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)
Mark Rowlatt writes Wifi Internet If you're travelling with a laptop, it's difficult to find fast speeds in East Africa. Usually, top end hotels come to my rescue whilst nursing an overpriced drink in the bar. In Kigale, the 4G Square centre on the ground floor of Pension Plaza in the heart of the city, … Continue reading Various bits and pieces (March 2016)
Alistair writes: Please find below some updates to the 5th edition of Rwanda: General info: P36 Burundi embassy info confusing. The address given is different to where it is shown on map on page 81 - which is actually the correct place to go for visas p47 ATMs all over nowadays P51 why not differentiate … Continue reading Detailed 5th edition updates
Celbeck writes: This forum helped me prepare our trip to Rwanda so I wanted to post a report of our stay there with some useful tips which might help others. Rwanda is absolutely amazing: gracious landscapes, beautiful fauna and flora, incredible experience with the gorillas and wonderful people! 5 things we were glad to bring: … Continue reading Celbeck’s trip report
We spent 12 days in Rwanda in August, in Kigali, Ruhengeri (where the official sign into the town from Kigali does still say that, not Musanze!), & Kinigi GH, climbing three Virunga peaks. Here are some of the changes we noted: Found online, we booked a self-drive 4x4 through AZ IMPEX in Kigali, http://www.az-impex.com (in … Continue reading Volcanoes NP trip report
I have recently returned from Rwanda, where I made extensive use of the Bradt guidebook you co-authored. I found it to be indispensable, fully living up to the standards I have come to expect from the publisher. I should provide you with a few additions and corrections, however. I would recommend that you exchange the … Continue reading Trip report from Gavin Parnaby
We have just heard that gorilla tracking permits for Volcanoes National Park will most likely increase from US$500 to US$750 as of June 2012. Confirmation will be posted below when we receive it.