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Pictorial: View of Rusizi in the Morning and Night

Rusizi is a district in Western Province, Rwanda. It is the major city of the Rwandan south-west and the district contains large parts of the former Cyangugu Province. TOPAFRICANEWS.COM managed to take the following Photos for you to enjoy the beauty of the District.  

Rwanda Dismiss Media Reports on gorilla permits pricing

When the change in gorilla permit fees was announced on 6, May 2017, RDB stated that tourists who, in addition to gorilla trekking, also visited either Nyungwe National Park and Akagera National Park for a minimum of three days during the low season(November-May) would receive a discount of 30%. This was in addition to a 15% discount for conference tourists...

Kwita Izina: Nexus of Women’s respect and Youth Bond to Greening Rwanda

It was on September 7th, 2018 in Musanze District, when Rwanda celebrated the nature productivity and express the satisfaction of this ecological fact by organizing a ceremony of naming 23 baby gorillas in an annual of Kwita Izina event. Historically in Rwanda, the act of Kwita Izina or give a name to a baby comes eight days after the birth...

Kwita Izina 2018: Mafikizolo vs. Rwanda Traditional Dance (VIDEO)

A virtuous time this September 7th, 2018 at the ceremony of Kwita Izina held in Musanze District where the citizens of the northern province of Rwanda and various guests, including national and international celebrities, enjoyed the performance of the group Mafikizolo and traditional Rwandan dances. Mafikizolo is an Afro-pop group/band from South Africa. It is made up of lead singer/composer...

Kwita Izina 2018: Photo Journalists in action

On Friday 7th September 2018, various dignitaries from across the globe joined Rwanda in an Annual Gorilla Conservation ceremony commonly known as “Kwita Izina.” On this day 23 baby gorillas were named at an event which took place in Kinigi, Musanze District in the Northern Province of Rwanda. The ceremony was graced by Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente and attracted thousands...

RDB won an award for the leading Progressive Policies in Tourism

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has won an award for the leading in Progressive Policies Award at the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum which took place in Ghana. The event was organized by the Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in partnership with Ghana Tourism Aviation and Africa Tourism to celebrate successful businesses in Africa. The Africa Tourism Leadership Award first...

RDB on Africa Tourism Leadership Awards shortlist

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum 2018 has unveiled the shortlist for its Africa Tourism Leadership Awards. According to the statement from the organisers of the event, which is to debut in Accra, Ghana between August 30 – 31, finalists emerged in nine categories having met the criteria and the verification process handled by Grant Thornton. This was disclosed by the co-chairpersons of...

Nyaruguru Challenges are not those insecurity rumors spread on Social media

It is 6 AM; we take the road Kigali-Huye-Nyaruguru in a few hundred Kms we arrive in Nyaruguru District, one of the Rwandan highland regions but also with Tea plantations and other plants like banana on the hills, etc... But, recently we had heard and read many articles and information on the social media indicating that Nyaruguru which is bordering...

Visit Rwanda! Now it’s Our Turn on 11th August, 2018

In 2015 Rwanda received seven lions from South Africa to re-introduce the species into Akagera National Park. The return of lions to Akagera is a conservation milestone for the park and the country. It is an opportunity for Rwanda to increase its competitiveness as a tourism destination and portray to the world our commitment to conservation. While our country continues to invest...

2018 Baby Gorillas Naming highlights Rwanda’s conservation gains

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that the 2018 Baby Gorillas naming ceremony will be held under the theme ‘Conservation is Life’ and the naming ceremony will take place in Kinigi at the foothill of volcanoes, Northern Province on 7th September2018. Known as Kwita Izina, a uniquely Rwandan event, was introduced in 2005 with the aim of creating awareness of conservation...

The Uniqueness of Musanze Caves for #VisitRwanda

A small secure country of Central and Eastern Africa; Rwanda, is one of the best destinations in Africa. This Central African country has made a lot of progress in protecting and managing the environment and its biodiversity. Purely touristic from the Capital of Kigali to East, West, South and North, Rwanda is very remarkable and memorable for the visitors from all...

Census results show Mountain gorilla population still increasing

According to results just released, the mountain gorilla population living in the Virunga mountains has grown— from 480 in 2010 to 604 as of June 2016!  Combined with a separate mountain gorilla population living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, this brings the number of mountain gorillas to more than 1,000 individuals. This reconfirms the mountain gorilla’s status as...

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