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Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Great rustic lodge. We found it very clean and comfortable. It was charming and the staff were lovely. We had no issues with the food or drinks. There were a few outlets in the main lodge to charge. They also had power strips to allow for additional charging. We felt safe leaving our electronics here. The Village walk was amazing....

1Thank Sarah O
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I first stayed here in August 2005, a year after it had opened, and ten years later, it is even more comfortable yet still magical. The best thing is they use locals only and some staff were there from the start in 2004. The Owner is a gentleman and we were privileged to meet him. My favourite lodge to track...

Thank Feyzi E
Reviewed 12 September 2015

See the previous review for all the detail. Here's my perspective. We stayed 4 nights in Rwanda to see the gorillas. We spent the first two nights in one of the lodges near the national park centre. It was fine and convenient for the early morning start. Perfectly good and a nice stay. But we wanted something different for our...

1Thank Legin55
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

After two weeks safari in both kenya and tanzania we flew to kigali, rwanda on our way to track the silverback gorilla's. What a surprise start of the trip: kigali airport was modern, efficient and a relief after border security in the other counties. A very tidy and clean city, the trip from kigali to our lodge in tge virunga...

Thank drjjanssen
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stayed here for two nights to be near Parc National des Volcans Gorillas. Views from seemingly private lodges are stunning though full lake view far more special than opposite partial aspect (our party had two lodges). Rooms are large, comfortable and clean with good toiletries and fluffy towels. Sadly the safe in our room was broken and although looked at...

2Thank TheUKChapmans
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stayed at Virunga lodge For 3 wonderful nights. The accommodation was very comfortable with spacious rooms & a wonderful view just outside. The main building had a wonderful inviting atmosphere with open fire place, lots of seating & the bar, a great way to relax after our gorilla treks. The food at breakfast ,lunch & dinner was superb &...

Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 12 August 2015

As a diplomat for two years in Rwanda, I had the opportunity to visit all of the lodges in northwestern Rwanda. Virunga Lodge is certainly the best of the best when it comes to lodges near the Volcanoes National Park, the home to Rwanda's famous mountain gorillas. From the warmth and pleasant conversation with Praveen -- the lodge's owner --...

Thank Dominic R
Orange county
Reviewed 11 August 2015

While it is true there are other lodges nearer the national park, none of these other lodges have the view Virunga lodge has. I spent 5 nights at the lodge and found the service to be excellent. The lodge now has outlets in your room. You can now charge your phone, tablet, camera, etc. WiFi is available is in the...

Thank cloust
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Fantastic views of the mountains and the lakes. However several faults with the room, and badly trained staff. The basic problem with this place is poor management, probably because they find it too easy to get guest to come because of the views. It is also time that the lodge gets adequate wifi and mains electricity.

2Thank Daniel S
Devon, UK
Reviewed 28 July 2015

My husband and I stayed here in June 2015. Volcanoes Safaris looked after us from the moment we landed at Kigali Airport. It was approx. a three hour drive from Kigali to the lodge, but I loved the drive through the rural landscape. We stayed in one of the two new bandas, it was stunning and totally private. We had...

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In a spectacular location overlooking the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.The magnificent Virunga Safari Lodge, set on a stunning hillside, has eight bandas with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and the lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The terraced gardens on this high ridge are now well established, with a magical sunken paradise garden as their focal point. Aside from gorilla tracking , clients can climb a volcano, track the golden monkey, visit Dian Fossey's grave or go for gentle strolls around the picturesque villages near the lakes. Three hours' drive from Kigali or a long day's drive from Kampala. ... more   less 

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Address: Lake Bulera, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Musanze District > Ruhengeri
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Virunga Hotel Ruhengeri
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“We stayed in cabin 8. All cabins are the same, you do need to walk a bit to get to the lodge from the rooms and to get to the vehicles”
  • View from Lodge
  • Beautiful Cottage # 8
  • Room has been prepared for sleep
  • The large bathroom reminded me of the Flintstones !
  • Lovely cabin
 of 5 bubbles GLouiseN, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The deluxe rooms are gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles Ilse020, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think all are good!!”
 of 5 bubbles ToniS1111, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the largest room. If you don't like to walk hills, get a room close to the main area.”
 of 5 bubbles RondaGray, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every bungalow is private with breathtaking views”
 of 5 bubbles nicolatru2015, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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