Forest of Hope Guest House and Campsite, Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Having been proclaimed a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in October 2020, Gishwati-Mukura National Park (page 222-3 of Bradt 7th edition), has formally opened to tourism as of 1 December 2020. Tourist amenities include the Forest of Hope Guest House and Campsite, which stands in the park's Gishwati sector. The guesthouse comprises two simple en-suite double rooms, … Continue reading Forest of Hope Guest House and Campsite, Gishwati-Mukura National Park

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Update to “Mountain bike routes” grey box (page 58, 7th edition)

Now expanded to 680+ pages, the impressively thorough guide to mountain biking in Rwanda compiled by long-time resident and bicycling aficionado Kaspar Kundert (e kasparjkundert@gmail.com) remains an invaluable resource for anyone planning to explore the roads and trails of Rwanda by bicycle (or foot, for that matter). It contains nearly 80 documented tracks downloadable in … Continue reading Update to “Mountain bike routes” grey box (page 58, 7th edition)

The Congo-Nile Trail between Rubavu/Gisenyi and Karongi/Kibuye

Jan writes: Driving south along the Lake Kivu shore from Rubavu/Gisenyi, we had almost reached the end of the shore road, just before Mushubati, where it should cut up to the main tarmac road to Karongi/Kibuye. It wasn’t a good road, but doable, and it offers fabulous views, people etc. Then we hit the uncrossable … Continue reading The Congo-Nile Trail between Rubavu/Gisenyi and Karongi/Kibuye

2019 trip report

Paul writes: Just returned from a memorable trip to Rwanda last month. The trip was very enjoyable and Rwanda exceeded our expectations everywhere we went. We booked a fully guided tour for two weeks with Danny at Bizidanny tours (bizidanny.com). He also runs a beautiful modern hotel called Cozy Safari in a lovely quiet spot … Continue reading 2019 trip report