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Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse

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Nyakinama Road 7 Km Out Ruhengeri Off Kigali-Gisenyi Road, Ruhengeri Rwanda
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 31 Specialty lodging in Ruhengeri
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What Red Rocks Rwanda stands for is what our name stands for. Our organization takes its name after the igneous rock that covered Northern Rwanda during volcanic eruptions some 700 years ago. Just like the red rocks, we are deeply rooted in local history and culture. There’s something for everyone at Red Rocks Rwanda, and every visit is a welcome respite from the busy cities our guests leave behind. Our location amidst rolling Rwandan hills and splendid valleys and our proximity to the Virunga volcanoes makes this a hotspot for tourists. As a social enterprise, we’re all about the community, the wildlife, tourism & travel. Our pioneering cultural tourism scheme involves developing our community and promoting our nature preserve through tourism. We strive to make every stay pleasurable and memorable, so bring your cameras, your memory cards and your love of all things natural with you. ​ Our approach is local, so we’ve built a good rapport with the villagers throughout the years, and we have in-depth knowledge and first-hand experience of local life. We are here to enrich your life, your travels and your values. Make your mark at Red Rocks, and enjoy the gratifying experience of making a difference in the life of the locals and that of our wildlife! FIND US ON THE MAP: Gps: 1°33'38. 1"S 29°38'11. 0"E. We are all about the community, the wildlife, tourism & travel thus promoting sustainable tourism through community and conservation programs. Our pioneering cultural tourism scheme involves developing our community and promoting our nature preserve through tourism. Red Rocks brings under-served communities into the tourism supply chain and supports community development projects that help people help themselves through our initiatives. Through our works we have launched many projects, which are helping local community get access to education, health care and sustainable income that honors their traditional way of life. Ours is to provide a sustained, reliable source of funding for the local organization through the tourism industry. We created a respectful environment where the local community feels comfortable with tourists and work to position conservation as a competitive land use that delivers benefits to local communities, creates jobs, stimulates local micro-enterprise development, promotes local procurement, develops skills and knowledge and ultimately improves livelihoods within the Volcanoes National Park.
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Free parking
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24-hour security
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English, French
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Brittany G wrote a review Mar 2020
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I was blown away by the beauty of this place! There is art EVERYWHERE. It is so colorful, I absolutely loved it. There are cultural experiences you can take advantage of while you're staying there. I highly recommend learning how to make banana beer! There's a store that sells art and the money goes back into the community. As for accommodations, there's nice rooms inside and large, clean bathrooms with hot water. The campsite is a good size - plenty of space to spread out tents.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Greg Bakunzi, Owner at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse
Responded Jul 11, 2020
Thanks for your positive review
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CharlieBeau Diary of a Muzungu wrote a review Jan 2020
Kampala, Uganda400 contributions93 helpful votes
Red Rocks’ reputation precedes it so I was very curious to stay there on a recent trip to Rwanda. I passed by two years ago when they had a cultural performance. It was excellent, a re-enactment of traditional life at court. Not only was it for the visitors but local community were in attendance too. In addition to being a good backpacker campsite and hostel, Red Rocks leads an active part in developing the community and organising activities that celebrate and promote local culture. You might learn how to make banana beer, have a go at grinding millet with a stone, meet ladies from the local cooperative who make some very beautiful baskets. Buy their baskets and support them. Hundred percent of the basket price goes to the women who make them. I travelled to Musanze by bus. It’s a very easy journey. From there I got a moto (motorbike taxi) for the 8 km to the campsite. It was easy to organise and Red Rocks told me how much I should pay. At the campsite, I got very lovely hellos and welcomes from all the staff. I met Harriet, one of the co-owners, the chef; everyone really made me feel very welcome. Evenings were spent by the campfire, with a dog draped over my feet to keep me warm! (It’s chilly at altitude) I slept in one of the tents that has a double bed in it. No room to do anything other than store my clothes but I wasn’t there to spend time in my tent. Showers and toilets are shared. (The best shower is in the dormitory section). I spent one afternoon touring the demonstration garden, which was really fascinating. It gives you an insight into some of the local plants and indigenous tree species, which Red Rocks Initiatives growing for the community to plant. This is a free service that is all supported by the revenue from the campsite. It’s a win-win project and has won some awards. I highly recommend staying here. There are tons of active other activities here as well including biking, hiking. You can of course use it as a base to track the gorillas. Meals are huge and very cheap.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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adriangmandela wrote a review Aug 2019
Unterseen, Switzerland11 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent five nights on this lovely campsite. The people were very welcoming and we mase new friends. The food was delicious and always custom made, the banana beer gave us the effects we wished for and the place was complete (electricity, proximity to everything you wish for, hot showers, food, drinks, internet, etc.). We did a couple of activities with the NGO (which redrocks is) and alwasy had a great time and learned a lot. The campsite was rather noisey as there was construction going on in the area, we were not bothered too much though.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Owen J Evans wrote a review Jun 2019
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It had it all, amazing food, lovely environment and amazing people. It was the perfect place for backpackers wanting to experience the Volcanoe National Park. Harriet organised a mottos on 2 occasions for me and a lovely packed lunch.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Hans H wrote a review May 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands47 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here in a tent. There is enough space between the tents, so enough privacy. The toilets and showers are in a separate location and there are also toilets and bathrooms in the main building; they are nicer and cleaner... The staff organises very nice activities. We participated in a village tour and a cycle tour. The village tour is a real must. You have to walk there (about one hour). It is a womens' village. Very nice to meet the women. We cooked together and had a meal there. Furthermore they showed how to make banana beer. The cycle tour is quite heavy, the trip goes to the town, but is it all uphill for about 7 kms.... However, also this tour is very recommendable! The income gained by these tours is meant for the women at the aforementioned village. Great!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Greg B, Public Relations Manager at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse
Responded May 11, 2019
Thanks, looking forward to host you again
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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
RwandaNorthern ProvinceMusanze DistrictRuhengeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp (3.9 miles), Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope (3.5 miles), and Gorilla trekking experience (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Volcana Lounge, Migano Cafe, and La Paillotte.
Does Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Rocks Rwanda Campsite & Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.