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Virunga Lodge – Rwanda

The magnificent Virunga Lodge is perched high on a ridge and has stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda. The premier luxury destination for Rwanda gorilla safari tours and tracking the endangered mountain gorillas.

The Virunga safari lodge in Rwanda been described as having ‘the best view in the world’ and as ‘one of the finest lodges in Africa’. The organic, ‘bush-chic’ design reflects the local building style and offers luxury comforts to all guests. Each banda has its own terrace with breath-taking views of the Virunga volcanoes or twin lakes, while sensitive installations such as low-flush toilets and solar power ensure you enjoy luxurious comforts while maintaining a crucial sensitivity to the environment. To learn about our Virunga community partnerships and to book your stay at Virunga Lodge, contact Volcanoes Safaris today!

Lodge Overview

  • 10 Stone guest bandas with tile roofs (2 deluxe, 4 doubles and 4 twins) reflect the local building style.
  • En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
  • Rooms have mosquito nets, 240v lighting and a private veranda.
  • Bandas are individually named after regional African lakes.
  • Tour leader rooms available.
  • Wi-Fi available in the main lodge building. For more information about our Rwanda wildlife safaris, contact us.

What our customers say

African Safaris, New Zealand

'Staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the food absolutely scrumptious. Each room has an outlook over one of the lakes. The rooms are super spacious and very comfortable.'
2013-11-08T13:55:36+00:00
'Staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the food absolutely scrumptious. Each room has an outlook over one of the lakes. The rooms are super spacious and very comfortable.'

Jessi, USA

'Rwanda is an absolutely beautiful country, and Virunga is like the icing on the cake. The view from our bedroom/bathroom/veranda was absolutely spectacular.'
2013-11-08T13:56:46+00:00
'Rwanda is an absolutely beautiful country, and Virunga is like the icing on the cake. The view from our bedroom/bathroom/veranda was absolutely spectacular.'

Fiona, UK

'My husband & I stayed at Virunga Lodge after our trip to see the gorillas! The view from our room was exquisite! For dinner we were seated in the restaurant round one table with the other guests. It was a lovely experience chatting with everyone about their holiday experiences.'
2013-11-08T13:57:42+00:00
'My husband & I stayed at Virunga Lodge after our trip to see the gorillas! The view from our room was exquisite! For dinner we were seated in the restaurant round one table with the other guests. It was a lovely experience chatting with everyone about their holiday experiences.'

Peter, Norway

'I haven't seen such a luxurious camp at all, even in Kenya! The staff were warm and the meals delicious. I will miss it when I get back home.'
2013-11-08T13:37:38+00:00
'I haven't seen such a luxurious camp at all, even in Kenya! The staff were warm and the meals delicious. I will miss it when I get back home.'

Peter Browne, Conde Nast Traveller

'The location on a peak between Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo, magnificent inland seas untouched by tourism, is spellbinding.'
2013-11-08T13:36:30+00:00
'The location on a peak between Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo, magnificent inland seas untouched by tourism, is spellbinding.'

Senator Frist, US Senate

'The best lodge in Africa.'
2013-11-08T13:31:38+00:00
'The best lodge in Africa.'

Bruce McAllister, Australia

'Probably one of the most extraordinary lodges on Earth.'
2013-11-08T13:35:21+00:00
'Probably one of the most extraordinary lodges on Earth.'

Linda Tanner, USA

'This fabulous place ranks in our top 5 in the world. Breathtakingly beautiful.'
2013-11-08T13:34:53+00:00
'This fabulous place ranks in our top 5 in the world. Breathtakingly beautiful.'

Judith Hall, Canada

'First class all around.'
2013-11-08T13:34:22+00:00
'First class all around.'

Bradt Guide Rwanda

'Organic bush chic rather than transatlantic luxury, this is...the finest lodge anywhere in Rwanda.'
2013-11-08T13:32:08+00:00
'Organic bush chic rather than transatlantic luxury, this is...the finest lodge anywhere in Rwanda.'

Virunga Lodge Activities

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Virunga Lodge – Rates

Packages Price
High Season Per Person Sharing $826
High Season Single Occupancy $991
Low Season Per Person Sharing $500
Low Season Single Occupancy $500
High Season Deluxe Banda Supplement $295
Low Season Deluxe Banda Supplement $180

Volcanoes Safaris Terms & Conditions:

Payment terms are as follows:

  • 20% non-refundable deposit upon receipt of invoice.
  • Final balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Bookings within 30 days of arrival – full payment due upon receipt of invoice.

Click here for full Terms and Conditions.

Services at Volcanoes Safaris Lodges for International Guests:

  • Rates are effective on new bookings made from 15 June 2016 and valid until 31 December 2017
  • Deluxe supplement is based on per room per night*
  • Deluxe bandas can sleep a maximum of 2 children per banda staying 
with parents.
  • Low season rates are applicable on bookings from 1st October to 14 December and 1st March to 31 May
  • Children of 16 years and under staying in the same room as their parents pay US $50 per night. Children under 5 years stay for free.
  • Villa rates are also available on request should you wish to book any of the lodge exclusively.
  • Rates are inclusive of current government taxes.
  • The rates above include: accommodation and meals, alcoholic and soft drinks, laundry services, any activities at the lodges, and one complimentary massage per guest.

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