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Kinigi Sector, Musanze District Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi Rwanda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-08-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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LE BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE: Positioned at the foot of Mountains Volcanoes, very close to Volcanoes National Park , home of Mountains Gorillas. This beautiful lodge provides breathtaking views of Rwandan hills and the slopes of the Volcanoes National Park. Situated in Northern Province , Musanze district, KINIGI Sector - RWANDA. Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is nestled in a forest of Bamboo trees. An awe-inspiring experience awaits you in this part of Africa. Share the Mountain Gorilla's family space, soak up the serenity found in nature and marvel at the abundance of primates in this magical spot. Regards Emmanuel GATERA Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Fireplace
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English, French
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DevonKathleen wrote a review Aug. 13
Devon27 contributions30 helpful votes
Emmanuel, Janet, Alex, Franc and the whole team were so welcoming and brilliant. They could not do enough for us. Great people. Be aware evenings are chilly in this part of Rwanda in August but an open fire in my room plus hot water bottles in my bed made sure I was toasty and slept really well. The food was lovely and, apart from one evening where the group I was with made weird decisions, it was hot and plentiful. The gardens are lush and lovely. The lodges are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was good especially the omelette chef who cooked to order. I really enjoyed staying and meeting the team. Emmanuel was always on hand to check I had everything I needed including a roaring open fire where I sat in the reception areas, good wi-Fi, coffee and red wine. Good luck to the hotel and the team as they recover from the pandemic - I hope many people visit them. They deserve every success.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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RobHolmes1958 wrote a review Aug. 10
Liverpool, United Kingdom26 contributions56 helpful votes
The hotel was very accommodating and always tried to please us as guests. Unlike most visitors who stay one or two tights for gorilla trekking we we there to build school classrooms in Muko. So had a much longer stay. Other than a few maintenance things to sort out such as shower curtains to prevent water soaking the whole bathroom floor the hotel was an absolute delight to stay at and worth the money. Open fire in reception and in you room if wanted help keep you warm on the typically chilly evenings. Food was a good standard.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Cold evenings WiFi only in reception
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Dear Rob, Greetings from Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. We was happy to accommodate you during six nights for building school classrooms in Muko Sector, MUSANZE District. Thank you for your advise and we promise you to bring asap an appropriate solution. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and hope to accommodate next time. Best regards The Management Le bambou Gorilla Lodge
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HarrietNim wrote a review Aug. 4
Bristol49 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a great mid-range accommodation option in Kinigi – the jumping off point for Volcanos National Park. The staff were delightful and the service was excellent. We checked in late in the day, tired after a very long drive, and the staff immediately organised drinks for us from the bar, rather than getting us to fill in all the tedious paperwork first. After our visit to the mountain gorillas – we arrived back at the lodge in the afternoon. We were allowed to check out late and go back to our room to shower and pack. In the meantime the staff washed our muddy boots! Great attention to detail – thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Henriette, Good morning from Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. We take this opportunity to thank you for sharing this comment on TripAdvisor and we are very sure that this will help many travelers to make a choice with more and confortable informations. Thank you and Regards The Management Le bambou Gorilla Lodge
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matan fisher wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Excellent food very nice staff take really good care great rooms very nice here recommended. Always here to help. Lots to see around here. Clean our shoes pants when needed. If have any problems always there to help. Very kind and nice people
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Matan, Greetings ! Thank you for staying with us and thank you again for sharing on this platform your experience at Le Bambou Gorilla lodge. Hope to welcome you again as a Guest at Le Bambou Gorilla lodge. Best regards The Management Le bambou Gorilla lodge
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Go396657 wrote a review Jul. 2022
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My son and I really enjoyed our 2 day stay at Le Bambou. Emanuel and his team were wonderful. Going out of their way to cater to our every need. The food was plentiful, and excellent, based on produce from the local area so it was amazingly fresh. They spoilt us with attention and all kinds of extras, and all with a smile. You are in good hands if you decide to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hello dear Guest, Thank you for staying us and thank you again for your comments about your stay with us as one of the lodges close to @VolcanoesNP. Thank you and Regards The Management Le bambou Gorilla lodge
