Musanze Cave Safari Rwanda is totally unavoidable venture for now to tour or visit Rwanda and hesitate to leave it out. Musanze caves were officially recognized as Tourism ASSET in Rwanda in 2013 and have since then become a must visit in Rwanda for a complete safari package.
are located in Ruhengeri Northern Province of Rwanda in Musanze town. The cave is 2 kilometers long and was formed as a result of Cenozoic volcanic rocks. The caves were formed from lava basaltic layers from mount Bisoke and Mount Sabinyo. Musanze cave lies on the volcanic region where layers flows dating from 60 million years ago have created the great western arm of the East African rift valley which is one of the largest geographical features on earth.
Besides having 31 entries Musanze caves provide striking views of green vegetation and an ideal place for photo , Various breeds of bats found inside the caves and the caves illustrates a picture of a house with several rooms and corridors which is very thrilling to explore. Musanze caves entrance exceeds ten kilometers wide with the inside having several side passages, its located at the mountain slopes of volcanoes national park therefore an appropriate place to visit after gorilla trekking in the park
The Musanze caves not only acts as an asset but also very important to the local people in this area because they use it as a hiding place during the political chaos or war times in Rwanda, the cave floors are paved with stairs to make it easier for tourists to walk in the caves.The Musanze caves are also an important historical site to the geographers and geologists as they give understanding of the geological and geographical formation of the planet.
There are guides who will lead your tour to the caves, giving you information on how the rocks were formed upto the present day. The caves have got well established tourists walkways and trails leading you through the 2 kilometer cave.
Musanze Cave Safari can be supplemented with further tours like visiting the Buhanga Eco Park which was the coronation place for the Rwandan kings and also visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Tourists can decide to do gorilla trekking and have an unforgettable encounter with the gentle giants of the jungle.
Musanze caves can be accessed in 90 minutes drive from Kigali the capital of Rwanda and can be visited all year round but the best time is during the dry season of Jun to September and December to February.