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It's a week of award-winning celebrations for Volcanoes Safaris as our second award rolls in! Virunga Lodge has been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2012!
The Certificate of Excellence honours only those properties that consistently earn top ratings from guests and are "the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisor's global business community". it is a tremendous honour and we are exceptionally proud of all our wonderful staff at Virunga Lodge, particularly the Manager, David, for helping to make the lodge one of the best properties in Rwanda and one of the most celebrated lodges in the Volcanoes Collection!
The magnificent Virunga Safari Lodge, set on a stunning hillside, has eight bandas with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and the lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. Aside from gorilla tracking , clients can climb a volcano, track the golden monkey, visit Dian Fossey's grave or go for gentle strolls around the picturesque villages near the lakes. the lodge is three hours' drive from Kigali or a long day's drive from Kampala.
TripAdvisor has become the world's largest travel site by recognising the power of traveler feedback. All four lodges in the Volcanoes Collection are listed on TripAdvisor and receive many great reviews from our guests, so we hope they will also soon hold this prestigious award! To review any of our lodges please vist TripAdvisor or click on the link from any of the lodge pages on our website.
Thanks to the contributions made by guests at Virunga Lodge who have taken the time to fill in a review, we hope to see you again soon!
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.