Highlights of Mountain Gorilla View lodge:
- Affordable accommodation close to Park headquarters
- 30 stone & thatch chalets
- Wi-Fi available in main communal area
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a simple lodge only 15 mins drive from the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in the foothills of the Virunga mountains. The headquarters is the starting point for your gorilla tracking activities so the lodge is the pefect base for your gorilla trekking.
The lodge has 30 spacious but relatively Spartan cottages which have lovely views of the Virunga volcanic massif as well as the hills of Ruhengeri. There’s a sitting area in each cottage with a wood fire for the chilly evenings (the altitude is 2,200metres) but the rather basic bathrooms could do with some attention. Hair-dryers, umbrellas, hot water bottles at night, coffee-making facilities and minibar are provided in each room.
Facilities at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
There’s a central restaurant, bar and dining area at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and the food is generally of a good standard and the portions are generous enough to power you up the hills in search of the mountain gorillas.
Really well located for gorilla tracking and the food usually good & substantial. Though the standard of rooms (especially the bathrooms) is a bit patchy it’s a good option for those who value access to mountain gorillas at a reasonable price over the last word in luxury. The gardens are great too.