Number 1, being in Rwanda is cool, as a spot and the weather. 2, seeing a lovely city so clean, as Kigali is, enroute to the gorilla trek, is incredible. 3, the Genocide Museum was inspirational. 4....the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge was nearly located in the mountain tops. I loved the music from the village tribe. Yes, we were able to get a fire started, and one need a boy scout around to do it. Chilly area...take some warm clothes. And, throughout these stays, make sure you have a kazillion $1 bills for tipping. I took $50 worth and wish I had taken $200. $1 tip is certainly appreciated. I will say one thing...the trek for us for vertical and exhausting...and we two 65 year olds were placed in the trek with 6 20 somethings who I think did extreme sports. I swear they did for they didn't even draw a deep breath. We huffed and puffed but our hearts kept pounding. We were grateful to walk downhill at the close. And really enjoyed those gorillas. Then we were off to Uganda to repeat it. I think one gorilla trek is just fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Gorilla View Lodge stands amidst real wilderness with panoramic views of Rwanda’s volcano mountains and located just 1km away from the Volcano National Park, making it the desired location for Gorilla Trekking enthusiastic guests. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is surrounded by an exciting and rich biodiversity of shrubs, trees and various bird species among them the Grey Crowned Cranes or Balearica regulorum. The Hotel has an eco-tourist approach whereas Natural Conservation is a priority and the local community is empowered. The Intore (local Cultural dancers) will spice your stay and your days at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge will always be memorable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Gorilla View Hotel Ruhengeri
- Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri