Jeroen writes: I'm enjoying your Rwanda book, travelling there for the first time this Friday for 2 weeks, with Nyungwe, Kivu and Virunga planned. You might want to alert readers that RDB trekking/activities bookings are now all done online via the government's useful Irembo website (e.g. https://irembo.gov.rw/rolportal/web/rdb/mountain-gorilla-tracking). It's not the most easily navigable site but easy … Continue reading Online bookings for gorilla tracking and other tourist permits
Danny Bizimana of Bizidanny Tours writes: We have recently opened our new boutique hotel in Kimihurura, not far from the new Kigali Congress Center: it is called Cozy Safari as it is closely associated with local tour operator, Bizidanny Tours This is a family-run modern hotel, offering a number of spacious and comfortable en suite rooms, … Continue reading Cozy Safari Hotel, Kigali
Michael Renner writes: I've been doing research working in Rwanda for several years, and have spent a few weeks in country every years since 2011. In the Fall of 2015, the Rwandan government designated Gishwati Forest, along with Mukura (a smaller forest fragment nearby) as Rwanda's fourth national park: Gishwati-Mukura (http://www.gishwati-mukura.com). The park gazette was … Continue reading Gishwati-Mukura National Park
Mike Culshaw writes: I thought it might be worth updating you on one aspect of your otherwise excellent and generally accurate guide. I visited the Presidential Palace in Kigali today 13th Feb on my last day in Rwanda. I was the only visitor between 10am and 11.15 when I left. I was hoping to spend … Continue reading Presidential Palace in Kigali
Pierre Buffiere writes: I’m part of the team of the Restaurant-Bar Oasis of Peace in Kigali in Rwanda. We are currently in full development and we want to make ourselves known. The setting of our restaurant is beautiful: the room is completely open to a large garden with many trees where it is also possible … Continue reading Restaurant-Bar Oasis of Peace, Kigali
Rachel Jones writes: It's taken me a rather long time to post this but I visited Rwanda in February 2017. I was there for one week working in Gisenyi and then had a week before my flight home from Kigali. I used the Bradt guide to get a rough idea of what I might do … Continue reading 2017 trip report
Michel writes: The road up from Gisakura to the Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is now asphalted, so no longer requires a 4x4.