Virunga Lodge, Parc National des Volcans

Rwanda

Spectacular views and unforgettable encounters in a dramatic jungle landscape.

Set amid cloud-shrouded volcanoes, sweeping valleys and shimmering lakes, Virunga Lodge is a scenic base from which to discover wild Rwanda and encounter its most famous inhabitants that call the jungle-covered slopes home.

Rich, inviting colour schemes and locally crafted furniture give the lodge an authentic feel and real sense of personality. The private ‘bandas’ or more luxurious suites are warm and characterful places. Watch the sunrise over the misty landscape from your private terrace and relax by the fire as a blanket of stars fills the sky.

Explore below the canopy and set off in search of majestic mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, an hour away. Catch a glimpse of them in the undergrowth and witness flashes of colour as golden monkeys swing through the trees. The lodge’s guides will lead the way and provide you with everything you need to know.

There are other things to do in the area too. Hike up one of three towering volcanoes that await nearby, or all three if you’re looking for challenge. Karisoke Research Base is also worth a visit to experience the vital conservation work started by Dian Fossey.

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Location

Virunga Lodge in the Virunga Mountains in northern Rwanda. From Kigali, it’s a 3-hour road transfer or a scenic 20-minute helicopter ride over the most remarkable landscape.

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