Like most people I was in Rwanda to see the gorillas and was lucky enough to come across this place when doing my research.
Firstly, my orginal email request was answered almost straight away and Emmanuel (the owner) agreed to buy the gorilla permit for me from his own money if I transferred the money to him. I did this and he emailed thro the permit as proof. He then put together an itinerary for me including pick up from Kigali (by his wife Jacky in their 4x4), 2 nights at the Lodge, a visit to a local tribe and another village (I changed the latter to do the walk to the Dian Fossy site which was no problem) and transport back to Kigali. The visit to the local tribe was absolutely stunning as this was arranged JUST FOR ME and was a breathtaking experience.
On the way back to Kigali, Jacky even helped me buy a Rwandan mobile phone and SIM card as I needed it for the voluntary work I had planned to do for the rest of my trip.
Staying at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge comes highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear Guest,We are delighted to welcome you to our new website and especially to our lodge now called LE BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE. Our luxury and comfortable lodge is situated in Northern province of Rwanda, close to the endangered gorillas in their natural environment (Volcanoes National park).Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge has an unrivaled reputation for relaxation. Well suited for you being away from home yet feel at home.We provide you the best facilities, the most opulent furnishings and the highest quality service as our esteemed guest.Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our guests. It's not just a goal, it's a promise made by our team of hospitality professionals to ensure that your stay here is extraordinary.We take our social responsibility very seriously. Rendering good service is our code. Feel the Volcano and Gorillas around. All our furniture are hand made in bamboos. We hope that we can welcome you as our future guest and we are gladly to assist you in arranging your reservation, transport or other requests that may be needed to make your stay wonderful.Once again, welcome to Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. It is a privilege to have you as our guest.Best regards! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Bambou Gorilla Hotel Ruhengeri
- Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri