Travel

Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano Goma

Hiking the Nyiragongo Volcano

Staring into the Nyiragongo volcano in the DR Congo has to be one of the most stunning sights in Africa. You’re looking into the edge

View from the Serena Gisenyi

Gisenyi

“I just needed to get out of Kigali for a bit” is a phrase you’ll hear often, usually from expats working too hard on projects

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

I’ll admit, it took me well over a year to actually make it up to Ruhengeri (Musanze) to do gorilla trekking, but if you are

Sorwathe Tea Plantation

Sorwathe Tea Plantation

Sowarthe is a couple of hours drive outside Kigali and a great place to come for a night or two of relaxation, tea drinking, and

Whitewater Rafting in Jinja, Uganda

Whitewater Rafting in Jinja, Uganda

Getting to Jinja to go whitewater rafting on the Nile is trickier and more expensive than other weekend options, but if you’re looking for action,

Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest is a great option for a weekend trip from Kigali – easy to organize, beautiful scenery, and relatively affordable.  The windy drive through