Travel reviews by Mrs Winnie from Geneva
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Go to Rwanda
Rwanda between 10 Jan 2019 and 19 Jan 2019
One thing was a bit annoying was the tipping, so munch for the ranger so much for the trackers so much for the porters, we would have liked to pay more and to have everything included.
Concerning the porter it would have been compulsory because they are on site and not every body take them, so they go back home without payment, it is not good"
We do understand these travellers’ frustrations with regards to gratuities. There are many people involved throughout a trip in Rwanda, from guides, trackers and porters during any primate treks, to private guides for the duration of the trip, as well as various hotel or lodge staff – and if travellers give tips to all, it does add up to carrying a substantial amount in cash. Though we do offer guidelines prior to the trip, both on our website and in our Notes for Travellers, tipping is always optional and at the discretion of each individual, and usually dependent on the quality of services given. With that in mind, it would be very difficult for us to set an amount for tips to include in a final trip cost, as each traveller has different thoughts on how much to tip. We are sorry though that this was an annoyance for these travellers, but we are glad that it didn’t have a negative impact on their overall trip.
For a small fee, porters are available at the start of each trail. They will help to carry your backpacks and offer a hand during tricky parts of the hike. It isn’t a compulsory requirement for the treks, but we encourage all of our travellers to hire a porter; even if you don’t really need them, hiring a porter is a helpful way to contribute directly to the local economy, and chatting to them en route can enhance your experience both of local life and of your gorilla trek.
Arranged By Amanda Bond
Heaven Boutique Hotel
"Heaven Boutique Hotel review"
King’s Palace & Museum Visit
11 Jan 2019 • All-day excursion
Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest
"Nearly a now show "
12 Jan 2019 • All-day excursion
Only at the beginning of the track they ran in front of us for half a minute
Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
12 Jan 2019 • All-day excursion
We ha a big room with a view on the water. We spend time on our balcony it was great but you had not a view on the all lake but on a kind of fiord
On the balcony of the restaurant where you were sitting the view was obstruct by a too thick balustrade.
The food was simple and good"
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
"Pleasure time "
The food was delicious and the staff very pleasant"
Golden Monkey Trekking
15 Jan 2019 • Morning excursion
Gorilla Trekking Safari
"what an expérience "
17 Jan 2019 • Morning excursion
The second was more difficult we walked much longer deep in the forest it was slippery and steep, we were helped by the porters, they were very kind, when we reached the gorillas it was still speed so it was sportive.
And when it is difficult to approach them it’s more fun
Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit
18 Jan 2019 • All-day excursion
We went for breakfast in the morning and I ate the best pancake ever."