Before we came to Rwanda we read a book called “Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda”, by Rosamund Carr. It was a fascinating history of one woman’s life in the Congo and Rwanda during some very turbulent times starting in the 1940’s. Both Janet and I wanted to visit her farm and cottage, the boys not so much so.
The farm lies 7 km off the main road , between Musanze and Rubavu along the Northern border of Rwanda. Rosamund or Roz lived for decades in Rwanda on a Pyrethrum Farm, which after the Genocide became an orphanage and more recently a pre-school.
The highlights for us were touring the wonderfully kept gardens, seeing her cottage and having lunch prepared by her former cook. The weather was really cool, as it sits in the shadow of Mt. Karisimbi, Rwanda’s tallest mountain. The guide we had was excellent and the whole experience was one of my favorite afternoons in Rwanda.