Where to Stay in the Volcanoes national park? Gorilla safari lodges in Rwanda offer accommodation that ranges from Budget, Mid-Range to Luxury. Below is a compile list of hotels in Rwanda for best gorilla trekking experiences;
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Situated in Musanze former Ruhengeri province, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is a five star accommodation which is set just along the road heading to Kinigi – Volcanoes national park head office.
The lodge offers relaxing high end accommodation, with beautiful views of the rolling hills of the Land of a thousand hills. Accommodation comprises of 13 bedrooms (double/twin), a VIP cottage. Each facility is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. A refrigerator and kettle
Other facilities include; restaurant, a pool, a traditional sauna and a steam sauna are awaiting your visit and our staff is looking forward to make your stay a pleasant one.
Jack Hannah’ cottages
Super luxury lodge located northern Rwanda’s Musanze district nestled in a forest of Eucalyptus trees. The lodge offers a family sized magnificent accommodation at the Jack Hannah’s cottages with beautiful views of Rwanda’s hills and slopes of the Volcanoes national park.
The spacious cottages have 2 large bedrooms and can accommodate 4 people at maximum. Each bedroom has its own spacious bathroom with a lovely view of the golf course, a central area comprising of a very beautiful living room area with a fireplace burning wood, a television, a dining area and a kitchen.
At the outside is a wraparound porch/veranda with entry from the living room with a lovely view of a “green” golf course and the rolling hills of Rwanda. The cottages are very private and quiet
Service at the Lodge
You will be taken very good care of at the Jack Hannah lodge. The service is superb; the staff is professional, friendly, attentive and ready to attend to you to obtain utmost comfort. The staff attends to the fireplace, refilling the firewood.
After each meal, a menu is presented to you for you to select three courses for your next meal. You have room for flexibility within the choices made.
Hannah Cottage is a nice enough option, especially for a family of four, when we should be able to get exclusive use of the house.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located in Musanze district close to the Parc National des Volcans Park headquarters excellently located for gorilla safaris in Rwanda as it quite near the Kinigi head offices. Sabyinyo lodge is situated at the foothill of the Virunga ranges comprising of a wonderful view of the Volcanoes rolling hills and the surrounding countryside.
The lodge comprises of 8 cottages all having a stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes, and are well spaced offering good privacy. The cottages are spacious comprising of a sitting room area with a fireplace, bedroom, dressing room, 24 hour electricity and a large bathroom with bath and shower with hot and cold running water.
The cottages also have a sheltered balcony where you can relax have breakfast, and read a book or marvel at the views. Other facilities at the lodge include a library and games room in the main lodge, bar and restaurant and staff on standby to help you.
Best View Hotel
Situated in Ruhengeri, Best View Hotel is a superlative hotel that every traveler should stay. The hotel offers high quality accommodation services for travelers to volcanoes national park and all over Rwanda. All rooms in the hotel have free Wi-Fi Internet services and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
More still, all rooms have a seating area with great view where travelers can rest after a long day of trekking.
Every room has a private bathroom with hot and cold waters available day and night. Hair driers and clean towels are also available in the room.
Room services such as wakeup calls, the very hospitable and caring staff also offers laundry.
A fully stocked bar offering all local and international beverages is open 24hours. Both hot and cold beverages are served all the time depending on the orders of the client.
The restaurant serves all dishes local and international at 3-course menu served by buffet.
Free parking area is also available at the hotel.
Staying at Faraja hotel feels like being in a home outside a home. The lodge is situated in Musanze along the Ruhengeri-Gisenyi road with breathtaking views of the Virunga volcanoes.
The hotel has a total of 38 cottages split into 12 king size rooms, 10 standard singles, 12-queen size, 3 singles and 1 junior suite. All rooms have private bathroom, warm showers and free access to Wi-Fi Internet.
Room services include wakeup calls, laundry, fire places, hot water bottles, clean towels and comfortable bed which all make your stay memorable. The rooms are airy and big enough to allow travelers focus, relax and unwind.
The restaurant offers an ala Carte type of menu serving delicious local Ugandan meals and international cuisine served in the dining area.
More still, a bar offers local and international drinks meeting the needs of clients. The lodge has quick access to Virunga national park, Musanze caves, Ruhondo and Bulera lakes.
The hotel has experienced staffs that ensure quality services are offered to clients.
Garden Place Hotel
The hotel is the best place you would rather be. It is situated in Ruhengeri offering comfortable stylish accommodation to both business and holiday travelers. It takes an hour and 30 minutes drive from the airport to the lodge hence easy access.
Regarding the rooms, the hotel has 28 rooms divided into 17 double, 2 VIP’s and 9 standard rooms. Both rooms have modern bathrooms with plenty of hot water and pressure, hair dryers, telephone, flat screen satellite TV, and balcony for great views.
The VIP rooms have separate living rooms, kitchenette with a microwave, coffee pot and sink with small fridge.
The lodge has meeting and conference rooms with PA system, WIFI connectivity, Business center, modern furniture and 24hrs generator.
The restaurant serves all types of foods local and international meeting the expectations of all travelers. The quality foods is prepared by the experienced chefs and served by well trained, hospitable and customer caring waiters and waitresses.
The bar is open 24 hrs full stocked with local and international beverages at affordable rates.
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Situated in Kinigi, Musanze Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge is a well-refurbished lodge offering mid-range and luxury services for travelers to volcanoes national park.
Da Vinci gorilla lodge has a total of five cottages which are all self contained and designed in a natural setting providing travelers with enough privacy. These rooms are divided into double, singles and triples each of which has a private bathroom, hot and cold water, hot water bottles and hair driers.
