Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms M & Mr W from Spain

A wonderful holiday

On this trip, I visited Rwanda between 20-Aug-2010 and 30-Aug-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We both really enjoyed the trip. It was wonderful to have the opportunity, in my case, of returning to Rwanda and seeing more of the country and its people - and of course, the beloved gorillas - a real privilege. My travel companion, Darrell, for whom it was the first time, had a wonderful time too, and I think, I hope (!), understood why I was so enamoured of the country.

Private guide in Rwanda

Patrick was always punctual, patient, calm, friendly and efficient. A very good driver especially on the bumpy stretches of road.
He always attended to our requests (postcards, money changing, a local market etc) He tried to negotiate suitable groups for us to join on the gorilla trekking - very much appreciated. He also saw to my "revisiting" (and showing Darrell) Virunga Lodge and Hotel des Milles Collines. I loved the way Patrick just walked into both places although we weren't guests there - I'd expected to see them only from the outside!

Patrick also did an excellent job in knowing how, when and where to give out Darrell's pens and notebooks to children (as you know, it can be chaos) and also in giving away clothes Darrell discarded at the end of the trip. It gave us great pleasure to see the happy faces.
Patrick always answered our questions but we thought maybe he could have been a little more spontaneously informative on the trip in general, as he was, in fact, on the tour of Kigali. However, it may be considered by himself and his office that he is mainly the driver and each place/activity has its guide.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
ORTPN Resthouse, Rwanda
21-Aug-2010 review: A pleasant stay
Moriah Hill Resort, Rwanda
23-Aug-2010 review: Beautiful setting with beautiful sunsets
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
25-Aug-2010 review: Lovely located base for wonderful tracking