After searching the internet I have not yet really found what I'm looking for.
I'm in Kigali on a regular basis but always only 2 days to spend (need to be back on day 2 around 3.30 pm).
As private tours are quite expensive when we only have 2-3 people wanting to do some activity in our group, I'm looking for shared tours.
So looking for a "budget" tour company that organises 2 day tours to Akagera NP, starting from Kigali.
If someone knows a company that does grouptours, I would be happy to…
I'm thinking of going to Rwanda/Uganda/DCR in September which is good as it's the dry season but I've been to a few places across the world at that time and the problem is that it can look a bit too dry.
Kinda brown, India being a good example.
I hear this part of Africa can be quite scenic and the lushness of a place is quite important to me so does anyone know what to expect in that department? If it's not lush i might just wait and go next year at the end of the beginning of the dry…
We are two guys going to Rwanda in December/Jan. Arriving at midnight on the 28th so we plan to drive on the 28th to the gorilla safari area. As far as I know, there is a limited number of people who can do these treks per day. How early in advance do we need to book and what are the recommended your operators?
I'm heading on a quick tour to climb Nyiragongo Volcano and do gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August.
I'll leave August 7 from Kigali, travel to Goma where I'll spend the night. Day 2 I'll do a gorilla trek in Virunga. On day three I'll hike up Nyiragongo and overnight at the top before returning to Kigali.
Cheapest cost for me going alone is 1480 USD with Umubano Tours. I'm hoping this will come down if another traveller joins me.
I'm a 25-year-old male…
Hi there, I cannot find any info on this:
We've managed to get Gorilla Trekking permits in Rwanda for 750$ which is pretty expensive... and now we get a message from the park that we need to have our own vehicle (or rent a service for 100$ a day) to get from the park entrance to the parking lot where the trekking starts! Say what?
Has anyone went there without a car and simply tried to hitch a hike with other visitors? Any other options?
Thanks a lot
This topic seems to pop up every few years. I decided to open a new thread because the most recent I could find was 2013
There doesn't seem to be an easy way to travel this route. I'll summarise the methods I've found researching . If anyone has any newer and better information please post it here.
Bus to Benako border. Continue to Mwanza. Continue to Arusha. I've heard that getting to mwanza involves a few changes in transport and that there is no direct service…
I've scoured in internet and have found all sorts of disparate information about tipping guides, trackers, security people and porters in Volcanoes National Park. None of it is particularly clear however. It is never certain whether the amounts given are for the entire group (6-8 people on a gorilla trek) or per person (or some other method). The amounts I saw on one website added up to $65 across all the helping-personnel. I don't think that can be per person. That would be $160 for the…