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General => Africa Info & other International Travels => Topic started by: Fingers on June 13, 2013, 10:55:47 am

Title: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on June 13, 2013, 10:55:47 am
Should any dogs pass through this beautiful part of Africa, you are welcome to pop in, I have a bed or two spare  :salut:
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Beebop on June 13, 2013, 10:58:11 am
Was in Kigali about 10 or 12 years ago, not long after the war.
You working up that way ?
Were a lot of people from MTN up there at one time.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: ZooDog on June 13, 2013, 11:36:31 am
we planning a trip up kilamanjaro way in sept now that theres a dog in rwanda might pop in
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: chickenbadger on June 13, 2013, 12:10:04 pm
This is about 2 months too late...

Did a ride, Mombasa to Cape Town through Kigali...

EPIC country you are living in there! Enjoy it!

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on June 13, 2013, 04:00:38 pm
Sorry chaps, I am building a hotel in Kigali and is there now for just other a year, should have posted it long ago, but you guys are always welcome to come back to a clean and crime free country with awesome biking routes  :sip: I also have a little spot outside kigali on the shores of lake muhazi where we camp on weekends.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: chickenbadger on June 13, 2013, 05:33:43 pm
Noted, in a big way!!
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Jag man on July 05, 2013, 08:56:40 am
Plus a one , :ricky:
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 12, 2013, 09:26:38 pm
Rwanda is on my bucket list for sure.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Stofdonkie on July 14, 2013, 10:57:59 am
PM 'the canoeguy' (Dave) on the forum.


He's leaving Cpt tomorrow on his way the Euroland and will pass through there sometime.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Harties on July 17, 2013, 04:39:44 pm
Hi Fingers,

Myself & a mate of mine will be in Rwanda round about the beginning of September!
His on his way down from Europe now, I'll be meeting up with him in Kenya hopefully by the 23 rd of August.
From there we going to Uganda & then Rwanda.

Please Pm me your details, it will be greatly appreciated!!
 :3some:
Thanks a mil!
Riaan
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Harties on July 17, 2013, 04:41:16 pm
You can keep track of our trip on his blog, www.vansafrica.com (http://www.vansafrica.com)
Cheers
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on August 26, 2013, 01:33:40 pm
We are waiting for you guys here in Rwanda Riaan and Riaan, you are most welcome
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: wakey on September 06, 2013, 02:26:06 pm
..........and Van and Nellie came..........and we partied and we conquered......and then their epic journey continued....!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Alpine Al on October 13, 2013, 02:42:16 am
 Hi Phillip
I will send you a PM re info on roads down to Mozambique. I'm enquiring on behalf of Jo Rust, a young lady who's nearly completed her solo ride around Africa. You can contact her on the forum or on facebook to give her advice and I'm sure she would appreciate a place to stay over on her way past you. She has a 59 page ride report thats nearly always on the first page of the rr section. Look forward to hearing from you.
Al
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Mzee on October 13, 2013, 05:22:07 am
Great country. I was there in 2010. http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html (http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html)
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on October 13, 2013, 05:53:09 am
Hi Phillip
I will send you a PM re info on roads down to Mozambique. I'm enquiring on behalf of Jo Rust, a young lady who's nearly completed her solo ride around Africa. You can contact her on the forum or on facebook to give her advice and I'm sure she would appreciate a place to stay over on her way past you. She has a 59 page ride report thats nearly always on the first page of the rr section. Look forward to hearing from you.
Al

Hi Al,

Thats great, I will get in contact with her, thanks for letting me know
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on October 13, 2013, 05:55:44 am
Great country. I was there in 2010. http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html (http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html)

Indeed a great country, you are always welcome back, thanks for the thread to your block, will check it out.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on November 09, 2013, 12:35:12 pm
Being here in Rwanda now for 19 months, and suffering from PMS (Parked Motorbike Syndrome), the search for affordable and trustworthy bikes to explore this beautiful country better, kicked in.

