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