Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located on the foothills of Mount Karisimbi in northern Rwanda and on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a mid-range option located in the foothills of Mount Karisimbi in Kinigi, northern Rwanda, on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park. The lodge is close to park headquarters where trekking of the critically endangered mountain gorilla starts.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge has 30 cottages which are simple and spacious with ensuite bathrooms and fireplaces. The ecolodge has been simply constructed with locally sourced materials to have the least impact on the surrounding environment. The basic restaurant serves home cooked, simple yet hearty buffets and the landscaped gardens offer beautiful views of the volcanoes. The ecolodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant.
Gorilla trekking takes place from Volcanoes National Park headquarters, close to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Take a magical trek through the dense forest to track the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Only eight visitors are allowed per gorilla group each day and visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas to prevent the transmission of any human diseases. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours and requires some agility and fitness, however, all fitness levels can be accommodated and no one should feel deterred from missing this once in a lifetime experience.
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