How Much Does It Cost To Hike Mount Muhabura In Rwanda

How much does it cost to hike mount muhabura in rwanda


Tourist permit fee for hiking Mount Muhabura -Rwanda

Visitor category

  • Foreigner
  • Foreign resident in Rwanda
  • Rwandan citizen
  • East African citizen
  • East African Foreign resident



  • $ 100
  • $ 75
  • RWF 5000
  • $ 60
  • $ 80



  • -
  • $ 45
  • RWF 3000
  • $ 45
  • $ 45


Tourists are advised against making erroneous, incomplete, or false applications. Such cases may include, among others, applying for the wrong product, uploading a false ID or visa, and uploading an expired ID or visa. Please be advised that verification of tourist documents is done at park entry gates. Tourists who submitted incorrect, incomplete, or false applications WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY TO THE PARK, regardless of whether they paid for and received a system-generated permit.


In case of any doubt about your application and supporting documents please send your inquiry  to Devine African Safaris Reservation Office on email


Rwanda Development Board accepts no liability for erroneous, incomplete or fraudulent applications


Guidelines for hiking mount Muhabura 



Reporting times at Visitor Information/Registration Centers at Park entrance are 07h00.

To qualify for Rwandan or East African Foreign Resident status, foreign residents in Rwanda and East African countries must have a minimum of four consecutive months of residency status or work permit in their passport or diplomatic card.

A diplomat who has a residence visa can be allowed to use the applicable resident rates for his spouse and legally accepted children even if the spouse and legally accepted children do not have resident visas (reside outside of Rwanda).


Reporting East African residents need to provide EAC ID cards or passports.

A tourist with one Rwandan parent and a tourist with a Rwandan spouse will be considered Rwandan as long as the Immigration and Emigration Director General confirms it.



Muhabura hikes require a minimum age of 15 years.

A maximum of twelve (12) Muhabura hikers are permitted in one group.


Processing Time

A tourist permit will be automatically issued by this system upon completion of the application process.


Application Process

The application process is as simple as picking an available slot in the product of your choice, filling out mandatory forms, uploading the requisite support documents, and paying the applicable fees.


Applications are made with full details of the client (names, passport number, email, and phone number) at the time of payment.

Bookings and reservations are done on a "first come, first served" basis.

Rwandan nationals are expected to pay the full amount at the time of booking.


About Mount Muhabura 

At 4,127 meters (13,540 feet), from base to peak, it is about 5,000 feet. Muhabura is the second-tallest mountain in Rwanda but the most difficult due to the steepness and the fact that you must finish the roundtrip in one day.


Mount Muhabura, also known as Mount Muhavura, is an extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. Muhabura is the third-highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is a part of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Muhabura lies partly in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and partly in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.


The name Muhabura means The Guide in the local language, Kinyarwanda, which probably derives from a historical use of the mountain to aid navigation. [citation needed] It can be seen from many parts of Uganda and Rwanda because of its slope.