Ilse Lasschuijt

Escape The City: Two Days in Rwanda’s Tea Country

Kigali is a beautiful city, though sometimes you need a break from the city’s hustle and bustle. In this new series, the WEEKENDER explores escapes into the beautiful Rwandan country side, to enjoy nature, relax the brain and free the spirit. How do you drink your tea? Black or green?...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:20 PM

Great Escapes: Things To Do Around Musanze (That Are Not The Gorillas)

If you live in Kigali, chances are sooner or later you will find yourself in Musanze, the city located on the foothills of the Virunga massif.  Even if you are not there to see the celebrated mountain gorillas (but if it is within your budget, go for it!) there are other activities to enjoy in...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:52 PM

Westerwelle Start-Up Haus: More Than Just A Work Space

Good news for rooftop-fetishists: the rooftop at Westerwelle Start-up Haus, the latest addition to Kigali’s start-up ecosystem, is a solid contender for the best view of the city. Its spacious two-story outdoor terrace boasts a winning close view of the Convention Centre dome and panoramic...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:06 PM

Could Plant-Based Leather Provide New Opportunities For Rwanda?

If you are vegan, or contemplating a vegan lifestyle, chances are that you don’t want to own or wear any animal products, which includes leather. Unfortunately, “vegan leather” does not always tick the eco-friendly box, but the fashion industry is driving innovations that promise...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:23 PM

Great Escapes #3: A Rainy Season Bush Weekend At Karenge

When news arrived that the Karenge eco-Bush camp in Akagera National Park would open (almost) all year, I jumped at this opportunity to experience the northern section of the park in the wet season. So, we prepped for a rainy bush weekend adventure: checked the car, let a bit...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:37 PM

Help, My Data Bundle Has Disappeared!

Has it ever happened to you that data “disappeared” from your mobile even though you have not used your phone? There is a lot you can do to avoid this. Here are some useful tips and tricks. Just a few years ago, you literally had to abuse your phone to use up a full GB of mobile...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:18 PM

7 Ideas To Share The Love On Valentine’s Day

Whether you are single or part of a couple, there are plenty of things to do in this town to show that you care about your partner, your friends or yourself! February 14th is approaching fast so we will bring you our best ideas. Tell us yours! Sweets for your Sweet This is a...

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 3:33 PM

At Thousand Hills Rugby “we are a family”, says Mugabo

Jimy Mugabo has a dream. A dream about rugby in Rwanda. In this dream, he envisions Rwandan kids growing up to play what he believes is the most honourable team sport in the world and represent their country in international tournaments. “And our President Kagame will be there to cheer them...

Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:41 PM