Near the entrance gate and headquarters of Volcanoes National Park — home of the endangered mountain gorilla and five of eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountain chain — is Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. This is the perfect springboard and base for active guests who want to explore the park and all that the surrounding area has to offer.
Having garnered international fame thanks to Dian Fossey, who performed a large amount of her research in the park, Volcanoes National Park has been drawing intrepid travellers, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts for decades. There are several trails available in the park and plenty of wildlife to see, while outside visitors can enjoy cave explorations, market tours, community village visits, and excursions to Twin Lakes.
Le Bambou’s 23 self-contained cottages boast lovely views of the gardens or surrounding landscape and have been built in a way that is environmentally friendly and does not disturb the habitat it calls home. Meals and drinks are available onsite along with Wi-Fi, parking, room service, and cable TV.
- Full course meals are offered
- The lodge works closely with and employs the local community
- A maximum of three people can be accommodated in some of the rooms
- Airport transfers are available on request
- The park is home to 178 bird species, and wildlife such as buffalo, spotted hyena, duiker, gorilla, and golden monkey