Orchids Safari Club

Lake Kivu, Bukavu, Congo - The Dem. Repub. | Hotel
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Next to lake Kivu

A travel blog entry by christianpappas

Next to lake kivu lies Bukavu, or as the UN Canadian pilot called it, "bookvoo". We stayed at the orchids hotel which lied directly next to the lake. Kayaks are available for rent to paddle around the beautiful lake. The hotel restaurant was very good and the food easy on the stomach and included great views. Misquito meeting is provided in each of …

Baptismal Counseling

A travel blog entry by danielharper

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Early this morning, I awoke in a new hotel room. Somehow the air conditioning in my room had run all night. So, the room was very chilly! I later learned that Mr. Meeker's experience was very different. His air conditioning went out during the night, and he suffered through it. We headed down to breakfast at about 6:30 AM, but alas the breakfast buffet does not open here until 7:00 a.m. That was when we were supposed to leave. So, I decided to ask at the front desk if ...

Road Trip

A travel blog entry by cazinkigali

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... 8217;s bakery, when I say pastries I just mean plain bread in a different shape with icing on it, I have given up on all things baked here). The drive to Nyungwe takes about 4 hours going through some pretty nice scenery as well as one of the Congolese refugee camps.

There are two start points for all walks in Nyungwe and we got to the first one at about 1.30 and had some lunch. Two of my friends went to do the canopy walk which looks like a lot of fun but also ...

A weekend in the countryside!

A travel blog entry by cazinkigali

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So on Wednesday it was sprung on me that the next day I would be doing a 4 day trip to the Western province with a colleague to carry out training on a survey we'd be doing for a project. We were staying at Rusizi which is basically in the corner of Rwanda, to the South of Lake Kivu, next to Congo and not far north from Burundi.

Didn’t realise quite how close we’d be to Congo until we passed the border and pulled up at our hotel 2 minutes away. I ...

Gorillas in the Mist (I mean swamp)

A travel blog entry by peter_karen

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Last Tuesday was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip so far! Fiji was fun, West Coast Trail was awesome and Karen's Cottage very cool. But seeing Gorillas in the wild is absolutely amazing! We are still now, days later, pinching ourselves over how incredible it was.



The setting was Kahuzi Biega National Park, located about an hours’ drive (40km) from Bukavu. We set out around 7am with a friend Katherine, who is here for 2 months conducting ...

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This hotel, located on Lake Kivu, Bukavu, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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