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.