Synopses & Reviews
Rwanda is the worlds premier gorilla-tracking destination and was made famous as the setting for the film Gorillas in the Mist. However there is much to see beyond magical encounters with gorillas; Lake Kivu, the mountain-ringed inland sea; the immense Nyungwe Forest National Park with its chimpanzees, monkeys, and rare birds; and the wild savanna of Akagera National Park. Written in an engaging and colorful style this edition is packed with anecdotes of people and places met across the country.
"Rwanda is excellent; it captures the mood of the place and gives a positive and accurate account of a fantastic country." - Art of Travel
"Every now and again you come across a guidebook which goes far above and beyond the humdrum list of exchange rates, visa requirements and one-line descriptions of sights and amenities. This guide is just such a book. It gives the prospective visitor real and detailed insights into the country, its people, history, flora and fauna. Even if you end up never going to Rwanda, you will feel you know the place quite intimately by the time you get to the final page." - Wildside
"At last, a well-written and dedicated guide to Rwanda." - Footprints
"Rwanda is an excellent book that I have recommended to all the visitors who come to Rwanda and who want to know more than just the superficial accounts from the press. This guide presents a clear and balanced overview of events in Rwanda's recent past, considered by many Rwandans to be one of the fairest representations. The book also describes the charm and attraction that make this country so different." - Dr Annette Lanjouw, Director of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme
A new edition of the only dedicated guidebook available to Rwanda, with all you need to know about gorilla tracking plus detailed coverage of offbeat and lesser-known attractions.
About the Author
Philip Briggs is a long-standing Bradt author who has written a series of pioneering guides to destinations that were practically uncharted by the travel publishing industry. These included the first dedicated guides to Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Somaliland, Ghana and the previous edition of the guide Rwanda.
Table of Contents
Part One: General information
Chapter 1: Background information
Chapter 2: Practical information
Chapter 3: Health
Part Two: The Guide
Chapter 4: Kigali
Chapter 5: The road to Butare
Chapter 6: Butare
Chapter 7: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Chapter 8: Lake Kivu
Chapter 9: Ruhengeri (Musanze) and Surrounds
Chapter 10: Volcanoes National Park
Chapter 11: Eastern Rwanda
Chapter 12: Akagera National Park