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Tag - East Africa

Uganda: Kampala

I'd been warned by multiple people about Kampala's dangers as a solo traveller, especially after dark. Before I left Rwanda, people had me believe that phone snatching, pick-pockets, thieves, bag-slashings and muggings were all too common in Kampala. So I was prepared to just stay in the guest house on my first day, since I arrived in the evening...

Rwanda: Outside the Capital

As I continued to read, I learnt more about Rwanda's beautiful lakes. I've also been magnetised by the enigma that is the Congo. So after a few days in Kigali, I headed west to Lake Kivu, which dominates the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo - the closest I could safely go (an Ebola breakout with WHO advisories meant crossing the...

Muraaho – Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

If I was to summarise Rwanda in three words, they would be: safe, tidy and forward-thinking. According to the World Economic Forum, Rwanda is the 9th safest country in the world - ahead of Austria and New Zealand. And I definitely felt it. Maybe it was the peaceful and level-headed nature of Rwandans. Or maybe it was the reassuring police presence...

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