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Rwanda launches ‘Tembera U Rwanda’ to boost Domestic Tourism

rwanda-chief-tourism-officerToday, the Rwanda Development Board has publicized the launch of the ‘Tembera-U-Rwanda‘ campaign, which is targeted at motivating the people of Rwanda to explore and adventure through their own home-country and set focus on domestic travel / tourism. This launch which started with various activities today 30th September will end on 1st October with a thrilling tour in the cultural heritage corridor, making a number of stopovers until arriving in Huye District.

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Rwanda launches ‘Tembera U Rwanda’ to boost Domestic Tourism

Today, the Rwanda Development Board has publicized the launch of the ‘Tembera-U-Rwanda‘ campaign, which is targeted at motivating the people of Rwanda to explore and adventure through their own home-country and set focus on domestic travel / tourism. This launch which started with various activities today 30th September will end on 1st October with a thrilling tour in the cultural heritage corridor, making a number of stopovers until arriving in Huye District.

The itinerary of this launch includes various activities that have been organized along Rwanda’s cultural corridor to offers the participants have an insight of the rich cultural history of Rwanda.

Among these activities will be historic visits to Ibisi bya Huye as well as Nyagakecuru, storytelling at Ijuru rya Kamonyi within Kamonyi District, Urutare rwa Kamegeri and Kankazi site. Towards the end of the tour, there will be cultural entertainment performed live by Ingoma Nshya a renowned female troupe Mount Huye.

Belise Kariza the Chief Tourism Officer at RDB while addressing the press conference, said that  this campaign is calling upon all resident Rwandans to be lively participants in this tourism development through consuming the local products and above all through contributing to Rwanda’s brand. He went on to call upon the private sector to offer tour packages as well as special accommodation rates for the Rwandan local market

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What Gadgets and Equipment to Pack on your Safari in Rwanda

safari-camera-rwandaWhen going for a Safari in Rwanda, there are a number of items that many holiday makers consider to be necessary and need to travel with in order to enjoy their vacation.

Leave alone those stores normally located at the airport which sell travel items, majority of those items are actually not necessary. In case you are carrying your tablet, laptop or smart phone, plus any other vital gadgets on your holiday in Rwanda, it is very important that you think about stepping up your safety measures as you traverse the African continent.

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Top Things to See and also Do in Nyungwe Forest

nyungwe-chimpanzees-rwandaTop Things to see and do within Nyungwe Forest – Rwanda –land of a thousand Hills home to Nyunge Forest.  The forest covers more than 1000 square kilometers of land – but in reality it is larger than that as it extends into the neighboring Burundi where it’s called Kibira National Park.

Nyungwe Forest is East or Central Africa’s biggest tropical Afro-Montane Rainforest, and it receives around 2000 mm of rainfall annually making it the biggest water catchment area in Rwanda, and source of two thirds of all the water Rwanda. This forest is fed by water from River Nile as well as River Congo.

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Meet the L’hoest monkey in Nyungwe forest

lhoest-monkey-nyungwe-rwandaThe L’Hoest’s monkeys are also referred to as the mountain monkeys or Cercopithecus lhoesti. They are guenon s commonly found in the montane forests in Albertine Rift regions which include places like the southwestern parts of Uganda, in Rwanda and Burundi as well as in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  They prefer residing in the montane tropical rainforests, both the primary and secondary forests. So while in the secondary forests, normally they occupy those very thick underbrush which grows in places where the trees have fallen. L’Hoest’s monkeys mainly live in groups and in places with altitudes that range from 900- 2,500 m, this monkey is basically the most terrestrial monkey compared to any other guenons. These are a must see during your Safari in Rwanda

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Utubindi twa Rubona, a Hidden Gem in Rwanda

utubindi-twa-rubonaRwanda is among the various countries on the African continent that receive millions and millions of visitors each year, thanks to the different tourist attraction and activities it has to offers which include gorilla tracking, Rwanda Cultural Safaris and Wildlife Safaris. All these can be seen within its different national Parks which include Volcanoes, Nyungwe and Akagera during your safari in Rwanda.

Nevertheless, despite of the good tourism advancements registered by the country, so much remains unexploited in Rwanda among which are various historic sites including Utubindi Twa Rubona.

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Names given to baby gorillas in Rwanda and their Meaning

baby-gorilla-rwandaJust a few days ago, Rwanda concluded this year’s Kwita Izina ceremony and this was the 12th celebration since inauguration in. This annual event was presided over by the president the republic of Rwanda President Paul Kagame and this year, they name 22 baby gorillas  during the ceremony which took place in Musanze district which is in the northern province and at the foot of the famous  volcanic mountains.

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Rwanda to construct new Airport near Kigali

Bugesera-airport-rwandaToday RwandAir has launched its very first commercial flight to the capital city of Benin’s capital of Cotonou (IATA: COO or ICAO: DBBB) operating into the main Bernadin Gantin International Airport, also referred to as Cadjehoun International Airport.

This actually marks the beginning of a long-planned expansion of its destinations across the African continent before the delivery another aircraft yet to be delivery in the coming months including adding Abidjan at the start of the month of October.

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Rwanda’s First Conservation & Tourism Exhibition Runs Alongside the 12th Kwita Izina

Kwita-IzinaThis year, Rwanda has for the very first time host the conservation and tourism exhibition and which they scheduled to take place at the same time as the country’s annual gorilla naming ceremony called the Kwita Izina. The fact that they have been organized concurrently makes it the first Kwita Izina Conservation and Tourism exhibition in Rwanda but this year’s Kwita Izina celebration is the 12th of this kind of ceremony since the celebrations begun years ago. Take a Safari in Rwanda and see the amazing mountain gorillas living in this beautiful country

This conservation and tourism exhibition is taking place in Kigali at the new Kigali Conference and Ex

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