Set on the slopes of the volcanic mountains that make up Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes National Park and only a short drive from its entrance gate, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a great choice for a simple and comfortable accommodation at the heart of the life-changing gorilla-trekking experience. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, just 10 minutes from the entrance of the park, is an ideal base for travelers looking to make excursions into the park.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an eco-lodge constructed from locally available materials and supporting local communities by using farm fresh products for its restaurant. Among rainforest and bamboo, volcanoes and lakes, critically-endangered mountain gorillas roam across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park—allowing visitors the opportunity for gorilla tracking and get close to habituated troops of these fascinating but endangered gorillas.

Sensitively designed and built using local sustainable resources, the lodge’s 38 rock cottages set in lush, grassy grounds and with impressive views down the volcano range are very large, functional and comfortable, and very well-spaced and come complete with fireplaces and en suite bathrooms. The views from the lodge and your room are amazing – rugged, forest-covered mountains steaming with mist and mystery – and you will see birds and monkeys in the gardens as you stroll around and soak up the scenery.

Daily performances of traditional Rwandan song and dance add to the uniquely African atmosphere held here at 5pm every evening during the high season. The main lodge’s restaurant serves up gourmet local cuisine garnered from farm fresh produce, while the on-site bar is stocked with all your home favorites.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Extras include bath robes and slippers. You will find a gift shop at the property.


  • Panoramic views of the incredible Virunga Volcanoes
  • Perfectly located for mountain gorilla trekking
  • En suite cottage accommodation with a fireplace for cool evenings in the mountains
  • Protective gloves and gaiters are supplied
  • Traditional song and dance performances – join in!
  • Search for golden monkeys or hike an extinct volcano.


Features of Mountain Gorilla View Lodge


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Entertainment staff
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Evening entertainment
  • On-site parking
  • Secured parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Restaurant (buffet)

For reservations and inquiries, email us.