Tourism: Is It Safe to Visit the Mountain Gorillas?

Tracking  mountain  gorillas  in  the Virungas  or  Bwindi Impenetrable national Park ranks  among  the  absolute  highlights  of primates safaris in Africa. The  exhilaration  attacked  to  first  setting  eyes  on  a  wild  mountain  gorilla  is  difficult  to  describe. These  are  enormous  animals  up  to  three  times  as  bulky  as  the  average  man! Their  size and power… Continue reading Gorilla Tourism: Is It Safe to Visit the Mountain Gorillas?

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East Africa Tourism: Joint Regional Marketing in Dilemma

Around 2014, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya-the 3 (three) East African Community member states introduced what is called a single tourist visa which offers visitors a chance to visit the 3 East African Community states. This was after harmonizing the fees and it is from this that the three states also came into agreement to market… Continue reading East Africa Tourism: Joint Regional Marketing in Dilemma

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Why Rwanda is Targeting Chinese Tourists

With everyone still left in wonders about Rwanda’s recent deal with Arsenal, shortly after this tremendous partnership, this Africa’s landlocked country has also embarked on aggressive marketing of its natural wonders to China a move that is expected to attract many Chinese tourists in the nearby future. The recent focus on this particular tourism market… Continue reading Why Rwanda is Targeting Chinese Tourists

Driving in Africa: Things You Should Know

Uganda is one of the few countries that you can easily discover with a rental car. The country has relatively good road infrastructure, large vehicle hire fleets run by international and local rental companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery – which combines to make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option. However taking a… Continue reading Driving in Africa: Things You Should Know

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

It is natural to be nervous and curious about new things, asking oneself several questions like; what will l find, how will the animals treat me etc. These may all arise once you land at Kigali International Airport with the hopes of meeting the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Despite Rwanda’s past experience in… Continue reading Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Top 10 East African National Parks to Visit in 2019

Kidepo Valley National park With the Rocky landscape, and green hilly vegetation that fills the park dramatic untamed, wildlife reserve surrounded by impressive sky views make Kidepo one Uganda’s best wildlife park to explore for those interested in seeing the big five and other park habitats. The karamajong culture is an added advantage to whoever… Continue reading Top 10 East African National Parks to Visit in 2019

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Explore Mombasa, East Africa’s Leading Holiday destination

Mombasa is a scenic and exotic Kenyan city that has tropical ambience, scenic attractions and mind-blowing activities. Also known as Kiswa cha mvita (Island of war in Swahili), Mombasa is Kenya’s oldest city and second largest city. It is rich with foundation tales dating back nearly 2000 years. Mombasa’s Arabic influence is evident in local… Continue reading Explore Mombasa, East Africa’s Leading Holiday destination