Travel reviews

Travel reviews by ERinSTL from Saint Louis

Excellent arrangements; fabulous guide

On this trip, I visited Rwanda between 28-Jun-2019 and 5-Jul-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


If I had a choice of something even better than “very satisfactory”, I’d pick it. Early back-and-forth with our Expert Africa agent (Amanda Bond) were very productive, and we got the perfect itinerary. All the arrangements were all excellent. Some very minor negative feedback about our stay at MGVL won’t change that.

Our guide, Sula, was extraordinary. From the pickup at KGL airport, through drop-off for departure, his friendly, low-key personality were just right. His local knowledge and his obvious love for what he does were very reassuring that our visit was safe and positive for us travelers and for the people and environments where we visited.

We had an airline glitch at the very end. RwandAir cancelled our 10am departure and put us on a flight out at 0010 the next morning. That was a serious disappointment, but obviously beyond the control of … really anyone, other than RwandAir, at whom I’m still miffed (though I expect I’ll get over it). Sula made sure we were comfortably delivered to the hotel that RwandAir booked for us before taking his leave.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Heaven Boutique Hotel, Rwanda
29-Jun-2019 review: Heaven Boutique Hotel review
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
30-Jun-2019 review: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review
Heaven Boutique Hotel, Rwanda
4-Jul-2019 review: Heaven Boutique Hotel review
Excursion Overall rating
City & Genocide Memorial Tour, Rwanda
30-Jun-2019 review: City & Genocide Memorial Tour review
Golden Monkey Trekking, Rwanda
2-Jul-2019 review: Golden Monkey Trekking review
Gorilla Trekking Safari, Rwanda
3-Jul-2019 review: Our gorilla trek