Virunga Lodge is a premier luxurious accommodation facility in Volcanoes National Park, within north-western Rwanda, and is one of Africa’s most sought-after places of lodging. It is perched high on a beautiful ridge that provides travelers with spectacular views of Africa. Guests that stay here are rewarded with unmatched views of the Virunga Volcanoes, the Musanze Valley to the extreme western corner as well as the iconic Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera to the far Eastern side.
This remarkable Safari Lodge has succeeded in creating the perfect story of Rwandese Afro-chic since its construction by Praveen Moman in 2004. Its underrated, ageless, and hand-crafted design was interestingly cultivated to elegantly meet the needs and aspirations of every luxury seeker in Rwanda. Expect extraordinary hospitality and locally-inspired cuisines that have been prepared hence making it every traveler’s memorable place of lodging when taking part in Volcanoes National Park’s activities such as mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, bird watching, Dian Fossey Gravesite hikes, Volcano climbing and so much more.
Virunga Lodge’s accommodation options and amenities
Virunga Lodge offers World-class accommodation in 10 luxurious Bandas with private verandas where guests always unwind while getting treated to the magnificent views of amazing Tropical sunset over the breathtaking landscape of Twin Lakes and the Virunga Volcanoes. They are categorized into;
The elegant Standard Bandas
The elegant standard Bandas at Virunga Lodge are 8 in number and come with a private bedroom area, a spacious living area comprising of a comfortable sofa in addition to magnificent views of the Virunga Volcanoes and Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo.
The stupendous Deluxe Bandas
The two stupendous Deluxe Bandas at Virunga Lodge were named Ibiyaga and Ibirunga, and offer private sitting rooms, a large private veranda that makes it possible to relish magical views of Virunga Volcanoes and Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo, hot tub and beautiful interiors that provide comfort and warmth.
Other wonderful facilities and services provided at Virunga Lodge
Virunga Lodge features a luxurious spa and sauna facility, locally referred to as “Ikirunga”. Here guests are provided a complimentary 50-minute massage. Other facilities here are the Dian Fossey map room where private events and conservation lectures are provided, the personal butler service for all guests, free complimentary Wi-Fi in the main Lodge area, and a spacious lounge with a new bar where visitors enjoy a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in seclusion.
Tourist activities enjoyed by Virunga Lodge guests
Guests of the luxurious Virunga Lodge are guaranteed comfort while relishing several tourist activities within Volcanoes National Park. These include guided tours of the permanent exhibition within the Dian Fossey Map Room, tours, and donations at the “one sheep per family” project that was launched in 2014 to mark the 10-year anniversary of Virunga Lodge. The community-based project was established as a way of giving back to the local people that have been fundamental in conservation and improving their standard of living.
Besides Lodge activities, Virunga Lodge is a base for taking part in Volcanoes National Park tourist activities that include gorilla trekking when getting the unmatched opportunity of meeting face to face with one of the 12 habituated gorilla families, tracking the endangered Golden monkeys, guided hikes to the Dian Fossey gravesite in the beautiful meadow between Karisimbi and Bisoke Volcanoes, bird watching where visitors can be introduced to any of the 200 bird species that call the Park home, climbing the Virunga Volcanoes-either Bisoke or Karisimbi and guided tours of the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera.