I am currently looking for options for a safari trip to Parc National de l'Akagera on somewhere between now and this sunday (the 5th, flexible in any case). I however do not have my own car, nor do I have a driving license. I am therefore looking for 1 or 2 people to go with me (either day until sunday is fine for me) so we can share the costs for renting a car and fuel. Package with everything included should cost around €100 (or $125) per person for a full day including…
I was a little unsure about booking a safari in Rwanda through a local travel agent, however, the reservation process was very straight forward. My driver / guide Kamya was excellent!! Flexibility was the key to the success of this safari. Kamya is so much experienced, very professional, knowledgeable beyond his age, and always on time which was greatly appreciated. Gorilla trekking was the highlight of this tour. I saw the gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys. Overall, a costly trip but…
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…
I'm looking at doing a loop from Gisenyi/Goma and back. The main components are:
-Congo Nile Trail
I can start on either the Rwanda or DRC side.
Route DRC (counter-clockwise): Kigali --> Goma --> Virunga --> Kahuzi Biega by boat --> Cyangugu --> Congo Nile Trail with a stop in Nyungwe up to Gisenyi --> back to Kigali
Route Rwanda (clockwise): Kigali --> Gisenyi --> Congo Nile Trail with a stop in Nyungwe to Cyangugu --> Kahuzi Biega --> Virunga by boat -->…
I'm looking to purchase fuel canisters in Kigali as we will be cooking most of our meals on a small MSR PocketRocket camping stove. Which canisters are available (Coleman screw-on, etc.) and where can I buy them?
I'll be (hopefully) visiting Rwanda and DRC in July. However my family is very concerned about the coup in Burundi and how it might affect safety in Rwanda and the rest of the region. I'm trying to convince them, and myself, that things will calm down after the election in June and that it won't spill over to Rwanda.
Do you think the situation in the region will worsen and make travel to Rwanda and DRC unsafe? Should I cancel?
Thanks for your opinions.
Anyone in Rwanda now (mid May) and know about the road conditions after the rainy season? Still posible to get around?
Also we are traveling with a kid (1 year). She is always with us (we live in Tanzania), but I am not sure if we are allowed in the national parks. I know that trekking the Gorillas is not for people under 15 year. But just visiting the country and around will be okay?
I am travelling with a mission trip organization with my kids..have never left the states before and am wondering about the safety of Rwanda. Also travelling to Gisenyi. I keep reading about grenade attacks in certain areas and my extended family keeps telling me how dangerous it is, though I have read Rwanda is generally safe.