Gorilla's Nest Hotel
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free parking
Photos of Gorilla's Nest Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews Gorilla's Nest Hotel Ruhengeri
Travel Blogs from Ruhengeri
Author's Note: Originally, I wrote a different post which was a pretty conventional take on what it’s like being a foreign looking person in East Africa. It got deleted, but honestly, this one is way better…
As I'm writing this I'm sitting at breakfast (not my usual table because that room was locked for some reason) being stared at intently by the middle aged man sitting at the table next to me. I know he wants to talk to me, to ask me where I ...
... 8220;nija” (I’m fine) which solicits a laugh. A man tries to get us to look at his gift shop – sales going to support the local orphanage.
The waterfront is full of action. Boats arriving, goods piling up, trucks loading, people everywhere talking loudly, looking busy, but prepared to offer a friendly smile. Women and babies are synonymous – usually wrapped in cloth on their backs or lying on a mat at the stall.
... a female and a young baby around 2 years old. The baby was a real laugh he seemed very interested in us and really played up to us swinging around on the trees even coming up and trying to grab the trackers leg. We all had to move away quickly as if he learns its ok to touch people when he gets older it would be very dangerous. We got an hour with the gorillas down to the minute we followed them through the bush as they made their way from bush to bush. We even ...
... We walked for about fifteen minutes, then came to a sudden halt. We were asked to put down our belongings and keep only our cameras. Then it began. We had walked only a few feet when we spotted the first mound of black fur. We approached quietly until our guide had communicated with the gorilla, asking permission to enter his territory. How the guides communicate with the gorillas is through a particular grunting sound. It signals that we are approaching, and if ...
... the border.
We drove into Rwanda and then had to get out of the vehicle again. First we visited the Rwandan poice and then completed an entry form and stood in a long line to have our passports stamped. We also had to have photos taken and two thumb prints. The vehicle was briefly inspected and we were then, on our way.
Rwanda is very clean! There is ...