You don’t need reminding what an awful time we’re all facing. Life is on lock-down and each day brings more bad news. For the moment, as we’re stuck at home trying to get to grips with ‘social distancing’, the world feels a smaller place. But the world is still out there, as big as it’s … Continue reading A message from Bradt Guides – and 50% discount on all Bradt titles
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
Thanks to Astrid Herbosch for letting me know that she has opened an outlet of the Belgian travel cafe franchise ViaVia in Kigali. She writes: ViaVia Kigali is a new boutique guesthouse in Kigali. We have 5 private rooms (from US$60 single/US$75 double or twin), a stylish dorm (US$25 per person per night), 3 gardens, 2 … Continue reading ViaVia Guesthouse, Kigali
Rachel writes: Perched on the top floor of a large, red building in this "up and coming" town is Sailors, a family-run Resto and Café. Popular with locals, it’s mainly suited to the budget traveller looking to eat freshly cooked Rwandaise favourites, at a good price, and arguably serves the best beans in town! Whilst … Continue reading Sailors Resto and Cafe, Kibuye/Karongi
Ann writes: Regina Pacis Guesthouse at Kibeho has a new email email@example.com and a new telephone +250 (0)78 450059. Rooms have been renovated and there's still the same wonderful hospitality from the Benebikira Sisters.
Eric of Nyungwe Nziza Ecolodge writes: Nyungwe Nziza Ecolodge (listed on p 179 of the 7th edition of Bradt Rwanda is now open. It stands at the entrance of Nyungwe Forest National Park, 45 minutes from Uwinka reception centre, the main reception center for the tracks in the forest, in Kitabi, RN6, Nyamagabe district, Southern province. … Continue reading Nyungwe Nziza Ecolodge
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
According to this Reuters report, Virunga National Park reopened to tourists on 15 Feb 2019. Oddly, the park's own website visitvirunga.org still appears to be in hibernation and doesn't include any further information about the reopening, so it isn't clear how you would go about booking accommodation and activities. Watch this space...
Eskil and Trine write: Thanks a lot for your great guidebook on Rwanda. It was a very useful during our 3,5 week holiday in Rwanda in January 2019. The Rwanda beauty and magnificient people has left a long lasting impression on us. As a great local guide we especially recommend Jado (http://kigalitourism.com). Jado has lived … Continue reading January 2019 trip report