Hotel Okapi

Kigali, Rwanda | Hotel
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Another day of meetings and a trip to Heaven

A travel blog entry by linda1960


... of thousands of handicapped , vulnerable and traumatized people. So a plan had to be out in place to deal with a highly divided and suspicious population. This group provided some structure for doing that. On an individual level, it provided the resources for healing, repentance and forgiveness. Our next stop is the. Rwandan Board of Education. It was good for the teachers in the group to have a comparison to their own jobs . I fell asleep and fortunately was sitting off ...

And I thought I had no sense of distance

A travel blog entry by lisarturner


... They cook outside. People tend to stay outside all day except for sleeping.

I felt a little weepy as we were leaving - sad for Latifa who had no parents, and sad for this family who lived in a hut made of mud and cow manure and sad for this nation that is trying so hard to move forward.

We made it back to the museum by 3:20, in time to pick up the gang and then wait for two hours for our Liberation day credentials.


Let us keep the Feast

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... their own village this way.

It turns out the other group from Kayenze had arrived while I was out visiting. In this area, they try to start at a set time, but they often run into hurdles that make it hard for them to be punctual. The effort is there, though. They do their best. The understanding, though, is that if they don't make it in time that they start as soon as they get to the hall. They don't take additional time to get settled. They just dive into ...

"For I have given you an example..."

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... the tourism industry at its current steady rate, I could imagine a Starbucks Kigali within the next ten years. They could sell a special roast with a fancy name like 1000 Hills and cater to weary transatlantic visitors like me. There was no plane or taxi to catch this morning, just some time to relax a bit and to prepare for the Christian Passover. It began tonight at sundown. I had a shower and got dressed thinking that Mr. Meeker had likely gone on to breakfast. I made ...

Rwandan fellowship

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... and Mrs. Mundeli gave a warm greeting upon their arrival, as did the Burumes who made the long trip from Bukavu in the DRC. They have an inspiring story of escaping the fighting that moved into their region several years ago. I was so glad to meet them. Services began at 10:30 with three hymns, an opening prayer, and a sermonette. All of this was done in Kinyarwanda language. Patrick translated a short message for we the visitors from the United States of ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Okapi Kigali

    Reviewed by texasnomads

    Not too shabby

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2011
    by (6 reviews) Dallas , United States Flag of United States

    Maybe it was because it was low season, but be did get a room with detached bathroom for $30USD/night. At times there was no electricity, and at other times there was no water, but the lunch buffet is great (1500Rwsh)- just remember you can only pile up your plate once, so stack it high.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Okapi Kigali

    3.00 of 5 stars Good