BUFFALO MOUNTAIN LODGE –VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK RWANDA
Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a budget accommodation found in Kinigi close to Volcanoes National Park In Rwanda just 3km. The lodge is located 24 minutes’ drive from Musanze city ,14 km from Musanze caves entrance , 22 km from the twin lakes ( Bure and Ruhondo) and 10 km from Ruhengeri international airport .
Ruhengeri cathedral and shyira cathedral are the land mark. One can be at the hotel from Kigali international airport by road transport taking about 2-3 hours’ drive while from different international countries like Mexico, London, USA, UK, and Uganda since Kigali is the gateway destination to different parts of Rwanda.
Buffalo Mountain lodge is comprised of 8 spacious and comfortable self- contained rooms that are built in Rwandan Traditional style with local woods. Rooms are well decorated and Furnished with private en suite facilities like clean flushing toilets , private inside hot and cold showers, slippers , free bottled water, mosquito nets ,free toiletries , fire extinguisher , refrigerators, security etc
Rooms have private balconies , sitting areas and terraces, you relax while overlooking the spectacular views of the three volcano mountains, the park and surrounding areas . Rooms have excellent facilities with clean and washed beddings. Rooms vary in different sizes and categories depending on singles, doubles, twin, triple /family rooms. With different cost ranging from 150$ per night and above. Sometimes rate goes slightly high when its peak/high seasons than in low seasons.
Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers different services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired cuisine that meets guests choice ; buffet breakfast in bed/ sitting areas ,lunch in the garden and dinner in the main building served by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve garden diners , A well-stocked shared bar/lounge with variety of refreshments local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers , you relax in the terraces and sip the cocktail while overlooking the incredible views of virunga volcanoes , colorful green gardens and surrounding area , Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available , solar energy available , Designed smoking areas available, housekeeping services , WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, wake up services. Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, clothes , safari essentials mention but a few.
Volcanoes national park is the largest and most visited national park found in the North western part of Rwanda country .The park occupies the total area of 505 square miles of rainforest and surrounded by five of volcanoes in virunga mountains namely ; Karisimbi , Bisoke , Muhabura , Gahinga and Sabinyo and there are two active volcanoes that covers 25 miles apart namely; Mauna loa and Kilavea. Apart from volcanoes national park, Rwanda has different parks include; Nyungwe and Akagera national park with different attractions. Though Rwanda is a small land locked, tourism is the fast and leading activity. The park has different accommodations; Budget, mid range and luxury that are convenient and affordable for each tourists budget. The lodge was set particularly for tourists visiting the park.
There are many activities to do while at goriila solution lodge include ; gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park since the lodge is close to the park , mountain climbing and hiking on top of volcano summit , bird watching/ birding in the park , guided community walks in the local villages , golden monkey tracking , Nature walks in the forests, cycling , cave adventures , cultural tours like ibyi ‘wachu , City Tour In Kigali since the capital city of Rwanda is near and there are many places to visit like genocide ,kimironko market and many more activities. The best time to Track gorillas in volcanoes National Park Rwanda is in rainy season is from Feb to March, July, August, September , October and mid December . Gorilla permit in Rwanda is at 1500$. Rwanda contains 3 tribes include; Hutu , Tutsi and Twa all unique in their ways prompting their safari visits while in Rwanda