Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Michel writes: The road up from Gisakura to the Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is now asphalted, so no longer requires a 4x4.


MasterCard & ATMs

Noreen writes: I am currently working in Muhanga, Rwanda and have tried a few banks to withdraw cash on my MasterCard. KCB did not work, Visa only. But I have now twice successfully drawn cash from GT Bank's ATM. (We assume this would apply to branches of the same banks in other towns)

Virunga Nation Park (DRC) trip report

For anybody thinking of crossing from Rwanda into the DRC to track gorillas, this detailed & up-to-date trip report on the ThornTree is well worth a read: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/africa/democratic-republic-of-congo/trip-report-goma-nyiragongo-bukavu?page=1  

Gorilla tracking permit increases to US$1,500

The RDB yesterday made the following announcement: The price of a Gorilla Tracking Permit will increase from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors, effective immediately 6 May 2017. The price increase will not affect tourists who had already purchased their tickets prior to this announcement. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family … Continue reading Gorilla tracking permit increases to US$1,500