The rooms also have a sitting area for relaxation.
Da Vinci lodge has well experienced stuff who provide superb services to the clients. Quality local and international foods are served alongside al beverages meeting every traveler’s expectations.
Conclusively, a stay at Da Vinci lodge assures travelers of quality services and a memorable experience at affordable prices.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located in Musanze district northern Rwanda neighboring Volcanoes National Park. The lodge is located on the foothills of the Mount Sabinyo, volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga ranges. The lodge is about 15 minutes from the main entrance to Rwanda’s Park National des Volcans.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an eco lodge with 30 spacious cottages. The cottages are made of stone and thatch. All cottages come with a living area with a fireplace, en-suite facilities and a private veranda.
The main lodge area has a restaurant serving home cooked food and a bar
Gorilla Solution Lodge
The Gorilla solution lodge is situated in Kinigi sector, Musanze/Ruhengeri district roughly 2hour drive from Kigali airport. The lodge is in the shadows of Mt karisimi overlooking the chain of Virunga volcanoes.
Concerning rooms, the lodge has 10 cottages divided into double, singles, twins and the family cottage. All rooms and the sleeping arrangements can be adjusted based on the interests of clients.
All rooms are very spacious with private veranda, excessive views of the neighboring communities, private bathrooms with hot and cold showers, hair dries, clean towels, comfortable bed, hot water bottles and clean beddings.
The lounge has free Wi-Fi Internet available all the time and the fireplace where clients gather for stories and warmth.
A full stocked bar with all international and local hot and cold beverages is open 24hours. Also a restaurant with an a’larcate menu and African buffet serving all kinds of food to clients is open 24hrs served by experienced chefs, waiters and waitresses.
The hotel is located north of Kigali in Musanze province opposite the Musanze district headquarters. The hotel comprises of 30 rooms and apartments that offer a cozy environment to relax in after gorilla trekking or a day visit to the Northern area of Rwanda.
- all self contained with warm shower and some with a bath
- All ground level. Direct access to the garden
- Own access with a small individual balcony.
- equipped with satellite TV
- free WIFI-internet access
- laundry service is available
Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel
Modern hotel with a unique character and a pleasant ambiance located in Musanze north of Kigali, The hotel comprises of 31 spacious comfortable rooms with an ensuite bathtub and shower. An impressive bar is attached with the restaurant
A hearty breakfast is served from 06:30 AM to 10:30 AM. For guests who get up early morning for going to the gorillas. Trekking may inform the hotel management in advance to prepare breakfast at which time they wish to have it. Each day, from noon to late evening, you can place your order from the “à la carte” menu.
And the hotel also offers an outdoor terrace – very enjoyable and sociable place. An ideal place to relax, talks again on the highlights of your excursions, or even discuss your business
- 31 Rooms
- 1 Restaurant ( The Urugano ) with a large bar
- 1 Swimming Pool
- 1 Event room
- 1 WIFI ( FREE )
- Opening soon a Fitness Center
The lodge is situated about an hour’s drive from the park headquarters, Virunga Lodge is currently one the area’s top lodges and certainly has one of the most spectacular locations of any camp in Africa – high on a ridge overlooking both Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.
The lodge is made of eight spacious stone rooms, all with wooden floors, chunky wooden furniture and large verandas. Each is connected by a short covered walkway to a private toilet and shower. The toilets are low flushing eco toilets and the shower has solar heated hot water. Virunga Lodge is quite a sociable place to be as everyone eats at one large table in the evening. Aside from gorilla-tracking, local ‘Indore’ dance troupes perform here and massages are available.
Le Bambou Gorilla Village
Midrange safari accommodation situated in Northern Province of Rwanda, close to the endangered gorillas in their natural environment (Volcanoes National park). Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge has an unrivaled reputation for relaxation.
Well suited for you being away from home yet feel at home. A guest is provided with the best facilities, the most opulent furnishings and the highest quality service. Feel the Volcano and Gorillas around. All our furniture is handmade in bamboos.
Set in the green leafy suburbs of Kigali, Garr Hotel offers a serene environment to the esteemed guest. It is favorably located at 5min walking distance to Kigali’s Golf Club making it the preferred choice for golfers and other sport enthusiastic guests.
Both business and holiday persons are welcome to enjoy the unique décor and ambiance of the Hotel. Garr Hotel boasts modern guestrooms that are equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure you utmost comfort. The hotel is next to major restaurants, and in close proximity to the foreign embassies and the country Parliament Building.
Villa Gorilla is located at Kinigi near the headquarters of Rwanda’s famed Volcanoes National Park, a mere 2 hour’s drive from Kigali international airport. It has 4 comfortable double occupancy bedrooms, each with private bath and toilet facilities.
Villa Gorilla is the perfect fit for small groups or a family looking for comfort, personal attention from attentive management, privacy and lovely views of the mountains.
La Palme Hotel
La Palme Hotel is a three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists. An exceptional dining experience awaits you in a unique and renowned restaurant that delights your senses with African meals, French and Oriental kitchens.
Enjoy a range of drinks carefully selected for your unique taste and satisfaction in the Mini Bar.
The Guest House is situated in Kinigi district only 11 Km from Ruhengeri City. It is constructed at the bottom of Sabyinyo volcanic mountain with an altitude of 4,480 m. It accommodates over 40 people-all rooms have electricity and warm water.
There are four VIP suites together with an ideal hall with 400 seat capacities, for conferences, seminars, weddings and other social functions.