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Pervin wrote a review Jul. 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This lodge makes you feel like you're with family. The staff is wonderful, the rooms/cottages are clean and lovely and the food is pretty good - especially the banana fritters and the African tea with ginger. The staff took really good care of me - this was particularly important since I was a solo traveler. They would even clean my shoes and socks the moment I cam back from trekking! I would love to go back again for a longer stay. Thanks a lot.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Hello Madam, This is to thank you for your review about your experience with Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. It’s very nice to hear that you have enjoyed our service and we can promise you to continue to improve our level of service provided to all our Customers. Cheers The Management Le bambou Gorilla Lodge
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Yann W wrote a review Jul. 2022
Oostduinkerke, Belgium5 contributions2 helpful votes
Very cosy and typical lodge. Great service and good food. Romantic stay and nice rooms with comfortable beds. Manuel was a friendly manager helping us with practical things. After the visit of the NP we were received again with An African meal and we could freshen up. Even our shoes were cleaned.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Yann, Good Day to you. It was a pleasure for us to have you and your family as our Guests. It's really very nice to hear that you enjoyed our service and hope to accommodate you during your next visit to Volcanoes National park. Regards The Management
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Magnus and Lillemor Hultin wrote a review Jul. 2022
Gothenburg, Sweden53 contributions5 helpful votes
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We are a Swedish could who spend five nights at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge the first week of July 2022. Due to medical problems we had to prolong the originally planned three nights so that we both could enjoy the Gorilla Trek. Given the misfortunes we left the lodge with a very good feeling both of course because the great encounters with the gorillas but also because of the great service provided by the staff at the lodge. The manager even followed us and spend an evening at the hospital so we could get the right treatment. Everyone in the staff walked an extra mile to make sure everything was OK and we felt extremely well taken care of. The lodge has a great location close to the starting point for the trekking. It s beautifully located within a bamboo forest with very nice garden. The bungalow was spacious and the open fire added to the tranquility of the place. There is also open fires in the main areas that makes it a nice place to rest after trekking. Apart from the nice food served at the lodge one also get a lunchbox for the trekking. We honestly loved this place mostly because of the fantastic staff but also because of the great location and homely feeling of the lodge. Comes highly recommended Magnus and Lillemor Hultin
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Magnus and Lillemor Hultin Greetings from Le BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE and thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Volcanoes National park. I don't know how to express to how much we were happy to have you as our Guests during your 5 nights. Sharing your experience with us will help many travelers to plan their trips to visit gorilla @volcanoesNP and make a choice in terms of accommodation. Once again welcome to Le BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE. Thank you and Regards The Management Le BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE
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Jason_Ng wrote a review Jul. 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the staff and Emmanuel. Beautiful Lodge surrounded by bamboos. Room was comfortable and spacious. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner was wonderful and they had a wide selection of food. Location was good with a 5mins drive to the Volcano National Park. We truly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Le Bambou.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Jason_Ng, Greetings from Le BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE and thank you for choosing us as your accommodation near Volcanoes National park. Sharing your experience with others Travellers will help them to make a choice in terms of accommodation close to Volcanoes National park. Hope to accommodate welcome you in future as our Guest. Thank you and Regards The Management Le BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE
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Xhara71 wrote a review Jul. 2022
Rochester, United Kingdom334 contributions105 helpful votes
Stayed here for a couple of nights and have no complaints (well ok, I can of a couple which I’ll list so you can see how minor it is!) Staff friendly and helpful, (they currently employ 2 Ugandans as they tend to speak English more fluently than Rwandans at present) and food is good and plentiful. Very serene and quiet. Safe provided in the room, and hot water bottles are placed in the bed in the evenings. The individual bungalows are very spacious and the bathroom was one of the largest I’ve seen anywhere! The shower had full power hot water too! Bed very comfortable with a mosquito net to cover it. Ok, the negatives. Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby and was a bit intermittent. Certainly not strong enough for a phone call. And the light switch in my room (room 14) is by the front door and not the bed. So bring a torch! Also bring a fleece/sweater for the evenings.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Guest, Good Day to you and thank you for sharing your experience at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Your comments will help many travelers to make a choice in terms of their accommodation close to Volcanoes National Park. Thank you for staying with us and hope to accommodate you again for your next visit. Thank you and Regards. The Management Le bambou Gorilla Lodge
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le bambou gorilla hotel ruhengeri
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Le Bambou Gorilla Village
LOCATION
RwandaNorthern ProvinceMusanze DistrictKinigi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Volcanoes National Park (7.8 km), Iby'iwacu Cultural Village (2.5 km), and Red Rocks Arts Center (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iby'iwacu Cultural Village (2.5 km).
Does Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.