Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is one of the popular midrange/luxury accommodation facilities within Volcanoes National Park and is a perfect base for travelers interested in relishing unforgettable adventures like gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey gravesite hikes, volcano hiking and so much more. Being only 10 minutes from the entrance gate of Volcanoes National Park, this safari lodge is a wonderful base for visitors looking to make a trip into the Park.
This Safari Lodge strategically sits on four acres of land, within the foothills of Mount Sabyinyo, one of the 8 Volcanoes that make up the Virunga massif. This simply means that guests are rewarded with the magnificent views of other volcanoes in the region.
Accommodation options and amenities at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge features 30 individual and spacious cottages that were constructed with stone and thatch to represent typical African building styles. Each of these cottages has a spacious living area, a central fireplace private balcony where guests relax while enjoying a drink and breathtaking views of the Virunga Volcanoes and surrounding natural environment, an en-suite bathroom with a basin, flush toilet, and shower as well as a hairdryer and free complimentary toiletries, to mention but a few.
Additionally, these cottages are beautifully furnished and have a small lounge area with notable tea/coffee stations.
Fascinating facilities and services provided at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
The central area at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge features a spacious restaurant where gourmet local cuisines that were prepared from fresh ingredients and produce are served and a secluded bar that served the majority of tourists’ favorite drinks. Dinner here is always served in a three-course buffet that sometimes begins with pumpkin soup then followed by grilled chicken as well as traditional Rwanda vegetable stew and summarized with different dessert options that include fruit salad, Cake, and chocolate profiteroles among others. The innovative and experienced chef at this beautiful Safari Lodge prepares local and International dishes while the bar is well stocked with a wide range of wines, spirits, whiskeys, and non-alcoholic drinks (like soda).
There is also a standby generator, functional charging services for different kinds of electrical gadgets, the 24-hour reception provided at the front desk hence ready to attend to visitor needs and questions, and an outdoor fireplace with wooden chairs for guests interested in having bonfires while interacting with friends and other Lodge staff. Also provided is free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Popularly known as the first National Park in Africa, Volcanoes National Park not only offers shelter to the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment but is also a must-visit place for spotting golden monkeys, the black-fronted duiker, forest buffaloes, sitatunga, spotted hyenas, giant forest hogs and others. Also, Volcano climbing, hikes to Dian Fossey grave site, visits to the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo, Musanze Cave Tours, and bird watching are enjoyed by visitors of Volcanoes National Park and definitely those who stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Experiences provided to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge guests
Traditional songs and dance performances are always provided to guests during bonfires and visitors are free to join in, panoramic views of the phenomenal Virunga Volcanoes, the golden monkey tracking experience, and so much more.