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Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range. The town itself contains many bustling market streets and interesting traditional shops, but the essence of a Ruhengeri trip lies in the surrounding natural environment. Tours of the volcanoes offer up-close interaction with the majestic primates, and the profits from these excursions help conserve the wildlife and maintain local projects. Book your Ruhengeri vacation in advance, since the gorilla sanctuaries have a limited daily visitor capacity and sometimes even a month-long waiting list. Add Ruhengeri and other destinations in Rwanda to your travel itinerary using our Rwanda trip builder app.
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Travelers to Ruhengeri have plenty of accommodation options along Ruhengeri-Gisenyi Road, all of which serve as a starting point for tours to the surrounding volcanoes and mountain gorilla sanctuaries. Almost every guesthouse, lodge, and hotel remains budget-friendly: the purpose of Ruhengeri is protecting the endangered animal and plant species, not urbanizing the delicate natural environment. Most visitors recommend booking a room at a hotel on Avenue de la Nutrition if you opt for luxury; when it comes to dining, however, all restaurants have a distinctive charm and charge reasonable prices.
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