Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

This is one of our all-time favorite properties in all of Africa, and arguably the most stunning property in Rwanda. The panoramic views of the namesake five volcanoes in addition to Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo alone make this mountainside retreat one of our top picks in eastern Africa. Built in the local architectural style using wood, stone, and clay-tiled roofs, each of the ten luxury bandas have expansive views, cozy fireplaces and maintain their rustic and tranquil vibe with a sense of sophistication unmatched in the region. Guests can trek to see the mountain gorillas, canoe on Lake Bulera, hike to Dian Fossey’s grave, or take a private walk through local villages. After visiting your gorilla neighbors, enjoy a refreshing cocktail while overlooking the volcano you climbed hours before!

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