Located on the foothills of Mt. Karismbi on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge offers eco-friendly accommodations.
There are thirty spacious chalets available at the lodge. Each chalet is built from locally sourced materials in an environmentally conscious manner to have the least disruption to the natural surroundings. Decorated in simple, neutral tones, every chalet comes with large comfortable beds, a relaxing sitting area with a fireplace for those chilly nights, and tea and coffee making machine. The staff even warms up the bed with a hot water bottle at night. The en suite bathrooms have a large shower, dual sinks, and toilet.
The lodge is situated in Kinigi in northern Rwanda and only a ten-minute drive from Volcanoes National Park’s main entrance, the starting point for all gorilla treks. Spanning ninety-nine miles in the northern part of Rwanda, it is the oldest national park in Africa. As a part of the great volcanic chain of the Virunga Mountains that straddles the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC, it encompasses six dormant and two active volcanoes. Most famously, it is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 400 of them as well as golden monkeys. 178 bird species also call the park home. The park’s altitude ranges from about 8,202 feet to the peak of Karisimbi, at 14,763 feet resulting in extensive bamboo forests.