Trip to Butare Day 1

The team arrived at Kagali around midnight and was greeted by Franc and David from CASR (Come and See Rwanda). Accomodation was at the Amani Guest House. The place is a quiet retreat that houses visitors from different part of the world .

Lobby access to guest rooms
Open area
Ken and Shirley posted with Mavis (missionary from England)

My first impression of Rwanda was positive. People are friendly and the city is very clean. There are no stray animals roaming around the city and there are barely any liters on the street. From what Franc told us, the country enforces clean-up day once a month.

City central
Motor bike taxi. This mode of transportation is quite popular. Cost is around 500RWF (0.75 USD) to go around the city. Safety is definitely observed, passenger is provided and required to wear helmet. For friends that knows me well and wondering if I had given this a try. The answer is no. ;)
One of the first agenda of the day was to rent a van that can fit 10 big luggages. These are scenes from the bus station, where we went to look.
Who needs bag ...
Lots of construction going on at Kigali

As we head out to Huye (aka Butare), a city in the southern province of Rwanda, the scenery started to change. There are more greeneries and lots of banana trees.

Local housing as seen throughout the ride to Huye

On the way, we visited the accident site where Chris Foreman's first wife, Kim, lost her life.

Memorial set by the accident site
Chris showing the accident site and the dent on the road where it all took place
We attracked quite a crowd in one of our stop. Everyone is curious to see a whole group of 'musungu' ( aka white people)
Love this picture of Ken and the old lady that came to greet us.

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