Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Hi Philip,

This is to let your readers know about Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, based in Kinigi, on the way to Volcanoes National Park.

E-mail:  info@lebambougorillalodge.com

Mobile Phone Number:  +250 788307374 /  +250 788586515
Website: www.lebambougorillalodge.com
Rooms Rates

Full Boad  (1pers – Single Room) USD 150
Full Board (1pers – Double Room) USD 250
Full Board (2 Persons – Twin Beds)  USD 250
Full Board (Couple – Double Room)  USD 250

Jacky Mujawayezu

Managing Director

2 thoughts on “Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

  1. Diary of a Muzungu (@CharlieBeau) says:

    My review of Le Bambou appears in the current issue of The Eye magazine, Rwanda and should soon appear on http://www.theeye.co.rw/
    Here are some excerpts from my review:

    The late afternoon light cast long shadows across the Tarmac road as we approached the lodge from Musanze and we immediately fell in love with the grey outline of the volcanic peaks of the Virunga National Park, Sabigno in particular, to the right of us.

    A troupe of dancers from the local village welcomed us with singing and dancing. Simply magic! We watched as passersby gathered in a neighbouring field to enjoy the singing. What a beautiful way to start our stay. The music stayed with me as we were shown to our very own private cabin, set amongst pretty flower gardens.

    The cabins are set a few metres apart from each other. Once inside, you have a feeling of total seclusion from the outside world. Made of solid volcanic stone, each one has a large double bed, two large comfortable armchairs and a fabulous stone fireplace! The bedroom/living area is beautifully decorated, with high quality, locally made bamboo furniture and a complementary colour scheme.

    I would describe the food as good local food with an international dimension – certainly no chance of going to bed hungry though! Drinks are variously priced at $4 for a local beer and $25 for a bottle of wine. We found the service excellent, and very relaxed, throughout our week-end stay.
    Outside, at the front of Le Bambou, is a large covered deck where you can relax with a book or order drinks. Guests who smoke are encouraged to use this area. To one side of the is the new volleyball net and, set back from the road, is the small dormitory block for more budget-conscious visitors.

    Although many people only know the area for gorilla trekking, there are a variety of other activities available, including .
    • A trip to see a group of habituated Golden Monkeys costs around 100 Rwandese francs.
    • The grave of world-famous primatologist Dian Fossey is within walking distance of Le Bambou.
    • Gisenyi, on the shore of Lake Kivu, is two hour’s drive away and transport can be arranged through Le Bambou. Lake Kivu is the largest of Rwanda’s lakes and offers a wide range of beach and water sports.
    • Cultural village and village walk

    Some tips on getting there
    • Although many people would prefer to drive or fly, if you’re on a budget – or simply want to have a more African experience – there’s a good selection of bus services running several times a day from Kampala to Kigali. Smaller buses then go north to Musanze, from where you can take a car or motorbike taxi onto Le Bambou. If you choose a car taxi, I would suggest contacting Le Bambou to arrange this.
    • We chose to travel with Jaguar Executive Coaches, recommended to us by Ugandans who have made the trip many times. The buses were clean, on time, comfortable (enough) and we and our luggage all arrived intact, both legs of the trip.
    • Now is a great time to visit Rwanda: Ugandans pay only 5,000 UGX to enter the country and I (a British passport holder) passed through without payment.

    Reviewed by Charlotte Beauvoisin “Diary of a Muzungu” http://www.muzungubloguganda.com

  2. Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge says:

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is situated at the base of the Volcanoes National Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas. It is also located 2 hours’ drive form Kigali International Airport.

    The lodge has been built using environmentally friendly local materials such as Bamboos made fitted by a local community workmanship. We value the environment so much that we have been careful in the design and construction of Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge to ensure that the environment is not harmed. Apart from this, we are closely working with the local communities to ensure that these communities also get to benefit from our activities like local dancers made by local primary and secondary students around the lodge.

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge has been described possessing ’the world’s best Volcanoes Mountains, each cottage having electricity 24h/7, its own terrace and a self-contained bathroom offers eco-luxury comfort to all guests.

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge will introduce you to the thrilling pleasures of some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles, pampered in luxury, but in synchronization with the simply rhythms of nature and life.

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