tourism

Gishwati-Mukura National Park to open for tourism

Rwanda will next year open the Gishwati-Mukura National park to visitors further expanding the country’s tourism menu. According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), plans for the official launch are in the advanced stages. The idea to transform the reserve into a national ...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:11am

Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

A member of the Arsenal first-team is expected to participate in this year’s gorilla naming ceremony, locally known as Kwita Izina. The highly-rated conservation event is held in Kinigi on the slopes of the  Volcanoes National Park. The Arsenal star will join the long list of global...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:24am

Local communities to receive share of revenues from tourism

The revenue-share model where government gives 10 percent of tourism receipts to communities around national parks continues to change lives. This year, residents of Kitabi sector that is close to the Nyungwe National Park will this year get houses and those from kayonza close to Akagera national...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:26am

Rwanda’s tourism opportunities

Private sector and public organizations are increasingly interested in the economic impacts of tourism at national and local levels. Rwanda has made tremendous strides in tourism industry. But there are areas that require more input of private sector such as improving local participation in the...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:20pm

Chinese market to be main factor to revive Tunisian tourism

With the sunset at the Mediterranean, a Chinese couple in their early sixties sat on the bench decorated with colorful blankets, enjoying the afternoon. They were chatting at ease, with two cups of mint tea and pastries on the small blue round table. Zhan Lijun, a 63-year-old retired teacher from...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:16am

Why have we let Kigali Car-Free Zone become Kigali Dead Zone?

I have a love-love relationship with the Kigali Car-Free zone. As I wrote almost three years ago, a car-free zone would ‘reduce pollution in the city centre, encourage public transport use and reduce the creeping incidences of adult obesity due to the free ‘gym tonic’ people would...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:43am

Peddlers of alternative truths; time you got off your high horse

So, where has this Wild West ‘cowboy’ sprung from, guns blazing, to aptly come to our rescue? Were we not beginning to miss these passionate protectors of ours, no tongue-in-cheek? For information, ‘cowboy’ is in inverted commas because Rwandan civility forbids calling...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:17pm

Discover your adventurous side

I always thought I was fairly acquainted with my country, however, I am not. Warmly known as “the land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is small but fast-growing, and whereas many of us grew up here, we are yet to discover what this green nation has to offer. When people talk about...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:23pm

Goddess Rose is subordinate to goddess Eva: Rwanda is on the right course

It is a sunny Saturday afternoon and a convoy of buses is snaking its way past Muhanga, full of excited school pupils from Kamegeri, Southern Province. It is the last day of their 4-day study visit to Kigali and each one wants to outdo the others in narrating their experience of the city and its...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:34pm

DFID dismisses UK media reports on Rwanda-Arsenal deal

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed British media reports that Rwanda used aid money for a campaign to promote the country as a tourist and investment destination. The campaign includes a 3-year sponsorship deal with Arsenal, a top flight English Premier...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:29am

Investment promoter scoops award for endorsing Rwanda.

Clarence Fernandes, Chairman, Rwanda Renaissance, was conferred with the “Indo Global Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution towards promoting investments and tourism into Rwanda. At a function, in Mumbai, Prof. Aftab Anwar Shaikh, President, Indo Global Chamber of Commerce,...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:01pm

Tourism can sustain its own marketing, says Akamanzi

Much has been said in the past two weeks following the announcement of Rwanda’s three-year deal with Arsenal FC. Whereas many touted this as a masterstroke on the part of Rwanda, especially in the country’s continued quest to promote tourism, a few criticised the deal, saying that...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:04am

New Kigali mayor vows to boost city’s recreational facilities, tourism

The lack of ample recreational options for City of Kigali residents as well as visitors is on the list of things the new Mayor, Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, wants to give serious attention and sort out during her term in office. Rwakazina first made this clear during campaigns after being nominated as...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 9:27am

The Arsenal deal is the sure deal

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has carried out a major coup that is the talk of the internet. It has landed a sponsorship deal with one of the world’s largest and most famous football clubs; Arsenal. The mere mention of the deal was a mediatic triumph as it was widely reported on mainstream...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:58am

Rwanda-Arsenal deal: What does the country stand to benefit?

On Wednesday, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the London-based soccer team, Arsenal Football Club, announced an unprecedented deal that Rwanda would become the official tourism partner of the premier league club. The three-year partnership, which will see the new “Visit Rwanda” logo...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:49am

Arsenal fans welcome Rwanda-Arsenal deal

ARSENAL fans in Rwanda have welcomed the newly announced partnership between Rwanda and the topflight English Premier League football club. The three-year deal will see all Arsenal teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the left sleeves of their shirts during matchdays. The deal was announced...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:37am