Nyamyumba Hot Springs
Nyamyumba Hot Springs
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20,142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The volcanic hot springs are locally operated which adds significantly to the charm. There is a changing room and an improvised locker for your belongings. The staff can give a massage, if wanted with the volcanic mud of the lake. The volcanic source has a temperature of 75 degrees and the hot water is spread over two pools, the one a bit hotter than the other.
Written 15 February 2024
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Diederoo
Brussels, Belgium109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Interesting place to relax a bit. There are two hot springs. Entrance fee for foreigners is 2000RWF without massage. We took massage and actually paid way too much but well it was a cool experience. Try to negociate when paying.
Written 3 February 2023
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Humberto B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
My experience at the hot springs was absolutely amazing. It is incredible how these local people can give you an exceptional time with the resources they have available. I highly recommend anyone in the area to give the hot springs a try and show these locals some support. -Beto Barrera
Texas
Written 18 March 2021
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Matvl
4,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
What to say... ok, so it’s cool, cheap and do go if you’re in the area.

On the other hand it’s also a little random and facilities are pretty basic. Some changing rooms (take your own bating suit and towel though apparently with the former they can loan you one). Three pools, one very hot (cook eggs and potatoes hot) and milder ones for gents and women. Massages (3 packages from around 5k to 15k) are ok. We went for the premium option which included being buried in hot sand with a rinse off in the lake.

So, basic, but memorable. If you’re looking for life experiences do pay a visit!

There is very little shade, so bring sun cream (and ask for shade when buried, they’ll pop your head in a bucket - seriously, but it works!).
Written 15 December 2019
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RobertSarno
Boston, MA71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In the healing waters of the hot springs on the shore of Lake Kivu near Rubona/Rubavu.

This a place where local people come to relax and heal what ails them. It's a relaxing and jovial atmosphere where all are welcome.

The men and women there guided my partner and me to sit by the spring and enjoy a massage. We chose a foot and lower leg massage which starts with burying your feet in the hot, moist sand. Once thoroughly warmed your feet and legs are in for a special treat. The young masseurs are vigorous, friendly and very thorough. The entourage that inevitably gathers pitched in with some back, neck, scalp and hand massage as well. At the end, an herb is "cooked" in the waters and the resulting mush is smeared onto your legs leaving them silky smooth. We were fortunate to have had many memorable experiences in Rwanda and this certainly ranks as one of the top ones. For us it was a nice break stop on the road from Musanze to Nyungwe. Highly recommended.
Written 24 November 2019
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