Musanze located in the Northern Province, is Rwanda’s most mountainous district comprising the largest part of the Volcanoes National Park and its head office at Kinigi village (15 minutes drive from Musanze).
Five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga chain (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura) are within the district boundaries. It is also in this district that most of Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas are found, making it the most popular tourist destination in the country.
Musanze is one of the largest cities in Rwanda and serves as a hub for tourists. It is home to a number of primatology focused conservation organisations including the Dian Fossey Research Centre.
The largest Rwanda National Police Training College is located in the town center.
A diverse offering of hotel options can be found in Musanze and Kinigi for example: