Last weekend, Emmanuel and I flew near the volcano rim to see the new shelters being constructed there. It was sunset and the scenery was simply stunning of Nyiragongo Volcano and the Virunga Massif - the string of volcanoes separating Rwanda and Congo. (Click on the photos to see larger)
Stone buildings and bougainvillea at Mutsora give the feeling of a Spanish home.
Mutsora, our headquarters in the north, is an old station with beautiful stone buildings from the 1930s, brick buildings with French doors and old tile roofs, large expanses of lawn, jungle overhanging a river, and the majestic Rwenzori Mountains towering overhead. The starting point for the 5-day Rwenzori trek begins a few kilometers down the road. Any serious mountain trekkers out there? Mutsora has a lovely new guesthouse for travelers. Come for a visit! (Click on a photo to see it larger)
Mutsora Airstrip with the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance. Read the full story »