Day 172: Kigali, Rwanda to Kibondo, Tanzania

2017-08-14T18:55:53+02:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We wanted to leave as early as 08:00, but the overland truck was going nowhere. Most of the passengers were still having breakfast and lounging around, at least their tents were already packed up. By 08:30 Caro asked the driver when they are leaving and he said in 5 minutes. Finally at 08:47 we could [...]

Day 171: Kibuye back to Kigali

2017-08-07T15:45:28+02:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Trip Report|

We got woken by splashing fluid close to our car. We again had visions of people dousing us in fuel and setting us alight. Caro looked out the window and saw that someone was washing the other vehicles at 05:00 in the morning. She tried to tell him to stop, but he kept washing cars [...]

Day 169 – 170: KCCEM to Kibuye via Nyungwe forest

2017-08-06T18:51:09+02:00 July 30th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Trip Report|

We set an alarm for 06:30 with the idea of leaving by 07:00 to be at Uwinka at 08:00. According to the receptionist at KCCEM most hikes leave at 08:00 from Uwinka which was only 26km away. We only managed to leave by 07:30 and then took more than an hour to get to Uwinka. [...]

Day 168: Kigali to KCCEM via Butare

2017-08-07T16:46:45+02:00 July 29th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Trip Report|

Caro had to go to the bar again after midnight to tell people to keep quiet. They turned the music down a bit, but some security guard kept on watching music videos and moving tables right through the night. At breakfast, Konrad said he would like to join us to the forest and to Lake [...]

Day 165 – 167: Gisenyi to Kigali

2017-08-06T18:33:54+02:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Trip Report|

We got awoken by the traffic again and got up for breakfast in the main house. We wanted to get to Kigali today and decided to take the main road back to Ruhengeri and then the highway to Kigali. We left at 11:36 and noticed that a lot of shops was closed. The police presence [...]

Day 163 – 164: Volcanoes NP to Lake Kivu

2017-08-05T15:46:51+02:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Trip Report|

We got up around 09:00 and had coffee in the car park between the two vehicles. We sat and chatted further with Helen and Jens until basically 12:00. Around 10:00 Caro and Sekar made egg fried rice for breakfast and Helen cut a sweet pineapple for brunch dessert. They have to back in Germany by [...]

Day 162: Lake Bunyonyi to Rwanda

2017-08-04T17:39:45+02:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Trip Report, Uganda|

We managed to leave earlier than usual at 09:48, but since we were heading to Rwanda which is only GMT +2 we told ourselves that we actually left at 08:48, almost a record. We took a narrow gravel back road which winded along around Lake Bunyonyi and later went really close to the edge of [...]