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Lake Kivu

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After a fantastic time in Kigali , I decided to head west and take the road up to a town called Gisenyi so that I could spend some time exploring the lake and the surrounding mountains . It is only about a…

The land of a thousand hills

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Day: 193 KLMS: 29,601 In the last week we have experienced the most intense emotions from the opposite ends of the scale. From the heart-wrenching stories of the Rwandan genocide to the exhilaration of coming face to face with the…

Rwanda

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We had an easy border crossing between Uganda and Rwanda. We drove the short distance from the border to Kigali.The city is spanning several ridges and valleys with flowering trees, winding boulevards and bustling streets. There are huge expensive houses…

Being spoilt in Kigali

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What I love about travelling is the people you meet – through someone who knows someone who is related to someone else.  This was such a case: the mother of a friend of my cousins’ lives in Kigali and had…

Murchison to Kigali

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After our downtime in Kampala we headed north to Murchison Falls. In Uganda we haven’t been able to even think about driving without being stopped by the police. As mentioned in the previous post, we were stopped almost as soon…

Day 113: Arusha

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Habari! After our third sweep through Kigali we headed south-east out of Rwanda via the bridge at Rusumo Falls. In 1994 this crossing served as the funnel through which an estimated 500,000 Rwandans – half of them within one 24…

Day 91: Kigali

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Salut! Would you believe it! Even after everything that has befallen this little country, Rwanda still speaks French. Before delving into the kaleidoscopic beauty of the place I should first fill in some significant gaps, Samburu National Reserve in Northern…

Short stop in Rwanda

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We’d heard that everyone in Rwanda is terribly polite and this proved to be the case.  The first people we met after the border were these lovely students who came to welcome us to their village and the country as…

Rwanda – Our favourite so far…

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Genocide Museums We headed up for a cultural trip to the area that was hit the worst during the Genocide in Rwanda – Gikongoro, which is just outside of Butare (Huye).  In 100 days over 800,000 people were killed by…

GORILLAS!!!!

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WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!! Worth every penny and so much more. You only get an hour but it is truly magical!!!  …

Lake Kivu

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Lake Kivu was amazing, it reminded me of Switzerland rather then Rwanda Dinner on Lake Kivu Lake Kivu Lake Kivu…

Remarkable Rwanda: Africa’s cleanest capital city and visiting Rwanda’s past

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Back in Kigali we returned to the Step-Town Motel. Located very central and at a bargain price with clean rooms, a good hot shower, beautiful views from the balcony and by far, the loveliest staff we’ve come across, this place…

Rwanda: Quick facts

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Population in 2011: 10.9 million (Source: UN Human Development Report 2011) Capital city: Kigali Official language/s: Kinyarwanda, French, English (Source: Lonely Planet) Currency: Rwanda Franc (RWF) (Source: www.xe.com/ucc/) Famous for: The Mountain Gorrillas and (sadly) the 1994 Rwandan genocide (Source: Various) HDI ranking 2011: 166 of 187 (Source:UN…

Rwanda

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1994 het jaar dat Joris 18 was en Merel de respectabele leeftijd van 13 bereikte en aan het einde van het jaar zou onze Landrover in elkaar worden gepopnageld. Nelson Mandela werd verkozen tot president van Zuid-Afrika, het eerst paarse…