Online bookings for gorilla tracking and other tourist permits

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. It's not the most easily navigable site but easy … Continue reading Online bookings for gorilla tracking and other tourist permits


Cozy Safari Hotel, Kigali

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

Gishwati-Mukura National Park

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 ( The park gazette was … Continue reading Gishwati-Mukura National Park