Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, situated at the base of the Virunga mountain range, is ideally located just 15 minutes from Volcanoes National Park headquarters where all gorilla treks commence. The lodge is set amid lush vegetation and built using local natural materials. Surrounded by gardens and within full view of a nearby volcano summit and the hills of Musanze, the lodge offers simple yet comfortable accommodations in 30 individual cottages constructed of brick and tile. Cottages are spacious and modestly but adequately furnished; each has an en suite bathroom with shower. Due to the altitude it can sometimes be quite cold, and while there is no heating system, each cottage has a fireplace to take the edge off the evening chill (wood and charcoal provided on request). The lodge has electricity and hot water supplied by a generator that runs sporadically throughout the day. The main area has a basic bar and restaurant.