Gorillas

What you need to know about mountain gorillas

The rugged beauty of Rwanda’s mountains in the north is part of the Virunga Massif, the habitat for the largest surviving population of the Mountain Gorillas in the world. The last census of the gorillas, which was conducted in 2016, put the population in the Virunga Massif at 604. The...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:57pm

Kwita Izina 2018: Who are the Gorilla namers?

The annual Gorilla naming ceremony, popularly known as Kwita Izina, the biggest event on the country’s tourism calendar, is slated for this weekend on September 7. The event, which is organised by Rwanda Development Board (RDB), will be held in Kinigi Sector, Musanze District. 23 baby...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:58pm

Expansion of gorilla habitat is a win-win project, official says

Local communities around the Volcanoes National Park and the Government will both benefit significantly from the ongoing project to expand the gorilla habitat, according to officials from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). RDB is in advanced stages of developing and expanding the gorilla habitat to...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:10am

Businesses should be ready to cash in on conference tourism

Rwanda’s status as a major tourist destination is not something new. Thanks to the Government’s commitment to conservation and innovation, the tourism sector has grown by leaps and bounds over the years.   The sector earned the country more than $400 million last year, twice...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:20pm

Kwibohora24: RDB to award gorilla permits to 100 youth

As part of the celebration for the 24th Liberation anniversary, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced a draw that will see 100 youth awarded permits to visit mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. This was announced by the board in a statement, saying that the opportunity is open to...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:02am

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

Ellen: Spending time with gorillas changed my life

Popular American TV talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, described her experience trekking the gorillas as life changing. “Spending time with these gorillas changed my life. Thank you to everyone who is helping Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,” Ellen wrote on Twitter. Spending time with these...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:12pm

Kagame meets Ellen DeGeneres

Popular American TV host Ellen DeGeneres today met with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro in Kigali. Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi are on holiday in Rwanda since Sunday and to oversee the initial stages of the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will be...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:06am

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