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Kagame becomes first African to use continental passport

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has been the first citizen to be allowed access to a foreign country after presenting the newly unveiled African Passport. The president used the document to travel to Chad for President Idriss Deby swearing-in today. The passport was issued to him on July 18, 2016 alongside his Chadian counterpart, becoming two African citizens to hold the ...

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Looking for a serene getaway? Try Karongi

By Donozius Byamukama Different parts of Rwanda offer unique experiences. The country has been a top tourist destination for a few years now, mainly due to the unique mountain gorillas that inhabit the Volcanoes National Park in the north, the must-see Nyungwe rainforest in the south, as well as the abundant wildlife that roam the Akagera National Park in the ...

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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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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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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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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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Gorilla expert shares dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking

By Our Reporter A few days ago, an Australian tourist was knocked to the ground by a silverback gorilla while she was trekking the iconic species in the Volcanoes National Park. The tourist, identified as Gemma Cosgriff (pictured above), was left in terror when the gorilla, which reportedly weighed about 300kg, rushed towards her and pushed her over. Damian, Cosgriff’s ...

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Why you should watch Virunga the movie

By Staff Writer/Travel News Rwanda  Anyone with an interest or passion for the environment and wildlife should watch this movie. It tells the story of a group of people who are fighting hard to defend the Virunga National Park in eastern Congo. Founded in 1925 by King Albert I of Belgium, Virunga is the oldest national park in Africa. Since ...

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