Volcanoes is known for its exclusive luxury lodges like One & Only’s Gorilla’s Nest, Wildernest Safaris’ Bisate, Bishop’s House, and Singita’s Kwitonda Lodge. However, mid-range safari lodges like Five Volcanoes and Virunga Lodges won’t require you to break the bank for an exclusive stay.
On the lower end of the spectrum, you can still enjoy Rwanda’s highly-priced gorilla trekking experience in relatively priced accommodation, as we discuss in the following paragraphs.
Safari Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park
The Guest House is located in the Kinigi area, about 11 kilometers from Ruhengeri, where the trekking begins. It is built at the base of the Sabyinyo volcanic mountain at a 4,480-meter elevation. It can accommodate more than 40 people, and all rooms have power and hot water. The guesthouse has 4 VIP rooms and a 400-seat capacity hall for conferences, seminars, weddings, and other social occasions.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge has midrange safari lodging in Rwanda’s Northern Province, close park entrance where trekking endangered gorillas begins. The relaxing reputation of Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is unsurpassed. It is an ideal place to stay away from home while still feeling the essence of the gorilla forest. It has comfortable amenities, lavish décor and offers quality service to its guests. From the lodge, you can view the Volcano Mountains, where gorillas roam.
Virunga Lodge is roughly an hour’s drive from the park headquarters and is now one of the area’s best lodges. It boasts one of the most stunning positions of any gorilla safari lodge – high on a ridge overlooking both Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. It is one of the best lodges for gorilla safari accommodation in Volcanoes National Park.
The lodge has eight huge stone rooms with hardwood flooring, chunky wooden furnishings, and large verandas. A small covered hallway connects each to a private toilet and shower. The bathrooms are low-flushing eco-toilets with solar-heated hot water, and the shower is solar-heated. Because everyone eats at one long table in the evening, Virunga Lodge is a really social environment. In addition to gorilla tracking, local ‘Intore’ dancing troupes perform here, and massages are available.
La Palme Hotel
La Palme Hotel is a three-star hotel in Musanze City that provides elegant accommodations for business and leisure travelers. It has an outstanding dining experience renowned for thrilling African, French, and Oriental cuisines. In the Mini Bar, you may enjoy various carefully picked premium.
The hotel is located in Musanze province, north of Kigali, and across from the Musanze district offices. The hotel has 30 rooms and flats, providing a nice place to unwind after the gorilla trekking experience or a day trip to Rwanda’s northern region. Some of the hotel’s amenities include hot showers, free Wi-Fi, and laundry services.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located in the Musanze area of northern Rwanda, near Volcanoes National Park. The resort sits on the slopes of Mount Sabinyo, one of the volcanic volcanoes that comprise the Virunga highlands. It is roughly 15 minutes from Rwanda’s Park National des Volcans’ main gate.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a 30 large cottage Eco lodge. The cottages are constructed of stone and thatch. Every cottage has a living room with a fireplace, an en-suite bathroom, and a private veranda.
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Musanze Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, located in Kinigi, is a recently renovated lodge that provides mid-range and premium amenities to visitors. It is one of the best choices for gorilla safari accommodation in Volcanoes National Park.
The Da Vinci gorilla resort offers five cottages that are all self-contained and situated in a natural location to provide tourists with considerable solitude. These rooms are divided into doubles, singles, and triples, with private bathrooms, hot and cold water, hot water bottles, and hair dryers. There is also a sitting space in the rooms for relaxing.
Da Vinci Lodge has highly skilled personnel who give excellent services to its guests. Quality local and foreign cuisine, as well as drinks, are supplied to fulfill the needs of every guest. To summarize, a stay at Da Vinci Lodge guarantees guests excellent services and a wonderful experience at a reasonable price.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located in the Musanze area, adjacent to the Parc National des Volcans park headquarters. It is ideal for gorilla safaris in Rwanda since it is close to the Kinigi headquarters. Sabyinyo Lodge is located in the foothills of the Virunga ranges, with a stunning view of the Volcanoes, rolling hills, and surrounding farmland.
The lodge comprises eight cabins, each with a spectacular view of the Virunga Volcanoes and decent solitude. The cottages are enormous, with a living room with a fireplace, a bedroom, a dressing room, 24-hour power, and a large bathroom with a bath and a shower with hot and cold running water.
The cottages also include a shaded balcony where you may relax, eat breakfast, read a book, or gaze out the window. The lodge also has a library and games area in the main lodge, a bar and restaurant, and employees on hand to assist you.
How to book the hotels and trek gorillas in Rwanda
We can book you into any of these lodges and help with the logistics of planning a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. We will take care of all the paperwork, get you better rates, pick you up from the airport, transfer you to the lodge, and manage your entire gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park.