Where to stay at Volcanoes National Park?

Where to stay at Volcanoes National Park? Being the top destination in Rwanda, Volcanoes National park has numerous places of accommodation where you can comfortably stay as you enjoy Wildlife vacations /safaris at the park. The accommodation facilities around Volcanoes National park are categorized into budget, mid-range, and budget or luxury accommodation facilities. The selection of any category of the hotel depends on your interests, and travel budget. Most of the accommodation facilities feature good rooms, restaurants, bars and other several amenities. The accommodation facilities include;

Luxury accommodation facilities at Volcanoes National Park

    Sabinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabinyo Silverback Lodge is located in Musanze district close to volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kiningi. It offers first-class accommodation facilities to visitors coming to enjoy gorilla trekking safaris in the park. Sabinyo Silverback lodge presents accommodation in form of 8 cottages which range from 2 suites, six cottages with one family cottage, and a solely ensuite room sharing the veranda. There different facilities in each room which include ensuite bathrooms, heat exchangers, charging facilities, spacious sitting room, fireplace, and others. Visitors will enjoy other facilities offered at the hotel which include the dining area, library, gift shops, reception, restaurant, internet connectivity, and tourism awareness room among others.

Virunga Lodge

Built-in eco-friendly fashion, Virunga lodge is only 1-hour drive away from Volcanoes National Park headquarters at Kiningi. Virunga Lodge is atop luxury Lodges worth staying on your safari visits to Rwanda for gorilla trekking. The Lodge offers spectacular views of the two Lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera and features the best locations for camping than any other place in  Africa. The accommodation at Virunga Lodge is presented in ten (10) stoned Bandas with6 4double rooms, 4 twin rooms, and 2 deluxe rooms. There are en-suite bathrooms with hot water running showers, Mosquito nets, and Wi-Fi in the main house. Each of the rooms is linked to the private toilet and bathroom by a short covered walkway. It is relatively a companionable place to stay because guests have dinner at one large table. Minus gorilla trekking, visitors staying here get an opportunity to experience the local Intore dance troupe in addition to massages services at the Lodge

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is an upmarket accommodation facility found in the Musanze town close to Kiningi park headquarters. The hotel offers views of 5 out of 8 Volcanoes found in the Virunga Mountains. Five Volcanoes hotel presents 13 bedrooms that are categorized as double, VIP cottage, and twin rooms. Each of the rooms of the VIP cottage is air-conditioned and has a flat-screen TV, kettle, and a small refrigerator. The main building of the lodge is grass thatched and you will be welcomed here and enjoy your dinner or supper as other guestrooms are housed in stone cottages. There is a spacious garden, a swimming pool, a well-stocked bar with all the drinks, restaurant services, sauna, which all are designed for you the visitor to have a memorable experience.

Bisate lodge

This is also one of the luxury accommodation facilities around Volcanoes National Park where you can stay as you explore the wildlife richness of the park. Bisate Lodge was newly launched in 2017 located in the Natural Amphitheatre of an eroded Volcanic Cone within Volcanoes National Park. Bisate is a Kinyarwanda word that means pieces explaining how the cone turned into pieces by erosion forces.  Bisate Lodge features six en-suite cottages that are grass thatched and can accommodate 12 guests. The facilities are of high quality and offer comfort. Some of the facilities include a private deck, double bed, central fireplace, and spacious sitting room. Visitors staying here with be able to see the Volcanoes of Mikeno and Karisimbi. Other services and facilities at the lodge include a dining area, a lounge, WIFI services, a wine cellar, a well-stocked bar, and a restaurant to enjoy mouth-watering meals.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is rated as a four-star hotel located near the edge of Karisimbi Volcano that forms part of 8 Virunga mountains volcanoes. Visitors will only move for 10 minutes to reach the foothills of the Karismbi Mountains. The lodge was assembled using locally made materials such as grass, wood, and stones and this makes it suitable for environmental conservation plans and goals. The accommodation facilities are presented in form of 30 spacious cottages with, tea/ coffee making machine, a living area, en-suite facilities, and an open fireplace. The main building of the hotel offers the best restaurant services and a well-stocked bar with both hard and soft drinks.

Mid-range accommodation facilities at Volcanoes National Park

Garden place Hotel

Garden Place Hotel is located in Musanze previously referred to as Ruhengeri providing comfortable accommodation facilities to the tourists heading to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking or Golden Monkey tracking. Garden Place Hotel features twenty-eight rooms that are classified as double which are 17, two VIPs, and nine standard rooms. All rooms feature standard bathrooms, telephone, television sets, and a private balcony for great views. Visitors staying in the VIP room will be able to enjoy services such as a kitchen with sink, separate rooms, a coffee pot among others. Facilities such as meeting conferences, Wife connectivity, and flat-screen services, business center are all offered by the Garden Place Hotel to visitors.   There is also a high-quality restaurant that prepares different cuisines basing on orders of the client.

