At the base of the Virunga Volcano Range, Jack Hannah’s cottage is a luxury, private guesthouse boasting beautiful views. Recently renovated to five-star standards, this cottage provides guests the highest standard of accommodation in the area. Spending your nights very close to the natural habitat of the amazing mountain gorillas is an among the topmost reasons why you should opt to stay at Jack Hannah’s Cottages. This cottage belongs to Jack Hanna – a renowned American zookeeper; so, staying here will offer you an opportunity to stay in Jack’s favorite place each time he takes a holiday to escape from his very busy lifestyle back in his home country.

Sleeping up to 4 people across two rooms, the cottage is perfect for families or a small group of friends who enjoy exclusivity and privacy. For guests traveling in bigger numbers, there are an additional two rooms that can accommodate four people, and these can certainly be arranged for you’re at the time of reservation. The scenic terrain surrounding the cottage is very breathtaking offering the guest the perfect setting to unwind, especially after trekking the gorillas for hours, or after climbing one of the volcanoes. While here, you will enjoy the beautiful views of Rwanda’s rolling hills as well as the verdant valleys covered with different trees including Eucalyptus trees.

The Jack Hannah’s cottages

The spacious cottages have 2 large bedrooms and can accommodate 4 people at maximum. Each bedroom has its own 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, a dining area and a kitchen. The lounge room is cozy and comfortably furnished, also featuring an open fireplace. At the outside is a wraparound porch/veranda with entry from the living room with a lovely view of a “green” golf course and the rolling hills of Rwanda. The cottages are very private and quiet.

Service at Jack Hannah’s Cottages

You will be taken very good care of at the Jack Hannah’s lodge. The service is superb; the staff is professional, friendly, attentive and ready to attend to you to obtain utmost comfort. The staffs attend to the fireplace, refilling the firewood. After each meal, a menu is presented to you for you to select three courses for your next meal. You have room for flexibility within the choices made. Hannah Cottage is a nice enough option, especially for a family of four, when we should be able to get exclusive use of the house.


Delicious, home-cooked meals are exclusively prepared in the cottage by a private chef. Meals combine both traditional African and International dishes. Please ensure any dietary requirements are provided well in advance.


  • En suite bathroom facilities with shower and a tub Shampoo and soap
  • Water Heaters
  • Tea or coffee in the cottage
  • Television
  • Charging outlets within the room(220v)
  • An in-room safe
  • Laundry done at an additional fee
  • Accept Credit cards (Visa)



Activities to be undertaken whilst staying at the cottage include Mountain Gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey trekking. Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Camp, and grave, is also nearby, located within the Volcanoes National Park.

Child policy

Children are welcome at the Lodge. However, a 15yrs and over age restriction applies for Mountain Gorilla trekking, and a 12 yrs. (accompanied by an adult) age restriction applies for Golden Monkey trekking.