Travel Blogs from Rwanda

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The Honeybee Waggle (and gorillas too!), Musanze, Rwanda travel blog

The Honeybee Waggle (and gorillas too!)

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... called Musanze. It was wonderful driving into town and seeing the sun setting over the huge dormant volcanoes in the distance. Rwanda is a beautiful country and I liked it immediately. We had a very early start the next morning. Sunday was the day we ...

A mental day in Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A mental day in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... open until 9am. So instead of heading out of the hotel I had pleasant breakfast with Molly, a Canadian who worked in Rwanda as a volunteer for a while - we discussed the pros and cons on NGOs in Africa and George Bush's investments in alternative energy. ...

Would you like your Fanta hot or cold?, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Would you like your Fanta hot or cold?

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... of some of these street kids [and adults]. She didn't look old enough to be alive when the genocide happened though. As I said, Rwanda is a tiny country, so it didn't take long to get to Kigali. We tried the Auberge again, but they had no rooms. We ...

Rwanda Summary, Rusumo Falls, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda Summary

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... and the accommodation, whilst a little pricey, has been comfortable. It was nice to have a bath in Kigali. As I mentioned, Rwanda has recovered magnificently from the genocide 10 years ago. The memorials are sobering places, but it's worth going, just ...

Monkey business..., Kampala to Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Monkey business...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... waterfall... Then down to Kibale NP from Chimp walk, amazing, then relaxing at Bunyonyi crater lakes before crossing into Rwanda to Kigali. Nitty Gritty: From Kampala we travelled north west to Masindi, the gateway town to Murchison Falls National ...

Gorillas! An hour with the Sabinyo Group, Kinigi, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas! An hour with the Sabinyo Group

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... between Sabinyo and Mt Gahinga. Mt Sabinyo is massive - 3634m - and is smack bang on the meeting of the corners of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC. The walk initially gives great views west, with Mt Visoke [Bisoke], 3711m, and Mt Karisimbi, 4507m, in the ...

Walk to the Congo border, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Walk to the Congo border

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... in a French accent] was mentioned and suddenly we noticed the pink outfits the axe-wielding men were wearing. Prisoners wear pink in Rwanda. In our defence they had taken their tops off in the sun and we couldn't see the trousers of most of them ...

Lake Kivu, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... us a few days with which to go to Lake Kivu. We decided on Gisenyi rather than Kibuye since it's closer to Ruhengeri. Rwanda is small enough that everywhere is striking distance from anywhere, but still... Only thing left to do in Kigali was get ...

Ruhengeri-A close encounter with mountain gorillas, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Ruhengeri-A close encounter with mountain gorillas

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... was because as Paul Theroux put it in Dark Star Safari - 'Egypt is not really Africa' or if it was on religious grounds. Rwanda has a huge Christian population and there were churches all over the place. Thought it best to join in with the locals and ...

Genocide Tourism - The Memorials, Gikongoro, Rwanda travel blog

Genocide Tourism - The Memorials

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... graves where each was handed a rose to lay on the grave site honouring the remains of the victims interred there, and all about Rwanda. From there, the guests climbed up onto a rain soaked hillside in the sticky mud to accept a seedling tree from one of ...

Honeymoon Time, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Honeymoon Time

A travel blog entry by irax

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... state of affairs left here by the Europeans that colonised Rwanda for a while. Also, The UN ignored warnings from those in Rwanda about what could potentially happen. Of course no-one could have predicted, and now can't believe the true horrors of ...

Muzungu in the mist......Gorillas..., Kigali, Rwanda via Uganda to Mwanza, Tanzania travel blog

Muzungu in the mist......Gorillas...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... human children, parks officials say. from: http://www.nationaudio.com/News/EastAfrican/ Abstract: Visited the mountain gorillas in Rwanda which was magical, relaxed at Lake Bunyonyi (again), spent 14 amazing hours with the chimps back at Kibale, ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... the world to remind us too. It was amazing to see such little evidence of the genocide where we travelled through Rwanda, maybe the people were a little less enthusiastic about foreigners after the French behaviour during and up to the genocide, and ...

Gisenyi, Why Did It Rain On Me?, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi, Why Did It Rain On Me?

A travel blog entry by irax

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A shoe horn was required this time, but I got into the minibus for the 2 hour journey to Gisenyi. The bus fare was only about 2 US Dollars, I'd have loved to have bought 2 tickets so that I could travel with at least a little more comfort, but I just ...

Rwanda - Visa Issues and the Plastic Bag Police, The Border, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda - Visa Issues and the Plastic Bag Police

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... they seemed more concerned about people smuggling plastic bags than, say, drugs or firearms. Then I thought, "Good for Rwanda. What a forward thinking policy. This country must be more environmentally aware than any other country I'm come across. ...