Garr Hotel

Located within the proximity of the city center in Kigali suburb just 500 meters away from la Galette Supermarket. The hotel offers a safe environment to the tourists involved or wishing to stay at excellent accommodation facilities. The hotel also is close to the Kigali golf club which makes it suitable for golfers. Garr hotel offers quality amenities including a spa center a hammam, a swimming pool, and a bar where you can enjoy different kinds of drinks. Rooms are well furnished with a local state of the art and it is surrounded by different restaurant services in addition to own its restaurant serving different dishes of food.   It offers enough parking space, internet connectivity, and large luxurious rooms with suitable bath6rooms, and toiletries, flat-screen, DSTV services and offers clear views of Kigali city.

Best view Hotel:

Situated in Ruhengeri, Best view Hotel is a middle-range accommodation in Ruhengeri where every visitor heading to Volcanoes National Park would stay.  It presents high-quality facilities and services to visitors with its rooms featuring seating areas with amazing views and ideal for relaxing after a long tiring day of gorilla trekking, has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, private bathrooms with both cool and warm showers, hairdryers as well as free WiFi in public places and the rooms.  The hotel has a bar and a 24-hour working restaurant serving both local and internal dishes. There is enough space for parking and security of the hotel and the visitor is the priority.

La Palme Hotel

This is one of the midrange accommodation facilities in Musanze providing quality midrange accommodation facilities. There are standard queen room sizes, standard King size, twin room, and a suite. The food services are prepared before your arrival on orders and request, with a minibar presents to make your evening so nice as you sit at the spacious table to enjoy your favorite drink. Each room contains a satellite television, a dining area, verandah, a private bathroom, a nice-looking table, and a chair. Other facilities at the hotel include conference rooms, parking space, internet connectivity, shared lounge among others.

Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge

Mountain gorilla’s nest lodges situated in Musanze lying in forest majorly of eucalyptus trees. The lodges feature Jack Hannah’s cottages that provide family-sized accommodation facilities overlooking the rolling hills and a greater view of Volcanoes National Park. With beautiful views of Rwanda’s hills and slopes of the Volcanoes national park. The spacious cottages have 2 large bedrooms that can accommodate 4 people at maximum, each bedroom has its spacious bathroom with a lovely view of the golf course, a central area comprising of a very beautiful living room area with a fireplace burning wood, a television, dining with a bar area and a kitchen.

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Le Bambou gorilla lodge is regarded as a midrange accommodation facility that is still located a short drive away from Kinigi Park headquarters. Like many hotels, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is located in the Nothern part of Rwanda. The lodge features 23 self-contained rooms that are categorized into single, double, and for family occupancy overlooking the hills of the volcano ranges of Virunga. Le Bambou gorilla lodge features facilities such as a restaurant, bar, free internet connectivity, perfect guest rooms, spacious parking and provides airport transfer means of transport.

Budget accommodation facilities

Kinigi guests house

This a budget accommodation facility located in Kinigi juts 10 kilometers from Ruhengeri town. The guest house is constructed at the foothills of the mountain Sabinyo which is 4480 meters high above sea level. Kinigi guest house features accommodation facilities in form of 20 rooms which are categorized as single, double, and VIP. These rooms can accommodate 40 visitors. The room is well served with electricity and warm water.  Their guest house presents a hall that can house over 400 visitors or guests for conferences, weddings, or meetings. Its proximity to the park makes it ideal for the visitors to track gorillas without the stress of waking up early to travel for long distances. When it comes to meals. The lodge offers delicious meals and you won’t even imagine that it’s a budget accommodation facility.

Villa Gorilla

Situated in Kinigi, visitors will need to travel for only 5 minutes to access the Volcanoes National park headquarters. It has 4 cozy double occupancy rooms in a villa and three perfect garden bungalows with distinguished dining areas and well-experienced is best for people traveling in small groups such as family and friends or couples looking for a serene environment for their vacation and privacy. There is a good-looking restaurant and bar facilities and visitors will get the clear sights of Virunga mountain ranges.

Hotel Muhabura

Hotel Muhabura is one of the best accommodation facilities well found in the Northern Province of Rwanda Musanze district.  It features 30 self-contained rooms that come in single, double, and twin rooms and apartments that provide a serene environment for unwinding after the exciting gorilla trekking adventure as well as a day visit to Musanze. Hotel Muhabura is strategically located to the entry of different tourist attractions such as the twin lakes, Musanze caves, and markets among others. The small verandah of the hotel is exciting and there are services such as a garden, free Wifi, a well-stocked bar, gift shops laundry services among others.

Bishops House

This is a newly established hotel that offers accommodation facilities in Ruhengeri town. It is only 30 minutes drive to Kinigi park headquarters. This features nine good rooms that include six standard rooms, two junior suites including the Presidential Suite. The room facilities at Bishops House include en-suite bathrooms with a sink and toiletries, mini-fridge, flat-screen TV, safe, tea and coffee maker.

Faraja Hotel

Faraja Hotel provides magnificence views of mountains and nit is located within Ruhengeri, featuring about thirty-eight rooms categorized as three single, junior suite, suites (2), twelve King-sized rooms, ten standard singles, and twelve queen size. The room facilities include a chair and reading table, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with clean towels, slippers, and free toiletries for your comfort as well as free WiFi while some of them have balconies and seating areas.