Hello VTers - it's been a while!
I'm beginning to plan our first adventure for 2 years and I'm so excited that the choice seems quite overwhelming!
It's just a 3-weeker, but I want an exciting, varied and beautiful itinerary.
We want to visit somewhere new and I'm looking for help with ideas.
Currently, Israel & Rwanda are top runners, but Mongolia was a hot favourite for a while, but was dropped because I decided we'd need longer than 3 weeks.
I love rivers and jungle. I like to walk. My favourite countries are Turkey and Nepal.
I love little, beautiful lodges without electricity sat in the middle of nowhere.
I like to cross borders by land.
Could anyone please give me some ideas for itineraries for Rwanda, Israel or share your favourite travel adventure if it sounds like it might fit the bill? I'm looking for inspiration!
Big thanks and happy travels :-)
Faye - UK
I understand October and November are the 'short' rainy season. Does this mean that its likely to rain every day non-stop, or just for a few hours per day? My plan was to visit in late November and travel through Uganda,Rwanda and maybe Burundi overland. Is the weather likely to affect road travel between main towns at this time?
I am travelling to Rwanda in May for 2 nights in the Volcanoes national Park to see the Gorillas. I have been quoted $200 transfer each way (2 people) as well as $200 for a transfer into the park which amounts to $600 for 3 days. This seems extremely overpriced. Is this the going rate?
What is best way for using a cell phone between Rwanda and USA? Buy a SIM card there? Pre-paid cards? Some other way? Thank you!
Hi all, can anyone tell me if taking pictures or video of the city center allowed? will it attract police or plain clothed police attention, Do i need permission if i am a tourist who just wants to share everything he sees on you tube and virtualtourist, and secondly what about the people's reactions.
Hello there VT friends! My coworkers are in Rwanda this week and looking to connect with some locals in Kigali. Is anyone there and intersted in meeting new people and helping connect them with locals and make new friends from Washington, DC? My company does agriculture / USAID Feed the Future work in Africa, and looking to expland into Rwanda with some new contracts. Thank you!
My husband will be passing through Kigali in transit for 6 hours next week.
His luggage will be checked through to his final destination an he has already got his Rwandan visa - any suggestions on how he could best use this time?
I'll be traveling to India (landing in Mumbai) Dec 2-13. I'm based in Goma so it looks like Kigali is the closest location for an Indian Embassy/Consulate.
Has a US citizen experienced obtaining an Indian visa at the Consulate in Kigali before? What was required (presumably 2 passport photos, application, fee, itinerary, proof of yellow fever vaccination)? How long did it take?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
I'm unsure f this is the right forum..but I iwsh to see the silverbacks in rwanda or uganda next march.. Which is a better place to see them ?
Can anyone out there fill me on permits,costs,doing it solo or with a group.
Is the three day trip adequate ? I'm doing this on a budget and coming up from Zimbabwe or Zambia...thanks in advance ...Kikili
I would like to know the price of enter in the park and the contacts of guids
If you are going Gorilla Trekking in Parc National Des Volcans in Rwanda on 11 December 2010 and you would like to share transport costs from Musanze (Ruhengeri) to the park entrance (Kinigi) - please contact me. Cheers, Camille
I'm considering doing a tour in Rwanda. What's the weather like during August and September? Is it humid? what's the typical tempature like in certain areas? I might check out Uganda too.
HI FIRST TIME IN KIGALI AND HOTEL ARUND 25 DOOLARES A NIGHT IN SAVE PLACE IN KIGALI , ANY GOOD PLACES TO GO OUT FOR A SINGLE MAN THANKS FOR ANY INFORMTION
I will be going on a Gorilla Treking trip for one day in Rwanda at the beginning of August. I was wondering if I could get away with wearing cross-training type shoes or if I should plan on wearing hiking boots since I will only be doing this type of walking for one day. Also, I was wondering if I should be concerned with snakes during the trek? How bad will the mosquitos be as well? We will be going to the Virunga mountains for the gorilla trek.
