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I'm planning an East Africa trip in July/August - right now I'm debating b/w Rwanda vs. Uganda. Which would you recommend to someone who isn't planning to do a gorilla trek, and what would you recommend doing? I plan to spend about a week or so.

Thanks!

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Hi everyone!

I was interested in going to Nyungwe Forest National park, but don't have a whole lot of time. Is it possible to go up saturday night, stay the night, do a chimp or monkey tracking on the day of Sunday and come back Sunday evening? (my flight out of Kigali is 8:30am on Monday morning)

Any recommendations of guides or other types of advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Michael

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Hi guys. I have another question about our forthcoming trip to Rwanda. In the Bradt guide it says you must confirm your return flight. I have never done this before in all the hundreds of flights I have done. Do we need to do it in reality and where/ how? We are flying with Brussels airlines. Thank you

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This is my daughter trying to learn her culture
https://youtu.be/YMu1XCUQSZk

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money

Is it easy to change sterling in Rwanda or should we take dollars or euro? Thanks

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Hello friends

Has anyone crossed the border from Cyangugu to Bukavu on their own? I am independently trying to get to Kahuzi Biega National Park and it seems like Kigali to Cuangugu shouldn't be an issue as there is plenty of information on that topic. However, after searching on the internet, there is absolutely no information (that I I can find) which mentions how to independently travel across the border to Bukavu. I am assuming there are mini buses or motor taxis (although not an option for…

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Can somebody recommend a nice budget hotel in Kibuye , (besides Home St. Jean) around $ 15-20?
thanks.

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Can somebody recommend a nice budget hotel in Kigali around $ 20?
thanks.

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Has anyone applied recently for an East Africa Tourist Visa through the Rwanda online system (IREMBO)?

I applied several weeks ago and have not had a confirmation that it has been accepted - when I log in to the tracking it says "awaiting payment", which isn't right as I applied to pay on arrival. The chat support (which used to be very good) isn't available and they don't answer their support email.

Anyone had a similar thing or have any ideas? Thanks!

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Hi everyone,
We're trying to decide whether to make the trip to nyungwe or not. We have been in Uganda for a month and tracked chimpanzees in Kibale, gorillas in Bwindi, golden monkeys in Mgahinga, kalinzu forest for more chimps coz we loved it so much!!! We went to Queen Elizabeth national Park and murchison falls, sipi falls, we've done canopy walks in Costa Rica.

We're trying to decide if nyungwe offers something new to this. If so we'll make the trek down there (we're currently on Lake kivu…