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Serena Hotels emerges peerless at World Travel Awards

By Allan Brian Ssenyonga  The recent World Travel Awards held at Diamonds La Gemma Dell’Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, turned into a night where Serena Hotels reaffirmed their dominance of the hotel industry in the East African region. East Africa’s leading hotel group walked away with an impressive 12 awards, including the most prestigious one, “Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand.” The World ...

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6 most amazing waterfalls to visit in Uganda

By Evelyn Masaba Travelling through Uganda can be such an adventure. With the country’s awe-inspiring scenery, travellers to this magnificent country get a chance to view some of the most spectacular sights the East African region has to offer. Some of Uganda’s most jaw-dropping treasures include the several waterfalls you can find in different parts of the country. Sipi Falls ...

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8 awesome things to do on vacation in Rwanda

By Staff Writer/Travel News Rwanda Going on a wildlife safari is one of the main reasons most tourists come to Africa. In Rwanda, there are several fan things to do on vacation — from going on safari in the Akagera National Park, trekking the unique mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif, swimming in hot springs, to lazing on the sandy ...

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Impressions of Nyanza

By Gilbert Mwijuke Nyanza is a town with colourful history. It became Rwanda’s first capital city in 1889 during King Huyi V Musinga’s reign and was home to the monarchy for many years until 1959 when an uprising deposed the king and brought the epoch of the Nyiginya Dynasty to an end. It is as well that today, the town ...

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Travel tips for ladies

By Evelyn Masaba Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of women traveling alone all over the world. For women traveling to new locations, there are a number of things you have to consider, especially if you do not know about the destination’s social-political environment. We asked our ladies at Jovago to tell us what they ...

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Congo Nile Trail: An authentic experience of rural life in Rwanda

By Gilbert Mwijuke The modern traveller is always looking for authentic experiences. In Rwanda, tourists may still want to trek the iconic mountain gorillas that reside in the Volcanoes National Park, but they may also want to see more. The Congo Nile Trail is one of Rwanda’s most recently launched tourism products that can provide the cultural experience modern travellers ...

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Mugandamuli, a Muslim ‘hood culturally at odds with the larger Nyanza

By Gilbert Mwijuke Mugandamuli is a curious destination. You see, there are certain names with colourful, seductive connections – Nyamirambo, Kirenge, Rukali… Likewise Mugandamuli. Located about five kilometres out of Nyanza town, this hill derives its name from one of its most famous residents to date, a Ugandan businessman known as Muganda Amuli who resided here during pre-colonial times. During ...

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The castle that made one man detest women for the rest of his life

By Jean Afadhali The year was 1930 when Lord Maurice Egerton, a British aviator, proposed to a beautiful young girl who was related to Queen Elizabeth. The girl of his dreams. Egerton, who was by then living in a four-bedroom house about 12km out of Nakuru town in eastern Kenya, had his proposal turned down for he lived in what ...

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Essential travel apps for 2016

By Evelyn Masaba This year is not for slackening. 2016 is for exploring the world so jump out of your comfort zone and discover new things! It does not have to be all over the world; it can be your immediate environment. There are several apps that have been developed to make travel planning easy for you; they are in ...

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Where was King Musinga buried?

By Gilbert Mwijuke The date was November 12, 1931. All notables in the kingdom were gathered in Kigali, patiently waiting on the news from Governor Charles Voisin about the new economic programme. For King Yuhi V Musinga, there was an air of anticipation that he would be deposed as he had been waiting for this moment for a long time. ...

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