Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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Mountain Gorillas and genocide revisited, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Mountain Gorillas and genocide revisited

A travel blog entry by dave.arkell

We arrived into Kigali, capital of Rwanda obviously not in the best of moods following our recent theft in Kampala. Luckily the journey was ok and we still had one Ipod to share. The difference in the two neighbouring capitals was quite dramatic - ...

Happy New Year!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by gypsygirlri


... 200 RWF or just over $2.00. Score! We had a good time, sitting around talking and laughing and mingling. I met the Director of Rwanda’s Save The Children office and I talked to Ben for a while (the man who gave us Kinyarwanda and history lessons). ...

Emma's home for our last lunch in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Emma's home for our last lunch in Kigali

A travel blog entry by kmez


... .  It was a wonderful day after a heavy rain storm in the morning then the sun came out and we were treated to the best Rwanda Lunch!  I even tried Cassava Bread which is a fermented bread and I have to say I didn't like it.  But I loved ...

Day 10 - Nairobi to Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Day 10 - Nairobi to Kigali

A travel blog entry by john.mccalla.33


... find out from what terminal we needed to check our bags. But, everything worked out fine.  We arrived at the Kigali Airport in Rwanda, and were greeted by our Natural Habitat representative. We did a quick drive through the city, including a pass by ...

I made it!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

I made it!

A travel blog entry by lcomeau5


... sides (decisions, decisions).  I ended up finding someone who spoke English and found my way from there.  We landed in Kigali an hour and a half later.  The red soil and green hills is what caught my eye from the airplane window right ...

First Coach's Clinic and December Classic, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

First Coach's Clinic and December Classic

A travel blog entry by casey.stockton1


... connections, we have a solid network of people.  Our idea is to hold three week-long camps at separate locations throughout Kigali, with each camp having an intra-camp tournament to determine the best teams from the camp.  From there, we hope ...

Brief Update, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Brief Update

A travel blog entry by aportay

... etc. I would estimate that we'll actually get to training the Beacon Ladies within a month. One of the best things about Rwanda is that things tend to be relatively low-key which is such a wonderful shift from the academically draining K-College. I'm so ...

Rwanda, Ruengeri, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by kathycalgary

... 15 years since the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down and the genocide began. This is a week of morning in Rwanda and several memorial services are scheduled. I will be attending one at the local stadium here tomorrow. Hoping to go gorilla ...

A wee holiday to Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A wee holiday to Rwanda

A travel blog entry by tinsels_travels


... I decided to head to Rwanda for 4 days.... a wee break from our work in Uganda and also to see more of East Africa. Rwanda is an interesting and thought provoking place.  Considering the Genocide of 1994, its a friendly and beautiful ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by dzasta


... I have ever been to. They don't allow plastic bags and there is no rubbish along the road. The 80km to Kigali is through mountains (Rwanda means land of 1000 mountains) and the hillsides are all terraced and there are crops everywhere. It looks like the ...

Last Entry, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Last Entry

A travel blog entry by aportay

... to see my family. I know I'll have plenty of adjusting to do, but I'm confident things will be fine. I'll definitely be missing Kigali once I'm home, but I there is no doubt in my mind that I'll be returning in the near future. :) Thanks for ...

Surprise - We're in Rwanda!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Surprise - We're in Rwanda!

A travel blog entry by lucindafagan


... at the border (and it was half the price - $US30), there were no other payments or hassles so we were officially in Rwanda without a hitch, awesome!   First impressions of Rwanda are that it is very very clean, no rubbish any where and EVERYONE rides a ...

Welcome to Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Welcome to Rwanda

A travel blog entry by danielharper

... well with short naps after midnight. I tend to want to just keep sleeping! (like most people probably do) Arriving in Kigali, I noticed that the baggage terminal was no longer under renovation. It was now a nice looking area with two functional carousels ...

Under the mosquito net, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Under the mosquito net

A travel blog entry by roshanim

... would walk around with us and then take us to her home so we could meet her family and ask them any questions we had about rwanda. (the ppl are so incredibly friendly. we had just met her and she was already opening up her home for us). so she walked ...

