Tag Archives: Rwanda

Kwita Izina on World Environment Day

One of two big events that our group was to partake in during our trip to Rwanda was the baby gorilla naming ceremony – Kwita Izina. The other, a trek to see the gorillas in the mountains, would take place the next day. And everyone in the group was nothing short of excited for both […]

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Experiencing the Igitaramo

  The drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in Rwanda is nothing short of spectacular. And for once, while traveling, it paid off to be tall since I was able to commandere the front passenger seat for the drive. After all of those years of trying to squeeze my big legs into a coach seat on […]

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Visiting the Hotel Rwanda

Late one night while relaxing on the couch I caught the movie Hotel Rwanda on television by chance. I had never seen it before, although always having been keen to do so, and felt that this was the sign I needed to know that this trip was meant to be. It was surely a sign, […]

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Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial

On our first morning together as a group in Rwanda we took a brief city tour before heading over to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. I knew it was a necessary stop on the trip, but I really had no desire to see once again how brutal one man can be towards another; my trip […]

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Gorillas in the Mist

Before I travel, as I wrote previously, I like to get a bit of a perspective on a country. Normally I prefer to pick up a copy of a history book as I try to get a good feel of what a country has been through and how it’s developed. I gave it a bit […]

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Rwanda Hotel Reviews

We stayed at four very different hotels while in Rwanda. And whether it was planned this way or not, they went from the worst to the best during out stay. My reviews, below, are in order from when we stayed. Sportsview Hotel – Kigali I was so tired when I arrived at the Sportsview in […]

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