Today, 24 September 2021, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to mark World Gorilla Day, the day renowned gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey established the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda in 1967, with their long-standing traditional Kwita Izina Gorilla Naming Ceremony. Now in its 17th year, Kwita Izina 2021 celebrates

Early last year the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recognized Greg Bakunzi, founder of Red Rocks Initiatives For Sustainable Development, for his role in pioneering sustainable tourism development in Africa. Presented by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, the award was in recognition of Greg's work to promote tourism, conservation, and community development

Every year Rwanda celebrates their newborn baby gorillas by honouring them at a Gorilla Naming Ceremony called Kwita Izina. This year to coincide with #WorldGorillaDay, 24 September 2020, the event is going virtual so everyone around the world can join in to watch this amazing ceremony. The challenges of the current

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

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

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

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

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

Five Eastern Black Rhinoceroses have be translocated from Europe to Akagera National Park in Rwanda where they will be ultimately released into their new and wild home. The unique collaboration between the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the Government of Rwanda and conservation NGO African Parks, allowed the rhinos, who were born and