Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge one of the luxury lodges in Rwanda Volcanoes Park

The magnificent Virunga Lodge, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, is the luxury gorilla experience in Rwanda and one of Africa’s finest and most renowned lodges. The lodge is perched high on a ridge with the finest views in Africa, overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east.

The iconic property has defined Rwandese Afro-chic since the lodge was built by Praveen Moman in 2004. The understated, timeless, hand-made style has been further refined to meet the needs of today’s luxury traveller during 2020.

Fantastic food and exceptional personalised service by our carefully trained staff make it the first accommodation choice for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.

Each of our ten luxurious bandas has a private terrace from which our guests can watch the sunrise over the dramatic landscape of mountains and lakes, an individual fire place, a shower room with a double vanity.

The two deluxe bandas – called Ibirunga and Ibiyaga – have their own private sitting room and more refined interiors, and a larger terrace overlooking the majestic Virunga volcanoes or the twin lakes.

Lodge overview:

  • 10 bandas. guide cottage available
  • Personal butler service
  • Ikirunga – Spa & sauna
  • Community projects
  • Dian Fossey map room available for private events and conservation lectures
  • WI-Fi access in the main lodge building and Dian Fossey Map roo
  • Charging facilities available in each room
  • Premium wine, whisky, and cocktail menus
  • 40-min drive to park headquarters

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