hiking mount muhabura terms and conditions-rwanda
Tourist permit fee for hiking Mount Muhabura -Rwanda
- 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 /Visa and uploading an expired ID/ Visa. Please be advised that verification of tourist documents is done at park entry gates. Tourists who made erroneous, incomplete or false applications WILL be denied entry to the park regardless of whether they paid and acquired a system-generated permit.
Rwanda Development Board accepts no liability for erroneous, incomplete or fraudulent applications
Guidelines for hiking mount Muhabura
Reporting times at Visitor Information/registration Centre's at Park entry is 07h00 in the morning.
Foreign Residents in Rwanda and East African countries need to have a minimum of four consecutive months' residency status/work permit in their passport or diplomatic card to qualify for the Rwandan/East African Foreign resident status.
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 the 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 as Rwandan as long as Immigration and Emigration Director General confirms it.
The minimum age for hiking Muhabura is 15 years.
A maximum of twelve (12) of Muhabura hikers is permitted in one group.
A Tourist Permit will be automatically issued by this system upon completion of the application process.
The Application process is as simple as picking an available slot in the product of your choice, filling mandatory forms, uploading requisite support documents and paying the applicable fees.
Applications are made with full details of the client (names and passport 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 full amount at the time of booking.
About Mount Muhabura
At 4, 127m (13,540 feet), from base to peak it is about 5,000 feet. Muhabura is the 2nd tallest 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.  It can be seen from many parts of Uganda and Rwanda because of its slope.