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Runaway to RWANDA!

The recent troubled history of genocide and civil war which lasted 100days in 1994 cannot be forgotten and should never be repeated. The land of one thousand hills and 'hundreds of lakes' is an extraordinary place where serene scenery and placid people greet you at every juncture. Rwanda is safe and secure; there is an overwhelming renaissance of Rwnadaise national pride and cultural reconstruction. It is full of sights and delights, waitng to be explored. If Rwanda is on your travel list there is no better time to Runaway to Rwanda...visit today you would want ot stay!

The Genocide

All throughout Rwanda you will see memorials in almost every ville. The repatriation and reconciiation of opposing factions has been phenomemnal and despite a troubled recent history it is hard to detect any form of previous political animosity among the population.
The two memorials that are a must are the Gisozi Memorial in Kigali and the Murambi Centre near Gikongoro, 35km west of Butare.

Life & The Living.....

the life of Rwandaise is simple and subsistently rural. Poverty is pervasive but food is plentiful.......happy tummies and happy minds exist as almost all have access to and attend basic primary education.

The life of the ville is seen in the warm smiles of the children who make up over 60% of the population. Take time to talk with them as they all speak English, French and Kinyarwanda...thay are all friendly and not intimidating ...a simple 'wave & smile' goes a long way.

The villes along the route to other places are worth stopping at, especiallly if a market is on...there is always transoport during daylite hours....From kigali to anywhere walking among the localaties is superb...be sensible and you can wear jewllery and carry cameras! people are people.......

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  • In a nutshell:Pure & Peaceful
  • Last visit to Rwanda: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2006
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  • crewrower's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Great Rwanda page and information. :)

  • JohnniOmani's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2007 at 6:04 PM

    Nice page, unfort history is showing us that the VETO power Security Council continues to make Africa a volatile place . . a place that West Govts care nothing about . . On the otherhand, I cant wait to visit this fascinating country :) good job.

  • MichaelFalk1969's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2007 at 5:58 AM

    Narad, you are a real Rwanda expert - your tips come with great photos and lots of helpful info. I really want to go there soon!

  • javabelle28's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 4:16 AM

    It's so beautiful. I think Rwanda has a great nature. My uncle and his family had lived there for 13 years before they moved to Aruba. Wow, I want to see the alpine landscape with bananas too. It must be an unique experience for you.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 8:20 AM

    One of the best gorilla photos I have seen. I must ask--can an older person in half way decent conditon make the hike up the mountains to see them? I really appreciate your tips. thanks

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2006 at 11:21 AM

    Very interesting page. Greetings.

  • maykal's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 4:02 PM

    Very interesting page...looks like a worthwhile destination :@P

  • jungles's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    Nice page. Rwanda looks beautiful.

  • wanderlustI's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 5:58 PM

    Very moving pages...it is apparent the love you have for others.

  • marcoparco's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2006 at 1:15 PM

    Wow wonderful page! I will be living in Kigali within 3 months and am looking forward to it! Your info has helped me better understand the country! Thanks, Marc

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