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Upgrading of the bandas (rooms) at Virunga Lodge, Rwanda.

We are delighted to announce the upgrading of the existing eight bandas at Virunga lodge. Two bandas have already been completed and by May 2015 we will have refurbished them all. With material from local artisans and Rwandan based cooperatives, the rooms now blend traditional Rwandese designs and fabrics with modern tinges. Each room will also have a fireplace built to keep our guests warm in the mountains!IMG_3958

The artefacts in the bandas are hand made, from the wicker lights and hand stitched bedcovers to the hand thrown pottery umbrella stands and light bases. The vibrant colours provide a genuine warm Rwandan welcome to our guests.IMG_3960

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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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Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.

Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.