Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Located in Kinigi, a village in northern Rwanda, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge provides a comfortable base for guests who want to trek to the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park. The lodge itself nestles in the foothills of majestic Mount Karisimbi, one of the mountains that make up the Virunga massif, and is around 10 minutes’ drive to the point where gorilla treks commence.

Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is in 30 rustic stone chalets with thatched roofs. Each has a generous sitting area with a fireplace and a private ensuite bathroom. The main lodge houses a dining room, bar and lounge. In support of the Kinigi local community, meals are prepared using farm-fresh produce sourced from nearby farms.

Location

How to get to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Guests can transfer by road to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge from Kigali, a journey of around 2.5 hours. It is also possible to charter a flight to the airport at Ruhengeri, which is 35 minutes’ drive from the property.

Activities at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Bird-watching and nature walks

*Some activities are at extra cost

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Highlights

  • A comfortable, rustic lodge in the village of Kinigi
  • Set in the picturesque foothills of Mount Karisimbi
  • Rustic stone and thatch guest chalets with private ensuite facilities
  • A great base for Mountain Gorilla treks in Volcanoes National Park
  • Wholesome meals created with farm fresh, locally grown ingredients

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Why Rwanda: Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) is one of the best places to see the last remaining mountain gorillas. The majority of habituated family groups in the Virunga Volcanoes can be found in this park. Gorillas treks can also be combined with chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe National Park. The country also has a good tourist infrastructure with some excellent lodges.

Game Viewing: Rwanda can be visited any time of the year; however during the long dry season between Jun-Sep the ground is drier and dirt roads are more accessible, enabling easier passage to visit the gorillas and chimpanzees.

Climate: Although Rwanda is on the equator, the altitude keeps temperatures down (25°-28°C), and the mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest from Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

Combine With: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda should be combined with a traditional big game wildlife safari in the parks and reserves of neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania.

Getting There: Rwanda’s capital Kigali is easily reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Entebbe in Uganda, Serengeti or Arusha in Tanzania. From Kigali, you would take a road transfer to the Parc National des Volcans.

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