Kigali, the capital, is built on several hills that offer panoramic views of the city and suburbs. The parliament building is still under repair from bullet and rocket fire (photos 5 and 6) during the civil war carnage in 1994. Photos 10 to 15 show how the very few elite live in big houses on a golf course.

Otherwise, life hustles on in the city for artesans and vendors selling phone service or motorcycle taxi rides. For children and peasants in the countryside life is quiet and slow. The final 13 photos show our ‘basic’ motel by the Kagera River between Uganda and Tanzania in the village of Rusumo.  Across the bridge and up the hill is Tanzania; there is no town there, just a small village and a customs station.