January 27, 2018

AGRO-TOURISM SLOWLY TAKING ROOT AROUND THE VIRUNGA MASSIF

Tourism is one of the largest and fastest economic sectors in the world today. Countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) […]
July 30, 2018

AN UPSTART PROMOTING TOURISM, CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AROUND THE VIRUNGA MASSIF

The Democratic Republic of Congo, found in the heart of Africa should be a rich country. It has minerals. It has wildlife. It has all that […]
August 11, 2018

BEST TIMES TO VISIT RWANDA

Many tour operators and hospitality industry players are decrying the low tourism season in Rwanda at the moment. However, there are other operators and tourism players like Virunga […]
July 30, 2018

Booking Gorilla Permit Discount in Rwanda and DRC

Booking Gorilla Permit Discount in Rwanda and DRC In May 2017, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced the increment of gorilla trekking fee from USD 750 […]
August 11, 2018

CHINA-DRC WILDLIFE EXPORT DEAL OFF AFTER WORLDWIDE PRESSURE

The proposed deal between the Democratic Republic of Congo and China where a number of wildlife from DRC were to be taken to two Chinese zoos […]
August 11, 2018

CHINESE TOURISTS VISIT DIAN FOSSEY TOMB

Recently a group of Chinese tourists visited Dian Fossey graveyard in Karisoke Research Center, Musanze district. This comes in the backdrop of Rwanda and Chinese governments […]
July 30, 2018

CONSERVATION EFFORT AROUND VIRUNGA MASSIF BEARING FRUITS

The Virunga massif, straddling Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the home to the fabled but endangered Mountain gorillas. It’s also a sanctuary […]
August 2, 2018

ELECTION OF NEW OFFICIALS

Virunga Community Programs held its annual general meeting on 30 May 2018. The main agenda of the meeting was election of new officials, since the term of […]
August 11, 2018

GLOBAL DEMAND FOR TIMBER IS THREATENING CONGO RAINFORESTS

When the term “endangered species” is mentioned, most people always think of the large animals. The Rhinos, mountain gorillas, elephants, okapis among others will easily spring […]
August 11, 2018

HELP US SAVE GORILLAS AND STOP OIL DRILLING IN VIRUNGA & SALONGA NATIONAL PARK. LET’S GIVE ASMILE TO THE GORILLAS

Threats to DRC wildlife to be discussed in Mgahinga International conference. A three day international conservation conference to discuss problems facing the wildlife in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]
August 2, 2018

HOW CONSERVATION EFFORTS AROUND THE VIRUNGA MASSIF ARE BEARING FRUITS

On 31 May 2018, a census result was released that showed the gorilla population that live in the Virunga Mountains has risen from 480 in the […]
August 11, 2018

HOW DIAN FOSSEY LED TO MOUNTAIN GORILLA POPULATION GROWTH

Many articles have been written about Dian Fossey. Many films have been produced about this wonderful woman who loved the mountain gorillas. There are countless stories […]
July 30, 2018

HOW WE CAN HELP INSECURITY SITUATION IN EASTERN DRC

Recently, two British tourists among others were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while touring the Virunga National Parks. The incidence led to the […]
August 11, 2018

HUNT FOR BUSHMEAT LINKED TO DECLINE OF WILDLIFE IN DRC

Bush meat has become a cheap and time-honoured form of food in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other parts of the world. Crocodiles, antelopes, bats […]
August 11, 2018

I WANT TO PROMOTE VIRUNGA THROUGH CYCLING, SAYS ARGENTINEAN VENTURINI

When Lionel Venturini saw a documentary in Netflix about the Virunga National Park rangers, and the daily problem they face when on duty, he said he […]
December 28, 2017

INITIATIVE TO HELP HEARING-IMPAIRED TRAVELLERS

A new initiative that aims to tackle the myriad of problems faced by deaf and partially deaf travellers to the Virunga Massif, a chain of eight […]
August 11, 2018

KIVI HELPING GIRLS AND THE VULNERABLE ACHIEVE EDUCATION THROUGH GENDER-FRIENDLY TRAINING PROGRAMS

Kisoro International Vocational Institute (KIVI) is a vocational education and training institute (CTVET) that was established on 9th September 2011. Its main mission is to help […]
August 11, 2018

LET US ALL CELEBRATE THE DAY OF RANGERS

Mark it on your calendar. July 31, 2018 is World Ranger Day. This is a day that commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of […]
August 2, 2018

MOUNTAIN GORILLA CONSERVATION EFFORTS LAUDABLE

When Popular American Comedian-turned-Presenter Ellen DeGeneres and herpartner, Portia De Rossi landed in Rwanda on 27 May 2018, they didn’t just come as an adventure tourist who wanted to […]
January 27, 2018

MT NYIRAGONGO HIKE: A TREK TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST LAVA LAKE

Perhaps, you are compiling a list of your must-visit destinations this year. Remember to put Goma on your bucket-list. Did you know that lakes of hot […]