High on a hilltop in Rwanda, with panoramic views of the Virunga Volcano Range, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Bulera sits the Virunga Lodge. The perfect base for tracking gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans, this Eco-conscious lodge is said to have the 'best view in the world'.
It was completely refurbished in 2010, and offers eight bandas reflecting the local 'organic, bush- chic' design style. Each has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with full facilities including flush toilets and solar heated hot water. Enjoy spending time on your private veranda, or in the main lodge around a roaring fire during your Gorilla tracking adventure.
Park: Parc National des Volcans
Number of Gorilla Families: 10
Number of Permits available: 80
Average trekking time: 3-7 hours
Time spent with Gorillas: 1 hour
Cost of extra Permit $750
Track the Golden Monkeys
Birding (over 200 species have been recorded in the PNV)
Visit Dian Fossey's Grave
Hike to the waterfalls
Walk the shores of Lake Bulera
Walk to the local village
Watch the local Intore Dancers
Visit local Community Projects
Visit local school
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).