Visiter le Rwanda : un guide petit budget!

Le Rwanda a la réputation d’être une destination hors de prix. Mais ce n’est pas exact, ou plutôt ce n’est pas seulement une destination chère et exclusive. Oui il existe des lodges à 1000 dollars la nuit, le permis pour les gorilles est désormais à 1500USD par personne et la communication du pays, via l’organisme du tourisme, le RDB, tend à promouvoir le high end tourism mais il est tout à fait possible de s’offrir un séjour au Rwanda a des prix modérés et de découvrir les mille collines sans vider votre compte d’épargne. Et comme on me pose souvent la question, je vais vous partager plusieurs adresses où séjourner au rapport qualité prix super intéressant . Des adresses que j’ai déjà testées ou que je connais de réputation, et qui vous permettront de loger dans tous les coins intéressants de ce joli pays qu’est le Rwanda pour moins, voir bien moins de 100 USD la nuit en chambre double. Désormais si le budget était votre seule raison de ne pas ajouter le Rwanda sur votre liste, vous n’avez plus d’excuse !

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Airbnb experience : beautiful apartment in Watamu

Watamu is a lovely town at 2h30 drive from Mombasa. Here you will find one of the most beautiful beach in Africa . We spent 10 days there and it was a blast, we visited the Mangrove forest, the Gedi Ruins but also did snorkeling in this beautiful Indian Ocean. We choose to book through Airbnb, with our daughters it is really our favorite kind of stay. We can follow our own rhythm and during the stay we feel like really living in the city we visit !

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Visit Diani Beach

Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, it is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa. It can be reached directly by plane, but from Kigali it was easy to have a flight to Mombasa , and then using the ferry and road to arrive at this small paradise .

This town was just a fishing place 40 years ago, but in the 70s when tourists wishing to come to Africa found Kenya the ideal place, as there was so much strife and problems in other African countries and it was the beginning of a touristic boom.  Hotels were built along the  coast road, which was at that time  a dusty road.  Since then Diani has continued to expend without losing its charm and simple atmosphere. You will not feel that you are in a very touristic area if you avoid the big hotels.

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Bright and beautiful apartment in Nairobi ( Airbnb )

Nairobi is a beautiful and vibrant city. If you have the possibility to do a citytrip , you definitely should! Even if you are going on  safari in Magical Kenya, take some time for Nairobi : you will not regret it!

There is plenty hotels, but I am a airbnb addict. I love the idea to have a place for my own, to enjoy the city as a local for few days and following my rythm.

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The Beach house in Gisenyi ( Airbnb )

I love Airbnb. When we arrived in 2014, this service was almost unavailable. Since then , hopefully for me, the offer has increased. What I love with Airbnb is to have the comfort of a home and this feeling that you live there… Even if it is for 3 days only. With kids it is really great, you can follow their rythm, they have more place to play and can make more noise. With friends also ( for the exactly same reasons 🙂 ).

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