During #BeThePeaceWalk, Hyppolite will be carrying the camping tent and sleeping bag. Hyppolite will be sleeping at schools, memorials, and churches and occasionally in homes, which are, in most cases, former killing sites.
You will be welcome to camp with Hyppolite or plan for your accommodation in hotels or guest houses and join the walk during the day. Of course, you will be able to know where the walk reaches.
In Kigali and in major towns in Rwanda, there is a wide range of 3-5-star hotels with different price ranges. You can use use an up to date guidebook or refer to www.lonelyplanet.com/rwanda for the latest rates and contact details.
During #BeThePeaceWalk, you will be responsible for what you eat. We recommend you plan meal money for the walk. It can sometimes be hard to find restaurants outside towns. We will have recommendations of food arrangements depending on where the walk reaches. Otherwise, pack some food, and lots of water sufficient for the walk. Local Shops can have soft drinks and fruits in rural areas.
Hyppolite plans to carry a small gas stove and would cook local meals some times! You might, if that continues to be the case, share some food and try the renowned Rwandan coffee!
In Kigali there is a number of restaurants and bars (Indian, Chinese, Thai, Ethiopian, French and Italian restaurants. There are also lots of local bars and restaurants all over the city selling local favourites such as ‘brochettes’ (meat or fish on a stick), grilled or fried green bananas, ‘akabenzi’ (delicious fried pork) or ‘mélange’ (a buffet meal with a wide selection of local foods).
We recommend you to drink bottled or filtered water only to avoid health problems and to stay hydrated. Bottled water is readily available in all shops and restaurants all around the country, and all brands (Inyange, Huye, Nil, Drop, Jibu) are fine.