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Is it safe to travel to Rwanda right now?

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Oct 3rd, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Is it safe to travel to Rwanda right now?

Hello, we've heard that its unsafe for american tourists in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania right now. We're headed to these 3 countries in December. Should we reschedule to avoid these areas? Or postpone our trip? Can anyone shed some light? THANK YOU for your response.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:01 PM
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Mandy,

I see you've posted for all 3 countries. My response is for all 3. Yes, it is ok. Did you think something has changed since you originally booked the trip? There have been no new warnings issued. The Kenya warning just renews every 6 months and has been in effect for many years.

There is the presidential election in Kenya in December. Is that a concern?

Numerous conservative, responsible companies are sending clients to all these placesócompanies like A&K, Globus, Tauk, Natural Habitat, Wilderness Travel.

Here are a few recent reports from people who went to the 3 countries you mentioned.

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=35071491

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=35072403

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=35075628

The second to last post is a brief account of the 3 countries you mention:
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=35041964

"Crowding at sightings in Kenya and Tanzania?" This title indicates there are so many people going, it can become a problem.
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=35076687

A typical itinerary, booked through a reputable company, will offer you as safe a trip as anywhere.

Have a good trip.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:25 PM
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HI,
Just came back from both places. I travelled alone as a single woman and NEVER felt the slightest bit unsafe! Relax trust the above and have a great trip!
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Oct 4th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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Welcome Home 13moons! I saw elswhere that you are planning to return. I hope you share more about your trip when you have time.
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