Musanze

Musanze
One of the largest cities in Rwanda, Musanze is a bustling city hosting almost all tourists visiting the world famous mountain gorillas. Musanze has long been the base point for gorilla visits and is cradled against a stunning backdrop of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes. The city is also only a 45-minute drive away from Gisenyi and the stunning Lake Kivu. The main street of Musanze is characterised by the large active market in the centre of town and throughout the city residents are often dressed in bright, vibrant fabrics in sharp contrast with the dark volcanic rock that typifies the city’s roads. Located near Lake Burera, Musanze is known for its jagged landscape, crisp cold air and spectacular views.