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Rwanda suggestions

Hi all, I am looking for general information about cycling in Rwanda, specifically as a solo woman. If anyone out there has experience, tips, ideas for routes I'd be grateful for your help. A big thank you to those who have replied to my private messages already. Thanks! 

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you better like hills

Rwanda is very hilly!

We ejoyed the Congo-Nile trail even though it was some of the hardest cycling/pushing we did on our trip.

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I cycled in Rwanda a few months ago, as a single woman.   Hilly is right!  Lots of people everywhere, often would walk along as I cycled very slowly up those hills!

I tried once to camp.   It was getting late, and I couldn't make it to the town with acommodations before dark.   I asked to camp in a village.   I've done that in many parts of Africa.   I got a yes, was invited into an empty house.   Many adults and kids came to visit, I was given a foam mattress to sleep on, everything seemed fine.   Then someone official came by and got my passport details.    Later, close to midnight, many soldiers arrived and told me I had to go to the Police Station for the night.   There were several police cars and many soldiers with big guns, I wasn't about to argue with them.    My room/cell at the Police Station was pretty rough, but they let me go in the morning.   After that, I was a little squeemish about camping, so I made sure I could get to somewhere that had rooms.   They weren't expensive, and I didn't have to worry about police late at night!

No street food, but a lot of places had basic buffet, very inexpensive.

Did I say that it was hilly?   I crossed into Uganda near Ruhengeri, the Volcanos are stunning!