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.
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Rwanda is another landlocked country in East Africa. Around 12 million people make their home here with approximately 10% living in the capital of Kigali. Sadly, Rwanda is best defined by its brutal 100-day genocide in 1994. The Hutu, the majority ethnic group, decimated nearly 10% of the country’s population, mostly the minority ethnic group, the Tutsi. A couple of million people were displaced having them scurry to neighboring countries. Since the genocide, the country has gone through an extended healing period. Rwanda has made giant strides under President Paul Kagame including everything from offering universal healthcare and having a monthly day of community service.
I crossed into Rwanda overland and headed to Kigali. I spent a couple of days in the capital learning about the genocide. I spent one night on Lake Kivu in the town of Kamembe on the DRC border, belatedly watching the New England Patriots win another Superbowl Championship.
Visting the Nyamirmbo Women’s Center
Learning about the Rwandan genocide
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I am a G Wanderer, part of a team of content creators who work with G Adventures. I was invited to join the 8-day Culture & Wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda and share my experiences and impressions traveling with G.
Rwanda – 132nd Country