Trip to Rwanda

Another early start after a late night trying to get everything packed. We had booked a shuttle vehicle to pick us up at 0630 to take us top the airport for our 3 and a half hour flight up to Kigali, Rwanda. We were met at the airport and after changing some currency and getting a Rwandan sim card, we headed off to our overnight stay, the Flame tree lodge. Well considering I have a single room, it has 2 beds, a lounge, a kitchen and a massive bathroom. We had lunch by the pool then went to visit the Genocide museum. Difficult to imagine how something like that happened only 20 years ago. There were over 250,000 bodies buried at the location of the museum of over 1 million that were massacred at the time.

Tomorrow we travel up to the Volcanoes National Park and check into our next accommodation ready for our first Gorilla trek the next morning. My first impression of Rwanda is that it is the friendliest African country that I have been to so far.

The photo below is taken with the drone showing the Lagoon hide in the foreground.


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2 Responses to Trip to Rwanda

  1. Alex says:

    Hello Peter & Trai

    I hope all is well and you had a good flight.
    This image is just fantastic and I bet the hide is as well.
    I am looking forward to your images over the next few days.

    Take Care


  2. Beryl Haygarth says:

    Hi yet again some great photos that elephant is very cross I think he would outrun Trai I think black and white make the subject more effective.I know you like the dogs and they always have a kill but I’m not keen on them the birds are lovely the colours are lovely .Best of luck with your next big trip looking forward to seeing the silver backs take care love mam xx