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Lodges in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

This high-end luxury lodge is located at the edge of Volcanoes national park Rwanda a home to the mountain gorillas. It has 8 luxury spacious suites each with large timber framed windows that offer great views of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Lodge Amenities

Amenities include an indoor fireplace, private heated plunge pool, spa facilities, wine cellar and wine tastings and WIFI. While here you get to enjoy in-room massage treatments, 24/7 electricity supply and woven ceilings.

There are local art craft works at the lodge most of which are aimed at supporting the local Rwandan people.  The lodge started the Akarabo nursery where reforestation is done to help rebuild the mountain gorillas lost forested homes.

The Farm to Table Garden is a food garden at the lodges’ vicinity where lodge’s vegetables are grown. This enables clients to have a taste of fresh and locally grown foods that boosts the local Rwandan cuisine.

Tourist Activities While at Kwitonda Lodge

While at Singita Kwitonda lodge, you can engage in a number of tourist activities exploring the national park.  These include mountain gorilla tracking, golden monkey tracking, guided nature walks for birding and community visits.

You can as well take part in the conservation efforts by tree planting in the Akarabo Nursery. Other activities include hiking to the Virunga Volcanic mountains of Karisimbi, Bisoke and Gahinga. You can go for a nature walk to the Twin lakes of Bulera & Ruhondo, do Kayaking or boat rides.

Singita-Kwitonda-Lodge. Rwanda Safari
Singita Kwitonda Lodge Bathroom. Courtesy Photo

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest lodge is surrounded by eucalyptus trees that are often swayed by winds from the Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge is located just a few meters from Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

One&Only Gorillas Nest Lodge offers opportunities to explore the untouched wilderness of the Virunga Volcanic Mountains. These are homes to wildlife species including mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, a number of birds and plant species.

Rooms at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

The lodge has tailored rooms each with unique facilities. The Forest Lodge King has 1 king Size bed taking up to 2 people.  The lodge room is very spacious with a size of 77 square meters and 829 square feet. It has a fireplace, large windows, a mini bar, television, internet access and many other great facilities.

The two bedroom forest lodge is very beautiful too and very spacious. It is 87 square meters and 936 square feet in size. The lodge room has 1 king size bed and 1 king bed or 2 twin beds in the second room. This can take up to 4 people comfortably and has a large central bathroom. Other amenities in the room include a minibar, a balcony offering great views and a cozy fireplace.

The lodge also has 3 suites that include the Virunga Suite, Ingagi Suite and Silverback Suite. These are all very spacious and vary in sizes with King size beds.

What to do!

Mountain gorilla tracking is the major wildlife adventure you can engage while staying at One&Only Gorillas’ Nest Lodge.  You can also track golden monkeys, hike to the volcanic mountains, go for village walks, birding, and cycling. There are twin lakes nearby where you can have a guided walk or canoe ride.

One&Only Gorilla Nest Lodge, Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Silverback Suite at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Photo by One&Only Gorilla Nest

Virunga Lodge

Virunga lodge is located near volcanoes national park overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. The lodge has well trained staff who offer first hand hospitality services.

Bandas’ at Virunga Lodge

The lodge has 10 luxury bandas each with a private terrace offering views of the mountains or the twin lakes.  Each banda has a fire place to keep the room warm since the volcanoes national park area is cold. Other amenities include a shower room, a personal butler, WIFI at the main reception area plus spa and sauna services.

Virunga lodge has 2 deluxe bandas that are more luxurious with their own private sitting rooms and refined rustic interiors. These are very spacious with a hot bath tub.

Tourist Activities

The lodge is just about a 40 minutes drive to Volcanoes National park headquarters. You can visit the park for gorillas & golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey hike, mountain hiking, birding and community visits.

You can also have a guided nature walk to the twin lakes where you can also have a canoe ride. River Mukungwa is also in the lodges’ vicinity and you can do kayaking there.

Volcanoes National park Rwanda is the most visited national park in the country therefore ensure to book your accommodation in advance.

Virunga Lodge - Volcanoes National Park
Virunga Lodge Room. Photo by Virunga Lodge