Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

P.O. Box 7469, Gisenyi, 00100, Rwanda | 3 star hotel
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On the way to see Gorillas

A travel blog entry by annsadventures on Jan 23, 2014

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All packed up and ready to go this morning as we said our goodbyes to those not heading up into the mountains and loaded up into our safari type vehicles for the ~2 hour drive to Lake Kivu and tomorrow's GORLLA TREKKING adventure.

The road begins it ascent right after leaving Kigali and the countryside is GORGEOUS! Hill after hill …

Always a bleeding heart, even through red tape

A travel blog entry by deniseang on Aug 02, 2014

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... probably an orphan of the genocide caring for the rest of his family. In this sea of spreadsheet cells, I did actually maybe totally tear up a little. The youngest head of household I’ve seen was 15 years old. My ability to empathize with a row on a spreadsheet is concerning, because “damn, get it together Tugade, you’re crying over data entry!” but also means that I still have a heart, I suppose.



On a lighter note, ...

My Anniversary and Murambi

A travel blog entry by lisarturner on Jul 10, 2014

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... work is that slatted tables have been added, and the bodies are resting on them. The bodies have been rearranged since we were here in 2010. There are now a rooms of men, and rooms of women, rooms of children. The rooms stink, and badly, but I think this is the smell of the lime, not the smell of the bodies. After twenty years, there isn't much left of a body to stink.

Our guide Martin showed us a new laboratory that has been erected at Murambi. The ...

Adventures of Lightening and Diz

A travel blog entry by izzieoost on May 10, 2014

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... dusty roads. We arrived at lake Bunyonyi after the 10 hour drive, it was dark so it wasn't till we woke up in the morning to see the spectacular view over the lake, where we are had our fruit cocktail breakfast. Passionfruit heaven.


We were back on the road not long after midday, crossed the Rwanda border, winding through the hills, plantations, and giving lift to police officials.. we made it to gisenyi, it's amazing how different ...

Drive to Ruhengeri

A travel blog entry by richardmarsden on Mar 12, 2014

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Today we leave Kigali, one of the cleanest and most interesting cities, and head west to Ruhengeri. The scenery in the way is breathtaking ! We climb to over 7000 feet before settling back at about 5500 feet. On the way we stop to see the view and some children come over , one of the boys has seen the footballs on the bus , I give him one and he is so pleased . We look at markets and prepare for tomorrow and the gorillas. ! . . . ...

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