Little boy in Rwanda
On a very long coach trip through Rwanda from Kigali up to Volcanoes National Park, we stopped en route for a ‘comfort break.’ As soon as we got off the bus, we were surrounded by a gaggle of children and adults who seemed to appear from nowhere. All curious, some holding back and others venturing closer, they wanted to say ‘hello’ and see what we were wearing and holding. This little boy caught my eye with his delightfully shy smile and, as I crouched down to talk to him, he came closer and closer. Finally he reached out a tentative hand to my camera so I handed it to him to have a look. Another member of our group came up and called to him to have his photo taken.
I stepped back, clicked and got this shot. He sums up the warm welcome and friendly faces we saw throughout our memorable trip to Rwanda with Uber Luxe Safaris, a country coming to terms with a tough past and and embracing an exciting future.
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Rwanda has had a terrible time in the relatively recent past and it is not ignored in the country, especially in the very moving Kigali Genocide Museum. But they are dealing with their past in very practical and thoughtful ways, and Rwanda is now one of Africa’s most progressive, settled and happy countries. If you get the chance, do visit – this little lad sums it all up perfectly.
What a great photo – you have really captured the character of this little lad. Glad to hear that Rwanda is recovering well from its past horrors. It’s not somewhere I had on the radar to visit but you have persuaded me it would be a really interesting place to visit.
Glad you like it the photo Jason and delighted to be able to show the smiling face of this beautiful country.