I just returned from my second trip to Rwanda and wanted to share some updates.
It was my second time using Bizidanny Tours. They really are great. Professional, on time, knowledgeable English speaking guides……highly recommend them!
We stayed at Fido’s Guesthouse (firstname.lastname@example.org; www.fidosguesthouse.com) and it was totally fine for our needs. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to the center of Musanze and provides a safe, clean, and friendly atmosphere. It is basic and kitchen is rudimentary, but we had a great stay. Staff are friendly, rooms are cheap, and breakfast is delicious. Fidele is a local guide as well and he can help you with anything you might need: drivers, planning treks and trips, general information. Fidela, his wife, is wonderful and we ended up cooking together one night.
We also had great luck at the ATM at Bank of Kigali located on the walk into town. It is far enough out of town that you don’t draw attention to yourself and the ATM worked perfectly with both our cards. Both Muhubura and Volcano are also on the way to the guesthouse and a nice stop for dinner. Muhubura has wireless as Fido’s doesn’t, but Fidele is going to invest to bring wireless to the guesthouse.
Iris Guesthouse (as listed in the book) is beautiful and wonderful. Food is available and they are willing to store your luggage if you go away overnight or want to explore for the day (but aren’t staying another night). They also take credit cards.
Khana Khazana was the best food we had in Kigali – a very delicious Indian meal with reasonable prices and a nice atmosphere. Heaven restaurant has a great atmosphere, but is expensive and our meal was cold.
The new public library in Kigali is very nice and was a good resting place for my two daughters. They have a children’s section. It is located by the US embassy.