Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

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Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is situated in Northern province of Rwanda, close to the endangered gorillas in their natural environment (Volcanoes National park).

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge has an unrivaled reputation for relaxation. Well suited for you being away from home yet feel at home.We provide you the best facilities, the most opulent furnishings and the highest quality service as our esteemed guest.Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our guests. It’s not just a goal, it’s a promise made by our team of hospitality professionals to ensure that your stay here is extraordinary.We take our social responsibility very seriously. Rendering good service is our code. Feel the Volcano and Gorillas around. All our furniture are hand made in bamboos. We hope that we can welcome you as our future guest and we are gladly to assist you in arranging your reservation, transport or other requests that may be needed to make your stay wonderful.


The vision of Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is to be the leading indigenously owned safari Lodge in Rwanda with international partnerships and networks that will operate in the entire East African Great Lakes Region.Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge aims to provide a first-rate flexible service to its clients and promote the image of Rwanda as an unequalled tourism destination. The long-term development plans include the construction of several lodges in Uganda.

Company Values

Care, professionalism and dedication are some of the core values that underpin the business approach of Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Other core values of the company are innovation, flexibility, quality customer service, community benefit and accessibility through easy and direct communication.

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Deluxe Rooms

In Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, you have choice from 9 self contained rooms. each one has:

  • Hair dryer
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Bed, chairs and wardrobe in bamboo.
  • a fireplace (wood-burning)
  • These are all individual rooms, each with its own private bath
  • views of the valley year-round.
  • from 5:00PM to 7:00 AM; warm water.

Single room

A single room is one with a single bed or for a single person travelling. each one has:

  • Hair dryer
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Fire place to warm the room
  • Bed, chairs and wardrobe
  • Private bath
  • Permanent warm water
  • Security safe

Double room

A double room is a room with Double bed meant for two people travelling. each one has:

  • Hair dryer
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Fire place to warm the room
  • Bed, chairs and wardrobe
  • Private bath and shower
  • Permanent warm water
  • Safe security

Twin bed

Twin bed is a room with two single beds meant for two persons travelling, each one has:

  • Hair dryer
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Fire place to warm the room
  • Bed, chairs and wardrobe
  • Safe Security

Family Cottage

LE BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE is a convenient and affordable home away from your home to stay in the Virunga National Park entrance. Come with your family, live a home away from home. Our family cottage are equipped with all you can need; self-cooking, saloon, wardrobe made in bamboos,chairs made in bamboos,bathroom inside, TV and many more upon your need. Come and live our experience!

Ideally suited for families and honeymooners, LE BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE cottages are tastefully furnished hand made in bamboos. The secluded cottages offer one a sense of tranquility as the soft ambience of the rooms, color, luxurious fabrics and rich natural wood, takes you far from the stress of the outside world.

LE BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE Family cottage has one en-suite master bedroom with a king-sized bed for Parents and one Twin Bed self contained. There is ample space in the living room to spend time as a family and enjoy being in the VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Dining room and private kitchen! There is even a mini fridge, tea and coffee services. Enjoy the picturesque breathtaking views of Volcanoes Mountains.

Gahinga Restaurant

With quality cuisine, you will find a world of difference at every meal, and in a new and original environment every time.

Enter a world of delectable flavors for some unforgettable experiences.

Enjoy the many delights on our extensive à la carte menu. Gahinga Restaurant is a great spot to enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner with exquisite food and a selection of international and local dishes.

Our local-grown fruits and vegetables allow us to accommodate vegetarians and other individuals with dietary restrictions. Our dinners combine fresh Riboke ingredients to create a unique fusion of African, French, Italian and American tastes.

Karisoke Bar

Welocome to KARISOKE BAR, the bar at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. It is an excellent place for relation and refreshment after visiting volcanoes mountain gorillas. Enjoy A wide range of bottled Beers, Cocktails and non-alcoholic soft drinks are also available. Drinks are served every day from our inside bar and outside beer garden.


Gorilla permits

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge can buy gorilla permits for any one who want it, so that it can’t take time here processing to get it.

Airport transfer

Bambou Gorilla Lodge do airport transfer, from Kigali International Airport to the lodge.

Car hiring

Your visit in Rwanda you may need to hire a car or drive, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We have professional drivers and cars. Come and enjoy the tour of thousand hills and mountain gorillas visit.

Other Activities

  • Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Track the Golden Monkeys
  • Bisoke Climbing
  • Twin Lakes visit, free of charge.
  • Hike to the Waterfalls in Musanze, free of charge.
  • Walk to the local village around the Lodge, free of charge.
  • Intore Dancers, free of charge.
  • Visit local Communtiy Projects in Musanze, free of charge.
  • Visit a local school, free of charge.


National geography

Rwanda, land of a thousand hills, offers many beautiful tourist attractions most within a two-hour drive from Kigali. Among them, the most popular attraction is the Volcanoes Mountains, home to the famous mountain’s Gorillas.

When touring through Akagera Park, you may see a range of wildlife including elephant, black hippopotamus, giraffes, zebras, water-buffalo, and the rare grey hornbill. Visit the lakeside town of Kibuye for a relaxing retreat with beaches, swimming and lakefront restaurants and hotels. Southern Province is where you can visit The National Museum of Rwanda, where you will see a beautifully presented collection of exhibits on Rwandan history and culture.

Nearby, Nyungwe Forest holds 13 primate species, 20-25% of the total number in Africa.Ruhengeri, another beautiful lakeside town, has long sandy beaches stretching across the shores of Lake Kivu with several quaint hotels along the water.

Official Holidays & Events

  • New Year’s Day (Jan.1)
  • Democracy Day (Jan.28)
  • Genocide Memorial Day (Apr.7). Genocide Memorial Day is the start of an official week of mourning, there are commemorative ceromonies and a lot of the country shuts down most afternoons.
  • Easter around March/April)
  • Labour Day (May 1)
  • Independence Day (Jul.1)
  • National Liberation Day (Jul.4)
  • Harvest Festival (Aug.1)
  • Assumption Day (Aug.15)
  • Culture Day (Aug.8)
  • Heroes’ Day (Oct.1)
  • All Saints’ Day (Nov.1)
  • Christmas Day (Dec.25)
  • Boxing Day (Dec.26)

Gorilla Facts

  • Number of Gorillas Families: 10
  • Number of Permits per day: 80
  • Average tracking time: 3-7 hours
  • Time Spent with Gorillas: 1 hour
  • Cost of Gorilla Permits: $750 for Foreigners, 450 USD for East African Residents.
David December 19, 2018

I will be in Kigali for a couple week in March/April, and would like to do a gorilla trek. My hope is to 1) get transport from Kigali on March 30, 2) spend the night with you March 30, 3) gorilla trek on March 31, 4) transport back to Kigali.

Do you have availability then? If so, how much would this be? I could also arrange transport separately.

Thank you,



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