Rwanda Travel Blog› entry 9 of 30 › view all entries
Today I was up early as usual and went for breakfast. I didnâ€™t sleep that well but it was nice listening to the animals. We sat around chatting over breakfast and I told them all about what happened the night before, they peede themselves laughting. We had another long drive today we crossed the border into Rwanda.
There is a noticeable difference in the landscape they call it the land of a thousand hills. The weather was nice and sunny we just chatted in the bus everyone is excited because tomorrow is the day we have all been waiting for. We are going to see the gorillas so the past 5-6 days driving will hopefully have been worth it.
I am sure it will be amazing I have wanted to see them for so long so I will be a dream come true.
We went to the genocide museum today I vaguely remember that something happened here but until I went into the museum and seen the exhibit and got told what had happened in this Country which I though was so peacefull looking and beautiful really shocked me. To hear the stories and see pictures and read the stories and what happened from start to finish was horrible I never knew the massacre happened on such a monstrous proportions. It changed a lot of the group's views on the people in Rwanda because some of the people we were seeing around the town's and village's must have taken part in the mass killings as well as some of them being victims and having watched them families raped, tortured and killed in such brutal ways.
We arrived at the campsite pretty early so we got told where everything was like the showers etc. It was like an educational canvas we were staying at. The showers were freezing but it wakes you up quickly. After setting up camp and having a shower etc we were told we could go into the local town and email or post letterâ€™s . So we meet at the truck and went into town I walked with Eric and Steve the ladies behind us. The people seem friendly they would stare but not in a bad way. We just walked around the street's for a while then found an Internet cafĂ© where most went to.
Steve and myself decided to have a wonder so we spent an hour or so wondering around seeing the locals.
After we walked back to the campsite, we sat around with the others and had a chat some went to the bar. I helped Pete prepare dinner so I made a start on peeling potatoes I done loads then Sue f and then Anne came to help with preparing tea after they had there showerâ€™s.
He is so passionate when he explains and passes on information to you it's nice to hear. After a chat he told us the plan for the morning it was going to be the earliest start yet breakfast at 5am so up at 4.30am. Where we will be picked up by mini bus and took to the national park. After tea my team and myself washed and dried the dishes then sat around the coals talked about the gorillas tomorrow every one is so excited. It know 9.40 and everyone has gone to bed, it's still pretty noisy here I am going to try and get some sleep but I am so excited, it has been tiring getting here a lot of long driving days. I have been waiting for this a long time.