Musanze Rwanda

Musanze Rwanda

Musanze Rwanda is Rwanda’s most mountainous district. The largest part of the Volcanoes National Park and its head office at Kinigi are located 13 km away from Musanze town. Musanze also has Five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga mountains chain (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura) within its boundaries. The district is home to most of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes national park. This makes it the most popular tourist destination in the country.

Musanze is a district in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Its capital city is Ruhengeri. Being the the fourth largest town in Rwanda and is poised to be one of Rwanda’s major cities. Musanze is strategically located in the foothills of the Virunga Massif making it attractive to tourism, business and agriculture, with notably fertile land in the surrounding region.

Set at an altitude of 1,850m, the city is a convenient base for gorilla tracking.  For those keen to stay closer to the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, there are various boutique lodges along its fringes with spectacular views and a more rural setting.

Musanze is a hassle-free and buzzing city, with plenty of choice for eating out, ATMs to withdraw cash, vibrant nightlife, markets and artisanal trades.

Excursions from Musanze include a guided tour of the underground caves, bicycle tours and a chance to meet the Rwandan cycling team at the Africa Rising Cycling Centre, the Buhanga Eco-Park and the little-known lakes of Karago, Burera and Ruhondo.


Things to do in Musanze Rwanda.

Gorilla trekking

Musanze Rwanda being at the centre of the Volcanoes national park provides for you to have your perfect Rwanda gorilla trekking safari. Your Rwanda trip and safari may not be complete without trekking the gentle giants of Volcanoes national park.

Several tours are available and you need to book your gorilla permit in advance for convenience.

Day Trips & Excursions

You can do a number of day trips with a local Rwanda tour operator or guide.

Your Rwanda tour operator will design the perfect day trip with you.

Visit the musanze caves of Rwanda.

musanze caves rwanda
musanze caves rwanda

Tours & Sightseeing

Musanze Rwanda offers one of the best sightseeing tours with magical views of the Virunga ranges, the Volcanoes national park and the beautiful views of Musanze town

Food Wine & Nightlife

Eat, drink and party like a local while in Musanze.

With numerous hotels and tourist lodges around Musanze, be sure to enjoy your stay.

Let Bujuku Eco Tours help you plan.

Walking & Biking Tours

Cycling tours are available in Musanze

Are you an active traveler?

Book a walking or bike tour!

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