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Rwanda – 132nd Country

By |2019-05-25T08:12:46-05:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Rwanda – 132nd Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Rwanda is my 132nd country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!    Rwanda is another landlocked country in [...]

Uganda – 131st Country

By |2019-05-25T08:12:43-05:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Uganda – 131st Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Uganda is my 131st country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by giant Lake [...]

Visiting The Nyamirambo Women’s Center In Kigali

By |2019-05-25T08:12:41-05:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Nyamirambo Women's Center.  Eighteen women banded together in 2007.  Their goal was to empower local women in the community and address gender-based inequality and discrimination.  Today, over 50 women in this Kigali neighborhood are living better and richer lives.  Nyamirambo Women’s Center (NWC) offers community-based tours, including neighborhood walks, cooking classes, and a weaving [...]

Learning About The Rwandan Genocide In Kigali Rwanda

By |2019-05-25T08:12:39-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Learning About Rwandan Genocide Kigali Rwanda.  The streets are so clean.  There are neatly painted curbs demarcating the sidewalks.  I fixated on the center line dividing the road as my car rumbled across the pavement.  I was fascinated and impressed.  I recently spent 3 weeks in Western Africa and the word that comes to mind [...]

Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park In Uganda

By |2019-08-11T09:44:02-05:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda.  One of my favorite travel experiences has been going on safari.  I have been fortunate to go on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, and now most recently in Uganda.  There is simply no equivalent of being able to witness these magnificent animals in nature.  Safari in Uganda was [...]

Trekking For Chimpanzees In Uganda

By |2019-05-25T08:13:48-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Chimpanzees Uganda.  When someone mentions Uganda, located in East Africa, I think of two things.  Gorillas and Idi Amin.  Uganda is well-known for tracking gorillas in the wild.  And Idi Amin was a larger than life figure who ruled Uganda in the 1970s after overthrowing the government, and it is estimated that the General [...]

A Cultural Walk In Bigodi, Uganda

By |2019-05-25T08:13:44-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Cultural Walk Bigodi Uganda.  Sitting on the edge of the Kibale National Park, well-known for chimpanzee trekking, is the small village of Bigodi.  Bigodi is a six-hour drive, west of Kampala, the bustling capital of Uganda.  Bigodi is a village of rolling hills, thick green vegetation, and mud brick huts.  While Bigodi might be an [...]

What You Need To Know When Traveling To Luanda, Angola

By |2020-02-26T21:41:08-06:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Africa, Unique Experiences|

Luanda Angola Travel Overview.  Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa with 25 million souls located on the Atlantic Ocean. While Angola has been inhabited since Paleolithic times and was later colonized by the Portuguese, who appeared beginning in the 16th century. Angola gained its independence in 1975 from the Portuguese. A nearly 30-year, [...]

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