Rwanda’s Musanze region is one of East Africa’s finest. Boasting crystal lakes, volcanic views, and plenty of gorilla trekking opportunities, there’s something for everyone here. Read on to check out some of Musanze’s best places to stay for every budget.
Operated by Governors Camp, the Sabinyo Silverback Lodge is a luxury hotel situated right next to Volcanoes National Park. It is the perfect place to stay while gorilla tracking, and the lodge’s beautiful mountainside location is romantic, quiet, and peaceful. The secluded rooms offer modern amenities, and the service goes above and beyond with coffee and tea room service in the morning, an all-inclusive meal plan, and truly individualized attention.
La Locanda, a well-located and quiet hideaway, is situated just outside of the center of Ruhengeri, Musanze’s capital city. The Italian owner is as kind as can be, and very willing to help guests plan volcano hikes, gorilla visits, canoe trips, and general activities. The guesthouse’s restaurant serves Musanze’s best pizza, and their included breakfast is filling and colorful — think eggs made to order and fresh fruit. With comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, and a cute garden, this guesthouse is the perfect budget boutique stay in Musanze.
Conveniently located just minutes away from the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters in Kinigi, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to stay after a long and rewarding day of mountain gorilla tracking. The hotel is very comfortable and offers hot showers, included meals, and even hiking boot-washing services (those hikes get muddy!). All of these add to the lodge’s cozy ambiance. After gorilla tracking, take a dip in their sparkling pool or relax with a massage before hanging out by the communal fireplace in the evening.
Located just outside of Ruhengeri, Red Rocks Rwanda provides accommodation, food, and an assortment of activities in an artistic and campfire-filled setting. Twin lake visits, volcanic hikes, gorilla and golden monkey treks, and more are on offer at this vibrant property. Travelers come for a night, and end up staying for a week, enjoying the tranquil setting, easy rhythm, and affordable accommodation.