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Mar 18, 2009 - Ruhengeri, RWANDA

Today we were just supposed to go to Lake Bunyoni, but the Rwandan Authorities issued our gorilla passes a day earlier than we meant them to, so we gunned it down to Ruhengeri!! It was a near-12 hour drive day, with just a quick stop to cross the equator again and for lunch. It was a stunning drive through lush green valleys, and everyone that's driven down from London said it was equal to their most scenic day yet, which was in Ethiopia. We didn't have any troubles at the border, other than the car not starting again...Sarah's got it...

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Jan 17, 2009 - Gorillas and Orphans

We stopped at an orphanage for children who lost their parents in the genocide or afterwards due to AIDS passed on purposely by the soldiers. I was hard not to cry. The children are so beautiful and happy and to think of what they went through just crushes you. We brought them lots of beans, rice, and other necessities. Some former passengers are coming back soon to build them a water tank to catch rain water. They could use a new kitchen too, so maybe someday Dragoman will help with that. In a most graceful fashion, I sliced my foot open...

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Mar 26, 2008 - Rwanda via some beautiful mountains!

The alarm went off at 6.30am and it was still dark but lovely and cosy in our banda. There were some odd noises in the night but I slept very well. Once dressed we watched the impala on the camp – there was one very randy male so that was amusing! We set off on a game drive at 7am but it was more of a bird watch – saw some cranes, storks, eagles and various other birds. We left the park about 8.30am and made our way to Mbarara for breakfast at the Hotel Classic. We both ordered the continental breakfast which was good except for the lack of...

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Bridget's Trip!

Mar 20, 2008 - Ruhengeri

Major problems getting transport out of town...if you want to go anywhere you must get a ticket at least 2 hours in advance it seems for anyplace w/in country and the day before as early as possible for going out of country across borders!! The drive here was fantastic...Rwanda is a country of many mountains, hills and volcanoes and drives are on very good roads but up up up and then down down down...twisting and turning all the time. We enjoyed the drive, got there in the dark and in a downpour...a fellow on the bus took us by the hand...

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Oct 18, 2007 - Rwanda and Gorilla treking

Had a fantastic sleep, so nice to be on a soft bed. Did a bit of hand washing then headed into Kigali, the captial of Rwanda about a 2hour drive. We went to the Genocide museum, it is such an emotional place. I never knew how horrific it was. About 1.2million innocent people were killed!! All over socio-economic status. The two groups, tutsi and hutu, were classified by the french. You were a Tutsi if you had more then 10 cows and a Hutu if you had less. Then the French favoured the Tutsi, only 15% of the population. Then the Belgrian came...

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