East African Visa

The East Africa Tourist Visa is a single entry visa for foreigners visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda simultaneously. It is multi-entry within the three countries; however, this expires automatically if a traveler goes outside of the three (3) countries. This visa is a...

In the News: Kwita Izina

Each year since 2005 in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda there is a naming ceremony (called “Kwita Izina”) for the new Mountain Gorillas born this past year .  This year there was 19 named.   Vividly remember being there in 2007!  Great web site to learn...

50 Years Ago – Diane Fossey

Fifty years ago the American zoologist, Diane Fossey set up the research centre in Karisoke, Rwanda. That was the beginning of the ongoing struggle to save the mountain gorilla in the Ruhengeri region of Rwanda. Read more of her remarkable life …and death.  ...

A Train from Nairobi to Mombasa

Not that many years ago I took a train between Mombasa and Nairobi on what has been termed ‘The Lunatic Line’, a phrase which dates from when it was built by the British over a hundred years ago, when dealing with wild animals was a major challenge. I...

Zanzibar & its Queen Connection

A great add on to an East African Safari is an excursion to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.  It is rich in history, Stone Town is a World Heritage Site and has a maze of narrow streets.  Back in the 1800’s Zanzibar was an important place involved in the Slave...
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