East Africa congers up thoughts of Wildlife Safaris, Maasai Warriors in traditional costume and the endless white sand beaches of the Indian Ocean, but one of the best kept secrets of East Africa is the unlimited opportunities for highland trekking, mountain and active volcano climbing. The variety of hiking and climbing adventures are enormous and…

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 Climbing Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a demanding hike but people that have done the climb of Africa’s most active volcano and the world’s largest lava lake, have not been disappointed.  The feeling of standing on the edge of the gigantic volcanic crater and staring into the red-hot bubbling lava…

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To most Westerners, reference to the Great Lakes instantly brings thoughts of the North American Continent; specifically, those 5 Great Lakes of Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and the Greatest of them all, Superior. These are the lakes that form a large part of the border between Canada and the United States. But there is another…

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When travelers come to Rwanda to experience the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas, they learn immediately how this country is different from its neighbours; Rwanda is so green and there is no rubbish strewn about, as in other African nations.  Since the civil unrest of 1994, and a new administration was set up, there has…

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Wildlife enthusiasts consider an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas, which are only found in the Virunga Range of Central and East Africa, as the most exhilarating and unique experience possible.  The closeness of the Gorillas to humans, definitely must be a contributing factor in this, the Gorillas being 98% the same as humans in terms…

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One of the first things that comes to mind when traveling to a foreign country, is whether you are required to obtain an entry Visa.  Citizens of the East African community are not required to have a visa to enter Rwanda.  This is also true of citizens of Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and the…

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Rwanda is world famous for 2 things; the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas and the recent Genocide that cost Rwanda a million lives in 100 days. For most people that have not had the opportunity to visit Rwanda, there is little else that comes to mind. Unlike most other African countries, Rwanda actually has a…

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A new baby gorilla has been welcomed to the Nyakagezi gorilla  family of Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda.  The baby gorilla was born to Cyizanie, one of the female gorillas in the family. Its always happy news when the endangered mountain gorillas give birth and always good experience for travelers to witness the gorillas…

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If you are planning to come on one of Gorilla Cousins Rwanda Gorilla Tours, we suggest you read up on some of the interesting facts about these Gorillas.  We specialize in taking travelers to see Gorillas in the wild, and there are two species of Gorillas in our part of the world….the Mountain Gorillas, that…

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Protecting Gorillas has become a serious commitment in East and Central Africa, they are rare and endangered and both governments and wildlife associations are diligently working on increasing the numbers of all three species, the Mountain Gorillas, the Eastern Lowland Gorillas and the Western Lowland Gorillas. At times, it’s a real war out there. This…

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