Ringed by volcanoes, Virunga Lodge is perched on a hilltop between the beautiful volcanic lakes, Ruhondo and Bulera.
Virunga Lodge is an eco-luxury lodge and accommodations consist of ten individual luxury cottages known as bandas that have just been recently refurbished for even more luxury and comfort. There are four doubles, four twins, and two deluxe rooms to choose from. The deluxe bandas with their romantic stone fireplaces and open living rooms are perfect for honeymooners or families. The unique Rwandese décor of each banda includes colorful fabrics, grass mats, ethnic art, and hand-carved wooden sculptures. While the en suite bathrooms feature double sinks, solar-heated showers, and flushing toilets. For added relaxation, each cottage enjoys a private terrace with stunning views overlooking the volcanoes or twin lakes.
The lodge’s elevation allows it to benefit from cool mountain breezes while offering breathtaking views of the five Virunga Volcanoes—Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo—all of which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. It is also about an hour by vehicle from the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda, which is the prime location in Africa for tracking mountain gorillas. Spanning ninety-nine miles, it is the oldest national park in Africa. Most famously it is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 400 of them.