Martin writes: The Eastland Motel in Kayonza is not really as described in your book anymore. We had booked three rooms; two were mouldy. One had only rusty brown water after adjusting a few pipes; my room had just a jerrycan of water, the third room had no water at all. The WiFi was down. … Continue reading Eastland Motel, Kayonza
Jon writes: The Musanze Caves can now only be visited on a guided tour with the RDB, and a passport is now absolutely required in order to book a visit. We didn't realise this but were saved by the fact that we had done gorilla tracking the day before, and they found our passport copies. A lot … Continue reading Musanze Caves
A new 'gorilla exhibit' at Karisoke Research Centre, which was founded by Dr. Dian Fossey almost 50 years ago and is currently located in Musanze town, is now open to the public. It provides a variety of information, photographs, videos, historic objects and interactive activities about gorilla conservation and the centre's work, and is designed to complement … Continue reading Karisoke Exhibit, Musanze
Steve Venton, Director of Kingfisher Journeys, writes: I recently established Kingfisher Journeys, which offers travellers a range of kayaking adventures on Lake Kivu, departing from Gisenyi and Kibuye, and allows them to explore the impressive lakeshore scenery, to discover birds and wildlife, to see traditional fishing boats in use, and to interact with local communities. With plans to expand all over Rwanda, we already offer: … Continue reading Kayaking and canoeing trips on Lake Kivu
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