We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hotel Muhabura

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ruhengeri
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Hotel Muhabura
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Muhabura
See the most recent reviews
Showing 101: English reviews
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I ate lunch at the restaurant in Muhabura restaurant on a recent trip to Rwanda and Uganda. I was so pleased with my meal that my group returned for the subsequent 2 days! The ambience was very 'gorilla trek' (!) and took me back to the '70's and Dian Fossey's day. We were politely and promptly greeted and seated. The... More 

Thank billaholic
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
118 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Service was good and food, except the chicken, was also good. The hotel rooms, though I did not stay in one, looked large and were very adequate. Prices were also good. Location was convenient and easy to find. Bar and terrace area pleasant to hang out.

Thank GaryHill
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
116 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We went to the restaurant for drinks one evening and while the selection and prices were good, the ambiance was pretty average at best. It just wasn't what we had hoped for. It has a patio but you can smell the car exhaust. The server was helpful.

Thank nkm615
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I had just a lunch as we were on our way to Kigali. It seemed a nice and cosy place but neither beef nor fish was available. So I settled on spaghetti, which was good but took them 45 min to serve it. The staff were friendly and helpful. The Wi-Fi was slow.

Thank manbato
Mentmore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We really enjoyed chilling out with a beer here the night before the gorilla trek. The room was pleasantly large, so finally had some space to sort out suitcase packing properly. Breakfast buffet was fine.

Thank Amanda L
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
282 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights as part of a gorilla tour. Room was clean, hot water, free wifi and breakfast, attentive / helpful staff (cleaned our boots for a small fee), and a decent location next to the Volcano National Park. The restaurant had a varied menu, and certainly lent to unwinding after the treks. For the price I think we... More 

Thank Hacb86
Fergus, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The TV is strictly for decoration and there isn't an abundance of hot water, but if you are looking for a cheap place to stay with good food before or after a Gorilla Trek, the place is great. Comfy bed, great patio to sit and watch the goings on and passers-by. If someone meets your eye, wave hello, they will... More 

1 Thank AngiRivier
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Good size rooms. Amazing gardens full of birds and flowers and a couple of Golden Crested Cranes. This is the hotel that Diane Fosey stayed when she wasn't on the mountain. Her room is kept as she leftist and is available to view. Reception has a very good selection of local articrafts.

Thank Kay S
Oakham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I think this is the oldest hotel in Musanze and was the where Diane Fossey stayed when she was in Rwanda and her room is a bit of a shrine at the hotel that you have to walk past! Room are old fashioned but on the whole fine and good value compared with other hotels. Breakfast included and very filling... More 

1 Thank FarmerGilesRutlandUK
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
48 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is a nice, clean budget hotel. While the rooms are basic, they are comfortable. The gardens are perfect to relax in after tracking gorillas. The restaurant was adequate, and the food was satisfactory.

2 Thank Adcat_11

69 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (67)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Dining (4)
View from Room (4)
Room/Suite (14)
Bathroom (2)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ruhengeri
4.4 km away
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
9.2 km away
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
8.7 km away
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
#5 of 14 in Ruhengeri
245 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.6 km away
Villa Gorilla
Villa Gorilla
#4 of 14 in Ruhengeri
96 reviews
8.9 km away
Red Rocks Rwanda - Campsite & Guesthouse
0.0 km away
Virunga Hotel
Virunga Hotel
#1 of 12 in Ruhengeri
41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Muhabura

Address: Avenue Du 5 Juillet, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Number of rooms: 127
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Muhabura staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Muhabura staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room at the back with a terrace area and a nice view (and great sunsets!)”
  • Lots of natural light!
  • Lovely green areas surrounding the rooms
  • Great views in the distance
 of 5 bubbles Colite1990, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The furthest back the quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles ChristianBoix, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms toward the back of the property are quieter than the ones closer to the road.”
 of 5 bubbles Oxwood-Farm, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all set back in semi detached window fronted chalet style no wifi in rooms just in bar/restarant”
 of 5 bubbles FarmerGilesRutlandUK, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“You can spring for Dian Fossey's former room for $100 a night.”
 of 5 bubbles AussieOnTheRoadcom, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5