The Virunga Safari lodge is stunningly positioned on top of a hill with panoramic views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. The lodge was opened to accommodate Rwanda gorilla safari undertakers in 2004 and is considered to be having the best view in the world making it a perfect overnight center while on gorilla tracking safaris in Rwanda.
The lodge which can be accessed by both surface travel and Air travel from different originating points including Kigali the Rwanda’s capital city with the stunning views of the land of a thousand hills en route as it has been dubbed due to the nature of its undulating hills which impresses travellers on safari in Rwanda.
The Virunga Safari Lodge is 3 hours surface drive from Kigali city and approximately 20 minutes’ Air transfer from the same origin. The lodge is perched on an altitudinal level of 2200-2300m with Wi-Fi in the public area. The main public area also has provision for charging various electronic gadgets of travellers on Rwanda gorilla safaris. The lodge also has laundry and boot cleaning services though it can stretch to 48 hours before returning the clothes in the rainy season. The lodge offers solar heated hot water and in the rainy seasons, hot water buckets are provided. Besides that, the Virunga Safari Lodge has a bar that is well stocked with local and International brands offering a rich ground for relaxation and taking a sundowner after a thrilling gorilla trekking encounter in the slopes of Volcanoes National Park. Rooms are serviced with bottled water and a safe to keep the valuables.
The lodge also plays a corporate social responsibility through its partnership trust where it has supported the neighboring Mwiko Primary School by building a new class room, water tank, latrines, roof repairing, supplying uniforms and scholastic materials. This in turn develops positive attitude towards conservation of wildlife especially the critically endangered mountain gorillas thus ensuring the continuity of gorilla safaris in Rwanda.
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