Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge, DR37, Mwiko, Kinoni, Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda – Show more hotels in Rwanda

Location: Colline Gakoro, Rwanda


This opulent Lodge in Rwanda is one of Africa’s cherished lodges. Set on a ridge with panoramic views of the Virunga Volcanoes, the Musanze valley to the West, Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the East. Built by Praveen Moman in 2004 and has been further refined to meet the needs of today’s luxury traveller in 2020. With exceptional hospitality and locally-inspired food make it the first accommodation choice for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.

Each of the ten elegant bandas (Two deluxe and eight standard) named after the Rwandan lakes enjoy a private terrace, from which guests can watch the sunrise over the dramatic landscape. The two deluxe bandas – named after the lakes Ibirunga and Ibiyaga, have own private sitting room, refined interiors, with a large terrace overlooking the majestic Virunga Volcanoes or the Twin Lakes.

Personal butler service for all guests, Ikirunga – Spa & Sauna, complimentary massage per guest per stay, Community projects, Dian Fossey Map Room and the Main lodge building are available for relaxation and comfort for Guests’ and Wi-Fi access is available here. Just 40mins drive to Park Headquarters.

Children below the age of 15 years are not allowed to participate in trekking.

Uniqueness of this Camp

Virunga Lodge won the 2016 Africa’s Most Romantic Hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The magnificent Virunga Lodge is the premier luxury gorilla lodge of Rwanda and one of Africa’s finest and most renowned lodges.


In 10 luxury bandas (6 doubles, 2 twins, 2 deluxe) all with an in-room fireplace and a terrace overlooking the Volcanoes or the twin lakes. 2 Deluxe bandas perfect for honeymoon couples or families, complete with stone fireplaces, open living room and private terrace.

All rooms are en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot & cold running water. Dressing Gowns, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Safe and Verandah.


Room Amenities: Flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot & cold running water. Dressing Gowns, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Safe and Verandah.

Camp Amenities:

24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, Credit Card, Sun terrace overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes with scenic panoramic views, Personal butler service for all guests, new Ikirunga Spa with 2 treatment rooms and a sauna, extra massages are available at extra cost, No air conditioners.

Full board accommodation including all soft drinks and house alcoholic beverages (excludes premium drinks). Complimentary laundry service. Power sockets/charging facilities and hair dryers available in the rooms. Wi-Fi and internet access available in the main lodge only (connection can be slow).


Gorilla tracking, Golden Monkey tracking, enjoy an Intore dance performance, Hike to Dian Fossey’s grave, Hike Karisimbi or Visoke Volcanoes, Visit Lake Kivu and Gisenyi, Bird Watching, Exclusive Gorilla tracking for a group of 8 guests, Lake Bulera Village Walk, Virunga Water Tank Project, Virunga “One Sheep per Family” Community Project, Dian Fossey Map Room.