Mount Huye

Location

Mount Huye is located near to the town of Butare in southern Rwanda. It is connected by a ridge to Nyungwe Forest to the west and is on the outer edges of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift.

Mount Huye gives its name to the surrounding Huye District, part of the Southern Province.

Important activities

  • Substance farming
  • Mountain climbing
  • The mountain is an important source of mineral water, supplying both the Huye bottled water brand sold throughout Rwanda and the nearby Maraba fair trade coffee plant.

 

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