Gorilla Mountain View Lodge is one of the newest accommodation offerings in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Karisimbi on the edge of the park, it places guests unbelievably close to the legendary Mountain Gorillas treks of the region.

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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge is an eco-lodge boasting 30 spaciously separated chalets, all of which are constructed out of brick, tile, and thatch sourced from local materials. Inside, the cottages are close to cavernous, outfitted with large sitting areas, wicker furniture, coffee and tea-making facilities, and personal fireplaces to combat the chilly mountain air. Simple yet comfortable, the chalets of Gorilla Mountain View Lodge have a certain artisanal flair to them, a coziness that is only enhanced by the en-suite bathroom facilities and the majestic views of the Virunga Volcanoes from the private verandas.

Walking to the central area of Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, guests will find the facilities surrounded by an idyllic landscape of rolling lawns and manicured green spaces full of shrubs and flowers and the occasional grey crowned crane wandering past. The emphasis of Gorilla Mountain View Lodge is on protecting the ecosystem and the people who reside in it, as evident in the restaurant’s farm-fresh produce purchased from local farmers, the lodge’s eco-friendly design and construction, and the direct and indirect benefits offered to the neighboring communities. The warm and friendly staff are residents of the area and adore sharing their cuisine, customs, and cultural dance performances with guests, whether in the restaurant, around the lounge fireplace, or while out on a gorilla trek.

Gorilla Mountain View Lodge stands within a 10 minutes’ drive to the main entrance of Volcanoes National Park, providing a perfect base from which to embark on gorilla treks in search of the enigmatic and endangered Mountain Gorillas who make their home here. Guided walks into the park’s rainforest are unforgettable experiences, bringing visitors face-to-face with the resident gorillas and golden monkeys. After each gorilla trek, the staff of Gorilla Mountain View Lodge is ready and waiting to clean guests’ shoes and light a fire in their rooms as they relax from their incredible adventures in the mountains.

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