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#UgTravelMonth: a weekend in Murchison Falls National Park

By Evelyn Masaba  The independence weekend is going to be celebrated from the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park. That is for some Ugandans who are taking part in the #UgTravelMonth. Throughout October, travellers are visiting different parts of the country, an initiative that aims to boost domestic tourism. The first trip took place on October 2, during which travellers were ...

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UNESCO reveals important sites that are likely to disappear

UNESCO has published a list of sites considered to be part of the World Heritage that are in danger of disappearing in the future. These are some of the most beautiful places in the world that are threatened and there are many reasons why tourists might not have the chance to visit them again. Earlier this year UNESCO warned that ...

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How Rwanda made it to the top 100 green destinations list

By Our Reporter When Greg Bakunzi submitted the Volcanoes National Park to this year’s Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition, it was just another fishing expedition for the Amahoro Tours man. He was not certain his reluctant efforts would actually earn his country a place among the world’s top 100 green destinations. During the selection process, applications were rated basing on ...

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Exploring Rwanda’s Heritage Corridor

By Gilbert Mwijuke Rwanda is more than just the home of the iconic, critically endangered mountain gorillas that inhabit the Volcanoes National Park in the north. To the south of the country, you’ll find incredible cultural and historical sites, and it is around here what we call the Heritage Corridor, where you can truly lose yourself in Rwanda’s rich history ...

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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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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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