Rose Carr’s Farm

Mrs. Rosamond Halsey Carr was the first American citizen to settle in rwanda, in 1949. She managed a flower plantation, bought it and never left. During her time she witnessed Rwandan independence, was a friend of Dr. Dian Fossey and fled for some months during the genocide. When she returned home she turned the farm into orphanage Imbabazi of Mudende, which takes care of and shelters displaced children and genocide orphans. The orphanage is called Imbabazi, which in Kinyarwanda means “a place where you will receive all the love and care a mother would give.” it is a beautiful place with a rich history, educational opportunities and caving activities. There is also a place to camp. The site is easily accessible from Rubavu by taking the Musanze road for about 20km to Kabari junction. Take the road to Mugongo to your left for 8 km.