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Gorillas and more in Rwanda

Created by catsholiday on October 9, 2011 Best of IgoUgo

9 Reviews
1 Story

We spent a few days in Rwanda most specifically to see the gorillas in the Parc des Volcans near Ruhengeri in the north of the country.

Around Rwanda

Created by heidif on August 28, 2006

8 Reviews
1 Story

A top to bottom account of where to go and what to see in Rwanda.

Life in a Rwandan village

Created by heidif on August 28, 2006

7 Reviews

Daily life in a small Rwandan village, plus the highlights when visiting.

Rwanda: The Land of a Thousand Hills

Created by waynehazle on February 15, 2006

3 Reviews
2 Stories

I finally saw the beautiful "Land of a Thousand Hills," home to the gorillas in the mist.

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All Around Rwanda

Created by marie elizabeth on November 22, 2005

5 Reviews
1 Story

Rwanda is beautiful, peaceful, and under-visited. Go, immediately!

Tales from Rwanda

Created by husain on January 7, 2005

3 Reviews
7 Stories

Perhaps a country thats become synonymous with strife, violence and bloodshed - if you followed the news bulletins ten years ago, and then again- on the tenth anniversary of the genocide. Rwanda was in the news, but not on the agenda. A responsibility that the world refused to accept and an apology that it has ended up becoming ever since... Before the genocide occurred in 1994, Rwanda was often referred to as 'a tropical Switzerland in the heart of Africa' Between April and June 1994, within the space of a hundred days, almost a million Rwandans, almost ten percent of the entire population, were killed. Most of the dead were Tutsis and most of those that killed were from the from the majority Hutu community. Some moderate Hutus were killed as well, in what is referred to as `the fastest genocide in history'. The international community did its best not call it genocide, since labelling it as such would impose a legal obligation on the world to try to stop it.

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Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist

Created by pelican1 on March 26, 2001

3 Reviews
1 Story

A visit to the mountain gorillas at Parc National des Vulcans, Rwanda



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