Travel Blogs from Rwanda

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Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

... the Genocide museum to learn about the country's awful recent history. To sum up what happened (from what I understood) was that Belgium ruled Rwanda in the early 1910's and made two classes of people. The Tutsi class (if you had 10 cows or more) and the ...

well..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

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A travel blog entry by catlangdon

so i wrote a really nice long blog about the past week. but i forgot to save it. so you will receive it sometime within the next week when i find time to drag myself back to the internet cafe! much love and happy st paddys day! xxx ...

Gorillas and the pissed, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas and the pissed

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... ) had finally arrived – we were hopefully going to get to see and spend an hour with the 'Mountain Gorillas' of Rwanda in Parc National des Volcans on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes. I say hopefully because despite the trackers best efforts ...

Fun at Immigration, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Fun at Immigration

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... in London. He was going back and forth between covering the upcoming referendum in Kenya and the upcoming presidential elections in Rwanda. He had some interesting things to say about the countries he covers in the region (Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Rwanda's Story, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda's Story

A travel blog entry by hmax

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  We spent less than 24 hours in Rwanda, however the taste provided me great incentive to return. The country, known for its thousands of hills, was lush and full of produce sprouting from its fertile soil. We spent the night in the capital (Kilgali) ...

Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Ruhengeri

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Huye, Gikongoro & Murambi, Huye, Rwanda travel blog

Huye, Gikongoro & Murambi

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... we were raring to go! After a  delicious breakfast at the same cafe we'd eaten dinner at, we set off for Rwanda's National Museum.   I had heard good things about this museum and following the visit, there was not a shred of disappointment: ...

Mountain Gorillas...It really doesn't get better!, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Mountain Gorillas...It really doesn't get better!

A travel blog entry by undies

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... . A quick shower back at camp, we then set off for Kisoro, our next night stop, just 10km inside the Ugandan border. The Rwanda / Uganda border is a real eye-opener. There seemed to be loads of people walking over it without anyone noticing. We even saw ...

From Poachers to Protectors: Saving the Gorillas, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

From Poachers to Protectors: Saving the Gorillas

A travel blog entry by gorillas

... by founding the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village, a community-based tourism initiative, in the Musanze district of Northern Rwanda. Revenue from tourism has encouraged communities to protect gorillas and develop small-scale businesses. Today, the outcomes ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Ruhengeri

A travel blog entry by izzie

Ruhengeri ...

No words for Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

No words for Rwanda

A travel blog entry by eadamson

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... call themselves Interahamwe, or those who kill together. As far as I could tell, that name could have encompassed all of Rwanda, and maybe humanity, too. People find hope in the hero stories, in the reconciliations, in the progress made. Rwanda has ...

KIGALI-RWANDA, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

KIGALI-RWANDA

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

After an 8 hour bus trip from Kampala,  I arrived in Kigali, Rwanda.  Fortunately no visa costs for US or Canadian citizens, most likely because of foreign aid assstance.  Like Kampala, Kigali is built on a series of hills and like Kampala ...

WORLD VISION DISAPPOINTMENT, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

WORLD VISION DISAPPOINTMENT

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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Made a 40 minute trip in a taxi minivan to Nyamata to see the sponsored child of Tracy,s son, Nicki.  He is sponsored through World Vision.  Unfortunately despite the attempts of the headmistress to get approval from head office, I was not ...

Le Pays des Milles Collines, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Le Pays des Milles Collines

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... one of the officers had several fingers missing from his right hand; our first encounter with a genocide victim? Already, being in Rwanda was going to be a completely different experience than either of us have ever known. One thing we had to get ...

Enlightenment in the East of Rwanda, Kibongo/Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Enlightenment in the East of Rwanda

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... organizations. He asked me many questions about the United States. He apparently thought highly of the US. He lamented that in Rwanda people where selfish and did not think to donate or help those when they are not directly benefited. He asked how it ...

Internet, What Glorious Internet!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Internet, What Glorious Internet!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

I finally have an internet connection. After over a week I feel so isolated! Anyways I've made many updates for any of you interested in knowing what I've been up to. Kibuye was fantastic I hope to get pictures up soon! So real quick I'll mention ...

World Wind Tour of Three Countries Part II, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

World Wind Tour of Three Countries Part II

A travel blog entry by samathew

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... film makers are trying to bring awareness to the issue.  The newscaster stated that the neighboring country to the east (Rwanda) is worried that fighting will cross over the border effecting this region once again.  I do not understand why this ...

Gorillas in the Mist, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist

A travel blog entry by trent

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... good or not anyways!! Anyways, if you have the opportunity, I can highly recommend going to visit the gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda.  It really is an amazing, unique, and wonderful experience! http://youtu.be/mv533TFBl44 http://youtu.be/YKfXM6xWttY ...

Touring (and smuggling) through The Great Lakes, Kibuye, Rwanda travel blog

Touring (and smuggling) through The Great Lakes

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies

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... to fully comprehend the complexities and background of the events of 1994. Rwandan History 101 1890’s – Germany establishes Rwanda-Urundi as a central African base. The Germans are gutted to have missed out on Uganda and DRC and views Rwanda ...

Saved By My Banana, Nyamirama, Rwanda travel blog

Saved By My Banana

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... particularly important appendage. You will soon hear, yes, but wait for now. Let's start with ye olde background information: Rwanda is weird. I won't count the ways but they are many. Interpersonal relationships, my god, I wish I could begin to ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Ruhengeri

A travel blog entry by izzie

Ruhengeri ...

Cyanika, Cyanika, Rwanda travel blog

Cyanika

A travel blog entry by izzie

Cyanika ...

The Left Behind: Mostly Crappy Short Story Things, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The Left Behind: Mostly Crappy Short Story Things

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

"British Lady" When Courtney first arrived in Rwanda, we were lucky enough to stay a few nights at the Kigali Serena Hotel, the poshest of all addresses for visitors to this central African country. Her hook-up as a hotel website maven is really ...

Visiting Jambo Beach on Lake Muhazi, Rwanda, Jambo Beach, Lake Muhazi, Rwanda travel blog

Visiting Jambo Beach on Lake Muhazi, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... is President Paul Kagame, the proud owner of a  summer home along the lake’s southern shore.  Several of Rwanda’s  wealthiest citizens are following his lead and building with aplomb.   While large tracts of land are ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by nat_yeo

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... of "interest" during that time. The most famous for you all would be the Hotel des Milles Collines which was the "Hotel Rwanda", a movie certainly worth seeing if you have not done so already. I sat in the grounds beside the swimming pool and imagined ...

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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... trash blanket the streets while broken down cars become rustic accents to the vegetation that soon occupies their vacant seats. *Rwanda: Littering equates to multiple years in prison (with military troops stationed every 100 meters to enforce these laws ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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