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Hi,

How many days take the Congo Nile hiking trail?
Where I can buy the map of the trail? It's necessary take the tent?

We want do the trail by self guided, without guides.

Thanks

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I'm visiting Rwanda in September for 2 and a half weeks. So far I've booked my gorillas permit and my first few days accommodation in Kigali. I'm at the stage now where I'm starting to plan the rest of my trip around the country. My plan is to go to Volcanoes National park from Kigali and then to do a clockwise circuit of the country, taking in Lake Kivu, Butare, Eastern Province and eventually arriving back to Kigali.

What I'm wondering is do I need to book all of my accommodation in advance…

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I'm visiting Rwanda in September on my own and travelling independently. I'm already booked a Gorilla Permit for Volcanoes National Park which I plan on doing independently at the beginning of my trip. I would also like to see Akagera National Park without having to go through a tour company. From what I'm read so far this seems to be a little bit more complicated. Has anyone any experience of doing this in the past? Did you have to stay overnight in the park? Did you hire a driver for the day…

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Hi

I am thinking of booking a low budget safari to Rwanda, Uganda and Congo with Zozo safaris. A friend of a friend mentioned them to me, but there is virtually no information online or reviews (they have a very basic website www.zozosafaris.com ). Just wondering if anyone has used them or has any suggestions for a good value safari camp?

Thanks

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Greetings Thron Tree forum!

My husband and I are traveling to Rwanda for two weeks in November. We are traveling independently and are working on the places we want to see. Right now we are thinking of the following places in a two week timeframe:

Volcanoes National Park
Lake Kivu
Akagera National Park

Is that enough time? Is that too much? We like to take our time and not feel rushed.

Other places that we should see?

Any and all advice is welcome!

Thanks,
JoAnna

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Dear travelers,

I'am traveling through east Africa with a good friend this summer, we had some questions.
What are good ways to travel? (we don't have a car or drivers license)
Are the bus connections good? What companies are reliable? Can you recommend traveling by train?
Do you know any useful websites for transportation?

All tips are welkom, thanks in advance.

Ina :)

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Background:
1. Rwanda is quite good at having website for consular affairs and some froms, and then , at least in Sudan, the Rwanda embassy has its own website with staff names!, individual emails and phone numbers ! and photos!
2. Rwanda changed Visa system recently and says to either (a) apply for Entry Letter on line , collecting Visa at airport OR (b) going to Embassy

Found much better (lower, and less transit time) flights routed via Rwanda... but with short time to get Transit Visa.
For…

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I'm planning on heading to Rwanda in September, and I'm traveling solo. I want to see the gorillas and spend a few more days in Volcanoes Nat'l Park trekking and seeing the golden monkeys. Does anyone have any suggestions for a safari company that is reasonably priced? The LP guide only lists 2, and one is super expensive.

Thanks!

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Kigali to Arusha Feb 2016

Before I left the UK I tried to research the Kigali to Arusha route without much success - having recently done it I have to report it is very simple

Got a moto (400 from centre of Kigali ) to Nyabugogo Bus station Tell the moto driver you're going on Select and he'll take you to the right entrance

I went with a bus company called "Select" (Mutanda go as well)

Buses go every half hour from 3. 30am - I took the 4.30am bus - 3000 RWF

Got to Resumo 7.30am

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Hey there! I'm planning on doing a 3-day-trekking tour to Mt Nyiragongo in DRC, starting on 2nd June in Uganda, through Rwanda to Goma, then climbing up the volcano to the lavalake and stay on the crater for one night.
Someone from Uganda/Rwanda wants to join me? Trip is VERY expensive though, but it's one of the most active volcanos on the earth and you can get to the edge of an huge lavalake!
So would be great do find some hiking mates!