LE BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Le bambou gorilla lodge is referred to as a mid- range accommodation( 3 star) found in Kinigi sector, Ruhengeri Musanze district in the Northern Province of Rwanda, close to Volcanoes national park( the home of endangered mountain Gorillas ) The lodge is situated in the perfect base for Gorilla trekking and its 10 minutes drive from the park headquarters. You can be at the lodge by road from Kigali International airport in about 2-3 hours drive and 45 minutes to fly to Ruhengeri airstrip. The lodge is convenient with ambient accommodation and business friendly to guests with the beautiful views of the volcanoes.
Le bambou gorilla lodge is comprised of 23 elegant and comfortable self- contained rooms that are built in traditional Rwanda style with local materials of Bamboo, local stones and ‘grass thatched roofs. Rooms are well decorated and Furnished with high standard private en suite facilities of clean flushing toilets , hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, complementary bottled water, free toiletries, wooden chairs and many more. Rooms have private balconies ,sitting areas and terraces, you relax while overlooking the spectacular views of the three volcano mountains , Beautiful gardens and surrounding areas. Rooms have excellent facilities with clean and washed beddings with ceiling fun. There are fireplaces at the lodge where guests relax and share stories/ experiences about the trip , it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights and during cold days. Rooms vary in different sizes and categories depending on singles, doubles, twin, triple /family rooms. Rooms cost 200$ per person per night and above depending on seasons , sometimes rate goes slightly high when its peak/high seasons than in low seasons.
Le bambou gorilla lodge offers different services and facilities which include; A restaurant in the main building that serves different meals both international and African- inspired cuisine that meets guests choice ; buffet breakfast ,lunch in the garden and dinner served by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve diners in the gardens , A well-stocked bar with shared lounge with variety of refreshments local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers , you relax 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 , WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, business centers with meeting place and honey moon package etc. 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 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 Rwanda safari visits while on Rwanda Tours