Among rainforest and bamboo, volcanoes and lakes, critically-endangered mountain gorillas roam across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park—allowing visitors the opportunity to track and get close to habituated troops of these fascinating ground-dwelling primates. Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, just 10 minutes from the entrance of the park, is an ideal base for travellers looking to make excursions into the park.
Lauded as the first national park on the continent, Volcanoes National Park not only hides mountain gorillas within its boundaries. Visitors can also spot (and track) golden monkeys, while keeping an eye out for buffalo, spotted hyena, black-fronted duiker, and 178 different bird species to name a few. Other activities in the park include tours of its lakes and caves, visits to Dian Fossey’s tomb, and 1-2 day treks on Bisoke and Karisimbi Volcano respectively.
Gorilla Mountain View Lodge is home to 30 individual Cottages constructed form locally-available material, each with a living area, fireplace, en suite bathroom, and private verandah. The main lodge’s restaurant serves up hearty meals, while its bar is stocked with all home favourites.
- Located at the foothills of Mount Karisimbi and 10 minutes from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park
- Superb base for travellers wanting to track mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and hike through the park
- Gain unique insight into Rwandan culture with the Iby’Iwacu cultural village tour
- Volcanoes National Park was the first on the continent and is home to 10 habituated mountain gorilla groups