Jul 16, 2014, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Jul 16, 2014

A travel blog entry by woodhoct


Sunday -Rwandan style!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Sunday -Rwandan style!

A travel blog entry by marj-jan


One of our group had been asked to speak briefly at  Rwandan Victory church.  When we arrived, the service had already been going on for awhile.  A two hour church service is considered the minimal amount of time you should spend in ...

Hardcore Four, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hardcore Four

A travel blog entry by gypsygirlri


... down the road. It’s a gorgeous, open air place with wooden floors, candlelit tables and great views of the eastern half of Kigali. Tonight they were showing the movie “Invictus” on a big screen and the place was packed with ex-pats! It ...

Orientation Begins, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Orientation Begins

A travel blog entry by ashleynharbin

... , though, just that statement demonstrates how proud Rwandans are of their progress and industrialization, all focused in Kigali. The conversation continued to describe the population growth, development increase, and increase in leniency regarding ...

KIGALI, RWANDA- MORE THAN JUST A HOTEL, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by hardiek


Pictures from Hypertravel: 100 Countries in 2 Years (Backpackers' Guide to the World and the Soul) by Hardie Karges ...

Filling in holes and existing, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Filling in holes and existing

A travel blog entry by sps5032

Have not been writing for the past few days due to lack of activity. Currently sitting at the MTN center observing a grumpy toothless elderly chain-smoking British man (who I believe is a chef based on my eavesdropping) complaining to the Rwandan waiter ...

Flight to Kigali Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Flight to Kigali Rwanda

A travel blog entry by dmarek

... and we were at the front of the economy class section.  I read my book, ate several meals and finally we landed in Kigali after 8 pm. On the flight across from me was a young Russian man with a group of companions.  He was severely chastised by ...

Expedition to Giti, Giti, Rwanda travel blog

Expedition to Giti

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... vehicle chosen by Samuel arrived right on time. We climbed in and started out toward Giti. We stopped first on the outskirts of Kigali, near the "bus station" to pick up more people. The Burumés with their 8 children had arrived from Bukavu in the ...

Hospital CHUK, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hospital CHUK

A travel blog entry by faralley


It was an honour to give a short presentation about the paralels and difference between safety protocols in aviation and the operation room theatre. Straight after the handover from night shift to day shift the surgeons and medical students attended the ...

Flying High, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Flying High

A travel blog entry by adkcafricatrip

... really get a snack let alone a meal anymore on planes in the states.  This was really surreal. The plane lands in Kigali where we go through immigrations fast and smooth, grab our bags then figure out our next step, which was change Tanzania ...

Arrived!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by kmez


Hello from Rwanda!  I'm here all safe and sound.  The flight from Amsterdam was on KLM and the seats were better.  It was actually only 8 hours but we slept off and on most of the day.  So missed today but I'm awake here.  Met ...

Neighborhood explorations, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Neighborhood explorations

A travel blog entry by kmez


Hello, Very little sleep last night.  Must be the jet lag.  However, I don't feel too tired today.  Woke at 6 AM with roosters crowing.  Lots of outside sounds as the day begins.  Humid and warm this morning.  After ...

Delays, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by aportay


I'm becoming a little frustrated with all the delays that happen here. First and foremost the container is still not here and we have no idea when it will get here. Meaning that opening K'uppa has been delayed by at least 2 months...possibly more. We ...

Nairobi and Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Nairobi and Rwanda

A travel blog entry by kingy2


... , so I grab Deb a coffee and I settle for a bottle of Tusker, (finest quality lager, apparently). Boarding the flight to Kigali was (as expected), is organised chaos, they usher you out of the terminal and then point vaguely across the airport and say, ...

It's Sunday so lets go to church!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

It's Sunday so lets go to church!

A travel blog entry by kmez


Susan and I had decided to attend a church that Steven started many years ago.  Steven doesn't have a church of his own, however he is known and well received all over town. Today was a special day for this church as they had many pastors and a ...

A Million Voices, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A Million Voices

A travel blog entry by goontack


... bit of fabric and souvenir shopping in a local market, attending a church service and a bit of beach volleyball. All up I really enjoyed Rwanda, there are some beautiful places, it's easy to get around and the people are friendly. It was really nice to be ...

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