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Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is a midrange facility offering the best accommodation to travelers who come to trek mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park taking approximately 2 hours drive from Kigali city a short drive from the parks headquarters Kinigi. Volcanoes National Park protects the Rwandan portion of the Virunga mountains, a conservation area that includes the protected areas in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lodge is well situated with easy access to see the mountain gorillas. The key attractions of the forest are mountain gorillas a sub species of the Eastern gorilla beringei beringei.

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

The lodge was put to existence using local materials best situated for the environmental fit especially bamboo to give guests the best comfortable services with most of the furniture hand made from bamboo crafting. It contains 23 rooms with en-suite bathrooms, fireplaces and private closets amidst the beautiful rolling hills of the Rwandan portion of the Virunga Mountains a short drive from the park’s entrance Kinigi head office. Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge was designed to bring out the African style that’s amazing with magnificent feelings of a home away from home and excellent views of the forest. The style depicts the typical Rwandan style.

The main lodge consists of the lounge area, reception, and the restaurant with an indoor and outdoor setting. It offers delicious cuisines both international and local dishes served by very friendly staff, a well-stocked bar with excellent space for relaxation while enjoying alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks. Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge offers free airport pickups and free Wi-Fi available at the main lodge. It works hand in hand with the local communities to ensure that there are at least available jobs for them to do at the facility.

The major attraction around is the mountain gorillas. They are endangered species of primates living in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park living in the bamboo forest. They feed on plants and bamboo and are so playful. The species have been habituated for visitors to track the different gorilla families and troops of golden monkeys with in the park. A local dance troupe entertains guests to showcase Rwandan culture and lifestyle. Nature walks around the park are good for bird watching as it boasts with about 165 species of birds 17 of which are endemic for example the cinnamon chested bee-eater, red billed fire finch, dusky fly catcher among others.

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is strategically located offering angelic views of Mount Sabyinyo and the rest of the Virunga chain of mountains beautiful scenic views of the forest and the natural set up of the escarpments. The park can be visited all year round. However the best time to is during June to mid-September, December to January. It is advisable to carry warm clothes for the forest areas tend to be cold, insect repellents, water proof covers for phones and cameras, boots for safety measures. It is important to be sure to have proper travel documents like passports, visas and yellow fever vaccination card.

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