Travel Blogs from Rwanda

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Eat your greens!, Rwanda, Rwanda travel blog

Eat your greens!

A travel blog entry by brae88

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... 't any babies, which is lucky as I think mum would have tried to wrap one around her back and smuggle it out. We returned to Rwanda via a small 5 hour visa glitch at the border. Mum started feeling crook and the next day was spent in bed resting. She got ...

climbing volcanoes: Karisimbi 4507m, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

climbing volcanoes: Karisimbi 4507m

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... door het zadel tussen de Visoke en de Karisimbi. We hebben bij momenten een mooi zicht op de besneeuwde top van Rwanda's hoogste vulkaan. Karisimbi betekent 'witte schelp’ en dankt zijn naam aan het feit dat zijn top regelmatig een witte sneeuwmuts ...

Trip to the Burera lake, Burera, Rwanda travel blog

Trip to the Burera lake

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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The Burera lake is in the very north of Rwanda. It borders Uganda. It is one of the poorest regions in Rwanda with a high rate of malnutrition among ...

Singapore to Kigali,  Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Singapore to Kigali, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by gilbertenstein

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... too confusing. We arrived at a hotel that looked like it was in the middle of a big European city...but this was Rwanda. Checked-in, got a beautiful room, ordered room service, watched rubbish TV and collapsed in a pile of exhaustion. Day One ...

Keeping Busy (I guess), Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Keeping Busy (I guess)

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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First I apologize for not having pictures up yet. I've been trying to get them uploaded here at the office, since I don't really want to deal with taking my camera out at the internet cafe. However, here at the office internet is frustratingly ...

Keeping you in Suspense!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Keeping you in Suspense!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... (now it is). I was going to go to an internet cafe today and update in the morning, but today is Liberation Day in Rwanda and everything was closed! So I've had a real interesting weekend...world cup, new restaurants, clubs, and new people. BUT, ...

memorials of the genocide, Kigali and Nyamata, Rwanda travel blog

memorials of the genocide

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... basic services. On 19 July a new multi-ethnic government was formed, promising all refugees a safe return to Rwanda. Pasteur Bizimungu, a Hutu, was inaugurated as president, while the majority of cabinet posts were assigned to RPF ...

After Death, Life., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

After Death, Life.

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... as much pain and suffering as possible to the victims before they were left to die. The UNAMIR (UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda) was present during the genocide but was powerless to prevent any of the killings because of an ineffective mandate. There ...

Gorilla Tracking Day 1:  Susa Group, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla Tracking Day 1: Susa Group

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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They say that tracking the mountain gorillas is a magical experience that can be life changing.  We had many expectations as we prepared for our first gorilla trek.  Breakfast was at 5:30 am and we left the lodge at 6 am in order to drive to ...

Huye, Butare, Rwanda travel blog

Huye

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... I expected.  I found it difficult to fill my day as I checked out the Catholic Church and the National Museum of Rwanda.    The National Museum of Rwanda was very informative, with lots of artifacts and exhibits about Rwandan culture. ...

Rwanda: Gitarama, Gitarama, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda: Gitarama

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... pittance and comes highly recommended (alongside the strawberry juice that is absolutely delicious; I never knew that strawberries grow in Rwanda!!!). Having been stuffed to capacity and washed it all down with some more Mutzig, we kicked poor Bruce out ...

Lake Kivu, Kibuye, Rwanda travel blog

Lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... and had to deal with hunger pangs all the way to Huye (I hope you are outraged on my stomach's behalf!).   Fortunately taxis in Rwanda are more squashed than Uganda (4  people to a row rather than 3), which took my mind off my rumbly tummy!! ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by kimbugs

Kigali is a beautiful city nestled among magnificent hills/ mountains? The city centre has changed since I was last here 3 years ago - there are fewer idlers on the streets, more buildings have gone up, and the network of roads has expanded. Coming from ...

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by cookieluc

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... fun, they all thought it was hilarious to see a mzungu at their bar and dave enjoyed using his french to negotiate a cold beer from the poor confused bar lady! all in all, had an amazing although brief time in rwanda, but what an amazing amazing ...

