Entries tagged: Rwanda

Lake Kivu, Rwanda's Best-Kept Secret

Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s Best-Kept Secret

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of traveling to Rwanda and the incredible country that has become one of Africa’s greatest success stories. Today we are taking a look at Lake Kivu, one of Rwanda’s best kept secrets. Lake Kivu is one of the African great lakes and one of Rwanda’s best kept secrets. It’s part of a string of freshwater lakes in Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Shifting rifts in the volcanic area contribute to the significant depth of Lake Kivu, which is the world’s 18th deepest lake. […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Kigali

Top 5 Things to Do in Kigali

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of traveling to Rwanda and the incredible country that has become one of Africa’s greatest success stories.Today, we’re looking at our top things to do in Kigali. While the focus of tourism in Rwanda is placed on trekking gorillas and seeing chimpanzees, Kigali has some fascinating things to do as well. Here are our top 5 things to do in Kigali. 1. Visit the Kigali Memorial Center Plan to dedicate half a day exploring the memorial center, which commemorates the Rwandan genocide […]

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Turkish Airlines Flights to Rwanda Will Have You Exploring the Land of a Thousand Hills in Under 24 Hours

Turkish Airlines Flights to Rwanda Will Have You Exploring the Land of a Thousand Hills in Under 24 Hours

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of Rwanda travel and the incredible country that has become one of Africa’s greatest success stories. We’re continuing our series by taking a look at flights to Rwanda. So you’ve decided to book your journey to Rwanda. Congratulations! Now let’s talk about flights to Rwanda. It’s pretty easy to get there from the United States. With Turkish Air, you’ll be there in under 24 hours. From the USA you have an easy connection in Istanbul before continuing onto Kigali. Or, if you […]

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Rwanda Travel - Is it safe?

Rwanda Travel – Is it safe?

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of Rwanda travel. The incredible country is one of Africa’s greatest success stories. The Land of a Thousand Hills The Rwanda of today is a much different country than it was just twenty years ago. While it’s hard to talk about Rwanda without thinking about the terrible genocide that claimed 800,000 lives, it’s hardly the thing that currently defines the country. In the face of tragedy, the country and her people have quickly turned itself and the world’s perception of it around […]

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Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

This week marks the festivities of the Lunar New Year, and this year’s element—wood—ushers in a focus on sturdy reputation, a variety of interests and pursuits, and a collaborative spirit. What better way to celebrate this vital element than to travel with Ker & Downey—a company rooted in collaboration and offering a variety of experiences—and to look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure?  Germany – The Black Forest This famous forest is the setting for many of the familiar tales curated by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and shared with a worldwide audience. The forest […]

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Top Ten Things to Do in Rwanda

Top Ten Things to Do in Rwanda

One of Ker & Downey’s Africa specialists Sara Kramer just returned from a three-week trip to Tanzania and Rwanda where she trekked mountain gorillas and got to know some of the locals. Here are her top ten things to do in Rwanda. Add them to your next journey! 10. Visit Rwanda’s Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village and try your hand at making Sorghum flour. The Iby’lwacu Cultural Village was set up as a way to curb poaching and increase conservation efforts by providing a way for ex-poachers to make an income and support their families. A visit to the village offers a […]

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A Day With Gorillas

A Day With Gorillas

Sara, one of our Africa specialists, and her husband Robert just returned from a trip to Tanzania and Rwanda where they had the opportunity to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. She recounts her experience below. The day started fairly early with breakfast and a warm cup of Rwandan Coffee. Depending on where you stay in the Volcanoes area the procedure for the morning departure will be a bit different but at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, we were fitted with gaiters and handed a snack to pack in our backpack before setting off to the Volcanoes Park Gate, a drive of […]

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