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

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2017 trip report

Rachel Jones writes: It's taken me a rather long time to post this but I visited Rwanda in February 2017. I was there for one week working in Gisenyi and then had a week before my flight home from Kigali. I used the Bradt guide to get a rough idea of what I might do … Continue reading 2017 trip report

Gorilla tracking permit increases to US$1,500

The RDB yesterday made the following announcement: The price of a Gorilla Tracking Permit will increase from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors, effective immediately 6 May 2017. The price increase will not affect tourists who had already purchased their tickets prior to this announcement. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family … Continue reading Gorilla tracking permit increases to US$1,500

2014 trip report

Goran writes: Trip report Jan 2014 Places visited Huye, Nyanza, Kigali, Rubavu, Rubona, Musanze, Lake Burera, Volcanoes NP (NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a year old). Exchange rate: USD1=RWF670 I was planning to stay in Rwanda for three weeks maybe, but had to cut my visit short as … Continue reading 2014 trip report

2015 trip report

Marc writes: We completed 7 days trip in Rwanda with E&C Tour and Safari, The trip was fantastic, Visiting Akagera national park, gorillas and Nyungwe forest was a fantastic experience, Below is some input for those who want to visit the country, I would highly recommend it. One primary reasons to visit the country, our … Continue reading 2015 trip report