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RDB launches Remarkable Rwanda’s domestic campaign

By Gilbert Mwijuke The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has officially launched a campaign to encourage Rwandans to “immerse” themselves “in the beauty of our country.” Speaking during a media briefing on September 29 in Kigali, Belise Kariza, the chief tourism officer at RDB, said that the launch of the campaign, which has been christened Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus, ...

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#UgTravelMonth: What to expect from Queen Elizabeth National Park

By Evelyn Masaba The trips celebrating #UgTravelMonth are just a few days away, and what a better way to start off than acquainting yourself with knowledge about where we’ll be headed to? The trips are going to last throughout the month of October, with every weekend coming with a trip to see Uganda in all its raw beauty. The first ...

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Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara festival returns for 2017 edition

Faced with a lack of funds, the Sauti za Busara festival (SzB) cancelled its 13th edition which was to take place in 2016.  Anticipation is now building up ahead of the festival’s comeback event in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 9 – 12 February 2017. The festival organisers were met with hundreds of applications when they made a call for participation in April. “After receiving a record-breaking 600 applications from groups keen to ...

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When you’re bitten by the wanderlust bug

By Evelyn Masaba Hello, my name is Cecile and I am addicted to travelling. Well, it does sound silly when you say it out loud, “addicted to travelling”; one might think that you’re just acting like a millennial trying to catch the attention of people who ‘live’ on the internet. But it is as real as it gets. To be ...

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Musanze: Rwanda’s most mountainous district that sits pretty on the merits of its natural bounties

Musanze district in northern Rwanda has many claims to fame: the amazing primates that reside in the Volcanoes National Park, the wealth of its heritage, its friendly inhabitants, its five looming volcanoes and the magic of its panoramas, among others. Indeed, in all its diversity, Musanze offers a wide variety of experiences that are increasingly wowing visitors to this part ...

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Africa’s first community owned elephant orphanage to open in Kenya

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County of northern Kenya is to open the first community owned and managed elephant orphanage in Africa. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is situated in the remote Mathews Range, among Kenya’s second largest elephant population. It will take in orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with an aim to release them back into the wild herds adjoining ...

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Gacu, the ‘little sky’ in Nyanza

By Donozius Byamukama Nyanza in the Southern Province is truly a great place. It’s a place of warmth, reverberance, history and culture. In fact, it’s one of the few places in Rwanda that offer an array of haunting experiences. The sun may have set on the Rwandan monarchy, but Nyanza still offers the feel of a royal town steeped in ...

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Virunga: Why Africa’s oldest park should be on your bucket list

By Staff Writer/Travel News Rwanda We all have a list of places we want to visit. There are certain destinations that really leave a mark on us, and Virunga National Park is one of them. Some of the places on your bucket list might be relaxing, fun or just plain beautiful. A trek through Virunga National Park is an experience ...

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Common myths and stereotypes about Africa and Africans

By Evelyn Masaba Africa is a beautiful continent full of warm, receptive people from the many different, easily accessible countries. And most countries, unlike what you see in the media, are very safe — apart from the very few turbulent regions. Yet, unless you have been to or were raised in Africa, you will not realise how wonderful the continent ...

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Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Observatories join the UNWTO network

Indonesia has joined the UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) with the opening of three sustainable tourism observatories, as announced at the PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Jakarta, which position Indonesia as a regional hub for sustainable tourism practices. The observatories, located in the regions of Sesaot, Senggigi Lombok Barat, Pangandaran and Sleman, will be hosted by the Bandung Institute of Technology, Gadjah Mada ...

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