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Virunga National Park’s 90 years of highs and lows

By Staff Writer/Travel News Rwanda  Virunga National Park is situated in the centre of the Albertine Rift of the Great Rift Valley. Established in 1925, it is Africa’s oldest national park and has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Virunga park was founded by King Albert of Belgium and at first it named after him (Albert National ...

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Buhanga, Rwanda’s sacred forest

By Our Writer Situated in Nyakinama village, eight kilometres west of Musanze town in the Northern Province, Buhanga is a scared forest that is of immense cultural and historical importance to Rwanda. “Buhanga means creation, and this forest derives its name from the fact that the creation of Rwanda began from here. In fact, the first king of Rwanda was ...

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The untapped potential of music tourism

By Evelyn Masaba Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher, once said that, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” True to this saying, the world does have a depth to it with music in the picture. With so many different ...

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The best places to visit in Musanze after Kwita Izina

Kwita Izina, the annual baby gorilla naming ceremony, will take place on September 2 in Kinigi, Musanze district. Travel News Rwanda suggests for you other leisure options in this district, which boasts some of the most spectacular natural wonders in Rwanda. Musanze Cave Musanze Cave is one of the oldest caves in the country, dating back over 65 million years ...

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Good landscaping can make your hotel more appealing

By Evelyn Masaba Plants, trees or flower beds are the first things one sees when they step onto your property. Your landscaping will either be so appealing they ignore everything else or an eyesore that drives away guests. Human beings are easily attracted to good-looking things and a very well maintained compound is one of them; the guests will be ...

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Africa’s top 8 airlines

By Evelyn Masaba For most frequent travellers, it is not just about how fast they can get to their destination, especially when flying. It is about quality of the service offered after booking, on flight and, of course, upon arrival. In most cases, there are airlines that will make their passengers feel very welcomed on their journey but have the ...

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The never-ending war against deforestation

By Evelyn Masaba Over the years, the thick vegetation that used to cover the countryside of Uganda has gone down by almost 50 per cent. Every year, the country loses a huge chunk of forested land to encroachers, which has created an imbalance in the weather seasons that Uganda experiences throughout the year. Of course there are several reasons that ...

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Mount Elgon: Exploring the giant of eastern Uganda

By Evelyn Masaba As you approach Mbale district in eastern Uganda, you are welcomed by a brooding object covered with mist or scattered clouds. The object magnifies as you get close to Mbale town, standing in all its glory like a Guardian Angel watching over the quaint town and its people. Mount Elgon, or Masaba as its known in the ...

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Getting acquainted with Nairobi

By Evelyn Masaba Whispers about realisation of Julius Nyerere’s East African integration dream into one borderless region are making rounds across the region. The concept of freely travelling through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania the way you travel from Kampala into another district without a stopover for visa checks and approvals is definitely tantalizing. What best way to enjoy ...

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Ghana slashes aviation fuel price by 20%

President John Mahama, at the inauguration of the new Ghana Civil Aviation Authority’s Trianing School, assured airline companies of 20 per cent reduction in the price of aviation fuel. This follows appeals by the aviation industry stakeholders which reached the President that Ghana’s fuel is considered the most costly in the sub-region. Nigeria and Benin sell a litre of the ...

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