Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Gorilla Mountain View Lodge is a new hotel located just 15 minutes from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park. Each of the thirty individual stone cottages comes complete with a log fire and private bathroom with hot water showers. The rooms have basic furnishings but are comfortable and well kept. Each room offers a fireplace, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and amenities such as hairdryers, umbrellas and bottled water. The electricity and hot water are supplied by generator which usually runs from 6pm.

Gorilla Mountain View Lodge sits in a clearing with impressive views towards the high peaks of the Virunga Mountains and is ideally located for gorilla trekking in the park. The restaurant serves delicious homemade food and there is also a well-stocked bar in the main building where guests can share their day’s experiences.

The highlight of a stay at the lodge is to track the habituated groups of mountain gorillas in the park. Spending a maximum of an hour watching these great apes in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience.


Restaurant, bar, communal area, private cottages with bathroom, hot water showers, generator powered electricity, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and hair-dryer.

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

Nights can get chilly here, so warm clothing is highly recommended.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Local Wildlife

Over 300 rare, endangered mountain gorillas are the undoubted highlight of the reserve, but rare golden monkeys and other unusual primates can also be tracked here. Further species include elephant, buffalo, kob antelope and red forest duiker, and there is also good bird diversity.

Optional Activities

Gorilla tracking, primate watching, birdwatching.

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This is just a quick… note to tell you what a fabulous time we had in Rwanda with Janice Booth. We have been to some stunning places before (many of them through you), but Rwanda captivated us in so many different ways that it beats the lot! We expected, of course, to he wowed by the gorillas – but they managed to exceed our expectations. To be so close to such awesome creatures in the wild is not an experience we are likely to forget. What really took us by surprise was the warmth of the welcome that we received from the people…The country itself is beautiful…so much diversity…Janice was terrific and [the local guide] was delightful. We could not have asked for a better team.

Mr & Mrs RC - London