Many thanks to Collette for this very detailed trip report: This information is from our trip in July 2016. We travelled for 2 weeks, the first week by local buses, the second week we rented a car. We were very pleased with the Bradt guide (as always!) It covered all aspects of the trip, was … Continue reading July 2016 trip report
Gaëlle writes: I'm just back from a trip in Rwanda. Your book was very useful. Thank you. Here are a few comments that can help other travellers : 1) Accomodation: - Lake Muhazi We discovered a beautiful and remote hotel on the southern lakeshore : Muhazi Water Sport http://muhazi-watersport.weebly.com/ I'd put it amoung "budget hotels" A … Continue reading January 2017 trip report
Steve Venton, Director of Kingfisher Journeys, writes: I recently established Kingfisher Journeys, which offers travellers a range of kayaking adventures on Lake Kivu, departing from Gisenyi and Kibuye, and allows them to explore the impressive lakeshore scenery, to discover birds and wildlife, to see traditional fishing boats in use, and to interact with local communities. With plans to expand all over Rwanda, we already offer: … Continue reading Kayaking and canoeing trips on Lake Kivu
The budget-friendly Home Saint Jean in Karongi/Kibuye has a useful new website with current room rates etc. Head to www.homesaintjean.com for details!
Bob Francescone writes: Scheduled ferries now run between Rubavu/Gisenyi and Rusizi/Cyangugu via Karongi/Kibuye on Lake Kivu. Two of us spent 2 weeks in Rwanda in May, 2016. The Lake Kivu ferries are now running on a schedule from Gisenyi down to Cyangugu and back. The ferries run SUNDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY north to south (Gisenyi 07:00, … Continue reading Scheduled ferries on Lake Kivu
Sam Waldock writes: We hiked the Northern stretch of the Congo Nile Trail in March 2016 and the Southern Stretch in October 2014. We found it almost impossible to book guesthouses in advance as they don’t have an internet presence, so we wanted to share some hotel reviews and contact details for your readers … Continue reading Comprehensive Congo-Nile Trail Trip report
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)