Gorilla Trekking Lodges and Hotels in Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park is the premier attraction for tourists into the country. Statistics show that, majority of the foreign tourists to Rwanda come for mountain gorilla trekking along side other tourist activities in and around Volcanoes National Park Rwanda such as golden monkey tracking, local community walk to nearby cultural Villages, Musanze caves exploration tour, Mount Bishoke Hiking, Mount Karisimbi Hiking, hiking to the tombs of the late Diana Fossey who became famous in the movie known as “Gorillas in the Mist”. Her tombs are near Kasiroke research center nestled between the beautiful peaks of Mt. Bishoke and Karisimbi. This is where the lake Diana Fossey spent close to 20 years studying and protecting the mountain gorillas. Below are some of the accommodation facilities where one can book and stay for overnight(s) while on your gorilla safari in Rwanda.
Kinigi Guest House
Offers budget / basic accommodation to gorilla trekking tourists in Volcanoes National Park. Kinigi guest house is located just opposite the park headquarters. If you stay at Kinigi guest house, the local community benefits directly because its their project. In other words, Kinigi guest house is owned by the local community. It is located on the foot hills of Volcanoes national park, offers accommodation in single rooms, double rooms and Twin rooms. There is Hot running water and private bathrooms / toilets. The restaurant has good food. Accommodation starts from $40 single rooms, US$60 for a double or twin room, bed and breakfast basis.
Hotel Muhabura is a another basic / budget hotel located in Musanze town, offering comfortable accommodation to tourists and business travelers around Ruhengeri. Accommodation is available in single rooms (For single travelers), double rooms (for couples) and Twin rooms with 2 separate beds. The restaurant served delicious dishes worth the money. Prices range from US$50 to US$70, Bed and breakfast. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Muhabura Hotel to Volcanoes National Park. The hotel can organise airport transfers for guests, transfer to the park headquarters and to the gorilla trekking base. They also assist to book gorilla trekking permits for their guests.
Amahoro Guest House “Your gateway to Virunga”
Located about 15km from Volcanoes national park headquarters, it takes about 30 minute’s drive to the park. Accommodation is offered in self contained rooms with hot and cold running water, television and free Wifi. Part of the revenues benefit the local community. he Guesthouse has qualified personnel, who have handled clients of different origins and have good interpersonal and customer care skills. prices range from US dollars 50 for a single room and US$70 for a double room, bed and breakfast. The prices a subject to change without notice. Amahoro Guest House has three (03) other family rooms that accommodate three pax each at a cost of US$30 per person sharing the bath rooms. Once you book to stay at amahoro Guest House, you will feel at home! You say in very clean environment.
Hotel La Palme
Hotel La Palme is a 3 star hotel, located in Musanze town, offers deluxe accommodation to tourists and business travelers. Each room has a private balcony, en-suite toilets and bathrooms. Enjoy exceptional dining experience with us. We serve both local international dishes in our restaurants? Prices range from US$100 to US$180 including full breakfast but subject to change without notice. Enjoy a wide variety of drinks in our min bar carefully selected for your unique taste and satisfaction. Each room has a television, telephone and access to free Wi-fi internet. They also have conference halls. It’s abut 40 minutes drive to the Park headquarters at Kinigi.
Volcanoes Gorilla Hotel, Musanze
Volcanoes Hotel Musanze is found in Ruhengeri town near Volcanoes National park and offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Free WiFi access is available to all guests and the rooms are air conditioned with private balcony and a terrace, en-suite bathrooms and toilets with cold and hot running water as well as hairdryer. Other facilities include a fitness center, a shared lounge, a tour desk, luggage storage and free secure packing. Rates include full breakfast, we offer conference / meeting facilities and both local and international dishes.
Villa Gorilla Rwanda “Your Home in Gorilla Country”
Strategically located at Kinigi near the park headquarters Volcanoes National Park, a home to mountain gorillas in Rwanda. It is less than 180 minutes drive from Kigali Capital City / Kigali International airport, offers accommodation in 4 comfortable double occupancy bedrooms, each with private bath and toilet facilities. Villa Gorilla Rwanda also has 3 superb en suite garden bungalows, all with fantastic views of the Volcanoes. Our facility of suitable for small groups of travelers and families looking for comfort before and after gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Located on the foot hills of Volcanoes National park, offering deluxe accommodation, with beautiful cottages with ensuite bathrooms, toilets with hot and cold running water. Electricity is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free wireless internet, private Balcony and fire place. The lodge works with the local communities to ensure that they also benefit from gorilla tourism through activities like music, dance and drama, for instance, we hire and employ singers and dancers from local primary and secondary schools around Musanze area. We also buy farm fresh from local producers. The facilities were built from local natural materials to blend with the environment. We are on the foothills of the park, therefore, it takes less than 15 minutes to drive to the park headquarters.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Strategically located in Kinigi on the foothills of Mt. Karisimbi on the edge of Parc National des Volcans and takes about 15 minutes to drive to the park headquarters. It is an eco-lodge built with natural materials to blend with nature, with 30 luxurious and spacious chalets. Each Cottage has a private sitting area with a fireplace and a tea/coffee making machine. Free stron Wi-Fi is available to our guests, delicious food in the restaurant and a variety of beverages in the bar. The lodge supports local communities through inviting them to entertain the guests by local music, dance and drama, direct employment in service and provision of market for local agriculture products like fruits, vegetables and other food staffs and well as local art and crafts.
Gorillas Nest Lodge
Also located on the foot hills of Volcanoes national park, about 15 monute’s drive to the park headquarters at Kinigi. The Lodge some time back sustained fire damage to its main public building and now we have limited operational capacity until the main Lounge and dining Room are restored. We are only left with the famous Hanna Cottage suitable for family or friends groups of up to 8 persons maximum, and 2 persons minimum. All meals prepared by a private chef in the Hanna Cottage. Hanna Cottage is a 5-star standards and ranks as the finest accommodation available in the region.
Is a 5 star lodge, offering luxurious accommodation to guests around Volcanoes National park. Virunga lodge is run and managed by Volcanoes safaris, the Number One gorilla safari company in Rwanda. Booking for gorilla permits and airport transfers can be organized. The quote includes full board accommodation, selected beverages and Wi-Fi. Stay in comfort and enjoy the fantastic views of the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Sanyinyo Silverback Lodge
Another 5 star accommodation unit on the foot hills of Parc national des Volcans, offering luxury accommodation in the area with beautiful views of the Virunga volcanic mountains. Sabyinyo Silverback lodge Rwanda is owned by a Community Trust, SACOLA that uses rentals and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities surrounding Volcanoes National Park. Booking for gorilla permits and airport transfers can be arranged by the lodge managements. The quote includes full board accommodation, selected beverages, Wi-Fi, etc.
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