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CNN lists Rwanda among the 17 places to visit in 2017 – Rwanda safari news
The destination Rwanda is recorded to have transformed considerably in the 21st Century from being home to one of the greatest human catastrophic events in 1994 – the genocide which left over 800,000 people dead to become one of the Africa’s safest destinations and make the Rwanda safaris and tours among the prominent #AfricaSafaritours.

Kigali the capital city of Rwanda is currently very connected and features modern infrastructure some of which is listed among the best in the East African region but most importantly featuring a unique touch of Rwandan traditions which always present distinctive positioning among the travelers on #SafarisinRwanda.

Rwanda stands as an exciting destination and very unique in the region of East Africa offering an opportunity to trek the mist covered forests on the slopes of Virunga highlands in search of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas after which you spend the evening on the sandy beaches of Gisenyi Lake Kivu or at any of the trendy cafes of Kigali. This makes #Rwandagorillasafarisandtours among the best in East Africa.

Besides the #MountainGorillas, the destination Rwanda intends to re-introduce the Black Rhinos that had faced extinction due to wide spread poaching. This will be finalized in March 2017 and it will add to the successful lion re-introduction that was undertaken in 2015. This together will make the #wildlifesafarisinRwanda to Akagera National Park beyond the ordinary with the opportunity to explore the Big five (5).

The destination Rwanda also features an enjoyable tropical highland climate considering its closeness to the equator and with high altitude.

CNN considers all the above and lists Rwanda among the 17 places to explore in the year 2017.



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The cattle egret ; birds of Uganda – Uganda safari news
Scientifically referred to as Bubulcus ibis, the cattle egret is among the popular bird species explored on #Ugandabirdingsafarisandtours belonging the Ardeidae family thriving in the tropical areas, sub tropics along with warm temperature zone areas.

The Cattle Egret is recorded as the only member of Bubulcus monotypic genus though others classify the two of its sub species (Western and Eastern cattle egrets) as full species. Though their plumage resembles that of egrets from Egratta genus, the cattle Egret is closely related to the Ardea herons. The Cattle Egrets initially occupied parts of Africa including Uganda where they are viewed while on #birdwatchingSafarisinUganda, Asia and Europe but they have expanded to cover other parts of the world.

Cattle Egret is a white bird featuring buff plumes while in the breeding period. It nests in colonies mostly close to water bodies and thrive along the wading birds. They are noted to utilise the open and drier habitats than any other heron species. Cattle Egrets feeding habitats constitute farmlands, grasslands pastures and wetlands and usually follow cattle and other large mammals like Buffaloes as explored in #UgandaSafari National Parks catching the insects along with other small invertebrate prey troubled by these animals. The consumed insects include; crickets, grasshoppers and flies while other feeds include; frogs, spiders along with earth worms.

The Cattle Egret is a notable stocky heron featuring a wing span of 88 – 96cm, the length of 46 – 56cm and weight of 270 – 512g. It features short thick neck, sturdy bill along with hunched posture. It has white plumage, greyish yellow legs and yellow bill. Though both sexes are similar, male is slightly larger as at times viewed on #birdingsafariinUganda

Breeding is done in nests with the pair forming for three (3) or four (4) days. The eggs range from 1 – 5 bluish white eggs but 3 and 4 are the most common. The Incubation occurs for a range of twenty three (23) days and both sexes share the incubation duties. The chicks are leave the nest at around two (2) weeks and turn independent around 1 ½ months.

Regarding conservation, the cattle egret is listed as species of least concern on the red list of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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MONITOR LIZARD ; REPTILES OF UGANDA – UGANDA SAFARI NEWS
Monitor Lizard forms the common name for the range of large species of lizards that comprise the Genus Varanus which are native to the continent of Africa, Oceania and Asia.

The Monitor Lizards are marked with long necks, powerful claws and tails along with well-built limbs as always viewed on #UgandaSafarisandTours.

The length of the adult existing species stretch from 20cm in some species up to 3m like the Komodo dragon but the extinct species like the megalania would even reach 7m. A range of the monitor lizards are terrestrial though others that are arboreal and semi-aquatic have also been recorded. The Monitor lizards are majorly carnivores as explored on #wildlifesafarisinUganda consuming smaller reptiles, birds and fish along with small mammals but can as well consume some vegetation and fruit depending on their location.

Regarding distribution, the Monitor Lizards are spread in various parts of Africa including Uganda where they are encountered by travelers on #Ugandasafaritours, parts of India, China, Australia and Florida.

They feature extensive territories and undertake active chase hunting strategy. The Monitor lizards are oviparous producing 7 – 37 eggs which are covered with soil or a tree stump hollow.

The monitor lizards are listed as threatened on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).




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