It is amazing how the bush telegraph manages to present bikes out of nowhere. Most Rwandans do not ride anything bigger than 125 or 150cc, and off road / DS bikes are normally left behind by expats leaving the country. Obviously when they discover that the Muzungu wants a moto, the price doubles. After long negotiations we managed to first get the DR400Z for Tollie, then I acquired the DR650 R Dakar, (White one). Both bikes needed some TLC, the 650 a bit more than the 400, but we have both good wheels now here in Rwanda.

Bikes which also came forth were a Honda CR 125, Yamaha 450 WR and a KTM 450, Honda XR 250 R with a 23" front wheel. 

Will post more pics in due course.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Amsterdam on November 09, 2013, 08:34:47 pm
Hi Fingers. My son and I arrived in Mpanda (Tanzania) today (en route Cape Town to Amsterdam). We are heading to Kigoma tomorrow. Should be in your neck of the woods in a few days. Will give you a shout if/when we get there.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on November 10, 2013, 08:10:13 pm
Hi Fingers. My son and I arrived in Mpanda (Tanzania) today (en route Cape Town to Amsterdam). We are heading to Kigoma tomorrow. Should be in your neck of the woods in a few days. Will give you a shout if/when we get there.
:ricky: Great stuff Amsterdam

You are most welcome I have Accommodation too

Give me a shout on +250788 301494

 :peepwall: Will be on the lookout for you.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Mzee on November 12, 2013, 09:37:06 am
Hi Fingers. My son and I arrived in Mpanda (Tanzania) today (en route Cape Town to Amsterdam). We are heading to Kigoma tomorrow. Should be in your neck of the woods in a few days. Will give you a shout if/when we get there.

Where is your ride report? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Amsterdam on November 15, 2013, 05:23:22 am
At the moment it is more riding focused than computer focused. This link is to the first article that my son write about the trip. Others will follow in time.

http://wp.me/p3ZDbm-1U (http://wp.me/p3ZDbm-1U)
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Michael Vespa on February 23, 2014, 05:40:18 pm
Hi Fingers

What a great find I am leaving Johannesburg on the 1st of May this year and cant wait to buy you a beer or 2 when I arrive , I am not sure when I will be in your neck of the woods as I have given myself 6 monthe to get to Italy on my Vespa , doing the trip solo , so it will be great to have some company in Rwanda. Please send me your phone number I am travelling with a sat phone so will give you a call when I arrive .

Regards

Michael
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on February 23, 2014, 06:20:59 pm
Hi Fingers

What a great find I am leaving Johannesburg on the 1st of May this year and cant wait to buy you a beer or 2 when I arrive , I am not sure when I will be in your neck of the woods as I have given myself 6 monthe to get to Italy on my Vespa , doing the trip solo , so it will be great to have some company in Rwanda. Please send me your phone number I am travelling with a sat phone so will give you a call when I arrive .

Regards

Michael

Hello Michael,

You sure have balls to do it on a Vespa, please give me a shout when you reach on +250 788 30 1494.

Good luck and enjoy the ride!

Fingers
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Michael Vespa on February 24, 2014, 09:06:31 am
Will do , looking forward to it
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: LouwXR on March 10, 2014, 10:13:08 am
Hi Fingers

Awesome to see that there are wilddogs in Rwanda as well! My wife and I are also on our way to Rwanda on the 31st of March, and I am really looking forward to it! I see that you are also into construction and working on a hotel in Kigali, which hotel is it? I am going to be starting on the new Marriott hotel and then there are some further projects in the pipeline.

Nice to see that you managed to get a lekker dualsport bike that, unfortunately not going to take my bike with me (Honda XR400R this side) but might look at getting something once we are there and settled as we are looking at going for a minimum of 2 to 3 years. How long have you been there?

Will give you a shout once we are there, always nice to meet people that have been there for a while and already know the ropes.

