Hotel Muhabura is one of the best budget accommodation facilities found close to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. It is located north of Kigali in Musanze province opposite the Musanze district headquarters. If you are looking for an affordable place to stay whilst you encounter mountain gorillas in the wild, this hotel should be among your top picks.
Hotel Muhabura is strategically located connecting different attractions in Musanze district including the entrance to Volcanoes national park, the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Musanze caves and Musanze market. It was at hotel Muhabura that the late Dian Fossey spent some of the nights whenever she came down from her gorilla camp, she also bathed and had meals at the hotel’s restaurant.
Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who spent the last 30 years of her life saving the mountain gorillas that were constantly poached by the Congo and Rwanda communities in the Virunga Mountains slept in room 12 of the hotel. The garden in front of room 12 and the calm of the hotel are the reasons she only stayed at the hotel Muhabura. Guests are allowed to stay in Dian Fossey room at a price of $90 per night.
Rooms: The hotel comprises of 30 rooms in form of double / twin, single occupancy. These rooms often get filed up quickly especially during peak seasons hence, recommended to book several months in advance. The hotel also has 6 apartments that are spacious offering a cozy environment to relax in after gorilla trekking or a day visit to the Northern area of Rwanda.
Outside facilities that the hotel offers include a terrace, Garden, camping Gift shop, sauna and massage, conference facilities, reception, restaurant and bar with very helpful staff that are so ready to serve you.
Hotel Muhabura is a very good place for a budget stay.