Volcano National Park



Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, located at Volcanoes National Park was built and is operated by the famed lodge operators Governors’ Camp.  The lodge is owned by a community trust called SACOLA which assist the local communities with socio-economic and conservation initiatives which makes your stay here even more worthwhile. The exclusive lodge has five cottages, two suites and a family cottage – it is recognized as one of Rwanda’s top lodges and certainly a lodge with one of the best views in Rwanda.

The rooms all come with their own private verandas, full bathrooms, sitting rooms with fireplaces to take the chill off of the cool Virunga Volcano nights. The cottages are made of local stone and the roofs are tiled all blending with the Rwandan motive all around including the rugged and most scenic landscape that is so much Volcanoes National Park.  The dining room and the bar offer great views of the surrounding area including the Volcanoes with great sunrises and sunsets that are simply magnificent and breathtaking.


Virunga Safari Lodge is an exclusive Premier Lodging, which is an eco-friendly luxury lodge with 8 stone guest bandas (cottages) that provide you with comfort beyond your imagination, and you have to experience the lodge for yourself and amazed you will be.  Each banda comes with a private veranda so that you can enjoy the view before you – each banda has an en-suite bathroom It is located about an hour from the Park headquarter for gorilla tracking however the comforts and luxury you will enjoy here makes up for the drive-time needed coming and going to park headquarters.  You can participate at the park and near the park in many activities.   Virunga Safari Lodge is one of the most beautiful lodges in East-Africa.

Food is one of the delightful things that await you here and meals are taken communally and at a large table in the dining room of the lodge.  You will enjoy your stay at Virunga Safari Lodge, which has received excellent ratings on Trip Advisor.


Bisate Lodge was the first lodge in Rwanda to marry world-class luxury travel with once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experiences. Bisate partnered with the local community in the reforestation of an iconic site bordering the Volcanos National Park and, since its inception, two indigenous tree nurseries have been established and over 2 000 trees planted. The site has dramatic views over the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rising above the park’s Afro-alpine forests, and the lodge reflects the culture of rural Rwanda in its architecture.

Bisate Lodge has a long-term commitment to responsible eco-tourism and conservation of Rwanda’s incredible natural heritage. The Volcanoes National Park is located along the western branch of the East African Rift – one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the continent that is home to over 60 bird and mammal species found nowhere else on earth. The most well-known and celebrated of these is the mountain gorilla, and you will have the opportunity of encountering one of 10 habituated family groups inside the park.

Other attractions in the area include Iby’wacu cultural village, the spectacular twin lakes of Buhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, astonishing birding, and tracking specialized endemic species like the golden monkey.


Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is located strategically near the Volcanoes National Park which is home to the rare species of mountain gorillas. This property is situated 2 hours and a half from Kigali International Airport and only 10 minutes’ drive from the park headquarters. We offer mid-range accommodation for gorilla trekkers. The proximity to the Park headquarters is very much convenient for trekkers, whereas its location offers full breathtaking views of Mountain Sabyinyo and the rest of the Virunga chain of mountains.

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge comprises of 23 self-contained private cottages with an individual fireplace. The rooms were built and properly designed to offer you comfort. The property was constructed all from environmentally friendly items as well as local materials such as bamboo. The attractiveness of this property is seen by its comfort, price, convenience as well as location.  A local cultural dancing troupe entertains guests to showcase Rwanda’s lifestyle and culture to the visiting guests, thus promoting sustainable tourism; through cultural exchange, local community interactions and experiencing real Rwandan cultural welfare.


Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge is a well-refurbished lodge offering mid-range accommodation to travelers to volcanoes national park. It is located in Kingi, Musanze.

Da Vinci gorilla lodge has a total of five cottages which are all self-contained and designed in a natural setting providing travelers with enough privacy. These rooms are divided into double, singles and triples each of which has a private bathroom, hot and cold water, hot water bottles and hair driers. The rooms also have a sitting area for relaxation. Quality local and international foods are served alongside different beverages meeting every traveler’s expectations. Da Vinci lodge assures travelers of quality services and a memorable experience at affordable prices.


Mountain gorilla’s nest lodge is a super luxury lodge located in Rwanda’s Musanze district nestled in a forest of Eucalyptus trees. The lodge offers a family sized magnificent accommodation at the Jack Hannah’s cottages with beautiful views of Rwanda’s hills and slopes of the Volcanoes national park.

The cottages are built in a grove of trees, arranged in a semi-circle around the central courtyard with en-suite 40 rooms. The spacious cottages have 2 large bedrooms that can accommodate 4 people at maximum, each bedroom has its own spacious bathroom with a lovely view of the golf course, a central area comprising of a very beautiful living room area with a fireplace burning wood, a television, a dining with a bar area and a kitchen. At the outside are a wraparound porch / veranda with entry from the living room with a lovely view of a “green” golf course and the rolling hills of Rwanda. The cottages are very private and quiet and they are flexible within the choices made.


Kinigi guesthouse is a budget accommodation situated in Kinigi district only 11 Km from Ruhengeri. It is constructed at the bottom of Sabyinyo volcanic mountain with an altitude of 4,480 m located right near the entrance of Volcanoes national park.

Kinigi Guesthouse has comfortable 20 rooms. It is run by a local women’s co-operative, so most of the money from your stay will go into supporting the community. There is also a bar and lounge area where you can relax and chat.  All the rooms offer electricity and hot water. It is an ideal location for gorilla trekking.


Villa Gorilla is located at Kinigi near the headquarters of Rwanda’s fascinating Volcanoes National Park, a mere 2 hour’s drive from Kigali international airport. It has 4 comfortable double occupancy bedrooms, each with private bath and toilet facilities. Villa Gorilla is the perfect fit for small groups or a family looking for comfort, personal attention from attentive management, privacy and lovely views of the mountains.
The lodge has amazing outside facilities including a restaurant and a bar with warm staff that are helpful and ready to serve you.


Hotel Muhabura is one of the best budget accommodation facilities found close to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. It is located north of Kigali in Musanze province opposite the Musanze district headquarters. If you are looking for an affordable place to stay whilst you encounter mountain gorillas in the wild, this hotel should be among your top picks.

Hotel Muhabura is strategically located connecting different attractions in Musanze district including the entrance to Volcanoes national park, the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Musanze caves and Musanze market. It was at hotel Muhabura that the late Dian Fossey spent some of the nights whenever she came down from her gorilla camp, she also bathed and had meals at the hotel’s restaurant.

Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who spent the last 30 years of her life saving the mountain gorillas that were constantly poached by the Congo and Rwanda communities in the Virunga Mountains slept in room 12 of the hotel. The garden in front of room 12 and the calm of the hotel are the reasons she only stayed at the hotel Muhabura. Guests are allowed to stay in Dian Fossey room at a price of $90 per night. The hotel comprises of 30 rooms in form of double / twin, single occupancy.  The hotel also has 6 apartments that are spacious offering a cozy environment to relax in after gorilla trekking or a day visit to the Northern area of Rwanda.



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