Cheers
 
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: TVB on March 10, 2014, 10:53:24 am
I have heard on the radio yesterday that there is some tention between SA and Ruwanda ??? This was because we deported a couple of Ruwandean guys and now they threaten to kick South Africans out of the Country. You guys got any news on that yet? Hope it is not true and cause any challanges to you okes up there. I also faced rather challanging situation a few years back in Ethiopia when our locals started to destroy the Ethiopian shops and houses in SA
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: TVB on March 10, 2014, 10:56:32 am
I was in Rwanda in 2005 on a demining contract for the UN near the DRCongo border. We actually worked from the Congo. We discovered a mass grave with 44 bodies....not nice, must say yes it is piecefull now but I was there when we had to run for our lives. The rebel groups are still around
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on March 10, 2014, 11:00:00 am
Hi Fingers

Awesome to see that there are wilddogs in Rwanda as well! My wife and I are also on our way to Rwanda on the 31st of March, and I am really looking forward to it! I see that you are also into construction and working on a hotel in Kigali, which hotel is it? I am going to be starting on the new Marriott hotel and then there are some further projects in the pipeline.

Nice to see that you managed to get a lekker dualsport bike that, unfortunately not going to take my bike with me (Honda XR400R this side) but might look at getting something once we are there and settled as we are looking at going for a minimum of 2 to 3 years. How long have you been there?

Will give you a shout once we are there, always nice to meet people that have been there for a while and already know the ropes.

Cheers
 

How's it Louw,

Nice to hear that, do give me a tinkle when you are here, Marriott....... I am busy with the Park Inn by Radisson, not the Radisson it self, close to the Marriott,  did Billy interview You?

I had 18 SA expats saturday at my house for Rugby and braai, it will be nice to get together  :3some:

Cheers
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on March 10, 2014, 11:03:18 am
I have heard on the radio yesterday that there is some tention between SA and Ruwanda ??? This was because we deported a couple of Ruwandean guys and now they threaten to kick South Africans out of the Country. You guys got any news on that yet? Hope it is not true and cause any challanges to you okes up there. I also faced rather challanging situation a few years back in Ethiopia when our locals started to destroy the Ethiopian shops and houses in SA

6 of the embassy here left country on Saturday, only the ambassador is left, hope this does not have a ripple effect, I have acquired some land here  ???
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on March 10, 2014, 11:08:19 am
I was in Rwanda in 2005 on a demining contract for the UN near the DRCongo border. We actually worked from the Congo. We discovered a mass grave with 44 bodies....not nice, must say yes it is piecefull now but I was there when we had to run for our lives. The rebel groups are still around

Rwanda is clean and peaceful, in the DRC there are some tension still, but otherwise here is the best place to be. The history is a rather sad one though leaving the young generation family less.
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: TVB on March 10, 2014, 11:09:46 am
I have heard on the radio yesterday that there is some tention between SA and Ruwanda ??? This was because we deported a couple of Ruwandean guys and now they threaten to kick South Africans out of the Country. You guys got any news on that yet? Hope it is not true and cause any challanges to you okes up there. I also faced rather challanging situation a few years back in Ethiopia when our locals started to destroy the Ethiopian shops and houses in SA

6 of the embassy here left country on Saturday, only the ambassador is left, hope this does not have a ripple effect, I have acquired some land here  ???

It does not sound good, they are accusing SA Gov of safe guarding criminals.....seems like a heated debate and I really hope this will not affect your guys! I have been in quite a couple of 'tense' sutiations myself through the years due to 'politic'

Hope all will work out to be fine
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Dusty Rusty on March 10, 2014, 07:33:33 pm
Hope that nothing turns nasty.

I must say, I'm drooling over your DR 650 Dakar!
Title: Re: Rwanda
Post by: Fingers on March 10, 2014, 08:30:52 pm
Hope that nothing turns nasty.

I must say, I'm drooling over your DR 650 Dakar!


Yes we all hope for the best.

It's my first time to ride a DR and must say it is light to handle, the central point of balance is quite close to the tank for me, just something i need to adjust too. It needs some TLC,  think I need to replace the CDI box as it cuts out on high revs, otherwise she's perfect for here.  :ricky:
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Post by: babuja on December 14, 2014, 05:07:14 pm
Hi guys,  I'm planning a rounded trip throw Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ruanda, Burundi  and need some help.  Still at initial planning and wondering were can I rent a moto for this trip? And what would be the best option? Cheers all

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