Travel Blogs from Kigali
Another crack of dawn start as Echalottes somniac vocals/nasals kept me up again! never mind; it means I got sunrise over the still cloud covered volcanoes and ended up chatting to Jean Marie; head waitor. We spoke for over an hour while he continually refilled my coffee cup; each time ending with je vous en prie formality. by 9.30am when we …
Our second day to see the gorillas was very similar to the first. Volcano NP has a tight system in place and seemingly runs it day in, day out. You arise early, report to the HQ and are assigned to a group of no more than 8 tourists to 1 ranger/guide. We had 2 guides this day, Patience and a trainee. The hiking this day was easier because the …
We left Kogatende airstrip about 3pm and flew via the Grumeti Camp to Mwanza, TZ. We cleared customs in Mwanza and took another Cessna Caravan over Lake Victoria to Kigali, Rwanda. As we left Serengetti NP we could easily see how the cultivated farmland comes right to the edge of the park. Flying to Kigali was very beautiful. Green hills with …
Jambo Everyone! I am so sorry I haven't written sooner. I didn't realize when I talked to you Rick that the Phone lines were down in the Masa Mara. We were there for four wonderful days! Then we left two days ago to come to Rwanda. Our flight was late and we were real late getting in, then we usually get up at 5 am, so then we spent the whole day …
... were going to switch to English. Rwanda (and Burundi) joined the East African Community in 2007, the other members of which are English-speaking: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. When I first met Patrick and James they spoke French, now they are equally at ease, perhaps more so in English. Increasingly I find educated Rwandans who speak little or no French, but English instead. This is quite a cultural shift.
So as we talked, we wandered back ...
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