Fort Patiko: A beauty born out of slave trade

It was the 1800s. The Arabs, in their search for trading venues stumbled upon Ocecu Hill in present-day Gulu District. Patiko is a beauty – mountains and hills grace her extensive vegetation. And she advantageously sits near Nimule, South Sudan and onwards to eastern Egypt, where the Arabs sold their merchandise. The Arabs could not […]

Rwanda Government’s efforts to grow tourism sector get boost

A local aviation company has launched an air emergency medical evacuation service targeting tourists, a move that will boost Rwanda’s tourism sector. Akagera Aviation   Akagera Aviation said the service would provide rapid response rescue and medical care to subscribing tourists, who may experience a serious health problem while in the country.  This development will […]

Rwanda’s tourism sector maintained impressive growth in gorilla trekking

Rwanda’s tourism sector continues to be the largest foreign exchange earner thanks to exceptional hospitality given to tourists. Tourists return from a Gorilla tracking expedition in Virunga National park last month. The industry has also registered strong performance for the past couple of years mainly because revenue generated from tourists continues to grow year by […]