Musanze is the new name for Ruhengeri, though the latter name is still commonly in use. The town is the gateway to the Parc National des Volcans, home of one of the few populations of mountain gorillas in the world.
From the Musanze Travel Guide
On the way to the gorillas
Due to our visa problems, and the resulting extra week in Zimbabwe, we had to rush through Kenya and Uganda in order to reach Rwanda, where we would be trekking to see the mountain gorillas. There are very strict rules about the permits required to see the gorillas, and we had to be in Musanze (formerly ...
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