Daily Wanderlust: Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Written by on April 26, 2012 in Destinations - 8 Comments

Rwanda is filled with dramatic images. From gorillas playfully rolling around in the depths of Volcanoes National Park to children hiding next to ramshackle huts on the tiny island of Nkombo, there is always something to grab attention.

The scenery, with the dark volcanoes rising up from the deep green grass and clouds shrouding the peaks, is no exception.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

8 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Ruhengeri, Rwanda "

  1. Albert April 27, 2012 at 3:31 am · Reply

    Love that pic! It looks unreal!

    • Diana April 27, 2012 at 11:11 am · Reply

      Thank you!! I love it, too!

  2. Barbara April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Reply

    Wow! Beautiful. I’d love to hear more about impressions of Rwanda today.

    • Diana April 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm · Reply

      Rwanda was a surprise for me. It’s sad past lingers, but you can see the hope in the people. The tourism board is working hard to bring people in to the country and see it for what it is today — a beautiful place filled with life, energy and culture. For me, the most interesting thing was to be a part of an entirely different world.

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures April 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm · Reply

    What a stunning pic! If that doesn’t ignite wanderlust I’m not sure what will?

    • Diana April 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm · Reply

      Thank you, Andi! I hope it does spark some wanderlust in people!

  4. Barbara April 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm · Reply

    Neat. I should keep it on my “must-do” travel list. It sounds like a world of deep contrasts.

    • Diana May 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm · Reply

      It really is!! Rwanda is magical.

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