I am going to Rwanda for 8 days in 2 weeks and I am trying to plan my itinerary, but there are too many things I am interested in. I need opinions to choose what to prioritize. I am on a budget so I can't go gorilla or chimp tracking and I don't drive so I will not hire a car. I love hiking, volcanoes, lakes and waterfalls. Here are the things that I would like to do in no particular order:
2. Nyungwe waterfall hike
3. Lake Ruhondo or Lake Burera
4. Hiking Bisoke in Parc des Volcans
I am traveling to Rwanda and Uganda in December & January, possibly Kenya, too. I am planning to apply for the "T12 East Africa Tourist Visa". My understanding is that I need to apply for this visa with the country I enter first, which in my case is Rwanda. Their website asks for a Letter of Invitation.
Does anyone have any advice on how to obtain such Letter of Invitation for Rwanda?
I am Josien, 33 years from the Netherlands. I am planning to go end of October,beginning November to Rwanda for 10 days. I plan to stay 3 nights at Volcanoes NP, 2 nights Gisenyi and 2/3 nights in Nyungwe. I understood that public transportation is more difficult from Gisenyi/Kigali to Nyungwe NP, therefore I was thinking of booking a car with a tour company and back to Kigali (3-6 November approximately). Anyone planning a similar trip? Regards Josien
I am travelling solo from Nigeria and would be out to Explore East Africa between 4th October to 4th November would be nice to meet up with other travellers or do some fun activities together.
Sorry if this seems a double-post; I put it in the DRC forum, too.
We want to visit Virunga NP in the DRC from Rwanda. We are concerned about the visa going back into Rwanda.
Some nationalities can get visas on arrival. For those who cannot do this, do you have any advice? We don't seem able to get a multiple-entry visa online from the Rwanda website. We know about the East African visa (Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda), but I'm not sure if that would remain valid if we went to another country (DRC)…
My wife and I have just returned from our first trip to Rwanda where we spent 12 nights. I wanted to share some information on costs/budgeting for future travellers as I found it difficult to estimate these in advance. For reference, as of early September 2016 EUR 1 equated to almost RWF 900 while USD 1 equated to slightly more than RWF 800. All prices quoted below are the total prices paid for 2 people sharing a double room.
We arranged our own itinerary and bookings and discovered we had a…
I posted this in response to a question in another thread but re-posting for others' benefit:
My wife and I spent 12 nights in Rwanda in August/September 2016 which we organised ourselves.
- We hired a Rav4 with driver for the first 8 days (Kigali - Volcanoes NP - Karongi - Nyungwe NP - Kigali) and drove ourselves for the last 3 days (Kigali - Akagera NP - Kigali);
- The car was c. 15 years old but in good condition considering the age;
- We paid USD60 a day for the car plus an additional USD40…
We are 2 belgian girls traveling around. We have traveling experience and would love to go to Uganda & Rwanda around Xmas.
But we have a few questions:
1) in which direction would you do the trip?
- fly to Rwanda, travel to Uganda & fly back home from Uganda
- fly to Uganda, travel to Rwanda & fly back home from Rwanda
are there any pro's & con's in one of the 2 options (other than the flights being "cheaper" aka a little less expensive ;)?
2) we were thinking of hiring a car there, but it…
I'm Thomas (34, educational trainer) and will be in Rwanda from sep 16th.
Right now my only plan is to stay for a few days in Kigali and go gorilla trekking in the last week of sep - also staying a few days in volcanoes np.
However: I thought about heading to kivu, the east and south in between and after volcanoes.
Is there anyone traveling Rwanda, too?