Rwanda travel updates

Covid19 Latest Updates in Rwanda


Covid19 pandemic has continued to spread in Rwanda and all over the world despite the efforts to contain it. The deadly disease is still roaming around with new positive cases and death registered each day.

Comparisons in Gorilla trekking

Why gorilla safaris are so popular among travellers


Over the past few decades, gorilla safaris especially in Uganda and Rwanda have become the travelers’ favorite wildlife experience and consequently gorilla trekking has gone on to become the highest tourism foreign exchange earner for

Kahuzi Biega National Park

Guide to Kahuzi Biega National park


Travel to Kahuzi Biega National Park and discover Congo’s hidden gem. Located in Eastern Congo, Kahuzi Biega National Park is a not miss. Whereas most Congo safaris involve Virunga Park and Nyiragongo Volcano, Kahuzi Biega

Primate habituation experience in Uganda

Golden Monkey Habituation Experience In Uganda


Join a guided 4 hours golden monkey habituation experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National park with Africa Adventure Safaris. Similar to other habituation experiences (mountain gorillas and chimpanzees) Golden monkey habituation experience is the practice of

How gorillas are named in Rwanda


Rwanda holds a gorilla naming ceremony each year locally known as “Kwita Izina” which is aimed at giving names to baby gorillas born within the year. This year the gorilla naming ceremony was held on

Baby gorilla boom in Uganda

New Baby Gorilla Born in Ruhija Sector


The baby gorilla boom in Uganda is still ongoing! This time round, Uganda Wildlife Authority is celebrating a new baby gorilla in Ruhija Sector East of Bwindi Forest National Park. The baby gorilla was born

24 baby gorillas named virtually in Rwanda

Virtual Gorilla Naming in Rwanda


24 baby gorillas were named in a virtual gorilla naming ceremony on 20th September 2020 in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. For the first time in fifteen years, Rwanda Development Board held a successful Virtual Kwita

Lake Bunyonyi to become a ramser site

Lake Bunyonyi on the Way to become a Ramser Site


Lake Bunyonyi, Africa’s second deepest lake in southwestern Uganda is in the final stages of becoming a ramser site. YES, this natural lake is yet to be considered a ramser site by the ramser Convention.

How To Trek Uganda Gorillas On A Budget


Even after increasing the cost of Uganda gorilla permits, travelers can still visit gorillas in Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks on budget. YES, you still have a chance to trek Uganda gorillas at

How do interactions in gorilla groups unfold?


Gorilla groups occasionally interact with one another but the process can unfold in various ways with some peaceful and friendly while others can be very hostile and brutal. Male gorillas in particular are always in

Discounted Rwanda gorilla permits

Rwanda Slashes Gorilla Permits


Rwanda tourism Board has slashed the cost of gorilla permits by between 60% and 80% till 31st December 2020. Apparently, travelers going o to visit mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park can now pay $200

Uganda Primates Safaris

How to Book a Gorilla Habituation Experience


Gorilla habituation experience is one of the most done primate safari experiences in Africa. The exceptional experience of training wild gorillas to make them familiar with man’s presence is only done in Rushaga sector, south

How do gorilla moms and dads raise their infants?


As we continue to wait for the opening of national parks to embark on our favorite wildlife encounters like gorilla safaris, it is comforting to learn about how gorillas live together in their families all

Mount Karisimbi Hiking Tour


A hike to the summit of mount Karisimbi is a magical experience you should not miss on your Rwanda safari. YES, whereas most travelers to Rwanda opt to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, hiking

Uganda welcomes 2 baby gorillas

Uganda Welcomes 2 Baby Gorillas in Bwindi Forest


While all gorilla national parks are in lockdown for COVID19, Uganda has welcomed 2 baby gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The good news for the birth of baby gorillas was shared on 10th

Bwindi Gorillla tours

Dangers facing wildlife during Coronavirus pandemic


The outbreak of Coronavirus has not only affected human life but wildlife too with animals in both protected and unprotected areas facing several life-threatening challenges. Following the spread of Coronavirus worldwide, like in other parts

Apes at the risk of Covid19

Four Great Apes at The Risk of Covid19


The deadly corona Virus that has shaken the whole world is not only a threat to people but also primates. Yes, the world’s great apes are at great risk of infecting this deadly disease. The

How safe are mountain gorillas from Coronavirus?


Experts have warned that great apes including mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains face a lethal threat from Coronavirus which is currently killing thousands of people across the world. Mountain gorillas which are already endangered

What you didn’t know about the grauer’s gorilla


The grauer’s gorilla also known as Gorilla beringei grauer or the eastern lowland gorilla is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla found in the mountainous forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Majority of

The Bamungwe Cave in Kabale District


Do you want to discover and explore something new? Visit the hidden Bamungwe cave located in Nyakagyera parish, Kyanamira sub country, Ndorwa county, Kabale district in southwestern Uganda. Among all tourist attractions in Uganda, the

Bwindi Gorilla Groups

Rushegura Gorilla Family


Also known as group R, Rushegura is one of the four habituated gorilla families living in Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Rushegura gorilla group was initially part of the great Habinyanja

The threat of Coronavirus to mountain gorillas


In the wake of Coronavirus spreading across the world, conservationists are warning that Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas in could be at risk from the virus. Gorillas, which share about 98 percent of the human DNA,

Gorilla families in Rwanda

Amahoro gorilla family


Dwelling on the slopes of Mount Bisoke, Amahoro gorilla group is the most peaceful and calm gorilla family in Volcanoes National Park. Amahoro is locally translated as “peaceful” in Kinyarwanda meaning that the gorilla family

The relationship life of gorillas


Gorillas and humans do share about 98 percent of their DNA in common and this explains why almost everything these gentle giants do has got some resemblance of their human counterparts behavior. Of all primates,

Understanding the five types of great apes


In most cases, when we talk about great apes, many people tend to think about gorillas and maybe chimps, but in total there are 5 different types of great apes in the world. What are

Water dams in National Parks

UWA Builds Water Dams For Wild Animals


Uganda Wildlife Authority has started an initiative to build water dams for wild animals in Uganda’s national parks and other protected areas. The new initiative of building dams is aimed at preventing wild animals from

Five facts about gorilla play


Gorillas are one of the most playful primates and this has been witnessed by trekkers who have got a chance to watch them in their joyous moods. Just like among other animals including humans, play

Must Visit Places in 2020

8 Unusual Travel Destinations for 2020


The world has an endless list of travel destinations that offer memorable travel experiences. These destinations offer exceptional attractions and travel activities, which never leave travelers the same again. However, some places are undeniably unusual

30 amazing facts about gorillas


30 amazing facts about gorillas There are many wonders surrounding gorillas and research has continued to provide us with many amazing facts that are mind-blowing about these elusive and giant primates. As we begin the

Congo Chimpanzee Tours

Chimpanzee Trekking in Congo


Whereas the Democratic Republic of Congo has been widely known for mountain gorillas in Virunga Park, Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega and the active Nyiragongo Volcano, tourism in Congo is much more than that. Travelers

Gorilla census in Bwindi

Mountain Gorilla Numbers Rise in Bwindi Uganda


The long-awaited 2018 gorilla census results in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park are finally out! Interestingly, Bwindi Forest has achieved an increase in the population of gorilla numbers, which calls for a celebration. The good