Ruhengeri (Musanze)

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Top Descriptions

If it weren’t for those mountain gorillas in nearby , would many people visit Ruhengeri? This may be a question you find yourself asking while here. It’s location is good, that’s for sure, with quick connections to and even the . The restaurants and eateries are also of a slightly higher standard here to cater for the higher standard of clientele. Indeed, there is some serious money being thrown about here, but is any of it actually reaching the town and the people of Ruhengeri? Walk the streets a little, hike up to the , and get approached by the town’s familiar hawkers and beggars, and you might just wander where all those greenbacks go. Truthfully, if you don’t have the kind of money necessary to go or do the , you might just want to pass the town quickly by. You can always return when you’re old and rich, right?
 
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Top Tips

As many moneyed tourists come here to go in the , Ruhengeri (Musanze) has a better range of accommodations and attached eateries than most other places in Rwanda. Unfortunately, this also increases the hassle factor somewhat and lowers the general value for money.
Don’t plan on spending too long here unless you’re exploring the national park as there’s very little to do, especially for free.
Though you may be approached around town by students/guides, unlike other places in East Africa they’re fairly easy to shake off.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Also known as:
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Environment type:forest, hill, volcano
Location type:rural, town
 
Religion type:Roman Catholocism, Protestantism

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:chameleons, mountain gorillas
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Rwandan Frank (RWF)
Average daily budget:RWF22,125

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:4 nights
High season:June to September
Low season:March to May

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, French, Kinyarwanda
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:250

How can we get there?

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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:3
Travel time to attractions:45 minutes
Travel time to next location:1 hour, 15 minutes
 
Size:
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Altitude:1,860m

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500ml
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Fizzy drink1 litre
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Fruit juice1 litreRWF2,000
Gin (multinational)1 litre
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Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litre
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Oil1 litre
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Rum (multinational)1 litreRWF20,000
Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litre
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Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreRWF250
Whisky (multinational)1 litreRWF20,000
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleRWF10,000
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100g
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Apples1kg
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Bananas1kgRWF500
Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loaf
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Carrots1kg
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Chillies1kg
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Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
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Chocolate (national)1 bar
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Coconut milk1 can
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Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozen
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Garlic1kg
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Ginger1kg
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Honey1 jar
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Ice cream1 unit
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Jam1 jarRWF4,000
Onions1kg
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Oranges1kg
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Pasta1kgRWF3,400
Peanut butter1 jarRWF4,500
Peanuts100g
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Potatoes1kg
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Raisins100g
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Rice1kgRWF2,400
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kg
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ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottleRWF5,400
Conditioner1 bottle
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Condoms1 packRWF200
Deodorant1 canRWF3,500
Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottleRWF2,500
Laundry soap1 barRWF700
Razors1 pack
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Sanitary towels1 packRWF800
Shampoo1 bottle
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Soap1 barRWF5,000
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unit
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Toothpaste1 tubeRWF2,000
Washing powder1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 packRWF1,000
Chapstick1 unit
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Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packRWF200
Ibuprofen1 packRWF600
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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Nail clippers1 setRWF1,000
Plasters1 pack
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Sun cream1 bottle
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Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100g
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Cigarettes (multinational)20-packRWF1,500
Cigarettes (national)20-packRWF1,000
Coriander100g
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Cumin100g
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Fuel1 litre
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Internet1 hourRWF300
Lighter1 unitRWF500
Matches1 pack
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Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100g
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Stock1 pack
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Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Breakfast (continental)RWF3,833
Breakfast (cooked)RWF5,333
BuffetRWF1,550
Buffet (vegetarian)RWF1,250
BurgerRWF4,833
Burger (cheese)RWF5,167
Cake (slice)RWF3,500
CarbonaraRWF5,500
Chicken wingsRWF5,000
Chocolate mousseRWF3,250
Cordon bleuRWF7,500
Curry (generic – meat)RWF5,500
Curry (generic – vegetable)RWF5,250
Curry (South Asia – meat)RWF8,000
Cutlet (beef/chicken)RWF6,000
Eggs (how you like)RWF2,000
Fillet (beef)RWF5,667
Fillet (fish)RWF6,833
Fish fingersRWF3,500
Fried (chicken)RWF6,000
Fried (fish)RWF5,667
Fruit saladRWF2,500
Grilled (chicken)RWF6,500
Grilled (fish)RWF6,000
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)RWF3,000
LasagnaRWF7,000
Meat ballsRWF1,833
OmeletteRWF1,667
Pancake (simple)RWF2,667
Pasta (meat)RWF4,833
Pasta (vegetable)RWF4,000
Pizza (loaded)RWF6,000
Pizza (simple)RWF5,000
Pork chopsRWF5,000
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
RibsRWF5,000
Rice (meat)RWF5,000
Rice (vegetable)RWF4,000
Roasted (pork)RWF5,000
Roasted (vegetable)RWF3,000
SaladRWF3,167
Salad (meat)RWF3,667
Sandwich (basic)RWF3,000
Sandwich (loaded)RWF4,750
Samosas (vegetable)RWF500
Skewers (meat)RWF1,233
Skewers (vegetable)RWF2,000
Soup (meat)RWF3,500
Soup (vegetarian)RWF2,667
SteakRWF5,500
Stew (meat)RWF5,500
Stir fry (meat)RWF7,000
Stroganoff (meat)RWF6,000
Whole (chicken)RWF14,333
Whole (fish)RWF13,500
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Bailey’s (shot)RWF40,000
Bailey’s (bottle)RWF1,500
Beer (multinational)RWF1,050
Beer (national)RWF800
CappuccinoRWF2,500
CoffeeRWF1,500
Champagne (bottle)RWF80,000
Cognac (bottle)RWF75,000
Cognac (shot)RWF2,250
Cointreau (bottle)RWF80,000
Cointreau (shot)RWF2,500
Fruit juice (fresh)RWF2,500
Gin (bottle)RWF40,000
Gin (shot)RWF1,500
Hot chocolateRWF2,000
Malibu (bottle)RWF40,000
Malibu (shot)RWF1,500
Red BullRWF2,500
Rum (bottle)RWF50,000
Rum (shot)RWF1,750
Soft drinkRWF575
TeaRWF1,400
Tea (African)RWF1,700
Tea (herbal)RWF3,000
Tequila (bottle)RWF40,000
Tequila (shot)RWF1,500
Vodka (bottle)RWF40,000
Vodka (shot)RWF1,500
Waragi (shot)RWF5,000
Water (2L)RWF1,650
Whisky (bottle)RWF40,000
Whisky (shot)RWF1,500
Wine (bottle)RWF30,000
Wine (glass)RWF2,500

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