Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
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... gun then after that we kept meeting trekker eventually there was 5 trekkers. We then had to leave our bags then just go with our cameras it was super exciting at this stage we could hear then eating so we kept going and met them and the group we went to is called Isabukuru and in this group there was 16 member and the silverback was pretty big!! We watched for about 15mins and got pretty close then they started to move on we then followed them but was hard to keep up because the county ...
... Unfortunately, oases are not a dime a dozen in Goma. And having arrived without a reservation we found Lake Kivu Lodge fully booked with maybe a tourist or two, but more likely with military, NGO or other diplomatic/aid workers filling up the rooms of this boutique hotel. So as night was quickly approaching and we had no secure sleeping arrangements, we very reluctantly returned to the destroyed city to find accommodations. Back in 2002 this city of Goma ...
... border. The hike, though it was rather tame, had an incredibly picturesque view of Gisenyi. It wasn't until we were halfway down the hill that Domenic, our driver, reminded us of the one hour time difference between Rwanda and Uganda. We piled into the van hastily with the sudden loss of an hour hoping that Domenic could get us there in time to cross into Uganda.
Domenic was gracious enough to power through the crowded and winding streets of Rwanda getting us ...
... all times, but it
was impossible as they were coming out of nowhere and soon surrounded us.
There was probably
only one moment where some of us felt slightly uncomfortable. This was when the
alpha male silverback wanted to go up a tree to sit with one of his females for
some grooming and TLC (the alpha male lays claim to all females in his group-terrible
I know :-p, but what's even worse is that he won't let any of the other males
in on the ...
... exciting, but I was just getting started apparently. Last Wednesday, my morning commute involved riding a motorcycle for thirty minutes, trekking through the forest, crossing three bridges, and fording one creek, then scaling a rock face mountain for an hour in the rain… to find one house. The lady we visited at the top of the mountain was a local community health worker and super sweet—she even gave me and my coworker walking ...