Travel Blogs from Gisenyi, Rwanda

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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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... ! Gorillas! This gives 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 ...

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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... sounds naive, but you forget sometimes that people have to do this, I thought it was brilliant to see. Ermmm, that's about it, Gisenyi was chilled, but I now have a plan and an idea of how to execute it. I'm heading back to Uganda and then down the ...

Gisenyi, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... .  The following morning, I got sucked into a breakfast at the Jane Goodall Hotel that was like the F.M. Light and Sons of Gisenyi and after following a maze of signs, I embarked on an overpriced subpar breakfast.  I had hoped to spend the day ...

When there is a will there is a way..., Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

When there is a will there is a way...

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

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... some guerrilla activity last month and secondly Internet access was scarce. So here is what happened. Last I wrote I was on my way to Rwanda to go Gorilla trecking. So the closest town to do this is Musanze. So I made my way there and now I know ...

Touching distance to a silverback, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Touching distance to a silverback

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... saw, including some UN trucks coming across the from the mess that is the peacekeeping mission over in the DRC. Had a bit of a drive around Gisenyi but there isn’t really much to see, also drove up to the border with the DRC for a look but not ...

A hair raising drive!, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

A hair raising drive!

A travel blog entry by lottieuganda

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This morning I got a bus from Kibuye at 8am, heading to Gisenyi, another town on Lake Kivu. Although a beautiful drive, I'd been warned that the road was rough and the bus old, well that was certainly true! The bus looked like it was born about the same ...

Weekend Getaway: Gisenyi, Rwanda, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Weekend Getaway: Gisenyi, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by logansullivan

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... yet or not). I was left with no free time to write before leaving for the Rwandan border to cross into the town of Gisenyi for the weekend. In total, there was little more than a 15 minute time lapse between pulling out of our new driveway and pocketing ...

the hills are alive, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

the hills are alive

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... delicious buffet lunch at the Karibu Cafe, all for 2200 francs ($4US) including drinks! We then headed towards Gisenyi, the border town north-west of Rwanda, where we intended to spend the night. Poor Foxy got a much more intense workout than she ...

First crap day of my trip, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

First crap day of my trip

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

... from Winnipeg doing missionary work in the town I was about to visit. When I asked them how long they would be staying in Gisenyi, they explained that they committed to living there for their WHOLE life. I couldn't believe that. They didn't even pick the ...

Gisenyi Resort, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi Resort

A travel blog entry by joseph_hillier

Serena Hotel ...

Swimming in (not yet) exploding Lake Kivu, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Swimming in (not yet) exploding Lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... limnic eruption occurs. Smaller eruptions, the release of toxic gases has occurred several times and even killed quite a few people. Gisenyi is unfortunately also remembered in relation to the Rwandan civil war, the Genocide and the Congo wars. During ...

Gisenyi, Rwanda, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by brockandlisa

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... morning, Ruhengeri is very quiet. The streets are empty.  We had to wait until 12:00 to get a bus the 1.5 hours up to Gisenyi.   We arrived in Gisenyi, and found a room in town.  There are many hotels along the beach, but they are ...

the long and winding road alongside lake Kivu, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

the long and winding road alongside lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... , up a hill and features extensive lava formations from the eruptions of nearby Mount Nyiragongo. Gisenyi is also home to BRALIRWA, the only brewery in Rwanda, which manufactures various local beers, Primus and Mutzig as well as Amstel, Guiness and a ...

from Butare to Nyungwe forest, Nyungwe forest, Rwanda travel blog

from Butare to Nyungwe forest

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... geldig paspoort is het echter onmogelijk even Congo binnen te wippen. english text The Nyungwe Forest ranks among Rwanda's foremost attractions. To protect the colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, eagles, hornbills, and other spectacular species that ...

Making friends in Gisenyi, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Making friends in Gisenyi

A travel blog entry by reef

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... at the reception in the hope that he might return later, and set off downtown to occupy myself for the afternoon. Gisenyi is a pleasant little town, especially considering the ugly nature of most border towns I have visited. The roads are mostly unpaved ...

