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Half-Day Mukungwa River Canoe Trip from Musanze

  • Enjoy a break from the bustling city as you float along scenic waterways
  • Let your guide handle photographs as you absorb the rural vista
  • Benefit from the more personalized experience of a small-group tour
Half-Day Mukungwa River Canoe Trip from Musanze
From US$ 40.00
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Afternoon trip meeting time in central Musanze is 2:00 pm returning to central Musanze around 6:00 pm
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Northern Rwanda is known for its natural landscape, but knowing the best ways to gain intimate insight can be tricky. Gain a unique perspective of Rwanda’’s countryside on a canoe trip from Musanze, and pass working farms, green hills, and rural villages as you cruise. Look out for native species such as birds and otters, and benefit from insights provided by your professional guide.
What to Expect
You'll be paddling a modern canoe on a mostly gentle river though the Thousand Hills for which Rwanda is so famous. Meandering through a lush, fertile valley with abundant birds and friendly farmers working their fields, you'll gain a unique view of rural life. We don't stop off along the way but as we float around each new corner, there's something new to see. 
We offer a pick up in central Musanze, will take you to the river, pick you up afterwards and bring you back to town. We also supply modern, new buoyancy aids and have a qualified guide who will look after you on the water. We have a waterproof camera which will be used to take photos that will then be shared with you shortly afterwards.
The whole trip from pick up to return lasts about 4 hours and don't worry, there are no hippos or crocs in the water.
Please note:
• No experience is needed, but you should be reasonably fit and mobile. So, for example, if you've trekked to see the gorillas or are happy to ride a bicycle around town, this trip should be suitable for you.
• We need to leave promptly, so please be ready on time. There are no refunds for missed departures.
• Bring a hat, sunscreen and wear light clothes - such as shorts and a t–shirt that can get wet. A raincoat is also a good idea in the wet season.
• Most people go barefoot in the canoes, but footwear is necessary for when you get out at the end. Sandals work well and flip flops are ok.
• Please leave behind your jewellery, phones, cameras and anything else that could be damaged by water or lost if it doesn't float!
• Subject to availability, you can meet and pay the guide on the day, but, we don't offer discounts for cash sales.
• In the wet season, whilst mornings are usually dry, it's common for there to be rain in the afternoons. Thunderstorms tend to pass quickly, so we don't cancel trips because it's raining - even if it is heavy rain.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely canoe trip down the Mukungwa River.

We were only in Rwanda for two days and decided a canoe trip would be a great way to see a bit of this part of the country. Sandrine was our guide and she did a fabulous job directing us down the river. My hubby...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shoebears
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Amazing adventure at the River

My luxury group of 7 clients who had a night at Volcano Manor lodge for their gorilla trekking during the time of booking, wanted something more crazy for them and adventurous after their gorilla trekking. I told them do not worry, our in safe hands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank odyekfred5
Reviewed 7 August 2018
A wonderful morning

My sister and I had a great time, meandering down the river with Eloi and Willy, our guides. I had been told that this was a lovely trip and it certainly didn't disappoint. The scenery is beautiful. The local children ran alongside and there were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roux
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Beautiful scenery, relaxing morning.

Spent a very relaxing morning canoeing down the river. Great fun! Our guides Eloi and Willy were friendly and informative and the whole morning ran very smoothly. We were picked up from our accommodation and dropped off again afterwards. There was stunning scenery and wildlife...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cathyfwood
Reviewed 3 August 2018
Definitely recommending this team!

Our canoe trip at Mukungwa River was awesome. We were group of 7, our guides for the trip were Eloi and Wiliam. Both very friendly, helpful and professional. Also communication with Steve was very smooth and convenient. Fair prices. Will definitely come again for canoes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan H
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