We stayed here for our gorilla trip. We arrived the night before and had requested the hotel to provide transport for the next day. Noel organised everything we had requested - from the packed lunch, foreign exchange to the transport on the day for the gorillas and a taxi back to Kigali - no hassels! We were very happy at the hotel- the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Noel was great and responded to all our requests. We were concerned - especially arriving late the evening before the day of our trek - but this is their business! So you are in good hands.
The food was good. As we stayed a few days we also tried the Volcano Resturant down the road which was very good. However stay away from the hotel direct accross the road - Gorilla volcano's hotel - the food is terrible!
Given the various costs - to keep within budget - we took a bus from Kigali to Ruhengeri - using the Virunga Bus service - this cost about $3 each - it was clean, professional and safe - well worth considering. the bus station in Ruhengeri is about a 20 minute walk and 5 minute drive from the bus station. I am sure if you called the hotel they would even send a taxi to collect you. When we initially booked through the internet - we also phoned to make sure of the booking and establish contact. A great base with all the supprt you need for your visit!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Muhabura Rwanda/Ruhengeri