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Volcanoes National Park

Virunga Lodge

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Volcanoes Safaris

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 10

The magnificent Virunga Lodge, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, is the luxury gorilla experience in Rwanda and one of Africa’s finest and most renowned lodges. The lodge is perched high on a ridge with the finest views in Africa, overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east.

The iconic property has defined Rwandese Afro-chic since the lodge was built by Praveen Moman in 2004. The understated, timeless, hand-made style has been further refined to meet the needs of today’s luxury traveller during 2020.

Fantastic food and exceptional personalised service by our carefully trained staff make it the first accommodation choice for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.

Each of our ten luxurious bandas has a private terrace from which our guests can watch the sunrise over the dramatic landscape of mountains and lakes, an individual fire place, a shower room with a double vanity.

The two deluxe bandas – called Ibirunga and Ibiyaga – have their own private sitting room and more refined interiors, and a larger terrace overlooking the majestic Virunga volcanoes or the twin lakes.


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Singita Kataza House

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Singita

Style: Villa (Exclusive Use)

Number of Rooms: 4

Singita Kataza House’s two heated plunge pools, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows continuously welcome the breathtaking scenery inside, ensuring a guest experience unlike any other. Set right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, it puts gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach and the villa’s four luxurious suites provide comfortable, reflective and nurturing spaces in which to appreciate the transformative experience of coming face to face with the gentle giants of the forest.


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Amakoro Songa Lodge

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Independent

Style: Nature Lodge

Number of Rooms: 8

Nestled in a small village outside the town of Kinigi, the Amakoro Songa Lodge is a genuine blend of conservation and tourism. Its eight luxurious cottages are designed and built to take advantage of its serene surroundings which give every visitor a chance to escape everyday life and a sense of tranquility.

Amakoro Songa Lodge gets its name from the black volcanic rocks that characterize this mountainous part of Rwanda that is home to the Mountain Gorillas. The lodge is set on a seven-acre plot with beautifully manicured lawns, surrounded by the Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabinyo mountain volcanoes.

All the cottages at Amakoro Songa Lodge are intentionally furnished with rustic elegance, fusing local and modern pieces that create a good warmth and comfort. The spacious rooms, each equipped with a fireplace, allow guests to opt for a post-trekking massage. Our ‘must-experience’ outdoor fireplace is not to be missed and it allows guests to enjoy an evening drink while watching the traditional Intore Dance Troupe.

When it comes to our cuisine, Amakoro Songa Lodge is big on “try local” when it comes to our cuisine. Our chefs grow their spices and organic vegetables in our gardens and are able to cater to the tastes of the world. The carefully recruited staff includes some from the local community who will be at hand to provide you with authentic local hospitality and knowledge of the area.

Guests get to visit the villages that neighbour the lodge and take part in traditional activities like tree planting, community cleaning and traditional dancing. The Lodge organises community walks that include home visits and a story moment with the oldest resident who shares stories dating back to pre and post-colonial times. The community walks always end with a picnic and a private moment for the guests to enjoy nature.

The primary activity at the Lodge is, without a doubt, Gorilla trekking. Amakoro Songa Lodge is the closest lodge to the Park Headquarters where the adventure begins making it very convenient for our guests, given the very early start required for trekking. After your undoubtedly unforgettable experience meeting humans’ closest relatives, a reinvigorating foot massage awaits. Whether you are looking for adventure through mountain climbing, cycling and bird watching or looking for relaxation and rediscovering your inner self, Amakoro Songa Lodge is the place to be.


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Wilderness Bisate Lodge

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Wilderness

Style: Tented Camp

Number of Rooms: 6

Wilderness Bisate is a sustainably luxurious rainforest-based lodge offering Africas most thrilling wild primate experience.

Like giant birds’ nests tucked into the trees, the six Forest Villas that make up Wilderness Bisate at Volcanoes National Park are simply breath-taking. And arguably the finest base in Africa from which to trek to see the famous mountain gorillas of the Virungas. 


