Northern Rwanda updates

We tracked gorillas in Kinigi (Volcanoes NP in Rwanda) and wish to recommend that over Bwindi (Uganda) because the forest in Volcanoes NP is much less thick and less wet and thus much better for walking, though it is still muddy. Tracking gorillas in Kinigi is superbly organized – trekkers are sent early in the morning to spot gorilla groups, so finding them is much facilitated. We (aged 64 and 61) asked the guides to be put in a group of elderly persons (and were fortunately put there after promising certain bonus to the guide), and therefore were guided in a very short time (less than 2 hours) to a nearest group of 8 gorillas, including a magnificent silverback and a mother with small baby that was playing joyfully all the time we observed them.
Gorilla Volcanoes Hotel in Ruhengeri (Rwanda) – excellent place for staying for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes NP in Kinigi – just 20 minutes drive. European style very clean and well maintained quite new hotel, nice rooms, friendly staff, very good food. Superb value for money – highly recommended.
Stipp Hotel in Gisenyi (Rwanda) – beautiful colonial style hotel with a view on lake Kivu. Conveniently situated on the main paved boulevard few hundred meters from border crossing to Goma (DR Congo), clean, with nice garden with lush green vegetation holding quite a few nicely singing bird species, three magnificent grey crowned cranes live there free-walking and two green parrots are kept in cages on the grass. Friendly staff, good food -highly recommended.
Bozenna and Janusz from Warsaw, Poland

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