Any information would be appreciated.
we ( 2 person) are visiting the north of the country in Oktober and would like to stay in Kinigi. We found to places were we would like to stay ( Mountain Gorilla Nest or the Kinigi Guest house) Could you give us mor information about them and tell as the prices for two weeks.
My husband and I (Canadians in our early 30's) are going to Rwanda for about 6 days as the first part of a 4 week trip to Africa. We will land in Kigali and spend a couple of days there first (exploring the city, memorials, etc.), and would then like to take a couple of days (1-2 nights) and go up to Ruhengeri and Gisenyi. We aren't planning to do the gorillas... I'm sure they are spectacular, but we are not interested enough in them to pay the price... but really just want to get a sense of the countryside - I hear the area around the Kivu is some of the most beautiful on the continent. I have also read a fantastic book by an American woman who started an orphanage in Gisenyi, and I would love to visit it.
So my questions are:
- What is the best way to do this (e.g., rent a car? bus? taxi/driver?)
- Any recommendations of specific things to see?
- Obviously "safe" is a relative term when visiting Africa, and we are prepared to use caution, but how concerned do we need to be about visiting an area so close to Goma & the Congolese border? I have heard from other visitors that they had no problems, but want to check...
Any thoughts are welcome! Thanks.
Isaro- Is any one able to tell me if this is a Kinyarwandan word? And, if so, what it means?
Much thanks to you!
I am planning a trip to Kigali for 6 months or so.
I am also trying to learn french, and was wondering if they speak french there on a day to day basis, in the markets, shops etc? If I spoke to them in French, would I get a french response? I need volunteer work in an NGO, and people are telling me Kigali would be good for this, but if they don't speak french, I'll need to look elsewhere! But I love East Africa!
Thanks in advance, I'm so stuck, any vague information you have would be great!
I have one day to in Kigali and was wondering if someone could tell what needs to be on my list of to see and do...How far is Ntarama Church from kigali is it easliy accesible? Any help thanks
What is escort services scene in Kigali?Any contact Nos,and the going rates.I should be there in nov08.
We are arriving in Tanzania Oct 19th - we have until the end of November - does anyone know the best time to go gorilla trekking in this time frame. I understand Oct - Nov is the rainy season - is it still possible to get good photographs is this season?
We will arrange our own travel to Kigali - any advice on the best local agency for gorilla trekking.
Looking forward to your advice.
I have finalized my itinerary in Rwanda.
Now I am on the process to pay deposit for reservation.
How would I know that the compaqny I searched on the web is a real company, not a spam?
I don't want to lose a bit sum of money to a spam!
Do anyone heard of this company:
Rwanda Eco Tours
do anyone has a way to verify a company?
I will be 6 days in Rwanda early feb next year. Any advise on what to see and where to go around ?
Thx for feedback.
I live in Washington, DC, and I am going to spend a month in Kigali, Rwanda. Any advice about accomodation, restaurants, night clubs? Anyone else plan to be there during that period? Thanks! Michel.
What is the price of a suite at the Novotel/Rwanda. thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
For a first time traveler to Rwanda, is it safe to bring your own computer or would you be better off relying on paying for internet access? Also, what kind of electrical plug adapter would I need for recharging phone, computer?
Thank for all respons to answer in the title:)
Does anyone know if is possible to obtain visa to Rwanda on the boarder? We are Czech citizin and on pages of our ambassy is written that it isn´t possible but we have some information that may is possible to get visa on arrival.
I am planning a trip for 6 days to Kigali in the end of June. I need accomodation advice from the experienced explorers. Staying with locals would be the best for me. How can I reach them?? Do you have any friends living there who can host me? Also I'd like to learn if any of you is planning to be at that time in Kigali. Meeting would be fine.
Hope to hear from you soon.
All the best
I'm visiting Kigali for a few weeks and wanted to get some suggestions on where to visit in town. Are their some restaurants I should know about? What souvenirs is the area known for?