Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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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 ...

The Scruffy Little Settlement, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The Scruffy Little Settlement

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

... painfully, sometimes joyfully, my existence as it would have been otherwise in DC, my home. I played soccer, I worked, I drank, and I waited. Rwanda was coming, and I was going... but my mind didn't race, didn't stray, I never got too high or too low ...

Genocide reminders and colobus monkeys, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Genocide reminders and colobus monkeys

A travel blog entry by flowergyaru

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... itself, and instead spent a couple of hours wandering around the small town of Ruhengeri before heading back again to Kigali. Hotel Rwanda It being our last night in Rwanda, we decided to splash. We headed into town to MilleCollins Hotel ...

So we made it to Rwanda..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

So we made it to Rwanda...

A travel blog entry by dusted

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... failing on us and we had to rely on the local Rwandans for some guidance. Our third or so day in Rwanda, we headed south out of Kigali to visit a few genocide memorials just outside the city. The memorials themselves are pretty much as one would expect, ...

Lake Remera, camping with friends, Remera, Rwanda travel blog

Lake Remera, camping with friends

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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See here the people I spend most of my free time ...

First Entry in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

First Entry in Kigali

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... decided to walk back to the guesthouse from there after I ate and take in the beautiful evening scenery. The hills surrounding Kigali remind me of a greener Californina, like what you would see around Stanford in the winter. Again, still a little tired ...

Gitarama & the end of my Rwanda trip, Gitarama, Rwanda travel blog

Gitarama & the end of my Rwanda trip

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... a tarmacked road with rolling hills either side of us, then another 30minutes bumping along dirt tracks, climbing higher and higher until Rwanda was a vista of green humps and blue lakes in front of us. The only downside was the obligatory helmet; I know ...

Rwanda's Capital, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda's Capital

A travel blog entry by lottieuganda

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... was so close! Eventually I admitted defeat and got one to take me into town, which was surprisingly far! I was dropped at 'Rwanda's largest shopping centre' called the Union Trade Centre and on spotting a very modern looking coffee shop I went in to have ...

Comfort Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Comfort Rwanda

A travel blog entry by fionamary

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... from exile in various countries and are re-building their communities in Rwanda. We saw various memorial sites in Rwanda; the Gisozi memorial was opened in Kigali as a resting place for over 260,000 bodies that have been unearthed since the genocide. ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by nomadic1

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... . With the border behind us, we started the surreal journey up into the misty, fog shrouded hills of Rwanda heading to the capital of Kigali. The long winding roads and dense fog gave the place an otherworldly feel when compared to the green hills ...

Flushing My Bigness Down the Pooper, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

Flushing My Bigness Down the Pooper

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

Mike. Phil. Jenn. I travelled to Kigali this past weekend, but only stayed from Friday until Saturday afternoon. Staying with a friend at the Hotel des Milles Collines (and yes, that's THE Hotel Rwanda for those scoring at home), I made a stunning ...

My Dear, Sweet Pinky, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

My Dear, Sweet Pinky

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

... 8230; well… black neighborhood. I reached for the handle to lock the car doors, but since I was walking, and in Rwanda, that attempt was unsuccessful, and said peeing ensued.)  I was riding back from the airport recently, heading towards the ...

Making my way to Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Making my way to Kigali

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

I am in Kigali, Rwanda. I left Uganda today after 2 enjoyable weeks there. I am back to travelling on my own after saying good bye to Lynsey. I want to do more solo travel at this point. I havent done enough of it and it was important that I do more ...

Lake Bunyonyi Uganda - Rehengeri Rwanda via Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Lake Bunyonyi Uganda - Rehengeri Rwanda via Kigali

A travel blog entry by dynsarey

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... right (wrong) side of the road, a remnant from their German then Belgian 'colonisation'. A drive of 2 hours sees us in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, and home of the Genocide Museum which we visited. I have a recollection of the fighting between Hutu and ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by andrewsinclair

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... ; What happened is beyond belief, but the country has taken giant strides toward recovery. 26th - As we only have a few hours in Kigali and Rwanda we went to the Kigali Memorial Centre at 12pm, mainly due to the fact that no-one should miss going here at ...

