Thanks to Liza D for alerting me to this great blog https://jolitropisme.blog/category/travel-in-rwanda/, which is written by a resident of Kigali and especially strong on new restaurants, hotels and craft enterprisese in the capital.
Thanks to updater Sean Connolly for alerting to me to this new development just days after the 7th edition of Bradt Rwanda went to print: The Community Freelance Guides Cooperative at Akagera has established a campsite just outside the park on the ridge overlooking Lake Ihema. Its called Ihema View Campsite, and it looks to … Continue reading Ihema View Campsite, Akagera National Park
Jon Ruder writes: Excellent book. Thank you for the outstanding guide. A new start-up tour company called Paradise Safaris Africa (email@example.com; 250-784-90-4917), run by a young man named Everest Bahati, provided a great service on my trip/tour to Akagera National Park (we left from Kigali). The price was much lower than any other price around, … Continue reading Akagera and Nyungwe National Park tips
Ben writes: Just back from visiting friends in Kigali, Kibungo, Gahini and Rubavu(Gisenyi). Firstly, the book is brilliant - great level of detail, most of which is simply not available anywhere else, including online. A couple of things below which may or may not be useful! Minibus-taxis are now apparently required to have speed limiters … Continue reading Minibus-taxi travel
Following an ambush 10km outside Goma in May 2018 in which a park ranger was killed and two British tourists were kidnapped (to be released two days later), the management of Virunga National Park has announced the indefinite suspension of tourism to the park until such time as the safety of visitors can be assured. … Continue reading Suspension of tourism in Virunga NP, DRC
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