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The AFAR Guide to Rwanda

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Ruhengeri, Rwanda

A new walking itinerary from Butterfield & Robinson emphasizes Rwanda’s natural beauty. The eight-day trip takes walkers to tea plantations and fishing villages. But the highlight is a hike in Volcanoes National Park’s high-altitude rain forest to...

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Nyamata, Rwanda
My first experience in Rwanda was a volunteer photography assignment for the Maranyundo School in the small town of Nyamata. I knew the area had been devastated by the 1994 genocide, but when I arrived I learned that the school had been built on...
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Cyangugu, Rwanda
Took a day hiking trip in Nyungwe Park. It was a wonderful time, if it weren't for those wild ants in my pants! Otherwise, what a beautiful place to hike. The lush tea fields were an especially wonderful surprise at the end of the hike.
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Murambi, Rwanda
In Rwanda, the cheapest transportation option is the "bike taxi." You pay just a few hundred Rwandan shillings and you can get a bike taxi up hills, down hills.. wherever your heart desires to go, really. Big men like James, my friend here in the...
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Kigali, Rwanda
In Rwanda, you can find anything for sale on the street. While on a bus ride out of the city, these two strapping young fellows approached our bus with some hard boiled eggs and salt, a staple snack in Rwanda. Just trying to make a living...