Guide to visiting Kinigi hot spring :  Kinigi hot spring is one of the must see attraction to every visitor on a Rwanda safari in a volcanoes national park. The hot spring is located in volcanoes region of volcanoes national park, a home of the majestic mountain gorillas in Kinigi town and as well situated near Lake Kivu. The hot spring in Kinigi are the collections of bubbling pools of waters that rea heated by the nearby active volcanoes. The waters in this hot springs can reach up to 70 degrees Celsius, making it a popular destination f rot those seeking to relax and unwinds in a natural thermal bath. Visitors to Kinigi hot spring can soak in the warm water while taking in the astonishing views of the surrounding volcanoes mountains. Besides relaxing property, Kinigi hot spring is also believed to have healing waters to help alleviate various sickened including skin conditions, arthritis and respiratory issues. Visitors on a cultural tour to Kinigi hot spring can also explore the volcanoes national park the home of one of the remaining half population of the mountain gorillas as well as various wildlife species such as endangered golden monkeys, mountain monkeys, as well as bird species.

Activities to do while on a Rwanda cultural safari to Kinigi hot spring

Gorilla trekking

Travelers on a Rwanda cultural tour to Kinigi hot spring can also embark on gorilla trekking safari in volcanoes national park. The park holds one of the remaining word’s half of the endangered mountain gorillas, trekking this captivating primate is the famous activity offered to visitors on a Rwanda safari in volcanoes national park. Gorilla trekking in the park involves moving by foot along the different Virunga Mountains where this fascinating primate families are found such as Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and in Muhabura. Along the trek you will also come to meet with other animals such as golden monkeys, bush pigs, duckers, elephants, buffaloes, birds and stunning vegetation cover. Upon meeting with this fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, you will be allowed for 1 hour to interact with them, observing their daily activities like playing, feeding, nesting and many more.

Golden monkey trekking   

Golden monkeys are another primates found within the Virunga conservation area and only in two national parks that’s Mgahinga national park in Uganda and volcanoes national park in Rwanda itself. Visitors on a Rwanda cultural tour to Kinigi jot spring can embark on their cultural adventure by taking park in this playful primates tracking. Golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park starts as any others activities in the park with a briefing for the guidance and rules to follow while in the jungles in search for this fascinating creatures. Trekking this endangered golden monkeys in volcanoes national park involves walking on foot through the jungles of the tropical rain forest in search this captivating primate. While on a trek you will also be fascinated with other exciting feature like other primates such as mountain monkeys, vervet monkeys as the as well giant gorillas among others. Upon encountering with this fascinating primates you will have an opportunity to watch them up closed while observing hoe they swung along the bamboo trees and more.

Cultural tours

Kinigi Hot Spring is situated near the Volcanoes National Park, home to the famous mountain gorillas, this hot spring is located near Lake Kivu as well as Iby’iwacu cultural village. visitors can take park in visiting Iby’iwacu village, Visitor who visit the Iby’iwacu cultural village gets opportunity to be entertained by the traditional Intore dance team through a dancing performance, songs and folk , take the opportunity to learn about Rwanda’s rich cultural heritage through visits to local villages and cultural centers. Engage with local communities, participate in traditional activities, and gain insight into the customs and traditions of Rwanda’s people. Visitor here gets an opportunity to get involved in part of the traditional food preparations lessons, milking cattle’s, making products like local ghee and yogurt and also preparing local banana alcohol among others


Birding is one of the key attraction at volcanoes national park, the park is one of the most famous birding destinations in Rwanda with over 200 bird species recorded in the region. While in the forest you will come to meet with the numerous number of birds such as lovely francolin, strange weavers, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori double-collared sunbirds, Rwenzori batis, Archer’s ground robin, Collared Apalis, Doherty’s bush- shrike, Red-faced woodland warblers, Brown-necked parrot, Baglafecht weaver, African long-eared owl and Dusky Crimsonwing African green broadbill, olive bellied, black cuckoo-shrike bat hawk narina trogon among others.

Guide to visiting Kinigi hot spring
Birding in Volcanoes N.P


Kinigi hot spring are surrounded by stunning picturesque landscape scattered with lush vegetation and scenic views. Visitors on Rwanda cultural tours to Kinigi hot springs are rewarded with the stunning environment fascinating for pictures while enjoying a leisurely meals along the beauty of nature.

When to visit Kinigi hot springs

The best time to visit Kinigi is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to February. The weather during these months is generally warm and sunny, with lower chances of rainfall. This makes it easier to uncover the beauty of the hot springs and to explore the area’s amazing natural scenery, including Volcanoes National Park. During the rainy season, which runs from March to May and October to November, the area can become quite muddy, which can make difficult to undertake activities in and around the hot springs.

How to access Kinigi hot springs

The most flexible option is to rent a car and drive from Kigali to Kinigi Hot Springs. The journey takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. There are also public minibuses operating between Kigali and Musanze. From Musanze, you can hire a taxi or motorcycle taxi to reach Kinigi Hot Springs.

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