At the base of the Virunga mountains, the lodge is set amid lush gardens and built with natural local materials. Within full view of a nearby volcano and the Musanze hills, all 30 cottages have fireplaces.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
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.
On one of Kigali's most attractive boulevards, this relaxed, elegant five-star hotel has air conditioning, a pool, multiple restaurants and a friendly atmosphere. Newly renovated rooms showcase pan-African style.
Kigali Serena Hotel
The Kigali Serena Hotel is located in the center of Rwanda's capital city of Kigali, six miles from Kigali International Airport. This relaxed yet elegant 5-star hotel is ideally located on one of Kigali's most attractive boulevards. With comforts such as air conditioning, a large swimming pool, multiple restaurants and a friendly atmosphere, the Kigali Serena is an ideal first stop on your Rwanda safari.
The hotel is built around a polished granite atrium that showcases a fine collection of Rwandan art. Newly renovated rooms are decorated in pan-African style with warm colors and include twin or queen-sized beds, luxury bathroom, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, and all the amenities expected of a high-end property. The Executive Lounge and piano bar open onto a wide sundeck overlooking the pool, as does the Milima Restaurant, which offers a broad range of all-day buffet choices. For more casual fare, the Sokoni Café offers indoor and outdoor poolside seating. The Moorish-themed Maisha Spa offers a slate of recreation and relaxation options for weary travelers, from a pool set amid lush tropical gardens, a state-of-the-art gym, cardio and yoga studios, steam room, sauna, and massage therapy.