2016 trip report

We just travelled Rwanda using your guidebook from earlier this year, and I have to say it was of utmost value to us, be it in terms of general information about the country, be it in specific tricks and tips. So thanks for this excellent piece! As there are always things changing, here are two … Continue reading 2016 trip report

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Trip report with good off-the-beaten-track info

Alistair writes: Nyakarambi: I (and a couple of Americans who I met there) found the craft museum very disappointing with very little to see. By all means stop if you are passing but do not (unlike theAmercans I met) make a special trip from Kigali Kamembe: Unless crossing the border or catching the ferry to Kibuye/Gisenyi I would stay in Kamembe and … Continue reading Trip report with good off-the-beaten-track info

Updates for Gitarama, Butare, Gikongoro, Nyungwe, Kibuye, Gisenyi, Ruhengeri

Gitarama -Artificial lake and rice fields near Genocide Memorial invite for a walk   -Nice Cathedral Butare -Omuganda Day: Shops opened very late around 1 or 2 pm and not as we thought at 11 or 12 am -National University Campus has  nice cafeteria (buffet for 1000 Rfr),and the main auditorium has Music and Football … Continue reading Updates for Gitarama, Butare, Gikongoro, Nyungwe, Kibuye, Gisenyi, Ruhengeri

Exotica Restaurant, Gitarama

The Exotica Restaurant (Bradt Guide) - now 'The Orion Night Club' - is a no-no! The thatched extension has unusable lavatories and no food to speak of. The adjacent 'restaurant' in the Exotica building - the Daphy - is not recommended either. April 2011 Frank and Sue Paice