08 June, 2011

Beautiful Lake Kivu - Day 7

I've come back to the shores of Lake Kivu, this time to a town called Kibuye. It is absolutely beautiful, the scenery is just amazing - green hillsides sweeping down to blue lagoons. I'm really glad that I've chosen this place for my last evening in Rwanda - where has the time gone to? I'm staying at a Presbyterian Church-owned guesthouse which is right beside the lake. Getting here was a bit of an adventure - the bus journey from Kigali was much quieter than the last bus-trip, but when we arrived in Kibuye there were no taxi-voitures (cars) just moto-taxis (motorbike taxis) but somehow my moto-taxi driver managed to balance my big bag on his handlebars and get us up and down the steep hairpin bends and along the bumpy dirt-tracks to the guesthouse - about 4 km away. Who needs Charley Boorman or Ewan McGregor? Something tells me they'd charge more than 50p too!

After the most delicious lunch of lake-fish brochettes (kebabs), rice and stir-fry veg, I decided to wander back to the town to take some photos and soak up the scenery. On the way I passed a Catholic church which in '94 was where over 11,000 people died in the genocide. Kibuye was one of the places which suffered the most during the genocide, it was estimated that 9 in 10 people from the area were murdered. It is desperately hard to take in in such a beautiful place as this...

Well this internet connection is painfully slow so I'm going to chill out the rest of the evening, catch the sunset and then get my last rays of sun in the morning before heading for the airport. When I get home I'll do more updates and stick up some photos etc. Thanks for tuning in!

3 comments:

Janice said...

Really enjoyed your blog and glad that you had a good time.Janice

Anonymous said...

Debs, has been brilliant reading all your blogs and I can't wait to see the photos and hear more. Back in NI from 27th June so hopefully will be able to her first hand about the trip. Melanie x

The Wee Brown-Eyed Girl said...

Thanks Janice & Melanie for your comments, glad you've enjoyed the blog. Melanie - looking forward to catching up with you when you're in NI.