life through the lens
From Gisenyi we moved on to Kinigi for the short trek through the Volcanoes National Park to see the gorillas - December 2007.
1000 Rwandan Francs
Having a beer at Kinigi Guest House, Kinigi, the base for gorilla tracking near Musanze (Ruhengeri)
The Kinigi Guest House craft & souvenir shop - Kinigi
Cloud hangs over the Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes - Kinigi
Karisimbi and Bisoke volcanoes - Kinigi
The early morning cloud in the valley below was a beautiful sight - Kinigi
Driving past Sabinyo volcano on the way to the gorilla tracking base - Kinigi
The Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga mountains, home to Rwanda's mountain gorillas
Walking at an altitude of about 2400 metres in the Volcanoes National Park. The cultivated land is just outside the Park.
The Volcanoes National Park ranges in altitude from 2400 to 4500 metres
On our way to the Sabinyo gorilla group in Volcanoes National Park
The first sight of a gorilla is fantastic - Volcanoes National Park
The only time we saw one standing - Volcanoes National Park
One of the adult females in the Sabinyo group - Volcanoes National Park
Her shiny fur looks immaculate - Volcanoes National Park
All the gorillas were chomping their way through bamboo - Volcanoes National Park
Looking at you looking at me - Volcanoes National Park
Along comes the main man, Guhonda, the largest silverback in the Volcanoes National Park.
Guhonda with one of his offspring - Volcanoes National Park
For more on Rwanda's gorilla groups, click here
The baby gorillas are very cute - Volcanoes National Park
Apparently bamboo is mildly intoxicating and the baby looked as though he'd had more than enough. The videos I have of him falling around are very funny - Volcanoes National Park. My YouTube videos 1 and 2
Don't fancy yours much - another of the adult females, Volcanoes National Park
Father and child - Volcanoes National Park
Deep in thought, completely bored, or something else? Volcanoes National Park
Guhonda - Volcanoes National Park
South of Kigali is the Nyamata genocide memorial.
An information card at Nyamata genocide memorial
Victims of the massacre at Nyamata church
A few kms from Nyamata is the haunting memorial at Ntarama church
The Interahamwe, a Hutu militia, tossed grenades through smashed holes in the church, killing the people seeking refuge inside.
More info on the Interahamwe here
Victims' clothes at Ntarama church
Clothes line the inside of Ntarama church
5000 people were killed in the grounds of Ntarama church in April 1994
More info on Ntarama memorial here
Belongings of those who died are stored in the church - Ntarama
Blood stains the back of the wall of the children's Sunday School - Ntarama
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