Category: Rwanda

The best ways to explore the real face of Rwanda

The best ways to explore the real face of Rwanda

With a tremendous recovery from the 1994 genocide based on forgiveness and reconciliation of past historical, religious, geographic or ethnic identity, Rwanda has won admiration of the entire world and is perhaps the safest country in the world today. Rwanda was the first country worldwide to ban plastic bags in 2008 and Kigali the capital […]

Destinations for your next African safari

Destinations for your next African safari

Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger: names that are synonymous with African safaris. And, they receive the lion’s share of visitors—pun intended. Fortunately, the average safari tourist is well-educated and environmentally-conscious. They actively choose to spend money with companies who are working to make a positive difference in the areas in which they operate. African Parks recognizes […]

Where to enjoy an al fresco coffee in Africa

Where to enjoy an al fresco coffee in Africa

If you’re planning an African safari and are also a coffee lover, then you already know that several safari destinations are also coffee exporters, such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and even Zambia. We try to frequent new coffee shops on every visit to Africa and have compiled a list of our current favorite haunts […]

How to see the lava flow of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo

How to see the lava flow of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo

Venturing into the Democratic Republic of Congo is certainly not what most travelers would add to their bucket list when visiting Africa. Congo offers a modern traveler some of the most phenomena landscapes and breathtaking nature; indeed Africa at its wildest. My favorite is mount Nyiragongo with its summit at 3,468m (11,380ft), is one of […]

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

There is something special about trekking to see mountain gorillas in the remote rain forests in Uganda Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. That unique feeling and realization that they are just like us, living in closely attached family groups, evidently headed by a “parent”, the dominant silverback serving as their protector and defender. Though […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are our closest living relatives and with big brains and opposable digits it’s abundantly clear when you see them as to how similar to us they are. Apart from their superb tree climbing ability – I’m very jealous of that. Africa and the Indian Ocean are home to a number of primates with some, […]

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

For most people, a trip to Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo to trek the endangered mountain gorilla is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unlike most safaris, gorilla trekking is done completely outside of the safari vehicle and often requires you to scramble through wet and slippery stinging nettles. But, the rewards far outweigh the inconveniences and, especially […]

Ballooning over the Masai Mara from Governors Camp

5 micro-adventures from Kenya to Botswana

Safari is full of surprises. Whether it’s the noise a hippo makes, or spotting a leopard hiding in the canopy of a tree, days are always filled with new experiences. In addition to the ‘standard’ wildlife viewing activities, micro-adventures can be built into a safari holiday, to make a great trip even better. Here are […]

Rwanda Coffee Plantation

Rwanda: home to Africa’s second best coffee

We all have our own stories of how we slipped into severe coffee addiction. For many people, it all begins in Africa. After all, Karen Blixen had a coffee farm in Africa, not some Danish potato farm. The continent is one of the biggest exporters of coffee into Europe and Americas, however, African countries do […]

Lake Kivu Rwanda

5 must-see gems of Rwanda

While the name Rwanda resonates for many with images of the 1994 genocide, the last 20 years have seen this landlocked country transform into one of Africa’s best-kept travel secrets. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ may not boast the big-game wildlife safaris of its East African neighbours, but the astounding natural beauty of its […]

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Experiences worth bragging rights!

It’s all about the experience. That’s what we are told. With reports coming from BCG and American Express, consumers are spending their money on luxury experiences instead of premium goods. The UK has recently looked into Britain’s ‘Super Rich’ where Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain and where they spend their money. […]

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Africa is a more exciting destination than any other at the moment, yes we know that’s a very bold statement but there is so much happening in this amazing continent that we cannot imagine wanting to go anywhere else. Luxury safaris are leading the way when it comes to luxury travel and this is all […]

Top 10 African adventures

Top 10 African adventures

Those seeking adrenaline inducing fun on their next holiday should turn their eyes to Africa, a continent renowned for the marvels and mysteries it still hides. From some of the most memorable wildlife encounters, to adrenalin fuelled activities at Victoria Falls, the below activities are ones every thrillseeker should try. Walk with the cheetahs in […]

Rwanda’s top 5 luxury stays

Rwanda’s top 5 luxury stays

For many years, Rwanda has been overlooked as an African tourism-must. But now, Rwanda has earned its rightful place in the African tourism front and nothing confirms this more pronouncedly than its top luxury stays. Rwanda is one of Africa’s leading eco-tourism destinations, so it comes as no surprise that three of its top luxury […]

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Whether you’ve visited this great continent before, or are thinking of heading there for the first time, the vastness and variety of Africa has something for everyone. Its many mountain ranges, villages and national parks offer enough trekking experiences to last a lifetime. Here is a selection of the most unique. Otter Trail, South Africa […]

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