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Musanze – Rwanda’s most Vibrant Tourist Town

Gorillas Volcanoes HotelPreviously referred as Ruhengeri, Musanze Town is Rwanda’s most popular and commonly visited to en in Northern Rwanda. People visiting Volcanoes National on Rwanda Gorilla Safaris; normally make stopovers in this town for shopping, to enjoy the vibrant nightlife as well as to relax. Musanze town is the commercial, administrative as well as service headquarter in Rwanda.

Musanze Market

They also have a vibrant big market that runs daily selling all types of items required in the daily life. This is actually a nice place to buy some nice souvenirs including beautiful handicrafts. It is a good place to admire the great crafting and artistic talent of the African people. You will enjoy moving around the different stalls of fresh fruits, vegetables and other items bargaining for a discounted price; it’s a thrilling experience. However we recommend that you do so in the company of your safari guide or driver.

Night Life

The people in Musanze enjoy their leisure time. When the nightfall comes after the day’s activities, the streets of Musanze are lit with different lights, the streets are jammed with several people hoping from one eating place to another, others heading to the different bars, clubs or karaoke centers. The people here know how to have fun! It is an amazing place to enjoy the typical nightlife of the Rwandan people

Accommodation in Musanze

There are a variety of accommodation facilities in which you can sleep during your visit to this town on your safari in Rwanda and these range from luxury to budget. Below we have highlighted a number of them.

  • Five Volcanoes
  • The Garden Place Hotel
  • Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel
  • La Locanda
  • The Garden House
  • Montana Vista Hotel
  • Snow Hotel
  • Hotel la Palme
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