Destination Kivu Belt

Guided hike to Mount Muhungwe

Activity Description

Hike to the top of Mt. Muhungwe, Rwanda’s tallest non volcanic mountain!

  • Breathtaking Scenery: Mount Muhungwe offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys, as well as a unique perspective of nearby Lake Kivu. The hike will take you through dense forests, rugged terrain, and past cascading waterfalls, providing a truly immersive nature experience.
  • Wildlife Encounters: The hike through Mount Muhungwe will give you the chance to spot a variety of wildlife such as colorful bird species which makes the hike a truly unique experience.
  • Cultural Immersion: The hike through Mount Muhungwe will take you through several traditional Rwandan villages, where you can experience the local culture, meet the friendly locals and learn about their customs and traditions.
  • Physical Challenge: The hike through Mount Muhungwe is a challenging one, and requires a good level of fitness. It is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and push your limits while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings.
  • Unique Adventure: Hiking Mount Muhungwe is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories. The combination of stunning scenery, wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and physical challenge makes this hike a truly unique and rewarding experience.


  • 8:00 AM – Start the Hike: Begin your hike at the base of Mount Muhungwe, which is located about 01hour drive from Musanze outside of the town of Musanze. You’ll be accompanied by a local guide who will provide you with information about the hike and the surrounding area.
  • 8:00-09:00 AM – Hike to the Summit: As you continue the hike, the terrain will become steeper and more challenging. The last stretch of the hike will require some scrambling and climbing, but the reward is well worth it. Once you reach the summit, take some time to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • 11:30 AM – Descend the Mountain: After spending some time at the summit, it’s time to start the descent back down the mountain. The descent will be easier than the ascent, but it’s important to take your time and watch your step on the sometimes slippery terrain.
  • 1:00 PM – Return to the Base: You’ll arrive back at the base of Mount Muhungwe around 2:00 PM. Take some time to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch with your guide. This is also a great opportunity to reflect on your experience and take in the stunning views of the mountain one last time.
  • Overall, this 5-hour itinerary will give you a great taste of the natural beauty and physical challenge of hiking Mount Muhungwe in Rwanda. Of course, if you have more time, it’s always possible to extend the hike and explore the area in more depth.

About the Organizer

Beyond the Gorillas Experience (BGE) is a tourism company based in vicinity of
Volcanoes National Park (VNP). BGE operates in the whole country but it has the main
offices in Musanze and Gakenke Districts located in the Northern Province/Rwanda.

Beyond the Gorillas Experience has a focus on promoting experiences outside of the national park for the sake of including local communities in tourism and helping visitors to see more and genuine experiences in Rwanda. 


$30 includes:

  • Experienced Guide
  • Water

$60 includes:

  • Experienced Guide
  • Water
  • Hiking Gears
  • Porter
  • Lunch


  • Hike Rwanda’s tallest non volcanic volcano
  • Hike through several traditional Rwandan villages, where you can experience the local culture
  • See a variety of local birds in the forest on the side of the mountain


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