Michel writes: The road up from Gisakura to the Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is now asphalted, so no longer requires a 4x4.
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)
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
Nancy writes: My husband and I just finished a month long tour of Rwanda and wanted to give you some feedback about the tour companies we used. Via your guidebook, we selected Rwanda Ecotours and Bizidanny to write about our interests and desires, physical capabilities, the fact that we are vegetarian, that we prefer … Continue reading Tour operator & Congo feedback
Claire writes: Thanks for your great guidebooks - always my first stop when planning a trip. I have just returned from Rwanda and had such a wonderful time. I thought you might be interested in a couple of updates: Butare/Huye The Shalom Guesthouse in Butare/Huye - although there is a section of the guesthouse … Continue reading July 2017 trip report
Jeanne of the Ubushobozi Project writes: The Ubushobozi Project (Musanze; p. 230 in 6th Edition) has updated some of our information. The mobile listed in the 6th Edition is no longer in use and has been changed to the following number: +250 784755712. We would also like to direct your readers to our social media streams … Continue reading Ubushobozi Project updates
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