Musanze Town Rwanda

Musanze town is one of the biggest towns in Rwanda and without doubt the most famous popular tourist destination

Musanze Town Rwanda

Musanze town is vibrant town and a tourism center near volcanoes national park in the north western part of Rwanda. The mountainous Musanze town is located in the backdrop of the beautiful Virunga Mountains most especially Mountain Muhabura and Mountain Sabyinyo although Mountain Karisimbi, Mountain Bisoke, Mountain Gahinga also have their boundaries with in the same district. The town is famous for being an integral part within the province and Rwanda as whole because of a number of attractions.

Musanze town is one of the biggest towns in Rwanda and without doubt the most famous popular tourist destination in Rwanda owing to the endangered mountain gorillas found in volcanoes national park attracting millions of tourists yearly. Getting to Musanze town is just a 2 hours’ drive from Kigali city and about 30 minutes to Kinigi headquarters of volcanoes national park where the most done activities in the park are gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey grave hike, birding and volcano hiking.

Interesting things to see and do while in Musanze town.

There are a number of activities that can be enjoyed by tourists that visit this town and these include; gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park which allows tourists to spend one hour with habituated mountain groups. Having a valid gorilla permit from Rwanda development board at a fee of $1500 at hand, will allow you trek through the forests of volcanoes national park in search for these endangered apes.

In Musanze town you also find the famous Musanze caves that have for a long time been adored for being one of the most beautiful natural features in this town. The Musanze caves go up to 2 km long and decorated with lush vegetation at the entrance with their interior having natural stairs. The caves are believed to have been formed 62 million years ago after the last eruption. The caves are a home to different bird species, bats as well as reptiles most especially snakes.

Through visiting Musanze,  you will be able to explore the five out of eight Virunga Mountains located in volcanoes national park. The mountains are Karisimbi, Bisoke, Gahinga, Muhabura and Sabyinyo all these have their boundaries in Rwanda and can be hiked through your tour to Musanze town. The town is unique for its friendly people and cultural diversity and tourists who come to Musanze town are introduced to the unique way of life of people, their unique traditional dances as well as delicious local foods. Buying souvenirs during your tours will keep memories of your visit to Musanze alive. One of the famous cultural villages you can visit with in Musanze town is Nkotsi villa located only 7 km south west of Musanze town.

Bulera and Ruhondo twin lakes are just a few kilometers away from the town and perfect for vacation getaways to enjoy the cool breeze of the lake and see a number of different bird species, sport fishing as well as aquatic animals in Rwanda. Indeed the country at large is a place to do a number of tourism activities such as chimpanzee trekking in Ngungwe forest as well as colobus monkey trekking, game drives in Akagera national park, gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park and primate watching in Gishwati Mukura national park.

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