Situated in one of the most stunning locations anywhere in Africa, the Luxury Virunga Gorilla Lodge spreads 2,175 m on top of a hill overlooking the Burera and Ruhondo lakes southeast. The view is phenomenal, with four of the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest and the clear waters of the lakes far below.
Good thing, then, is that all the individual chalets have a balcony with comfortable seating, because you spend too much time sitting enjoying the panorama that unfolds before your eyes. The spacious stone cottages and wood are scattered all over the hill to allow guests have maximum privacy.
Constructed of environmentally sound manner and following the environmental guidelines, the accommodation has all the electricity provided by solar panels. All bathrooms work in an environmentally friendly principle well prepared and may require a little time to get used to, especially to pour ashes on discharge! The friendly staff will spare no effort to make your stay enjoyable. In the morning, they put hot water in your shower pipe (which works in the “bucket” system) and serve hot chocolate or brewed fresh coffee depending on your desire.
The main reason to visit this eco-friendly accommodation is to see the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Located just an hour from the entrance to the Park, where all the gorilla tracking activities begin with clients who wake up at 05:00 am for the journey. Once there, you will be in the care of trained guides that will lead you to the forest in search of a habituated family of gorillas. On your return to the lodge, you may also want to spend some time reading in the library about the wonders of nature that you just witnessed!