life through the lens
From Kampala, Uganda we took a bus direct to Kigali, in December 2007.
1000 Rwandan Francs
Nyamirambo mosque in the Muslim quarter of Kigali
Selling fruit in the Nyamirambo area - Kigali
Kigali city centre
The Kigali Memorial Centre is a memorial to the 1994 genocide.
The museum is excellent and well worth visiting.
The wall of names has a long way to go to be completed - Kigali Memorial Centre, Kigali
The Kigali Memorial Centre houses a museum, gardens and a documentation centre
Mass graves in the Kigali Memorial Centre - Kigali
Between 800,000 and 1 million people were killed in Rwanda over a period of only 100 days, starting in April 1994.
I've read 2 very informative books about the genocide -
Part of the memorial gardens - Kigali
Visit the Kigali Memorial Centre website here
The Centre was established in partnership with the Aegis Trust
View of Kigali from the Memorial Centre
Walking along Rue de la Securite, just north of Nyamirambo mosque, we saw the amazing sight of hundreds of bats clinging to the trees, in broad daylight - Kigali
Rue de la Securite - Kigali
A spot of construction work on Rue Kalisimbi - central Kigali
The influence of football and the English Premiership shows itself in Kigali
Hotel des Milles Collines and it's assistant manager at the time of the genocide, Paul Rusesabagina, were the inspiration for the film Hotel Rwanda - Kigali
More about Paul Rusesabagina here
More about Hotel Rwanda here
The view from the top floor restaurant at Hotel des Milles Collines - Kigali
Swimming pool at Hotel des Milles Collines - Kigali
Night time view from Hotel des Milles Collines, Kigali
The site of Radio Rwanda.
RTLM explained here
Ecole Technique Officielle was the setting for the film Shooting Dogs - Kigali
Shooting Dogs official website here
Motel Bella is a colonial house close to the shores of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, north west Rwanda
Motel Bella's gardens, leading to Lake Kivu - Gisenyi
The beach outside Hotel Kivu Sun - Gisenyi
Lake Kivu and Gisenyi's beach, with the DR Congo town of Goma stretching westwards
The cacti get pretty big in Rwanda, Gisenyi
The DR Congo border is a short walk from Hotel Bella in Gisenyi - this photos shows the outskirts of Goma, close to the border
100 DR Congo Francs
A very active Nyiragongo volcano, in DR Congo - Gisenyi
The grounds of Jamila Beach between Gisenyi and Rubona.
We'd pop over to Jamila Beach for a day out - Gisenyi
Lunchtime overlooking Lake Kivu at Jamila Beach, with Marie (working for the UN in Goma), my friend Christina, and Jamila - Gisenyi
The gardens of Jamila Beach - Gisenyi.
These fishing boats at Rubona are linked together for stability - Gisenyi
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www.rwandapartners.org - helping Rwanda's 'healing and restoration'
www.hrw.org/reports/1999/rwanda - Human Rights Watch analysis of the genocide
www.rwandatourism.com - Rwanda tourist board (ORTPN) are responsible for the issuing of gorilla tracking permits
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