Rwanda’s Virunga Lodge has marked 10 years since the opening of its eco-luxury resort with two new Deluxe Bandas.
Named Ibiyaga and Ibirunga, meaning “lake” and “volcano” respectively, the 700-square foot developments overlook the Virunga volcanoes and Lake Bulera.
The Volcanoes Safaris resort helped kick-start gorilla-focussed tourism in post-conflict Rwanda. The story and work of Volcanoes at Virunga Lodge over the last decade will also be released as a book this summer.
“Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of Virunga Lodge is a very special milestone in the history of Volcanoes Safaris,” said Praveen Moman, Founder of Volcanoes Safaris.
“When I first started looking for land to build a lodge here the country was very different, it was just coming out of conflict so slowly we built this very simple lodge in very difficult circumstances.”
The four day 'Gorillas in Parc National des Volcans' tour starts from US $3,417 per person sharing, during low season. The price includes three nights at the Volcanoes Virunga Lodge and one permit.