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    • AyybeeShafi's Profile Photo

      Is Rwanda safe to visit considering the Political Situation

      Rwanda Jul 24, 2015 at 3:49 PM

      I have been planning to visit Rwanda Africa, But People are telling me not to go because of the current political situation of that country, What do you guys say, Is tourism safe considering the current situation of rwanda? I want to go see the mountians Gorillas...

      4 Answers Jul 27, 2015 at 7:33 AM
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      Places to see and cab hire

      Kigali Jun 25, 2015 at 12:04 AM

      Hello! I will be having 3 clear days in Kigali and wish to go places around. Akagera game park, Parc National Des Volcans, Nyungwe Mountain Rain Forest are the places I plan to visit. I have no idea about how to reach these places, expenses on hiring a vehicle all the way, any permits required, approx expenses when in these places for hiring a 4wd vehicle or guides. Any safety tips. Been to Kenya and Tanzania, but my first to Rwanda. Will really appreciate any inputs.

       

      1 Answer Jun 25, 2015 at 2:01 PM
    • Clothing and Proper Dress

      Kigali Jun 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      Hello! Our group is traveling to Rwanda, and we would like to know what the appropriate cultural norms are for clothing in Kigali. Can someone help to explain what a good regular dress code is?

      Warm regards,
      mjfvert

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2015 at 5:27 AM
    • Camping stove fuel canisters in Kigali

      Kigali May 31, 2015 at 5:06 AM

      I'm looking to purchase fuel canisters in Kigali as we will be cooking most of our meals on a small MSR PocketRocket camping stove. Which canisters are available (Coleman screw-on, etc.) and where can I buy them?

    • New Years Eve celebration

      Kigali Dec 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM

      Can anyone pls suggest me about the activities of NYE at Kigali?Or can i get a reference of someone who can guide me there? just need to know what r the places i should go to enjoy NYE.
      Thnx in advance.
      Cheerzzzz....
      Sadique

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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      Gym in Kigali

      Kigali Dec 10, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      I'm staying four nights in Kigali with a friend and he's keen to go to a gym at least once. I'm struggling to find one or any information on 'dropping in' rather than memberships. (We're staying in Kimihurura).

      1 Answer Dec 11, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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      Uwinka Campsite at Nyungwe - availability of equipment

      Rwanda Dec 5, 2014 at 12:55 AM

      I'll be camping at the Uwinka site to do some hiking on the former 'coloured trails'. The guidebook suggests that the attendants at the site can magic me up a tent, sleeping bag etc but I'm concerned if this is actually true. I don't want to arrive and find I'm sleeping on the grass in the rain! Also, I'm guessing I'll have to provide cooking pots for the fire? Can I leave these behind when I leave as I don't particularly want to carry them across the rest of East Africa as I continue my travels?! Can I buy everything I need in Huye?

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      Transport to Ruhengeri/Muzanse

      Kigali Dec 4, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      I am staying a few days in Kigali before travelling on to Ruhengeri. Can someone give me information about the bus I need to catch eg. Location of embarkation, where to buy the tickets, approximate price?

      1 Answer Dec 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM
    • Baby Shower

      Rwanda Jul 23, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      We are giving a baby shower for a Rowandan family. The baby is a girl. We are looking for a theme for the party.

    • Nakumatt Store in Kigali,Rwanda

      Kigali Jul 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      We have been told as new tourists coming in to help at a school and orphanage outside of Kigali, that Nakumatt Store has almost everything one would need? Is this true? Or what place is better? We will be looking for snacks for students, a large multipurpose bowl, dish and clothing soaps, & possibly 2 helmets for riding the mopeds. Thanks for any help you can give. Shari Shelton

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 4:45 AM
    • need to knw abt rwandan life

      Rwanda Apr 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

      Im an indian,at the end of this month shifted to rwanda for job.wat are the things i want to carry and also i want to knw the life in rwanda.

      Sree

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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      Ideas for 3 weeks in September

      Rwanda Apr 13, 2014 at 3:37 AM

      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

      4 Answers May 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM
    • Weather in Late November

      Rwanda Apr 2, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      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?

      thanks

      2 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 11:42 AM
    • Transport from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

      Rwanda Feb 21, 2014 at 8:27 AM

      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?

      1 Answer Feb 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM
    • Best to buy a local SIM card?

      Rwanda Jan 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      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!

      3 Answers Mar 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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      Is public photography allowed in Rwanda?

      Kigali Aug 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      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.

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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      Looking to connect this week with locals

      Kigali Aug 13, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      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!

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      6 hours in transit

      Kigali Apr 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      Hi
      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?
      Regards
      Cathy

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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      Single Entry Indian Visa for US Citizen

      Kigali Aug 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

      Hi all,

      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!
      Lam
      lam.huynh@crs.org

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      Silverbacks

      Rwanda Jan 1, 2011 at 5:18 AM

      Hi
      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

      2 Answers Jan 2, 2011 at 4:16 PM
    • Contact and price

      Parc National de l' Akagera Dec 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM

      I would like to know the price of enter in the park and the contacts of guids

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2013 at 11:31 AM
    • Gorilla Trekking - Share Transport Costs (11 December)

      Rwanda Oct 18, 2010 at 8:22 AM

      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

      1 Answer Oct 18, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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      what's the weather in Rwanda like in late summer

      Rwanda Jun 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

      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.

      thanks

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2010 at 11:57 PM
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      HOTELS AND NIGHT LIFE IN KIGALI

      Rwanda Aug 13, 2009 at 8:15 AM

      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

      3 Answers Aug 19, 2009 at 12:55 AM
    • Gorilla Trek

      Rwanda Jul 16, 2009 at 4:36 PM

      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.
      Thank you

      4 Answers Dec 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    • price

      Kinigi Jun 26, 2009 at 8:06 AM

      Hallo,
      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.

      Thanks

      kind regards
      Elli

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2009 at 12:58 AM
    • Travel from Kigali to Ruhengeri/Gisenyi

      Rwanda Jun 16, 2009 at 2:20 PM

      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.

      3 Answers Jul 7, 2009 at 9:24 AM
    • Translation: Isaro - Do you know?

      Rwanda Mar 21, 2009 at 6:47 PM

      Isaro- Is any one able to tell me if this is a Kinyarwandan word? And, if so, what it means?

      Much thanks to you!

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2009 at 2:02 AM
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      Rwanda - suitable place to learn French??

      Rwanda Mar 13, 2009 at 12:35 PM

      Hey Everyone,

      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!

      Kate

      3 Answers Mar 23, 2009 at 2:46 AM
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      Kigali Rwanda What to see and do?

      Rwanda Oct 4, 2008 at 10:55 AM

      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