Musanze is one of the few towns outside Kigali that has independent restaurants that might tempt you away from your hotel. There are also a number of cheap local restaurants that serve brilliant value, tasty buffets at lunchtime.
An interesting alternative and a memorable night out are the ‘storytelling’ meals organised by Amahoro Tours. The idea is to bring together inquisitive tourists and community members who can exchange ideas and questions over the course of a local meal. The cost is US$30 per person, excluding the actual cost of the meal.