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Rwanda: A Rising Luxury Travel Destination

Virunga Terrace

The Virunga Volcanoes" Ruhengeri serves as the base camp for those who come to Rwanda for gorilla trekking, though we stayed at Virunga Lodge, about a half hour (and 2,300-meter) drive up-mountain, above twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera, with misty views of the Virunga volcanoes. The eco-chic lodge was renovated in 2013 and runs on solar power and charm: rustic but comfortable bandas featuring private verandas, a personal butler who'll arrive for your 4 a.m wake-up call (with plenty of strong coffee), nightly performances by local dances troupes and communal dining in a cheery, fire-lit main space that encourages even the most anti-social travelers to share their stories of the day."

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To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 years are allowed to go gorilla tracking. For guests booking a stay at Virunga Lodge, please note that the minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.
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