September 16, 2021 7 min read
They celebrate the end of the genocide every year with posters and music and celebrations. There are mass graves throughout the nation that are covered in flowers-- the lives lost are not forgotten. They are honored by all and a reminder of what can happen to a nation divided. I was moved to tears many times during our visit.
We found our gorilla family after about 2.5 hours of hiking but the time went by so quickly! We had to keep our eyes out for hill buffalo which are DANGEROUS so that definitely kept us busy. The guides ahead found the family and gave us about a 2 minute warning to put our masks on and leave our walking sticks and backpacks. We took a deep breath, rounded a corner, and there they were.
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