Hotel Ibis

PO Box . 103, Butare, Rwanda | Hotel

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Rwanda to Uganda

A travel blog entry by ru.benpabst on Sep 15, 2013

2 comments, 7 photos

Once again, we find out that we cannot always trust a GPS in Africa. We start off on a tarmac road which seems reasonable, however as we progress, we discover the road getting worse and worse and later we are on a off-road track in the northern part of Burundi in the rural area. We are not impressed. What should be a simple GPS guidance between two …

A trip to hell .....

A travel blog entry by linda1960


I am dividing this day into 2 blog posts because the experiences of the day run the in two completely different directions. Our first stop today is the Murambi Genocide Memorial. For those who saw my pictures from the trip in 2010, you will recall this is the site with the partially decomposed bodies that were preserved in lime and house in a dormitory. I really had to prepare myself for going back. I didn't know what to ...


A travel blog entry by linda1960


... by any means, with Olivier behind the wheel, we could get just about anywhere. About 4 days before we got here , the park had a controlled bush fire to clear ground brush and to help re-germinate seeds. While good for the landscape , not so good for finding animals. We drove for about two hours before seeing any and getting to the hippo beach for our first stop. It was good to stretch our legs and use the bush ...

I know a shortcut!!

A travel blog entry by linda1960


... a the 2-1/2 hour ride. So it actually took us over 3 hours. The road to Nyarabuye is rocky and steep up hill. Winding and dusty red dirt the entire way in and out of mountains and valleys. When we finally arrive, we are all covered in red dust.

But on to Nyarabuye. At this church site, 50,000 people were killed. The nuns and priests left them but really were powerless to stop the killing. This site ...


A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen


I decided to make a stop in Huye, located about 2 hours south of Kigali and considered the intellectual capital of Rwanda. It is home of the National University of Rwanda and the National Museum of Rwanda. The city itself was tiny compared to Kigali and didn’t have the well maintained infrastructure I expected. I found it difficult to fill my day as ...

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