Five Best Safari Lodges in Rwanda
Rwanda is growing very fast in wildlife safari performances and with that the country has attracted various accommodation investments. Over the years, accommodation facilitates have been built and old ones renovated to match the increasing tourists demands.
These accommodation facilities are situated near national parks making it easy for tourists to connect to them. Lets explore 5 of the most outstanding safari lodges in Rwanda the Land of a thousand hills.
1. Bisate Lodge
This luxury lodge is located near Volcanoes national park in northwestern Rwanda. The park is home to the most sought for primates the mountain gorillas that offer unforgettable safari moments.
Bisate lodge has 6 forest villas with great views of Mount Bisoke and Karisimbi that are part of the Virunga massif. The lodge is a few minutes drive to the park headquarters where briefing is done ahead of the trek.
The lodge is eco friendly and a true definition of luxury offering first class and exclusive hospitality services. While at Bisate you can visit the park and engage in various wildlife activities. They include gorilla tracking, golden monkey tracking, Mountain hiking, nature walks and community visits.
2. Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda lodge is located at the edge of Volcanoes national park and very pretty outstanding. This first class luxury lodge has 8 suites each with a heated plunge pool, in and out door fire place.
The lodge is well designed with woven ceilings and has unmatched interior designs. The outer part of Kwitonda Lodge offers views of the Virunga volcanoes whose summits are often covered with clouds.
Wildlife safari experiences start right at Kwitonda lodge. You can go for mountain gorilla tracking, golden monkey tracking, nature walks and mountain hiking. In-case you stay at the lodge, you can check out the lodge’s nursery or just relax enjoying the beautiful views.
Virunga lodge is one of the most outstanding rustic safari lodges also in Volcanoes national park Rwanda. The lodge is strategically located on a ridge overlooking the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo and the Virunga mountains.
The lodge has ten luxury bandas each with a private terrace offering great views of the beautiful landscapes. Since the area is cold, each banda has a fire place to keep it warm. All bandas are self contained with making the whole stay at the lodge memorable.
Virunga Lodge is perfect spot for those on a wildlife safari in the Volcanoes national park area. Its located about a 45 minutes drive to the park headquarters and gorilla tracking is the leading wildlife activity. Other activities include nature walks, golden monkey tracking, hiking the Virunga mountains and others.
In the southwestern part of Rwanda is a hidden tourism treasure Nyungwe Forest home to many primates including chimpanzees. Just outside the forest is the beautiful and luxurious One&Only Nyungwe House.
One&Only Nyungwe House has five wooden villa clusters with luxury suites and rooms each with beautiful views of the forest. The lodge offers exclusive experiences as its usually less crowded.
The resort has an infinity pool directly overlooking the forest quite a sight to see as you enjoy your swim. There are tea plantations around One&Only Nyungwe House that offer impressive views. While here you can engage in safari activities like chimpanzee tracking, canopy walks, nature walks, tea plantation walks and others.
Magashi Camp is located in Akagera national park the only savanna national park in Rwanda. The park has diverse wildlife species including savannas big five and over 500 recorded bird species.
The beautiful Magashi camp directly overlooks Lake Rwanyakazinga and has six tents directly overlooking the lake. Each tent is very spacious and self contained and well designed portraying the Rwandan culture.
Magashi camp’s location is perfect for safari game drives and these start right at the camp. You can go for a boat cruise, night game drives, birding among others.