Travel Blogs from Rwanda

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Hooligan My Fooligan, Remera, Rwanda travel blog

Hooligan My Fooligan

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

... that identity, the likelihood of violence rises exponentially. Not surprisingly, a few days later, I went to a football match here in Rwanda. No, it was not a local league match of some import, such as Atracco FC versus APR or some such nonsense. ...

The African Staff Meeting, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The African Staff Meeting

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... building, they were held in a cramped room at a rural school just outside of a dusty village that I called home, in Kayonza, Rwanda.  The meetings there had a certain kinship with those in DC, and in fact the grotesque formality of the events was ...

The Walk to Muhazi, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The Walk to Muhazi

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... rightfully devoid of any lingering cheerful spirit, with a broken woman for whom Edison buys food), I mentioned the summer home of Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, was supposedly somewhere just north of us on the shores of Lake Muhazi. Edison knew it, ...

One more quick trip to Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Rwanda travel blog

One more quick trip to Africa

A travel blog entry by shelleygrant

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... of about 250 mentally and physically disabled kids; other orphanages; and remote communities and care facilities. Many of the people in Rwanda live in extremely substandard conditions, and the those with the greatest need, of course, suffer the most. From ...

Finally it is here..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Finally it is here...

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

... attention. Saturday we went to a big football match at the Amahoro Stadium which is about a half hour walk from where I live. It was Rwanda’s army side playing the Congo. So a big game. Even more fun when we worked out we were sat on the Congo ...

Memorial Week in the Land of a Thousand Hills, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Memorial Week in the Land of a Thousand Hills

A travel blog entry by afrikanya

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This past Wednesday through Monday I was in Rwanda with two friends from work.  We went half as ordinary tourists- enjoying cosmopolitan Kigali, visiting friends in Butare, tracking Black and White Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe Forest.  But we all ...

Quick note from Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Quick note from Kigali

A travel blog entry by ccmdirector

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Hi Gang, Just a quick note, I made it to Kigali and the weather is simply beautiful, about 72 degrees and sunny.  Hard to believe that Africa is so nice and this is typical of weather hear nearly year around.  Aimable, Didi and Pascal ...

Gisenyi Resort, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Gisenyi Resort

A travel blog entry by joseph_hillier

Serena Hotel ...

Gorillas in the Damp, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the Damp

A travel blog entry by joseph_hillier

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After our stay in Kigali, Allison and I headed over to Gisenyi, a resort town on the coast of Lake Kivu.  We'd considered going to Kibouye (sp?) but it was easier to go to Gisneyi and then Ruhengeri (for gorilla trekking) then anything else.  ...

Gorillas in the midst, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the midst

A travel blog entry by pugsly2002

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With much hassle and cost I set out in the footstep of Diane Fossey to see the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. We left in the morning to the entrance of the Parc National des Volcans to receive our breifing and be split into small groups. I was ...

Do you remember?, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Do you remember?

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

... we went straight to the Kigali Memorial Centre.  Visiting this centre was one of the main reasons we wanted to visit Rwanda.  The centre reminds people of the Rwandan Genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994, when the majority Hutu ethnic ...

Weekend of song, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Weekend of song

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

I had the most beautiful weekend. Saturday just before lunch we headed into town to meet up with Annie (my roommate from Minnesota) and Tony; the lady we met on the bust last week when the casher ran off with our money. She is 21 and studying at ...

Gorilla Tracking Day 2:  Amahoro Group, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla Tracking Day 2: Amahoro Group

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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Getting to Susa exhausted us.  We gratefully took a bush shower, ate dinner and collapsed into bed.  We were not looking forward to another round of fighting the dense stinging bush.  However, the thought of seeing more gorillas kept us ...

Very Presidential In Rwanda, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Very Presidential In Rwanda

A travel blog entry by ashfricansafari

Hi all...sorry still no pictures in Rwanda now which is absolutely stunning in scenery. The hills and mountains really are immense, and according to our driver, we're over 6000 ft up right now! After leaving Uganda yesterday morning, we crossed the ...

Gorilla Trekking=Absolutely Best Money Ever Spent, Parc National Des Volcans, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla Trekking=Absolutely Best Money Ever Spent

A travel blog entry by ashfricansafari

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... those of you reading this who have done the trek and provided the encouragement I needed to book it - thank you a million times. Rwanda has by far been a highlight of the trip so far. The orphange yesterday was both one of the most amazing experiences of ...

