Rwanda Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by elsadran
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by elsadran
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by elsadran

Rwanda Off The Beaten Path

  • The journey on the lake Kivu road

    They told me at the hotel that I didn't need to book a taxi for the early morning ride to the station. That was a little peculiar because I had to start at 6.30... Amazingly they were right. As soon as I stepped out of the hotel a passer-by asked me if I needed one. Ten minutes later I was at the bus station which was quite different from what we...

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  • Gahini Secondary School

    The village of Gahini is an uphill walk from the signposts on the mainroad. The ville is dominated by the Anglican Boarding School which encorporates 1500 mixed secondary school pupils, the dioceses compounds, hospital and church of course. The place was established inthe 1920's and many foreign teachers, doctors and clergy voluntarily reside and...

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  • Imbabzi Orphange, Gisenyi

    Established by Mrs Rosamond Carr in 1994, the home was relocated from her longtime residence at Mugongo to Gisenyi during the troubles of 1994. The complex houses just over 100 boys and girls who will be relocated to Mugongo in November 2005 Rosamund's original flower farm founded in 1955.The children are delightful and place is positive. Mrs Carr...

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  • Gorilla tourism

    While the war raged in Rwanda, the countrys popular Gorilla tourism industry, made popular by the famous conservationists Dian Fossey/ Jane Goodall , came to a halt.Some Gorillas even fell prey to human diseases from the post war situation. These very rare `silverback' mountain gorillas were being pushed further to the brink of extinction. However,...

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  • Roadside charcoal vendor

    One occupation available to Rwandans is charcoal production. Families will harvest wood make charcoal to sell for cooking fuel. When several bags of charcoal are prepared, they are hauled to the nearest highway. One of the family members will guard it and act as the salesperson.

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  • Visit Goma in DR Congo

    An unforgettable and very impressive trip is a visit to Goma in DR Congo (formerly Zaire), the town just over the border at Gisenyi.This town is partly covered by lava since nearby Mount Nyiragongo erupted on 17/01/2002;***for all the details browse my DR-Congo- Goma page ***

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  • Ruhengeri - 5 volcanoes in 1 sight!

    Behind the big marketplace along the mainstreet in Ruhengeri is a small but steep hill from where you have amazing views. In the afternoon I decided to climb it to obtain a unique view as you not only overlook the town but also have the whole chain of 5 volcanoes in one sight. Just Fantastic!Again don't expect to be alone, all your moves off the...

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  • Lake Burera and many lovely people

    Lake Burera is a beautiful lake at the base at Mt. Muhabura, close to the border with Uganda.Although my daytrip by far didn't work out in the way the Bradt Guide suggested, it was still a great day. From Ruhengeri I took a minibus to the border and got out in the settlement of Kidaho, where a sign directs you to the Lake. Immediately I attracted a...

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  • Gorilla watching, one of the...

    Gorilla watching, one of the few places to do it in Birunga National Park, depending which country not being at war at the time, if it does not work here try border beteween Congo (Zaïre) and Uganda up in the Ruwenzori mountains. See also my Zaïre travelogue.

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  • Go to the Colobus monkey...

    Go to the Colobus monkey conservation area in the mountains. The walks in this park are spectacular and the monkeys themselves are very energetic.Bring plenty of food as there is not much available there. You can catch a public bus from near Kigali market or hitchhike as we did on the way back.

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