Set in a lush, mountain garden just a short drive from Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park headquarters, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel offers intimate and comfortable accommodations in the heart of mountain gorilla territory.
Accommodations at the hotel consist of thirteen rooms. The standard rooms come with a double bed. Deluxe rooms feature either a king-sized bed or two twins, plus a changing room. The Family Suites has two big bedrooms and a shared sitting room. Whereas, the VIP Cottage has two big double rooms and a living room with a dining table for six people. All rooms include an en suite bathroom with a shower. Other amenities include television, mini bar, tea/coffee station, Wi-Fi, and a hair dryer.
The hotel is located on the road to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, 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 D.R.C, it encompasses six active and three extinct volcanoes. Most famously it is home to around half of the world’s mountain gorillas. 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. Even without the gorillas, the range of habitats and animals here is spectacular from bamboo forests to some of the last remaining afro-montane forest habitat on the planet.