Skip Navigation

Musanze

(Redirected from Ruhengeri)

Travel Guide Africa Rwanda Musanze

edit

Introduction

Silverback of Susa group

Silverback of Susa group

© All Rights Reserved tarmo

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.

Top

edit

Sights and Activities

Visit the mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, if you have US$500 to spare.

Top

edit

Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max24.6 °C24.9 °C24.4 °C23.7 °C23.1 °C23.1 °C23.7 °C24.4 °C24.4 °C24.2 °C23.8 °C24.2 °C
Avg Min10.7 °C11.2 °C11.4 °C12.6 °C13 °C11.5 °C10.8 °C11.6 °C11.3 °C11.2 °C11 °C10.7 °C
Rainfall71 mm93.2 mm141.9 mm173.8 mm152.3 mm39.2 mm16.6 mm48.7 mm124.4 mm162.2 mm147.4 mm83 mm
Rain Days131520231973818222216

Top

edit

Getting There

By Bus

There are frequent minibuses from the border with Uganda at Cyanika, costing RWF400 (June 2009) and taking about 45 minutes.
There are several minibuses per day to Gisenyi, costing RWF900 (June 2009) and taking about 1 hour 20 minutes.

Top

edit

Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Red Rocks BackpackersP.O. Box 87CAMPSITE-

Top

edit

Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Office national des postes is the company responsible for postal service in Rwanda. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to noon and 2:00 to 4:00pm, though regional variations apply. The one in Kigali generally keeps longer hours. Check with your accommodation for other options to send letters and postcards, as shops or hotels might sell stamps as well and can help you to post things. Services are fairly reliable though slow and for sending parcels it might be a good idea to check options with companies lik DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx.

Contributors

Help contribute to this article to share the ad revenue.

Musanze Travel Helpers

We don't currently have any Travel Helpers for Musanze

This is version 5. Last edited at 2:19 on May 24, 13 by sleepBot. 3 articles link to this page.

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content of this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License