What a shame this wonderful safari had to come to an end! We made the most of our final hours at the lodge by photographing some pretty cool birds flying around the garden, before heading back to Kigali. In the capital we had a few extra hours on our hands and visited the genocide memorial. This is a must-do if you are ever in Kigali; it is a sobering experience, but stands a great testimony to the people of Rwanda for being able to create such a peaceful community after having survived those terrible months in 1994.

It is always disappointing when a safari comes to an end, but these were wonderful days, which left us with great images of amazing animals and scenery. I cannot wait to head back up the volcanoes, and spend more valuable time with the mountain gorillas!

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