Yesterday, I updated this blog from the foot of Mount Muhabura somewhere in Burera District. From there, I headed to downtown Musanze to deliver a donation for the benefit of Agati Library.
After a brief stopover in Muhoza Sector, I proceeded to Volcanoes Forest Camp along the Musanze - Nyabihu highway. I visited the camp while scouting for my next getaway sanctuary.
Upon arrival, I was given a tour of the facility. It felt like a nature walk in a dense forest. As a matter of fact, it is a forest. A pretty dense one. I was awestruck by the lush vegetation cover, volcanic rocks and stone-strewn walkways. In addition, I fell in love with the cozy cabins hanging like nests.
Strolling around, I was entertained by the soothing melodies of those birds I always write about. Birds are gifted musicians. Different species of birds boast unique tones and genres. Some individuals have their own signature songs. Many have one song in their repertoires while others claim ownership of several singles, even a few albums.
I have been doing a lot of riding lately while delivering donations in different community libraries around the country. I appreciate the generosity of the businesses that pay for these donations.
I will be hitting the road hard every day until early 2022. Then, I will go to a hideout in which nature rules supreme. The plan is to kick back, relax and sip beverages prescibed for holidaymakers vacationing in exotic destinations.
As hinted earlier, I am still scouting for that hideout. I feel like returning to the forest — where I belong. However, my travel companions need en-suite hot showers and other amenities I can’t find in a virgin forest. Yes, I won’t be alone. Good things are meant to be shared and this getaway is no exception.
My made-in-Rwanda adventure bike is capable of taking me to remote forests but, this time around, a few readers will follow me driving their small cars. That means, I have to put accessibility into consideration. It seems like Volcanoes Forest Camp ticks all the boxes.
The aforementioned readers are working their tails off during the festive season. They have opted to postpone their holidays until January when things slow down. We are fine-tuning details of the much-anticipated road trip. Would you want to tag along? WhatsApp +250 783 500 555.
The author is an adventurer on a tour of all 30 districts and 416 sectors of Rwanda. Follow his awe-inspiring journey on Twitter @GeoExposure.