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Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Independent

Style: Boutique Hotel

Number of Rooms: 10

Our Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel in Musanze (Ruhengeri) located on the road going to Kinigi is the perfect starting point to go for different activities that the Volcanoes National Park is offering but also gives you lot of opportunities to rest and to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our lodge. 

8 Deluxe bedrooms (double/twin), a Family Suite, and the Volcano Manor, a restaurant, a pool, and a beautiful garden are awaiting your visit and our staff is looking forward to making your stay a pleasant one. 


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Wilderness Sabyinyo

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Wilderness

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 9

In the foothills of the mist-shrouded Virunga Massif nestles beautiful Sabyinyo. Here, the true spirit of conservation and rehabilitation can be felt everywhere: In our community-inspired luxurious lodge, our bountiful organic gardens, upliftment projects, abundant wildlife and, of course, the star attraction: Volcanoes National Park’s beloved mountain gorillas, and curious golden monkeys, among many others.

Looking for a truly authentic Rwandan experience? At Wilderness Sabyinyo you can get up close to the stories of the land, the wilderness, the wildlife and people. Just by staying here, you contribute to wildlife conservation and community empowerment initiatives. You will feel the power of resilience all around you.

Accommodation at Sabyinyo comprises six charming stone cottages, two luxurious suites with king-size four-poster beds and one spacious family unit with two separate bedrooms. Each elegant cottage features large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms and a sheltered veranda with cinematic views over the volcanoes.


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Mount Gahinga Lodge

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Volcanoes Safaris

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 8

Mount Gahinga Lodge opened in 1997 and was the first lodge of the Volcanoes Safaris collection. It is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking on the Ugandan side of the Virungas, track the rare golden monkey, climb a volcano, walk through local villages and most of all to share the culture of the Batwa, the oldest inhabitants of the Central African rain forest.

The charming property, inspired by traditional design and building techniques, has been re-imagined in 2019: the lounge, dining room, and gardens have been remodeled, and two new deluxe bandas have been launched.

The luxury bandas reflect the magic of the aesthetic traditions of the Bufimbira people, with their distinct colours. Each Banda has an ensuite luxury shower room, fireplace and private porch.


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Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Singita

Style: Nature Lodge

Number of Rooms: 8

Set right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas find refuge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge’s unrivalled position puts lifechanging gorilla trekking experiences within easy reach. Each of the eight luxurious suites features a private heated plunge pool, wellness treatment area, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows that welcome breathtaking scenery and volcano views inside.


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The Bishop's House

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: Independent

Its location in the rich quiet suburbs of Musanze places makes the house the ideal location for travelers wanting to explore the Volcanoes National Park, the Musanze Caves and all the other attractions that make the area a busy tourist hub.

The colonial-style architecture and furnishings of The Bishop’s House sets it apart from others.

Our luxuriously decorated rooms are furnished with large, antique handcrafted four-poster beds on a wooden floor that envelopes the occupant in warmth and grandeur. In the en-suite bathrooms, you will be met with hot showers and bathrobes warm and soft to the touch. The rooms have DSTV, Wi-Fi, mini-bars, and tea and coffee facilities to add to the homely feel of The Bishop’s House.


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One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Property Group: One&Only

Style: Nature Lodge

Number of Rooms: 21

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Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees and broad volcanic mountains; this is an environment that awakens a vibrant energy within you. A place that encourages you to gaze into the mirror through eye opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda.  

From the moment you arrive, fragrant fauna and flora greet you. A hidden garden atop the volcanic mountains where a world of roses and eucalyptus trees grown all year round in fertile Rwandan soil. Not only does the plantlife contribute to everything from your welcome drink to your dinner and the logs burning on the fire- every plant and tree is chosen to encourage flourishing wildlife. A perfect ecostymen that is constantly growing- your backdrop, your hideaway and your palate


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Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Style: Nature Lodge

Number of Rooms: 22

Set in the town of Ruhengeri in the Virunga Mountains area of northwest Rwanda, Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge is a modest but relatively well-priced option, with guest accommodation in 22 rooms and providing access to a really good range of guided activities centred on gorilla tracking.


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