Virunga Lodge has ten cottages set in an incredible position with views of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Burera. The lodge is a great base from which to go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.
The magnificent Virunga Lodge is set on a stunning hilltop in a spectacular location with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. It has been described as having ‘the best view in the world’ and as ‘one of the finest lodges in Africa’.
The lodge’s ten bandas offer elegance and great comfort, with their ‘organic, bush-chic’ design reflecting the local building style. Luxurious, en-suite bathrooms, with full facilities including low-flush toilets and running solar hot water, allow you to enjoy all the comforts of home, while still being sensitive to the environment. Each banda has its own terrace with spectacular views of the volcanoes or lakes.
As award-winning pioneers in ecotourism, they ensure their safaris respect the culture of local communities, the fragility of the environment and the need to use resources in a sustainable way. Over the past fifteen years they have been at the forefront of mountain gorilla tourism and are the only safari company to have signed the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Great Apes. Led by outstanding guides, your journey will be an amazing experience thanks to the unrivalled expertise of the No.1 Gorilla Safari Company.
Aside from gorilla tracking, guests can climb a volcano, track the golden monkey, visit Dian Fossey’s grave or go for gentle strolls around the picturesque villages near the lakes. Three hours’ drive from Kigali or a long day’s drive from Kampala.