Luxury lodges in Volcanoes National Park

August 26, 2023 | Bujo Safaris

Volcanoes national park is Rwanda’s sole gorilla trekking destination and a home to an array of luxury accommodation facilities.

Gorilla trekking involves walking in the lush forest to visit gorillas in their natural habitat by human beings, getting to experience and have a deep dive into their ways of life – how they live, sleep, get what to eat, interact with each other and also groom their young ones.

Volcanoes National Park in the north western part of Rwanda is the most visited national park in Rwanda and is famous for its extraordinary gorilla trekking adventures. Gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park starts off with a briefing of the tourists by a team from the national park with rangers and researchers who have vast knowledge about the gorillas. 

It is in this briefing that visitors are told fascinating facts about the gorillas, dos and don’t while on the gorilla tracking adventure which has helped harmonize the relationships between the visitors and the gorillas in the national park.

Gorilla tracking starts early in the morning at around 8:00am and goes up to late afternoon. This is because gorillas at times migrate to different areas and tracking them can take some good hours. When a gorilla family is reached, visitors are allowed to spend a maximum of 60 minutes with them while taking pictures and marveling at their beauty.

Volcanoes National Park has various luxury lodges in it that help accommodate visitors and these are as described below;

Sabinyo Silverback Lodge.

 Curled up at the lower slopes of magnificent Mountain Sabinyo, this luxurious lodge offers untroubled stunning views of volcanoes in the surrounding massif. Renowned for eco-friendly practices and sensational customer service, it provides a restful experience in the mighty Volcanoes national park. The lodges rates range from $1400 to $ 1700 per person per night with a child policy of 15+ years.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge: 

A tranquil lodge that unconditionally blends luxury feels with unending conservation practices. The calm lodge offers guests an immersive serene experience in Rwanda's self-approving wilderness. The lodge has been designed in a way that committedly incorporates traditional values of Rwandese, and its closeness to gorilla groups allows for unforgettable wildlife adventures. The rates of the lodge range between $1200 to $1500 per person per night.

Bisate Lodge: 

Nestled in an affectionately eroded volcanic region, Bisate Lodge offers a euphoric view of the volcanic peaks connecting with clouds. The lodge emphasizes sustainability practices to the environment and community involvement in tourism, providing guests with opportunities to explore the wonders of the national park while contributing to local initiatives. Bisate is a five-star lodge with rates ranging from $1500 to $2500 per person per night.

One & Only Gorilla's Nest:

It is one of the popular One & Only chain of hotels and it provides guests with gratified luxury and composed comfort in an attractive natural perimeter.

Guests get to experience tailor-made gorilla trekking expeditions and indulge in wowed world-class amenities, making it a trip to remember in Volcanoes national park. Rates of the lodge are between $1500 to $2500 per person per night coming in handy with solid amenities like Wi-Fi, swimming pools, free parking, fitness center and so forth.

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