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Half-Day Mukungwa River Canoe Trip from Musanze

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Half-Day Mukungwa River Canoe Trip from Musanze
From USD 40.00
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Morning Trip at 8:30 AMMost Popular
Morning trip
USD 40.00
Afternoon Trip at 2:00 PM
Afternoon trip meeting time in central Musanze is 2:00 pm returning to central Musanze around 6:00 pm
USD 40.00

Enjoy a little excitement in modern canoes on this 4-hour small-group tour on the Mukungwa River near Musanze (Ruhengeri)! Soak up impressive views, watch abundant birds, look for otters, and meet friendly communities on this adventure. Choose a morning or afternoon start and have a great time in the heart of the Rwandan countryside. 

Just a couple of hours from Kigali, this is the perfect activity for your trip to Rwanda!

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 (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
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

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

Thank cathyfwood
Reviewed 4 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

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Great way to spend a morning

Kingfisher and Eloi in particular offer a fun am or pm canoe ride down Mukungwa River on the edge of Musanze - we took the morning trip and were only 2 people. Eloi was an excellent guide and gave us a lot of info during...More

Thank TwoGoGlobal
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Nice little adventure on a beautiful river

We went early April during the rainy season, but although it was drizzling, it was a beautiful canoe tour. It can be a little challenging at times, the river has quite some flow. We followed the instructions not to bring any valuables, so we didn't...More

Thank mmpostbox
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