A relaxing Sunday, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A relaxing Sunday

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... was the eastern finals match between Miami and Detroit! Since I hadn't watched it way back in May, I took the time now - go figure in Rwanda of all places. Finally at 6:30 Beth and I called a cab and we went to dinner. It was a nice place, a bit more ...

Mountain Gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, Volcan Karisimbi, Rwanda travel blog

Mountain Gorillas in Parc National des Volcans

A travel blog entry by eadamson

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... in Rwanda becomes Parc National des Virungas in DR Congo becomes Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mahginga NP in Uganda. I chose Rwanda for a few reasons. First, Rwandan groups are on the slopes of the volcanoes themselves, whereas groups in Uganda ...

How are you?, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

How are you?

A travel blog entry by mylittletrip

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I never knew you could power slide a full 52 seater bus around a corner, but on another eight hour journey from Kampala to Kabale I was proved wrong on a number of times. To increase the awe factor the guy was doing this while on the phone in what I ...

that's ok, Butare, Rwanda travel blog

that's ok

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

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... work. It did delay us on getting down to Butare this weekend but we worked around it. Butare is the second largest city in Rwanda, and is tiny. But that pretty much is Rwanda; Tiny. But still more beautiful than you can imagine. We spent the night there, ...

Gobsmacked, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gobsmacked

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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It's 2.30pm here now, enjoying and afternoon beer with a permanent smile like a cheshire cat. I cannot really describe the experience I have had today, it was magical. Woke up at 4am, even though alarm set for 4.30 due to excitement. Quick breakfast of ...

Gisenyi, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... of signs, I embarked on an overpriced subpar breakfast.  I had hoped to spend the day checking out the liquids of Rwanda by touring the Barlirwa Brewing Company, the Pfunda tea factory and fields, and a coffee drying station, but none were ...

Back to Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Back to Kigali

A travel blog entry by joshing16

Today was hard to start after the late night! I was up at 6:30 am though. Today the conference finished after lunch. When the women left they made sure to say good-bye to me, especially Claire and Judith - the woman I danced with most last night. ...

Amakuro Island, Kibuye, Rwanda travel blog

Amakuro Island

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... was, and she had so much to say. She was currently a student at the National University in Butare. With more women like her, Rwanda truly does have a bright future. At 5pm Désiré called me away from the conference and we went to Amakuro Island. We ...

Kigali town, Ruhengeri town and surroundings, Kigali and Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali town, Ruhengeri town and surroundings

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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I made some pictures when biking through Kigali. I haven't made any pictures of Kigali downtown yet. It is embarrassing for me to take out my photo camera when there is a bulk of 20 street children around me. There a lot of street children in ...

Beautiful Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Beautiful Rwanda

A travel blog entry by undies

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... for the delay...a lot has happened since my last entry, but have struggled to find a decent internet connection. ........................... Rwanda has pleasantly surprised us. We checked in to our basic accommodation and wandered around the vicinity. The ...

Pied Piper, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Pied Piper

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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Not a long drive today in lovely weather to Ruhengeri on outskirts of Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. The now dorment cones from the volcanoes make a stunning backdrop. No camping today, staying in dorms for two nights which gives me a chance to get some ...

and then...., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

and then....

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

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... good friend to my dear after sun. This weekend coming we are off to Butare to visit the National Museum, National University of Rwanda amongst other exciting adventures. For now through I am off, I will keep you posted. Here are a few interesting facts ...

100 Days of Madness, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

100 Days of Madness

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies

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... , but the roadsides are still dotted with chain gangs of prisoners clad in pink jumpsuits picking up litter, awaiting trial. Rwanda’s overstretched justice system has been unable to cope with the vast number of hearings and have resorted to ...

climbing volcanoes: Visoke 3711m, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

climbing volcanoes: Visoke 3711m

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... woongebied van de gorilla's verkleind. Berggorilla's leven hoog in de bossen op de vulkanen in het grensgebied van Rwanda, Oeganda en de Democratische Republiek Congo. De parken zijn moeilijk te beschermen aangezien zij omgeven worden door buitengewoon ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by todoconfidel

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The smallest capital city ever?, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The smallest capital city ever?

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... of 10 minutes as the centre pretty much consists of two streets! After seeing the Hotel Mille Collines (which is featured in Hotel Rwanda) and having our every move watched by the locals we realised that there wasn't too much to be seen here and headed ...

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