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Conservation efforts to save the endangered mountain gorillas are paying off, with the latest census counting over 1,000 gorillas. This is an increase from the previously counted 800. The count revealed 604 mountain gorillas living in trans-boundary Virunga Massif in the Virunga Mountains. This vast area that covers Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda, previously counted […]

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Gorilla trekking is definitely one of a few dramatic wildlife experiences you can have and there is no place better to do this than Rwanda. It is a rare experience that will bring you up close with endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. With no single mountain gorilla in captivity, Rwanda is a must visit […]

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Rwanda is known as the ‘land of a thousand hills’, and with that tittle comes a lot of trekking options. While the gorilla trekking is the biggest draw card for visitors to Rwanda, there are many other treks and hikes around the country that are guaranteed to feed your wildside. Due to the country’s mountainous […]

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Newly opened Wilderness Safaris’ Magashi Camp, is strongly rooted in a core purpose: To help contribute towards the conservation and sustainable operation of Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem, and to drive sustainable ecotourism in the wildlife-rich Akagera National Park.  Launched in partnership with African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board, collectively called the Akagera Management […]

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In an ambitious effort to save the species from extinction, nine critically endangered black rhino have been relocated from South Africa to Singita Grumeti earlier this month. This groundbreaking relocation was conducted by the non-profit Grumeti Fund, in partnership with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA). It is the largest movement of rhino into Tanzania, […]

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It wasn’t my first time in South Africa, nor on a game safari. I have been lucky enough to spend many hours in the bush, tracking wildlife and admiring it from the safety of a vehicle. This time was different though. This time I would be face to face with the wildlife, fighting to save […]

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Singita has officially opened Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda, working to further conserve the rare mountain gorillas. Singita has operated iconic ecotourism lodges and camps in Africa for the past 26 years. The brand’s expansion into Rwanda supports the company’s 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for […]

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African wildlife has been in the spotlight lately with recent release of Disney’s remastered The Lion King, sparking interest for travellers seeking an African safari experience. While the Lion King franchise (the musical, the national and international tours, the merchandise, the films) has grossed more than $8.1 billion dollars, the value it can have on […]

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Seamlessly blending in with the natural beauty that surrounds them, Bazaruto Island is an ideal destination for marine adventurers.

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When most people think of a luxury safari holiday, the term ‘under the stars’ is not typically the first thing that springs to mind. However, what could be more luxurious and exotic than reclining under a glorious canopy of stars with a G&T in hand? Luxury traveller provider, Sanctuary Retreats, firmly believes that your holiday […]

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