My journey

To Uganda & Rwanda – Rainforest

 Chimpanzees, Gorillas and hospitable People.

Is going to be a few years that I have been struggling and trying to find myself, so many questions and few answers on my journey. Trying to find some inner peace and most of all to keep my inner fire.

Keep my fire! A good fire. Not too strong! Or weak! I do not want be afraid of it! Let her talk, sing, dance!

  • This time , decided to take a step further and write my diary every day and always remembering that I have my inner fire!

    It will be two years or so playing in my mind this trip, every day that passes I am more excited. I came fortunate that I engaged in a group with an excellent guide (ECO FIELD TOURS). 

    After nights of anxiety, the time came ... repeating myself at all times not to lose my fire ... trying to remember small moments of intimacy ... I'm on my way to the airport. I can hear the beat of my heart ...

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  • ... Fire

    Keep my fire! A good fire. Not too strong! Or weak!

    Keep my life's desire, to refuel and switch!

    Keep the flame in my heart to be balanced; without criticism the world, hatred, jealousy, guilt! without freezing.

    Keep the fire in my stomach with strong desires, not too high or low !

    Keep the flower of my life, in my femininity!

    I do not want be afraid of it!

    Let her talk, sing, dance!

West of Lake Victoria are located Uganda and Rwanda, the human warmth of the residents, along with biodiversity, landscapes and pristine forest gorillas it is the place of my journey that seeks to experience nature, and my feelings..

Uganda - "Pearl of Africa" - "land of a thousand hills and eternal spring" Is a journey into the realm of an ancient and mysterious African continent in black, on Lake Victoria. It has expanses of lush rainforests, home to chimpanzees, gorillas and other animals. Fascinating nature reserves and a series of lakes that constitute the perfect habitat for hundreds of species of birds.

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  • Nature reserves are unique landscapes of lakes that fill craters of volcanoes, vast savannas, high mountains processed agricultural terraces, and a chain of huge volcanoes.


  • Little Rwanda, "the land of a thousand hills", fertile mountainous ,country that is predominantly engaged in agriculture. In Rwanda, nature reserves of tropical rain forests and mountainous regions, including the Vulcan Park de fine - the largest reserve which are rare mountain gorillas, including the research center founded by Dian Fossey - Mother 'gorilla.

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Day 1 - Kampala Entebbe


After landing observed at the old terminal at Entebbe , I first went to the beach, I saw 3 ladies with children, playing in the water and sand, a boy and a girl beautiful eyes, big walnut color, laughing... I smiled seeing to myself so much innocence on that eyes ... repeating to myself ... try to find again my inner fire

  • I do not want be afraid of it! Let her talk, sing, dance!

    I continue to Kampala, capital of Uganda lies on the hills on Lake Victoria. Explored the city and visit the local market fascinating of the city, where I come into contact with the atmosphere of the real Africa and the people … walked through the market , watching the women carrying their babies or nursing ... I could not stop thinking how much injustice in the world and that would be the future of the babies

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Day 3 - 2 Murchison Falls Reserve and the White Nile.

We drove through the plains of Shame, the nature reserve of Murchison Falls, a large region of savannas and forests along the Nile River in the Victorian. Falls . I sat, watched ... the strength of Niagara Falls Murchison. How much power, I felt the hug of the waterfalls; the virgin nature.

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Hours traveling on roads of red earth, unable to see the end ... we saw little villages with their local market, children playing barefoot or hiding in waterways.... Earth dust flying everywhere, making special colors to the jungle. People walking up and down from the volcanic mountains ... carrying water. wood ... children going to their activities or schools that are not near their homes.

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I remembered a song of childhood; wondering if it really is a pleasure ...

"In the jungle or cement

 Walking is a pleasure

 While there is thus marked

 Gait which left ..."

The next morning, I cruised on the Nile River, where I watch the animals, birds drinking from the river I never saw so many birds, , flying like a dance ... a beautiful Ballet in the sky.

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The next morning, I cruised on the Nile River, where I watch the animals, birds drinking from the river I never saw so many birds, , flying like a dance ... a beautiful Ballet in the sky.

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  • Hippos and crocodiles immersed in water.

    I found silence inside me, I let myself go alone with the sound of nature, and I felt happy, grateful In the afternoon I went to the nature reserve safari and watch the wildlife. This is not the first time I see the behavior of animals, it is fascinating.

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I felt I could spend hours, watching ... lessening the mysterious of the Savannah ... I get excited again listening to my inner voice ....Fire...Keep my fire! A good fire. Not too strong! Or weak! Keep my life's desire, to refuel and switch!


Day 4 Murchison Falls along the western Rift Valley to Fort Portal.

We rolled along the western Rift Valley (Albertine), Murchison Falls Park to Fort Portal. In route green landscape lush vegetation of "Bush", tropical fruit stalls, villages and agricultural fields in the country Bonioro Kingdom. Slowly climbed towards to the the city of Fort Portal, the capital of the province and the Kingdom of Toro and the seat of the king of Toro.

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Day 5 

Early in the morning we went to- Queen Elizabeth Reserve, tropical rain forest, impressive for its beauty ... We entered the jungle on a walking tour to observe chimpanzees, monkeys and small lakes in volcanic craters fill, because a big, crowded growth was not enough light ... occasionally came a ray of light as it leads the way, every tree or branch... different life story, full of mushrooms. All branches and leaves were full of water drops like diamonds ... they accompanied me all the way.

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Luckily I could see the chimpanzees jumping side to side like a circus Hours later we drove south in a magical landscape of craters reserve to Queen Elizabeth.

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Day 6 Queen Elizabeth Reserve and Canal Kzingh.

In the reserve there are giant lakes of the Rift Valley, small lakes and volcanic craters, areas of " Bush " representing wildlife refuge , savannas and canal . In the afternoon we cruise Canal Kzingh natural and impressive, connects Lake George to Lake Edward, and is known for the dense population where hippos, buffalo, other wildlife and a variety of waterfowl and shore Kzingh bank located.

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We went through a fishing village, children running ... men and woman working … The birds settled on boats that have not yet sailing

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Day 7 Queen Elizabeth - Reserve

Drive south arrived to one of the most beautiful and fascinating reservations in Uganda. The reserve is broad savannah animals containing a variety of typical Impala toffee, antelope tangle ( BUSHBUK ) ) , antelope Water ( WATER BUCK ) , buffalo and elephants . To well-known and rare phenomenon, I watch the lions lounging in the trees uncharacteristically.

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Overnight at lodge tents by the river and I expect to see some animals to drink from it. Part of the group went back out at midafternoon, to see more animals.

I preferred staying ...

After asking for hot water to take a bath, I sat on the balcony opposite the river, a place full of passion I cried, smiled ... I missed a warm embrace ... The tears stopped falling ... suddenly I hear the sound of a cricket that led me to remind my childhood ... I smiled ... I hugged myself, promising not to forget my inner fire. Keep the flame in my heart to be balanced; without criticism the world, hatred, jealousy, guilt! without freezing.

Keep the fire in my stomach with strong desires, not too high or low! Keep the flower of my life, in my femininity!

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Day 8 Lake Bonioni - "paradise" of Uganda.

Went south in a mountainous area in the province Kingdom hook , known as long-horned herds of cows and milk production. Afternoon arriva to Lake Bonioni in the heart of the mountains. The lake was created as a result of natural damming of river beds, channels and lava eruption by blocking the flow of rivers. The lake is spectacular, colorful villages and agricultural fields on the slopes around the lake, and a series of small islands poking him afloat.

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We arrived at Ruhijah, a small village ... woman selling typical things ... Suddenly I saw some children eating behind some bushes.

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They caught my attention and I got closer, I was impressed when I found an orphanage ... boys / girls of all ages playing ... eating ... other isolated.

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Our guide asked permission to enter ... we dance and sing together for a while. If you ask me who gave us more at that time - the answer is: THEY GAVE ME! FELT JOY AND ENJOY , IT WAS THE BEST GIFT ... but despite the joy of that moment ... the soul was sad to know that unfortunately there will be no future for those guys.

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The days were passing, and so the time. Knowing that in a few days I would have to return to the routine of life ... trying to memorize the small and big things I learned from the people around ... I say thank you.


Day 9 transition from Uganda to Rwanda , the land of a thousand hills.

Drive on the scenic mountain villages to the town of Kisoro, which crossed the border into Rwanda . Once we're settled ,we went on a walking tour familiarity with local residents in nearby villages.

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Rwanda is a "Land of a thousand hills" and Eternal Spring, and it is so called background landscapes - rainforests , mountains and lakes to magic and is considered one of the most beautiful green countries in Africa. The people walked up and down the mountains, carrying merchandise, or just walking So much color and misery in the same level 

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The day is coming and my anxiety it is growing , I cannot stop thinking about the meeting with the gorillas ... I can hear the heartbeat every hour every day .... more powerful , I cannot explain the emotion.

Day 10 gorillas Park Reserve de Koons.

Early in the morning we went to the Park de fined her mountain gorillas live. Gorillas move their living area at altitudes between 2200 meters to 3800 meters, where living conditions are ideal for them: a cool climate, foggy and rainy. These conditions are the basis for the development of a large variety of plants, so the favorite vegetarian gorillas like bamboo (bamboo), celery and many other delicious.The Park is the largest gorilla reserve of 3 reserved sustainability border triangle of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the best view mountain gorillas. The park became famous for her studies of Dian Fossey and wake her book 'Gorillas In The Mist'. 

Today,  we split up into small teams and we went off in search of gorillas families. We walk in the rain forest of the park's meeting with apes impressive. This is one of the most exciting encounters in nature that we can conceive.

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Days 11-12 Rohngri - Kigali, capital of Rwanda , and back home In the morning we drove Virunga Mountains at Kigali , capital of Rwanda. Visiting the genocide memorial site.

The trip ended, but only now begins my inner journey I do not have enough words to explain the true inner feeling. A huge satisfaction of having lived so much experience, giving me the right to feel unafraid again and keep my fire . Thanks to those who engaged the trip with me, thanks to those who supported me from near and far and finally thanks to all who have passed through my life.


... Fire

Keep my fire! A good fire. Not too strong! Or weak!

Keep my life's desire, to refuel and switch!

Keep the flame in my heart to be balanced; without criticism the world, hatred, jealousy, guilt! without freezing.

Keep the fire in my stomach with strong desires, not too high or low !

Keep the flower of my life, in my femininity!

I do not want be afraid of it!

Let her talk, sing, dance!

Danced, playful, keep the soul in me!

Not die within the procedure. Turn it all time, to myself and the whole world!

And if they ask me! Got fire?

I will Say Yes!

Have plenty of fire!

I got hurt, whisper, soul, dance fever, pots, bonfire, flame!

I'm Torch of Love

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