A Journey To A 1000 Hills.

Amakuru? (How are you?) LOL if you see how busy i am on google translate. You’d subscribe to recieve the blog via email 😉

Take 2.
Amakuru?
Recieve greetings from the land of 1000 hills, Rwanda. I am really excited to be here. Everyday is just better than the previous.

Traveling is fun. It is life. If it were free, i am sure you wouldn’t see me for a while.

Kigali came calling, and being the adventurer i am i answered. . . A 24 hour journey my friend. . 24 hours. Then you get here its GMT +2 so they are an hour behind from Nairobi time. I cannot keep up.

Here we were, heading west i believe.
The Rift Valley Viewpoint is amazing in the evening.

Rift Valley Viewpoint at Night
Rift Valley Viewpoint at Night

“5 minutes break” yells the conductor. We are in Nakuru already.
As others go eat, i move closer to the road…the lights, a camera, action was inevitable!

Nairobi Nakuru Highway Bokeh
Nairobi Nakuru Highway

From then on it was an express trip up until Busia, the Kenyan Ugandan border which we got to around 3AM. Hello M7.

The streets of Kampala
The streets of Kampala

One of the downside of travel photography in my opinion is, if you are using public means, there is little you can do about having stop overs and taking pictures when you see it fit.
Bare with me on my failures on this one.

You know you are in Uganda when...
You know you are in Uganda when…
Man at work
Man at work
Part of the landscape in Uganda
Part of the landscape in Uganda

8 hours from Kampala to the Uganda-Rwanda Border, Katona.
This is where the fatigue kicks in. But as if they knew, the roads and sights as you approach Kigali are just breathtaking.

Exit Uganda, Enter Rwanda...
Exit Uganda, Enter Rwanda…

I cannot miss to report that they drive on the right side here. Everytime a car passed by it felt like that was overlapping in the worst form. . . Culture Shock, they call it.

PS: They drive on the right side here... so confusing i must say...
PS: They drive on the right side here… so confusing i must say…

The landscape in Rwanda i must say is one in a million. Up. Down. Ascend. Descend. Juu. Chini. Hejuru. Hasi. Its as if playing hide and seek with the sun and the hills.

Some more to go...
Some more to go…

The compartmentalising of this lands left me in awe. At one part. Only rice was being grown. In another, potatoes. . As you approach Kigali, Tea fields welcome you far and beyond. . .

As you approach Kigali...
As you approach Kigali…
We are all on a journey...
We are all on a journey…

Eventually, the fields turn into housing and the city beckons.

The plantations transform into buildings
The plantations transform into buildings

Upon the last turn, a big star shines upon the hills. It is as if the beautiful sun is telling you “murakaza neza Kigali” (welcome to Kigali)

And then this happened...sigh
And then this happened…sigh
More sunset...
More sunset…

25 hours later, the journey comes to a halt but another begins.

A street in Kigali.
A street in Kigali.

Until next time, “Mwiriwe neza” (Good Evening)

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