Rwanda - The Genocide, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda - The Genocide

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... , find a copy of "Shooting Dogs", a (in my mind) better film. Read, try to understand, please. We, everyone, owes Rwanda that. And look: This is Fillete. She was two years old. Her favourite toy was a doll. Her favourite food was ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... read about a particular place click the links, otherwise read on below: ~ Lake Kivu ~ Gorillas [Ruhengeri] ~ Genocide Memorials ~ Rwanda Summary ~~~~~~~~~~ Day the Twenty-ninth - in which we blag passage to Rwanda and I unwisely lose my rag ...

To the hills, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

To the hills

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... Took a minibus to Ruhengeri - nice and cramped, but ok due to the window being open a crack. We got to see some of Rwanda [the last minibus ride being mostly in the dark]. The lady sat next to us sort of demanded we take down her details - ...

Back To Kigali In Style, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Back To Kigali In Style

A travel blog entry by irax

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I was really worried that I'd be squeezed into one of tiny minibuses for 4 hours in order to return to Kigali. By luck I found a full size bus that does the trip, this was sheer heaven, I had a whole seat to myself for the trip back, fantastic. I was ...

Misty, The Performing Gorilla, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Misty, The Performing Gorilla

A travel blog entry by irax

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We caught a mini bus to Ruhengeri. We were pretty comfortable in it with plenty of space, The mini bus left and drove down the road, stopping at the big bus station at the edge of town. This is when the bus really filled up. The three of us were squashed ...

Genocide memorials, Nyamata and Ntarama, Rwanda travel blog

Genocide memorials

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... internet. We try and keep in touch regularly, especially if we're about to cross into another country. We really are leaving Rwanda tomorrow. Heading south-east to the Tanzania border and then... we're not quite sure. Hopefully we can get a bus through ...

Don't Mean to Bug You..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Don't Mean to Bug You...

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Everyone has a top ten list. You know, top ten places you would like to see. Top ten foods you love. Top ten people you would like to "get with". Whatever. Not many write a top ten list of the least pleasant experiences you would prefer not to ...

Kampala to Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kampala to Kigali

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... before them. I was thrilled that there was no visa fee for South Africans!   The culture changed immediately on entering Rwanda, and I was instantly intrigued and excited.  They drove left hand drive vehicles on the RHS of the road, and ...

10 Signs You've Been Traveling in Africa Too Long, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

10 Signs You've Been Traveling in Africa Too Long

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Top 10 Signs You Have Been Traveling in Africa Too Long   1. You have begun to seriously consider the 80's as the greatest (and most recent) decade in music.   2. You don't feel truly comfortable on public transport unless there is a ...

Gorilla trekking, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla trekking

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A 5.20am get up, a quick breakfast then we piled into jeeps and headed off to meet the gorillas! Gorillas not only are early starters, but.. they are called mountain gorillas for a reason, its a bit of a hike up. Lucky for us we had some unprepared ...

Rwanda's Agony - 1  Million Individual Murders., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda's Agony - 1 Million Individual Murders.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... spot alone 250,000 murdered bodies lie. It was April 1994. The shooting down of a plane containing the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi who had been attending peace talks in Tanzania, was said to be the catalyst for an unbelievable 100 ...

Gazing at Gorilla's, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gazing at Gorilla's

A travel blog entry by emma_inafrica

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... to Congo. Hills? I looked up to the towering Virunga Mountain range - hmmm, I would be up there soon. The mountains border Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, and our guide wasn't quite sure whether we actually stayed in Rwanda for our entire trek - we cross back ...

Lake Kibuye, Lake Kibuye,, Rwanda travel blog

Lake Kibuye

A travel blog entry by emma_inafrica

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... the ground, and peering underneath into the darkness, I could make out row upon row of coffins. I knew the statistics of Rwanda - 800,000 people died during the genocide, although Rwandans estimate it to be nearer one million, and watching as more ...

Journey to Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Journey to Kigali

A travel blog entry by kimbugs

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... to despise the locals- think we are only after their money. But the other people in the queue were all speaking Kinya-rwanda (Rwandese language), French or Swahili. I'd tried to initiate a conversation with the guy standing behind me first in English and ...

Underwhelmed in Rwanda., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Underwhelmed in Rwanda.

A travel blog entry by rachrachk

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... to have some beers and take a look at the menu. Ruh roh. It's all in French. Did I mention they speak French in Rwanda? Weird. I guess not really, since they were colonized by the French back in the day. But still. French. With some help from Zach's ...

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