Visit Ruhengeri, Rwanda
The bustling market town of Ruhengeri has a memorable setting at the base of the Virunga Mountains.
On the outskirts of town, the natural bridge at Musanze — a solidified lava flow — is a fascinating relic of the volcanic activity that shaped this scenic area.
The town itself is very pleasant, if a little unremarkable. At the centre of town there are a small grid of potholed roads and a bustling central market. The atmosphere is friendly and fairly free of hassle.
Ruhengeri is the closest town to the Volcanoes National Park and is therefore a convenient base from which to track mountain gorilla. On days not spent tracking, you can enjoy some pleasant strolls around town, or within easy distance are the seldom visited but lovely Lakes Burera, Ruhondo and Karago.
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Suggested itineraries featuring Ruhengeri
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ruhengeri, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Rwanda gorilla tracking safariRwandaView this tour
Rwanda's gorillas & Kenya's Big FiveRwanda and KenyaView this tour
Ultimate primate experience: gorillas, chimps & monkeysRwandaView this tour
Gorilla tracking & Zanzibar adventureRwanda and Zanzibar ArchipelagoView this tour
Gorillas, the Great Migration & the Big FiveRwanda and TanzaniaView this tour
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Places near Ruhengeri
- Volcanoes National Park 8 miles away
- Lake Kivu 30 miles away
- Kigali 43 miles away
- Kibuye 44 miles away
- Nyungwe Forest 75 miles away
- Butare 77 miles away
- Cyangugu 85 miles away