Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr G & Mrs T from Durham


Trip in Dec 12/ Jan 13 and just to Rwanda.

On this trip, I visited Rwanda between 28-Dec-2012 and 10-Jan-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our itinerary (Kigali - Volcanoes - Kibuye (Lake Kivu) - Nyungwe - Kigali) let us see a good cross section of this beautiful country. It was structured for the most part aroung gorilla or other primate treks. They were wonderful but anyone considering a similar itineray should understand that most treks take place in the early morning and as a consequence there is a lot of spare time in lodges/hotels that can be quite remote from other facilities and have few of their own- bring a few good books for if the weather is bad! Monkeys (or canopy) in Nyungwe could have been done on same day as chimps and a day saved.

Expert Africa (Liz, Eleanor and Chris) were very helpful in addressing what at the time (Dec 12) was a delicate security situation in the Rwanda/DRC border area with changing FCO advice. As a result we did not stay in Gisenyi which would have more going on than Kibuye.

Our vehicle/guide were provided by Primates Safaris who were very good - we would recommend them if available.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hotel des Mille Collines, Rwanda
29-Dec-2012 review: Good for an overnight in Kigali.
GoodGood
Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, Rwanda
30-Dec-2012 review: Well located and pleasant.
GoodGood
Cormoran Lodge, Rwanda
4-Jan-2013 review: Great location to relax.
GoodGood
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel, Rwanda
7-Jan-2013 review: Really pleasant staff in a great location.
ExcellentExcellent
Hotel des Mille Collines, Rwanda
10-Jan-2013 review: Hotel des Mille Collines review
GoodGood