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 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.
There are 10 elegant bandas, each with a private terrace overlooking the volcanoes or the twin lakes 2 deluxe bandas will suit honeymooners or families with their only private sitting room and larger terrace. There is a personal butler service for all guests and the Ikirunga Spa with 2 treatment rooms and a sauna. Aside from the gorilla tracking, you can also enjoy golden monkey tracking, volcano hikes and visits to Dian Fossey's grave.
- An affordable option for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
- Magnificent views of the Virunga Volcanoes
- Hike to the top of the volcanoes or to primatologist Dian Fossey's grave
- An eco lodge with strong support of the local community
At a glance
- 10 Luxury Bandas
- All Ages (Min age 15 years for Gorilla Trekking)
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"Be prepared for your personal butler to wake you up each morning with tea and coffee and a song."
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We had a wonderful experience from the moment we stepped off the plane until we cleared security at the airport on our return. The properties were wonderful, and I will discuss that below, but I want to particularly comment here on the arrangements made by Donna. We were met off the plane by a repr…Read full review