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National Park
Home to the majestic mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park encompasses a dramatic landscape of wildlife, rainforest, and active and extin
Tours from $62
Historic Site
Exploring Iby'iwacu Cultural Village allows you to learn about the country's history and traditions and support community-based tourism. The
Tours from $346
Hike up the mountainous terrain of Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp to see the resting place of the researcher who started it. Wal
Tours from $1,744
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Duration: 1 to 3 minutes
We use motorboats to visit the lake Kivu and its surroundings. Experience activities found near lake Kivu, visit islands, birds watching, plantations, Boating to the Napoleon Island, climb it at the top and be awarded with an awesome view of the lake and fly fruitful bats found on it, expect cows on island and watch them swimming (in the morning). Back in boat to see velvet monkey on islands and join the fishermen in their excited three connected boats for the evening boat ride and experience fishing in Lake.
Book on Viator from $81
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hiking Trail
Congo Nile Trail , Rubavu
Encompassed by scenery of true African wilderness with a view of the Nile and Congo rivers, Congo Nile Trail provides an active vacation in n
Tours from $30


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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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Where to stay in Ruhengeri

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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