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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Volcanoes National Park | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there for three days just as the rainy season started. The cabins were delightful. A sitting area was enhanced by a large picture window and a wonderful fireplace the staff lit each night--thank heavens, for it got cold at night. A small heater in the room did an amazing job, but the fireplace really kept the chill down.... More 

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Herts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very full of character and great setting, views of the mountains and very friendly staff. Food was ok but nothing to write home about, standard hotel buffet fare. They could improve the wifi, which is only available around reception.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed two nights at this lodge. Overall we had a really nice time, but this was mainly due to exceptionally friendly staff and the great character that this lodge has (the rooms are heated with open fire, the garden has home-built sun chairs, the views are outstanding, they make the best coffee I’ve had in Rwanda, in all very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was large with a sitting area and 5 chairs. The fire place was nice, but it is hard to start because of dense wet eucalyptus wood chunks provided. A man will come and start the fire, but after the wood given is burned, it was hard to get more, since there is no phone in the rooms, and you... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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36 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had wonderfully large private cabin with a nice porch, comfortable chairs to pull in front of the fireplace. Every night the staff build a fire for us to enjoy in our room after dinner. There were fresh flowers and terrific African themed fabrics and art work on the walls. We felt as though we were in Africa and not... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay here, it felt very authentic and it was very comfortable. It felt like we were in the real gorilla country. There is wifi in the main building and was not always strong, it can be a little bit cold at night but they lit fires in the main lounge room and also in the cottages. The... More 

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Virginia
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Kigali on business, my wife and I took a weekend to go to Volcanoes National Park to see the gorillas, and stayed one night at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. You can do the gorilla trek as a 1-day round trip from Kigali, but that involves getting up about 4:00 am, so we chose to do the drive... More 

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New York, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great 1-night stay here. Went with a colleague of mine b/c we had 1 down day in our travels. Staff was able to check us in quickly, and take us to our rooms. They even took our shoes when we landed and cleaned them up expeditiously - my hiking boots have never looked better! Meals are served punctually... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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141 reviews 141 reviews
37 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Our safari coordinator booked this for us. We had looked at reviews online a TripAdvisor ahead of time and thought this was not at nice as some of the other lodges we were to stay at, but it looked acceptable. Frankly, we were very disappointed. The place is in serious need... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great base for seeing the gorillas. A homely lodge with an open wood fire, gorgeous gardens set against a back drop of stunning green mountainous landscapes and a hive of laid back activity from traditional drums and dancing to vibrant stir fries cooked right in front of you in the restaurant.

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