Courtesy Bradt Guide updates
The RDB yesterday made the following announcement:
The price of a Gorilla Tracking Permit will increase from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors, effective immediately 6 May 2017. The price increase will not affect tourists who had already purchased their tickets prior to this announcement.
A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas and to receive exclusive personalised tour guide services has been introduced at US$15,000.…
Going to Rwuanda in a few weeks and would love to visit Akagera. Can anyone tell me how difficult is to reach the park from Kigali by bus and to go back the other day? i got an e mail from park worker who told me it is very difficult to get there by bus, and that it makes it much more complicated to get to the recception and to the viachel (jeep) and also it is comolicated, she said, to get out of the parkthe other day etc etc :) ( use a travel agancy she said;))..
Also, do i need to book…
I am 65 and will be going to Rwanda for a gorilla trek and to take a safari in Tanzania in June. I have lots of questions about conflicting information I have read about the risk of yellow fever in these countries, whether or not authorities check for proof of vaccination and whether a letter of exemption (due to age over 65) is accepted. Does a letter of exemption need to be from a doctor specializing in travel, or can it be from a primary care doctor?
The only reference I have seen saying…
WARNING: IREMBO TAKES YOUR MONEY AND DOES NOT ISSUE NEITHER A RECEIPT NOR A VISA.
My letter to Rwanda Migration of Feb.21st
My name is Giorgio Scala, Italian passport xxxxxxxxxxxxx, and i have made an application and a payment for an east African Visa trough your system on Feb. 2nd, 2017 with my credit card mastercard ending with xxxx.
Since you have not send any email of confirmation of payment, once I arrived in Kigali airport on Feb.12th, I had to pay again for a visa.
I had the letter…
Hi guys, I'm an amateur wildlife photographer, interested in traveling and exploring Africa. I have been thinking about Rwanda, because it is an amazing location for seeing mountain gorillas. I don't want to contribute to any businesses that promote tourism that isn't eco-friendly, however. I want to photograph gorillas, but I don't want to disturb any of them in the process. So I'm looking for a tourism company that has a focus on photography and also respects the Earth and all wildlife, which…
Currently in Tanzania and planning on visiting Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda before making my way to Ethiopia but I'm still undecided on the route I want to take. I've read that the EAV is available on the border with Kenya but I can't find any information on whether this is true with the Rwanda border. Has anyone had any experiences with getting the visa at the border?
I have three days. One for travelling from Kigali to Volcanoes, one for visiting the Gorillas, one for driving back to Kigali.
1) I will arrive in Kigali and wonder what is the best and common way how tourists get from Kigali to the Gorillas?
2) Is it necessary to book accomodation in advance for the Volcanoes or even better to do this on arrival?
Can anyone recommend advice on how we get from Kigali to the border and on into the DRC at Goma? We ultimately need to get to mikeno Lodge. We already have visas.