This short three-night stay in northern Rwanda offers the opportunity to engage with the endangered mountain gorillas in the forests on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes.

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Dian Fossey’s Grave and Karisoke Research Centre
  • Intore Dance Performances at the Lodge
  • Mwiko Primary School Community Support Project

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.'

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.'

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.'

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.'

Peter Browne, Conde Nast Traveller

'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.'

Bruce McAllister, Australia

'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.'

Judith Hall, Canada

'First class all around.'

Bradt Guide Rwanda

'Organic bush chic rather than transatlantic luxury, this is...the finest lodge anywhere in Rwanda.'

Delaney Party, USA

'We just wanted you to know that the safari has been the most fantastic thing we have ever done and we hate to leave.'

Albritton Party

'Volcanoes were absolutely amazing. I would not use anyone else.'

M Leuchter, Australia

'We had a great time and Volcanoes were so organised from the very beginning I can't help but thank everybody involved.'

Margaret Singleton, USA

'All the parks were terrific. very different experience with the gorilla tracking. Can't pick a favourite; I loved them all!'

Ian Glover, UK

'Outstanding. We have travelled extensively and our Volcanoes guide was by far the best guide we've had. He went beyond what we expected. We couldn't ask for more.'

Chairman, Financial Times

'Excellent in every way. The guide's fantastic knowledge of birds was an extra bonus.'

Harpers & Queen

'The organisation of the journey by Volcanoes was faultless.'

Baroness Chalker, UK

'Excellent visit - only much too short. My guide was outstanding.'

US Ambassador to Uganda

'Thank you for making the visit of the President and First Lady a success.'

BA Highlife Magazine

'A gorilla safari with Volcanoes - one of the 13 best safaris in the world.'

Day 1

  • Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Travel to Virunga Lodge via helicopter

O/N: Virunga Lodge (L,D)

Day 2

  • Gorilla Tracking in PNV
  • Intore Dance Performance
  • Complimentary Massage

O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options

  • Gorilla Tracking in PNV
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in PNV
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Hike a Volcano in PNV
  • Visit the Mwiko Primary School
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu
  • Community and Nature Walks

O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4

  • Travel to Kigali via helicopter
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial I there is time

Virunga Lodge (B,L)


Mountain gorilla, Gorilla gorilla berengi, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

ML-golden monkey 1-RD12



Virunga Lodge – 3 Nights

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 tracking the endangered mountain gorillas.

Virunga Lodge mini

View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015


Safari Prices


Private Departure **


High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people
$ 5,845
$ 5,261
Single Room Supplement
$ 410
$ 369
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.


Safari Prices

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