Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
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... don’t know if it would ever appear in the newspaper though)
Because of the crush in the VIP tent, it was hard to take photos of anything, but they had people dressed up as gorillas (a bit daft, but people liked it)
After the naming of them, the president gave a speech for 20-30 minutes, (it was okay for him, everyone else was out in the rain)
I have no idea what he was going on about, I didn’t understand him, but he was ...
... killed. So crazy!! We then kept on driving and arrived at the campsite at 4pm and instead of camping tonight we got a dorm room included!! Most of the other people upgraded to single or double private rooms, but ad and I have the whole 18 bed dorm room to ourselves!! Haha so funny!! Before dinner we had a quick look around the town and got some snacks for the big hike for the gorillas tomorrow!! We all went to bed early as we are up at 5am to get ready for the big trek!! Can't ...
... 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 ...
... a drink and just to see the location where some good came out of the genocide twenty years ago, If you have seen the movie, you will know what I mean!
Then off to an Indian food restaurant that was recommended to us by our hosts at the lodge and it was very good though it did seem strange to be eating butter chicken in Africa! Since we were being picked up at 5am the next morning for our flight to the Serengetti, it was straight to bed after that
... fine - on to another anti-malaria med. Lets see how this works. Second day of gorilla trekking was probably better than the first because we saw a couple of silverbacks in terrain that was very jungle like... and on a steep hill. More pics of this. So long Rwanda - could have stayed at least another week. So much to do - our driver is sending us a 2 week itinerary for what he says would be the best vacation of our life : ) I am sure Fidel would not ...