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After we did the gorilla trek we got the opportunity to go to Rwanda for the day. Actually only 6 of us went because the trip was long and expensive as we had to cross over the borders again and essentially pay to get in and out of Uganda for the third time! You'll notice that there aren't many pictures on this one. Rwanda was a beautiful country, …
... setting up a technology system that will allow even more connectivity to enhance health are provision throughout the five districts. What an informative lunch!
Then off to the East Africa Exchange – a regional commodity exchange that links smallholder farmers to agricultural and financial markets. This way they can secure competitive ...
... don't you have a visum, the local official asked me. :-)
Some talking, and a small donation of 30$ and the problem was solved.
This is Africa.
David picked me up and we drove to his house. Nice food, good convsersation, he said I have to be less boring tomorrow :-)))))))))))
Time to sleep. Ruanda is plus 1 hr
Its 23:30 hrs LT now
... Both Germany and Belgium promoted and supported the Tutsis who were only 15% of the population - the wealthy. The rest of the population, the Hutus, the farmers, after so many years of being oppressed said, "**** this" and revolted and massacred a bunch of Tutsis in 1959. So, the animosity between the tribes was at a boiling point by 1994. Rwandans had to carry ID cards declaring what tribe they belonged to. It very sadly brings to mind the Star of David ...
... of the Gorilla Doctors Program, and Dawn, the regional vet for the Rwandan Gorillas. It was fascinating to learn about the health challenges of the gorillas, the genetic testing that they do, and the virus management program to keep disease from wiping out the gorilla population. Since the 1960s, the mountain gorilla population has gone from 260 to 880 today. Every year, 29,000 tourists come to see the gorillas and it's the vets responsibility to make sure that ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet