Strongly recommended to all birders and other wildlife enthusiasts visiting Rwanda, Wild Rwanda is an excellent new publication which I reviewed for the Sept/Oct 2016 of African Birdlife. Click here to read a PDF of the review, and see also http://www.birdlife.org.za/publications/african-birdlife
Please note that TR Companion, listed on p 99 under Where to Stay in Kigali, has closed.
Patrick Ngeli, owner 7 manager of the new Yambi Hotel writes: Opened in October 2015, YAMBI is charming villa in a quiet and chilled-out area away from city noise and traffic. The owner is a veteran traveler and the staff is knowledgeable, dedicated and will help you plan your trip and book tours in Rwanda, … Continue reading Yambi Hotel, Kigali
Paul writes: The rates provided for Foyer de Charité Remera near Lake Ruhondo in the Jan 2016 guide have changed. They are now: One room - 38 000Rfw include break-fast with lunch 5 000 Rfw per person and evening meal / dinner also 5 000 Rfw per person.
Thanks to Lisa Marsden for alerting us to the fact the Rwandan government has introduced new speed limits on several roads. The Kigali-Musanze/Ruhengeri Road, for instance, has a maximum speed limit of 60km/hour while Kigali-Huye/Butare is 80km/hour. While this is a welcome development in terms of road safety, and it remains to be seen how strictly these … Continue reading Speed limits & no-car days
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
The Directorate General of Immigration & Emigration has released visa fees valid for 12 months from 31 July 2016. The standard tourist visa still costs US$50 but for those paying in other currencies it has changed to GBP35 or Euro45. A tourist group visa for 4-10 persons costs US$100/GBP70/Euro90. A transit visa costs US$30/GBP27/Euro20.