Trip to the lake Kivu, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Trip to the lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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My time in Rwanda started well. The first weekend, Nancy, the niece of my collegue Arlette, took me to the lake Kivu. From Kigali it is only 2 1/2 hours to the ...

Jul 06, 2011, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Jul 06, 2011

A travel blog entry by frusc101

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No Holiday, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

No Holiday

A travel blog entry by ricduncombe

... of the beach looked very pretty with grand houses and trees but from where I saw it I had no idea if it was even in Rwanda, let alone Gisenyi, so I didn't venture quite that far from my perch by the lake. It was overlooking such a perch that I made the ...

Private beach my a**, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Private beach my a**

A travel blog entry by kkandsteve

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Another hellish bus journey up the West of Rwanda, during which we eternally played the 'space game'.  The space game goes something like this; there is a 3 person seat (2 person anywhere in Europe) which doesn't really fit 3 people on, during the ...

Exploding Lakes and Dodgy borders..., Lake Kivo, Rwanda travel blog

Exploding Lakes and Dodgy borders...

A travel blog entry by aaronandhelen

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We awoke at 7am to do breakfast for the group. After our fruit and toast, we left the campsite and headed for Lake Kivu in Rwanda. This was a part of the trip that isn't on the itinerary and isn't usually included and for a good reason... The lake is one ...

Looking for the Congo - Yeah right, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Looking for the Congo - Yeah right

A travel blog entry by birrell

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... the van is full to the gunnells and we are jammed in the back seat with no leg room. We survive. At our destination Gisenyi on Lake Kivu, our bus is surrounded by over-eager motorcyle drivers. We had the name of a guesthouse in mind but ...

Gisenyi, Gesenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi

A travel blog entry by markwilliams84

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adventures of Lightening and Diz, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

adventures of Lightening and Diz

A travel blog entry by izzieoost

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... midday, crossed the Rwanda border, winding through the hills, plantations, and giving lift to police officials.. we made it to gisenyi, it's amazing how different a country is even just crossing the border, the colour of the soil, the fabric patterns, ...

The Gorillas, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

The Gorillas

A travel blog entry by wardie

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... hour with them in total and it was worth every single scrape, thorn, bruise, and pooh pile! Totally recommend it! Geting back to Gisenyi was an adventure in itself too. When we finally got our all-terrain taxi back to the town we found out that the next ...

We've changed travel blogs - link below, Gisenyi, Rwanda, Rwanda travel blog

We've changed travel blogs - link below

A travel blog entry by dtnkc

This travel blog is really slow, so we've found a better one,  if you cut and paste this you'll get to our new blog. http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/dtnkc/ ...

The end, Kivu, Wings, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

The end, Kivu, Wings

A travel blog entry by sps5032

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... lake town, a weekend getaway for many Rwandans, with humid air, attractive homes, a few hotels, and a decent beach. Once in Gisenyi, we walked to the DRC border, turned around because there was a line of people and paperwork preventing us from crossing, ...

Lonely Planet's Hot Pick!, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Lonely Planet's Hot Pick!

A travel blog entry by ashbyl

One day in Gisenyi (Lake ...

Welcome to the Congo, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Welcome to the Congo

A travel blog entry by sarah.liz.nick

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... sights and sounds became overwhelming so we decided to get a little R&R on lake Kivu in Gisenyi. .. Gisenyi is one of the highest elevated towns in Rwanda, and from the twists and turns up the mountain this became quite apparent to us instantly. It ...

Au bord du lac Kivu..., Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Au bord du lac Kivu...

A travel blog entry by chapdeluc

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... , avec chaque fois, des dizaines de gamins. Quelques mots de français échangés, puis quelques exercices ensemble dans le sable. À Gisenyi, il faut se mêler au monde. Manger le poissons que les gens nous offrent, partager une Primus à la plage, et ...

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