Sitting high on the ridge of a lush green hillside, Virunga Lodge is the ideal base for gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park. Blending well with the surrounding landscape, the property overlooks the sprawling lakes Bulera and Ruhondo and affords impeccable views of the Virunga volcanoes. The lodge is solar powered and features a main lounge area and bar with WiFi, a helicopter landing pad and pretty terraced gardens. From the lodge there are a host of activities open to guests, from tracking rare golden monkeys to climbing the mighty Virungas themselves.
The grave of famous conservationist Dian Fossey is nearby and guests can pay a visit. Without Fossey's work and commitment to saving the mountain gorillas, it is most likely they would now be extinct. She is buried alongside the graves of gorillas she befriended. Rwanda currently holds half the world's population of mountain gorillas and for guests, the chance to track and watch these gentle giants in the wild can be quite a moving experience.
The property boasts 8 en-suite cottages, made from stone with tiled roofs. The en-suite bathrooms feature flush toilets and a shower with hot and cold water. Rooms possess wood flooring and charming verandas, which overlook the volcanoes and lakes. All rooms have 240v lighting and mosquito nets.
A 3 hour drive from Rwanda's capital, Kigali.
Gorilla and golden monkey trekking, cultural walks and interaction, community project interactions, volcano climbs, birding, Intore dancers, waterfall walks and visits to the grave of Dian Fossey.
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