A busy day of rest, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A busy day of rest

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... of the whole group , followed by others including one for the men who were attending this first francophone leadership conference for Rwanda and Burundi. While we waited for the food to be served, I noticed several of the local brethren ...

My first African Nightclub, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

My first African Nightclub

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

... to meet some new people. All of us (except the Aussies) went out for dinner that night at a nice restaurant near 'Hotel Rwanda'. After dinner. Lyndsay and I met up with the Aussie girls and their new travel companion. Since it was a Friday night, we ...

Hotel Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hotel Rwanda

A travel blog entry by trent

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... bags people would just throw their trash out the window, but that doesn't seem to happen here. Obviously, one of Kigali's top attractions is the Genocide museum, which chronicle's 1994 massacre (HEAVILY assisted by the French) of around 800,000 ...

My Life as Spectacle, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

My Life as Spectacle

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... stare or sneer. They have seen many of us, maybe even a lot in their day. Perhaps they've even once ventured to Kigali, where white people hustle to and fro like so many ants, carrying their packs on their backs, straps running down from their ...

Kigali, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center

A travel blog entry by texasnomads

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... it", so is Rwanda doing its part to remember its past and those that were brutally killed.   The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center is located in the capital of Rwanda, and is a reminder of what can happen when we do forget our histories.  It is a ...

My Dirty Routine, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

My Dirty Routine

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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I am a teacher. You know this. I teach P.E. and English. You probably know this too. What you don't know is what my day is actually like here, what goes on from when I wake up, to when I go to school, teach classes, finish my day, and everything in ...

A weekend in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A weekend in Kigali

A travel blog entry by reef

... in their droves. Both "new Rwanda" and Israel have significantly shaped the political climate of their geographical region - Rwanda effectively created the conditions in which Zaire's long term dictator, Mobutu, was overthrown, and placed a ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by trish_and_kevin

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... be better spent elsewhere. With nothing left to do in Ruhengeri we headed off to the capital Kigali by minibus through some beautiful countryside. Rwanda is approximately the same size as Ireland but has double the population, currently over 8 million ...

100 Lbs Soaking Dry, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

100 Lbs Soaking Dry

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

"It's hot today." I looked up at and smiled at the sun, it was not smiling back, rather sneering, and beating down its rays upon me.  My neighbor was in the yard as well.  He agreed with my assessment.  It was indeed hot.  I strangely ...

Rwandan Camp: Day 3, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwandan Camp: Day 3

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... of Health where he had a 9:00 meeting with an assistant to the Minister. This was to move forward the dossier of recognition for Smile Rwanda. The rest of us continued on, arriving at Runda a few minutes before 9:00. I had called ahead to ask to have the ...

Nyamata and Ntarama Memorials, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Nyamata and Ntarama Memorials

A travel blog entry by paul_dulais

I went out to see two of the principal genocide memorials near Kigali today. Both are situated in churches that were so often the focal point of massacres after people flocked to them vainly looking for a place of refuge. In some horrible instances it was ...

How many people can you fit in a landrover?, Ruhengeri / Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

How many people can you fit in a landrover?

A travel blog entry by froglin81

... shade. They were not waiting for buses, they were just killing time, because they had no jobs." Our last night in Rwanda was Marcus's 25th birthday and it was classic. We insisted he dress up in a bright pink nylon jumpsuit, multicoloured shellsuit ...

A Brief History of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A Brief History of Rwanda

A travel blog entry by reef

... let Rwanda down terribly in its hour of need. The UN had supplied a peacekeeping force, United Nations Assistance Mission For Rwanda (UNAMIR), deployed in October 1993, in order to try to enforce the Arusha agreements. They were grossly underfunded, and ...

Leaving Burundi, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Leaving Burundi

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... I tried one more time and reached the Rwandair office. When I told them I was calling to confirm the 8:45 pm flight to Kigali, they replied, "didn't anyone reach you about that?" When I responded negatively, I was told that the flight had been cancelled. ...

The Saddest Place on Earth, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The Saddest Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by jlabbe

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... equalled the halves and the halve nots.  The minority Tutsis held all the wealth in the country for a long time until Rwanda became independant and the Hutus decided they had enough.  It started with small murder sprees, later turned into large ...

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