Sky is the limit

A few months ago my friends and I were driving from Kigali to Lake Kivu, and we stopped for tea and views at the Virunga Lodge near the Volcanoes National Park (I had stayed there before and wrote about it here, the views are simply spectacular). The lodge is quite a way up the hill, past a series of little villages. On the way back to the town a young boy in jeans and a well-worn T-shirt stopped us and asked for a lift to the main road. We told him to jump in and quickly found out that this was no ordinary boy. Continue reading “Sky is the limit”

Nyungwe Forest National Park – part three

It’s time to conclude the stories of wandering around Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest. We spent 4 days there, and I wrote about our adventures here and here. Read on to find out what we did on our last day! 🙂
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Nyungwe Forest National Park – part two

In the previous post about Nyungwe, I gave you an introduction about this park, so it’s time for the next installment of our adventures! As you may remember, we spent a few days hiking there, and since chimpanzee tracking is the main attraction, we had added it to our agenda as well, although we weren’t sure if it would definitely work out. So, did it? Read on to find out! 🙂 Continue reading “Nyungwe Forest National Park – part two”

Nyungwe Forest National Park – part one

Rwanda has four national parks: Volcanoes in the north-west (where the mountain gorillas roam and where I’m planning to go in dry season), Akagera in the east (where my tent nearly caught fire), Nyungwe Forest in the south-west, and the recently established Gishwati-Mukura in the west (which is just one year old and so far not much is known about how to visit and what to do there). I went to Nyungwe back in November together with friends visiting from the UK. It’s mostly famous for chimpanzees but other attractions also include different species of monkeys and picturesque hiking trails 🙂

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Christmas in Rwanda

Before you get too excited – this post probably won’t give you too much insight into Rwandan Christmas! 😉 Mostly because I’m not spending it in the country this year, and also because, well, I didn’t feel particularly Christmassy until I got to Europe as there isn’t much of the so-called Christmas spirit in Kigali… Not that it’s a bad thing though! Read on to find out why 🙂 Continue reading “Christmas in Rwanda”