Day 5 – Heart of Africa Motorcycle Tour

We decided on an early start as we had to cross borders from Uganda to Rwanda. The first 8 km was a dusty gravel road which we all enjoyed.

Morning Ride in Uganda, Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Morning Ride in Uganda, Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

The road fro Kabale to the Rwanda border is a beautifully paved road now, without potholes or ditches. The border post was busy as usual, but so much quicker than our first border crossing on tour. Once in Rwanda we had to switch to the right hand side of the road. The Americans felt right at home.

Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Rwanda offers beautiful twisty mountain roads. A must for any biker. We had lunch in Ruhengeri, at the foot of the Volcanoes National park, home of the Mountain Gorillas. A visit to the Dian Fossey foundation finished off the day.

Where we stop we attract crowds

Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

View from our lunch with the volcano in the background

Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Tea plantations in Rwanda

Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 5, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

The Mountain View Gorilla Lodge is a perfect place to stay as a base for the Gorilla trekking. The group cannot wait for our visit to these amazing animals tomorrow.

Jason

2017-05-18T21:48:35-05:00