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Hello Musanze

Hello Musanze

This was my first Musanze getaway since sometime in March. I know it has only been a couple of months but it feels like a year.

On my way to Musanze, I had a stopover at Rusiga Highland Resort located in Rusiga Sector, Rulindo District. The construction of the new coffee shop in the premises is going on. When ready, the view from its terrace will be breathtaking. I can’t wait.

In addition, the newly paved running track will give guests more reasons to exercise while sojourning at the facility. Apart from the running track, visitors have access to a basketball court and a sandy volleyball court, not to mention hiking trails meandering to and from Nyabarongo River.

Upon arrival, I headed to Amicus Restaurant. Looking at the menu, I wondered whether I was there for lunch or dinner. It was past lunchtime but too early for dinner. At the end of the day, that meal served as both.

It was at 7 p.m. when I checked into my favorite Airbnb in the affluent Mukizungu neighborhood. The plan was to read a book in my room but my host had other ideas. We ended up in a bar known as Milano and hanged out until Friday night turned into Saturday morning. This was my first nightlife experience since March 2020. Coincidentally, it was in Musanze where my last pre-Covid outing took place more than two years ago.

When I woke up on Saturday, I packed my stuff, including the book I have never opened. Before I hit the road, I spent some time with another Musanze-based friend at Inuma Campsite, on the bank of Mukungwa River.

The author is a travel enthusiast on a tour of all 30 districts and 416 sectors of Rwanda. Follow his awe-inspiring journey on Twitter @GeoExposure.

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