The beauty and tragedy of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The beauty and tragedy of Rwanda

A travel blog entry by thealfers

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... hills of lush green vegetation, terraced farming marking the hills with wonderful patterns and the cooler climate of higher altitude (Rwanda averages 1000m above sea level). Arriving in Kigali, we immediately noticed how clean the city was - mainly due ...

Housewarming Party, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Housewarming Party

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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The 12th of february was Cordula's and mine housewarming party and Dieter Magsams und Dirk Ullerichs farewell party at the same time. We had about 100 guests. A band was playing music and later on DJ Andrea put music for a dancing bulk until early in ...

Gorillas in the Mist, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist

A travel blog entry by heatherjuline

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My first stop on the overland truck was to Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.  It took us 4 long days of travel and a costly gorilla permit but it was well worth it.  Everyday a group of 8 people go to visit a gorilla family for one ...

Kigali and heading north, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali and heading north

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... to do a tour of the city with Claude. Had some dramas getting money out using my credit card - my Mastercard wouldn’t work in Rwanda and to get money off my Visa I had to take my passport with me… fill out several forms on how much you  ...

Making New Friends, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Making New Friends

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... the Presbyterian English service at 11am here at the guesthouse. (FYI the guesthouse is operated by the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda). I met the Korean professor again there, along with two other Korean girls he brought along with him who were working ...

moving to Bart's house in Kiovu (Kigali), Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

moving to Bart's house in Kiovu (Kigali)

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... naar haar woning, halen vervolgens onze bagage op in het One Hill Motel en trekken in bij Bart. Gedurende ons verblijf in Rwanda wordt Bart's huis onze 'pied à terre'! Bart en diens verloofde Appoline stellen voor om samen met hen naar Resero Beach aan ...

Internship Planned Finally!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Internship Planned Finally!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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Today was back to the office. I met with Désiré. He read my statement of interest for about 1minute and told me I'd probably enjoy working with the Good Governance and Reconciliation program in collaboration with USAID and Women Waging Peace. At the ...

Friday night out in Kigali!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Friday night out in Kigali!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

Nothing much happened at work today. I basically read more reports (this time on violence against women). I was supposed to meet with Désiré and François and plan my internship for the rest of my stay, but it ended up being a quick 30 min. ...

Off to see the gorillas, Kinigi, Rwanda travel blog

Off to see the gorillas

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... expecting. However, once we were out of the city all that gave way to little villages and towns dotted along the road. Life in Rwanda is clearly not easy. We were travelling on Saturday - market day - and every so often we would come across a huge ...

Visiting Tragedy, and a Confirmation of Faith, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Visiting Tragedy, and a Confirmation of Faith

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... the first colonizers and especially the Belgiums as they imported their anthropological ideas of race and corresponding capabilities to Rwanda. Basically, they imposed a racial concept on the formerly social classification system of Tutsi and Hutu. This ...

Weekend in Butare, Butare, Rwanda travel blog

Weekend in Butare

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... family in the DRC. The smell of beer was heavy throughout the conversation. He was then making comments about the beautiful Rwanda girls and harrassing the waitresses. Needless to say I was somewhat relieved when we left and could leave our somewhat ...

The Shores of Lake Kivu, Kibuye, Rwanda travel blog

The Shores of Lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by paul_dulais

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... top. It actually tasted ok and the masala chai washed it down beautifully! The journey to Kibuye was as dramatic as any I've taken. Rwanda is often called the land of a thousand hills and its easy to see why. We rose and fell over mountain after mountain, ...

Biking in the hills, Kigali surroundings, Rwanda travel blog

Biking in the hills

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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I have a bike now, a mountain bike. Photos 1 and 2 In the evening, just after work, I often run up the mountain to the Hotel des Mille Collines, where I stop for a drink at the swimming pool. When it's becoming dark, at 18 o'clock I run down the ...

A rwandan affiance, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A rwandan affiance

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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This is the affiance celebration of one of my collegues. In Rwanda, for the girl the affiance (Verlobung) is even more important than the marriage, because it's here that the girl's family will or will not accept her husband. The ceremony happens ...

Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by brockandlisa

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... ; However, we soon embraced this local diet, and the fact that its weight lasts through the night.  With a belly full, Rwanda's own Primus Beer rests atop quite nicely.  As well, we frequently make our own meals/snacks so the local supermarket ...

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