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Rwanda and Uganda
Dec 03 2014 Written by: Robynne Fleming
I recently had the pleasure of visiting both Rwanda and Uganda on a familiarisation trip. We started our trip in Rwanda, landing in Kigali in the midst of a huge thunderstorm. Luckily, by the time we were ready to disembark, the rain had slowed and the sun was making an appearance. Exploring Kigali is a must for any traveller who is visiting Rwanda. Aside from the fact that it is an immaculately clean city with very friendly locals, there are many cultural experiences to be had. A visit to Kigali’s Genocide Memorial is an eye opener for any person. The Memorial Centre was ... [Read More]
From The Field
Moved by Rwanda - Recovery and Optimism
Being able to guide first time travellers to Africa is one of those experiences I get immense pleasure from. I have yet to meet anyone who has not had been profoundly touched and influenced by the experience. Most people make the decision to travel to Africa to see the amazing big game and they are rarely disappointed. However most people take away a lot more than that and often their most memorable experiences relate to the many amazing people they meet in villages on farms or in the hospitality industry as they move around - the waiters, the chefs who conjeur ...
Family Safari - June 2011 - Video
I recently had the pleasure of guiding a great family out of Washington DC on a safari to Tanzania and Rwanda. This was the family's third African safari with Epic, having been previously to Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. The focus of this trip was the migration in the Serengeti and the mountain gorilla's of Rwanda. Ordinarily in the latter part of June the migration is principally in the western and lower sections of the northern corridor of the Serengeti. We hedged our bets by choosing two camps; one in the west and the other a little further north. This way ...
Gorillas, Iconic Tanzania and Chole Island
I have recently returned from an extended trip through Rwanda and Tanzania visiting a number of Epic’s key preferred properties. I was fortunate enough to start with trekking to observe the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. This was one of the most rewarding and thrilling adventures I have ever experienced! Despite having visited Africa many times before, this one hour with a band of gorillas, of which Agasha – a 200 kg male – is the head, was one of the most memorable of my life. I then travelled to the Ngorongoro Crater, an absolute icon, where I indulged in the opulence ...
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