Kigali - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

The Gorilla trek was amazing! Akagera safari park is gorgeous! - Jan 2022

Akagera National Park (game driving, camping); Nyungwe National Park (hiking, birding, chimpanzee trek); Lake Kivu (kayaking with Kingfisher Journeys); canoeing on the Mukungwa River and on Lake Ruhondo with Kingfisher Journeys; Musanze (golden monkey trek, hiking Mt. Bisoke). The chimpanzee trek seems undervalued/way less known than the gorilla trek, and yet it's incredible. At a fraction of the cost, you can get up close to active chimpanzees, watching them run through the forest, stuff their mouths with figs, and fight with Dent's mona monkeys. - Jul 2020

Being a small country, you can head east and spend your weekend with elephants and giraffes in the savannah. Or you can head west and spend your weekend with monkeys and birds in the cloud forest or the shores of a lake. It's a fantastic country for those kids of little trips. - Sep 2019

Fish Farm, Hiking Mt. Bisoke, Kings Palace, National Art Gallery, trip to Lake Kivu, easy access trip to Uganda to see the gorillas, Nyungwe forest, Nyamirambo Women's Center and Walking Tour, Genocide Memorial and many up country memorials. - Jun 2018

Rwanda is small so we get out a lot; trips to Uganda (Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Rwenzoris, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Mutanda, etc), Tanzania (drive to Serengeti, Kigoma, or Katavi, for the adventurous). Within Rwanda, Akagera is a nice little getaway, especially if you enjoy camping. Lake Kivu is relaxing (though not a lot to do with kids, since you can't swim). Chimp or gorilla tracking in Nyungwe or Volcanoes National Parks. - Dec 2017

This is a beautiful country. I've had the chance to visit a few game parks in the region, and have had amazing up-close animal experiences. There are also lovely places to stay in the country - lakeside, in a rainforest, etc. Also good regional travel. - Jan 2017

Gorilla trekking, tea plantations, enjoying nature - Apr 2016

Nyungwe National Forest is a great getaway. My husband is much better traveled than me, and he said this is his favorite place in the world. It's a peaceful and serene getaway. More and more great restaurants are popping up around the city. I've also enjoyed the shopping in Kigali - finding various co-ops and their specialty - jewelry (some which is sold to Anthropologie and another to Ralph Lauren), quilts, pillow cases and linens, furniture, and more... - Oct 2014

Tourism includes seeing the gorillas, volcanoes, and Nyungwe forest. - Jul 2014

Having a large house during the nesting phase of being new parents, nice restaurants, and weather. - Sep 2013

Seeing the gorillas is the highlight of any stay in Rwanda. Resorts on Lake Kivu are a nice getaway, as is Nyungwe Forest. Akagera makes for a nice day-trip safari. Other than that, it's all about time with friends. - May 2012

Nyungwe Forest, gorilla trekking, climbing Mt. Karisimbi - Jul 2011

I have enjoyed visiting the wildlife at the Gensenyi and National Parks. Also: rafting down the large lazy river just outside of the capital city, and visiting Lake Kivu for a weekend. - Oct 2010

Getting to know the Rwandan people has been wonderful, as they are open and welcoming. Travel is our love and Rwanda's location offers a good base to do this from. The Gorillas were amazing; we were able to get so close. Rafting the Nile is just 10 hours away and it is fantastic. - Jan 2010

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