A comfortable mountain lodge, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge is set on the crown of a high hill overlooking the five extinct Virunga Volcanoes and has almost 360-degree views of the surrounding area. A patchwork of farmland and the beautiful volcanic Lakes Ruhondo and Bulera lie below, ringed by the volcanoes’s calderas and far hills. Volcanoes Virunga Lodge is built in the local style from wood and stone and has a tranquil atmosphere. In the evenings, you can relax around a log fire and tell stories about the day’s adventures in the jungle, tracking gorillas or golden monkeys.
The lodge has been built to high environmentally-friendly standards; rain water is collected and electricity is provided by solar power. Activities to enjoy at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge include gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, a visit to renowned primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey’s grave, and hikes to the top of the volcanoes.
Perfect base for a gorilla-trekking safari – or track golden monkeys
Panoramic views of the volcanic lakes and Virungas Volcanoes
Peaceful terraced gardens and honeymoon bandas
Environmentally-friendly design amid satisfying birding
The stone lodge has a wide wrap-around veranda from which to appreciate the exceptional views across the lakes. Inside the lodge is a cosy lounge with a central fireplace and a small bar area. The dining room features one large table where all guests dine together. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, particularly welcome after a day tracking the gorillas or other primates.
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