Met the group at Gatwick, all bound for Rwanda. Well earned drink for me (The Adventure Connection) and the rest of the UK tour operators (Naturetrek, Far & Wild, KE Adventure and Rainbow Tours).
Wednesday 21 November
Just arrived in Rwanda. Kigali is spectacular from the air - you can see why it's called 'The Land of a Thousand Hills'. On the ground is a very clean, organised modern African capital. The weather is beautiful - not too hot, not too cold. Steve from Kingfisher Journeys was very excited to see us. We're very excited to be here. Alison is going hiking with Steve in the NE. We're heading to Akagera NP where we're hoping to spot big game on safari!
Every month there is a community day where everyone pitches in to clean up and take part in community projects. Hence it being...
Met the group at Heathrow - such a good bunch of people, having a laugh already. Feel like we're in the Big Brother house! Everyone very grateful and excited. They're taking bets that I've lost the Adventure Connection sign by the end of the week!
Friday 28 September
After the flight from Heathrow last night our group of adventurers (from a selection of companies including Inside Asia, Travel Nation, Cookson Adventures and Far & Wild Travel) arrived in Colombo and were met by the team from Nkar Travel & Tours. Nkar were brilliant upon arrival - the whole team welcomed us with flowers and water bottles, accompanied by stories of the measures they are using to reduce plastic and educate local communities about plastic waste.
The main group will be heading to the remote north...