Located in Kinigi near Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda, Amakoro Songa Lodge is a luxury, eco-friendly property perfectly positioned for seeing the mountain gorillas.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of three cottages made up of one main cottage and two individual cottages. There are three king-sized beds and one pair of twin beds available. The spacious en suite bathrooms feature both a bath and a shower plus plenty of hot and cold running water. Each cottage comes with its own sitting area with the main cottage including a lounge with a cozy fireplace. The cottages also enjoy a private balcony with magnificent views of the mountains.
The lodge is only a ten-minute drive to the headquarters for the Volcanoes National Park, 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 comprises five extinct volcanoes. Most famously it is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas, some 400 of them. Moreover, it’s also the site of groundbreaking gorilla conservation efforts conducted by primatologist, Dian Fossey, the inspiration for the book and film, Gorillas in the Mist. Guests can visit her grave and research center. The park’s altitude ranges from about 8,202 feet to the peak of Karisimbi, at 14,763 feet resulting in extensive bamboo forests.