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#TemberuRwanda: On the trails of Nyungwe Forest

By Joseph Oindo The government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), has stepped up efforts to promote domestic tourism in the country. It’s in this light that this writer, together with a team of journalists from a cross-section of media houses, were on November 4 invited to accompany a group of over 70 local tourists for a two-day ...

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Kigali among top 10 most livable cities in Africa

Despite the stereotype impression people have about Africa, as a place of wars, famine and underdevelopment, it will surprise some that Africa has some of the most livable cities in the world. In Africa like in any other place in the world there are metropolitan cities with mixed cultures, good road network, electricity and other social amenities as well opportunities ...

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110th Anniversary of the Rwenzori Expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 110th anniversary of the historic expedition to Uganda of the Duke of Abruzzi – organized by the Ugandan Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities with the support of the Ugandan Ministry of Defense – and of the first climb to the Margherita peak (5.109mt), the Embassy of Italy has given its patronage ...

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Success story: RDB’s domestic tourism campaign registers remarkable results

By Staff Reporter One month on from the launch of Rwanda’s latest domestic tourism campaign ‘Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus’, the country’s tourist attractions seem to be becoming more popular than ever with Rwandan tourists. Latest data from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) indicates that over 120 Rwandans have registered for the state-run development board’s next trip to the ...

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Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit

KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) — Rwanda is set to present its top tourism potential in one of the largest global tourism conference scheduled for next month in the Capital Kigali. The small central African country will host 41st Annual World Tourism Conference from 14th to 17th November that aims at promoting tourism as an engine for economic growth and job creation ...

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New in Uganda: Jazz on the Island

By Evelyn Masaba  Ugandans love having a good time; it is quite evident when you see a new festival sprouting up every weekend or so. The best part about most recent events is the ability of the organisers to make them more destination-based hence more appealing to the revellers. Fusing travel with music is a brilliant idea that most event ...

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Vayando: linking travellers with Rwandan entrepreneurs

By Joseph Oindo Promoting cultural tourism and cultural synthesis is the driving force behind a model website that seeks to link travellers with local entrepreneurs to learn from each other. www.vayando.com is the brainschild of Scott Wilhelm and his partner Jason Seagle. It offers an opportunity for Rwanda entrepreneurs cross-cutting every sector, and with motivation and interest in sharing local ...

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Uganda: Poorly marketed but well worth a visit!

By Evelyn Masaba  Uganda is a very beautiful country that anyone who travels to the country falls in love with it and its people. Over the years, the organisations in charge of tourism in the country have strived to push Uganda as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It would seem as such an easy job with ...

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Jinja, the cradle of all thrills

By Evelyn Masaba There is always a great place in Uganda; a place where people travel to from far away just to experience what it has to offer. There are places in Uganda that are full of magnificent natural wonders that you are bound to fall in love with at first sight. Jinja and the great Nile river can be ...

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Rwanda safer than the UK, new WEF report reveals

If you’re a nervous traveller, you may want to read the new report by the World Economic Forum. The results in the foundation’s latest biennial Travel and Tourism report show which countries in the world are the safest. Finland came out on top with Qatar and UAE coming in second and third place. The UK did fare too well placing ...

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