Ihema View Campsite, Akagera National Park

Thanks to updater Sean Connolly for alerting to me to this new development just days after the 7th edition of Bradt Rwanda went to print: The Community Freelance Guides Cooperative at Akagera has established a campsite just outside the park on the ridge overlooking Lake Ihema. Its called Ihema View Campsite, and it looks to … Continue reading Ihema View Campsite, Akagera National Park

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Akagera and Nyungwe National Park tips

Jon Ruder writes: Excellent book. Thank you for the outstanding guide. A new start-up tour company called Paradise Safaris Africa (everest@paradisesafarisafrica.com; 250-784-90-4917), run by a young man named Everest Bahati, provided a great service on my trip/tour to Akagera National Park (we left from Kigali). The price was much lower than any other price around, … Continue reading Akagera and Nyungwe National Park tips

Minibus-taxi travel

Ben writes: Just back from visiting friends in Kigali, Kibungo, Gahini and Rubavu(Gisenyi). Firstly, the book is brilliant - great level of detail, most of which is simply not available anywhere else, including online. A couple of things below which may or may not be useful! Minibus-taxis are now apparently required to have speed limiters … Continue reading Minibus-taxi travel

Online bookings for gorilla tracking and other tourist permits

Jeroen writes: I'm enjoying your Rwanda book, travelling there for the first time this Friday for 2 weeks, with Nyungwe, Kivu and Virunga planned. You might want to alert readers that RDB trekking/activities bookings are now all done online via the government's useful Irembo website (e.g. https://irembo.gov.rw/rolportal/web/rdb/mountain-gorilla-tracking). It's not the most easily navigable site but easy … Continue reading Online bookings for gorilla tracking and other tourist permits

Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Michael Renner writes: I've been doing research working in Rwanda for several years, and have spent a few weeks in country every years since 2011. In the Fall of 2015, the Rwandan government designated Gishwati Forest, along with Mukura (a smaller forest fragment nearby) as Rwanda's fourth national park: Gishwati-Mukura (http://www.gishwati-mukura.com). The park gazette was … Continue reading Gishwati-Mukura National Park