We are home safe and sound to another Australian Winter. It is very cold and dry. Our 2 year drought drags on. Nature has not welcomed us home. Nature in Rwanda, on the other hand was very kind to us. We went to Rwanda thinking Gorillas and nothing else really. I was greatly mistaken as the country intrigued us. We loved it!!!
Magashi: Nothing short of nearly perfect!
A beautiful lodge staffed by caring, expert delightful staff. We were the only 2 guests and we were spoilt. Sumptuous tent and amenities, beautifully positioned and equipped main lodge with tasty, well presented food and drinks. Wildlife, while not as plentiful as some places we have visited, was great. We saw the big five, plus thousands of Hippos, more than enough crocs and bird life. A hidden gem that will go far. Just no crowds made it so good!! 9.5 out of 10!
Varuna Lodge: Beautiful too. Plenty of hot water, comfy and elegant. Quite a different style to Magashi. Beautiful food and the ever friendly and helpful staff. Loved it – 9.5 out of 10!
Bisate: WOW!! The jewel in this trips Crown. A very special place to stay with the Volcanoe views out the window, palatial room and bathroom. Exceptional food service and staff. Nothing was a trouble for them. 10 out of 10.
I believe that you gave us 3 wonderful lodges ( arguably best we have visited in the African continent all with their special touch and ambiance, thank you.)
Our connections were a dream, starting with “1000 hills company “ meeting us at 12.45 am and helping us through customs and getting us to our beautiful hotel, right through to our departures from Kigali airport , checking us through and depositing us in the airport lounge. While in Rwanda our drivers were always on time, at our disposal, friendly, knowledgeable and conscientious. They made our days so much fun and worry free.
Once again, another “Mari masterpiece”. You delivered us a near perfect experience, thank you again Mari.
I got so carried away I forgot to mention – The Gorillas were still the highlight. Had one swing round my leg closely followed by his twin brother (6 years old). Massive silverback and group of about 17 individuals. We were the only 2 people visiting this family so we felt privileged. We hiked for about a hour and a half before we found them. Wonderful experience!! The Musanzi caves was interesting too.
Personal review from clients that recently traveled with tailor-made safari experts, Cedarberg African Travel – Review by Mr Dennis that visited Rwanda and the silverback gorillas.