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Virunga Lodge is an angelic 3 star hotel situated near Volcanoes National Park. The park is one of a high bio-diversity of plant and tree species. The major creatures of the forest are the critically endangered mountain gorillas living in the national park. They feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the parks many trees and bamboo. Mountain gorillas do live freely within the ecosystem, do not survive in captivity and can only live in highland area. Over years they have faced threat in extinction. Volcanoes National Park has about 30% of the world’s remaining population of gorillas. Others are in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Virunga Lodge

Volcanoes National Park hosts 5 of the 8 series of the great virunga region. It is part of the series of Virunga mountains covering the Rwandan part that extends to the protected areas of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is home to the tomb of the American primatologist Dian Fossey whose  research center was based at Karisoke. She was so passionate about conservation of the mountain gorilla (gorilla belingei belingei) and her works are still prevailed to-date, some of these have been featured in the movie Gorillas in the Mist.

The signature property defines Rwandan culture and offers exceptional hospitality and culture. The butlers will offer guests an amazing experience. Each of the intimate elegant bandas is fitted with a private terrace overlooking the beautiful landscape. Virunga Lodge comprises of 3 deluxe and 7 standard rooms. Enjoy treating yourself to a spa and sauna experience while at the lodge. The restaurant on site is for the catchy food type’s pre pared form local produce. You can be in position to enjoy all sort of meals while here and enjoy the beers, wines, spirits, name it all.

The most sought after activity of the park is trekking mountain gorillas. You can take a morning drive to the national park from the lodge for briefing from the park rangers. They will kindly take you through the gorilla rules and regulations. Ensure to bring the proper trekking gear. Rwanda can be visited all year round.

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