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Hello! Has anybody traveled overland from the Lakes region of Rwanda to Kigoma via Burundi recently? If so, can you tell me if you felt safe, where you crossed and how much time it took? Thanks!
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We had enjoyable trip and unforgettable on gorilla trek, nyungwe forest and Queen Elizabeth organized by E&C Tours and Safari in July 2013, organized by Elias, own of the company, and it's a big experience for us and we'll always treasure and make them up and recommend them,
Our guide, Eric, picked up from Airport in Kigali and took us to the hotel in Kigali, after lunch Kigali city tour and the following day to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze. Our trip ended in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth and kampala where we took our flight back to New York
Eric is a wonderful tour guide, and always Elias make follow up asked us what’s going on our trip; they are very knowledgeable and gave us every details. The car was nice and comfortable.
These guys made us unforgettable and enjoyable Rwanda and Uganda safari
If we want to go Back to visit Rwanda or Uganda or East Africa again, we'll b... more »
Unfortunately I couldn't find anything online – does anyone know a good contact to rent a boat for half a day/a day in Gisenyi (to visit the islands like Napoleon Island)?
I'm looking to travel by bus from Kampala to Rwanda in December 2013 and spend about 7-10 days travelling around the country. Along with sightseeing I would like to do some hiking and want some advice on places to go - I am fit and able to manage long distances, but will be travelling light with only hiking shoes and no other real equipment. Any recommendations on things to see in Rwanda off the beaten track would be appreciated!
Has anybody booked Gorilla permits through email@example.com?
I have contacted them and have been given bank account details to transfer money across to book the permits but I am worried that the money will not get to where it is suppose to. Has anybody else booked permits in this way?
I have tried on several occasions to contact the office on the details on their website but there never seems to be any answer, does anyone have an alternative contact?
Any information on this process would be greatly appreciated.
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I am Italian citizen traveler coming to visit Rwanda. I wonder if anyone use very cheep and reliable company which can show me around. Any advice is thankful.
Thank you very much
How much can I expect to pay for a 3 days / 2 nights trip from Kigali to Nyungwe Forst (without entry fees, with accommodation at the Forest Lodge)? Unfortunately I'll be travelling on my own and my plan was to drive from Kigali to Huye and afterwards to Nyungwe to stay there for two nights (then go back to Kigali).
I've asked different tour companies and there were huge price differences. Now I'm unsure if it's better to book the accommodation on my own and to rent a car (with a driver) for three days. Furthermore does anyone know if it's possible to participate on a tour with other people (so I'm not the only one and the costs could be shared)?
Thanks in advance.
What would be the best English word for the "cabarets" in Rwandan villages. Since these don't feature entertainment, "cabaret,"in English, wouldn't be accurate. And since they tend to be more like hole-in-the-wall-type bars that mainly serve cheap, often home-brewed banana beer, rather than a larger variety of drinks, "bar"and "pub" don't seem quite right. This is for a book of poems, so it would be incredibly helpful if anyone could suggest a word, or even a two-or-three word phrase that would convey what a Rwandan village "cabaret" is, without involving a longer description.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
In September we (wife and I in our 70's) were on a 7 day tour with Amahoro Tours that included seeing the gorillas. In general, everything worked out OK. The best part was the gorillas. About a 90 minute walk, uphill, a bit wet but a great adventure.
One problem was that Amahoro missed some of the point in what was arranged as a customized trip. We had tried to emphasize that the cultural aspects of Rwandan life were of major importance to us. The itinerary we received and expected was "right on" but the actual tour was a lot of drive-by stuff. Our guide/driver (Kevin) was nice enough and knowledgeable enough but in retrospect he didn't try hard enough to seek out off-the-road points of interest. We wanted to learn the details of charcoal making and brick making but he never got to that up close. It's not enough to just drive by and point out an activity at 50 mph!! Just on... more »
Step Town Hotel is reasonably priced ($55 for 2 w/breakfast) near town but there's a pretty steep dirt road (not fun when it rains) to the center. Very clean and John is very helpful.
Couple of questions. Is it still ok to get the visa on arrival at a land border..I am coming from Uganda. Secondly, are there any atm's that accept international visa cards in the country? Thanks.
A new visa scheme linking Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda has been announced
The decision to issue a multinational visa was reached at a summit held in Kigali, Rwanda in October in a move designed to boost East African tourism. The new visa is set to make things easier for travellers to the region, who currently have to arrange separate visas for each country. At around £60 ($100), the new combination visa will also prove less costly.
Hon Dr Maria Mutagamba, the Ugandan Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities commented: "We are proud to invite our future tourists to experience a more accessible eastern Africa region. Visitors to our region will benefit from the new, more convenient multi-nation visa and will see the improvements in security, immigration systems, infrastructure and capacity building that this system brings."
Dr Mutagamba's words were echoed by Valentine Rugwab... more »
I have obtained Rwanda e-visa approval from Rwanda Immigration dept and I am eligible to get VoA of Uganda even though I have Indian PP (so sad !).
However in Rwanda e-visa approval letter my point of entry is Kigali Int'l airport (I chose it while applying) but now I want to enter Uganda first and then visit Rwanda from Kabale. So in this regard will it be allowed by Rwanda border official as well as Airlines staff in UAE ? I may fly from UAE to Uganda first and then fly back from Rwanda to UAE.
Thank you in advance.
i'm planning to go with a group of 10 people in kibungo and we should stay at st josephlodgement
i wanted to warn them about our arrival but i can't find any email contact on line
can u help me to find it out?
thanks in advance
I am about to book a flight from the UK to Entebbe (Uganda) on Brussels Airlines. The flight goes via Kigali in Rwanda. There is almost a 24 hour connection time in Kigali. The plane arrives in Kigali at about 6pm and departs for Entebbe at about 6pm the next day. Am I allowed to leave the airport, find overnight accommodation in Kigali and spend the day in Kigali and then return to the airport for the connecting flight? I am British so don't need a visa to enter Rwanda.
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