I recently returned from a trip to Rwanda to do two gorilla treks and felt compelled to comment on two lodges I stayed in near the Volcanoes National Parc. The first is the Virunga Lodge which was heaven on earth. And because of where the lodge is situated on top of a very lodge hill I felt like I was in heaven. Especially when I sat on the porch of my cottage and watched the sun come up over a gorgeous lake. It's an ecolodge so be prepared for long-drop toilets, showers by water in a bag and limited electricity. Also be prepared for breath-taking views from the lodge and your cottage, a wonderful Rwandan atmosphere, a cozy main lodge with a nice fireplace and good wine, wonderful food and fabulous hospitality. Didas deserves a special call out for making our stay extra special right down to the gifts he gave us when we left. I want to go back. See Sabyinyo Lodge review for a different type of lodge experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a spectacular location overlooking the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.The magnificent Virunga Safari Lodge, set on a stunning hillside, has eight bandas with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and the lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The terraced gardens on this high ridge are now well established, with a magical sunken paradise garden as their focal point. Aside from gorilla tracking , clients 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Virunga Hotel Ruhengeri
- Virunga Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri