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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Gorilla Lodge is one of those places I knew existed in books and old time movies. Staying at Gorilla Lodge however, far exceeded even the most far fetched dreams I could have had for a lodge buried in the depths of an unthinkable African jungle. The hospitality made us feel like royalty and the food made us feel like pigs... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your very helpful review. We can ensure you will do our best to keep the service as good and look forward to welcoming you at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at Le bambou Gorilla Lodge. The rooms were clean and the services were extra ordinary. I stayed there for a night prior to my Gorilla trek in Parc Des Volcans. The hotel has electricity which is provided until mid night, and also charging points for cameras and other gadgets. It also has Internet should you require... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you very much for your comment about your experience with Le Bambou gorilla lodge. We ensure you that will continue to provide a good service to all our Clients as for Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge you come as a Client and you leave as a friend. Your review will updating our future clients the feel you had on... More 

Mahnattan48
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We stayed here one night so my husband and son could do the gorilla trek and my daughter-in-law and I and 2 year old grandson could attend the Kwitza Izina baby naming ceremony. The staff could not have been nicer and the food was good and abundant. They packed a lunch for us to take the following day. Our room... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you dear for your comments. We are sorry for the absence of cosmetics place but it was in our plans to get a place for them. Once again you are welcome again More 

Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

It was cold there, as it typically is. There were ample fireplaces both in the main building that houses the reception area and dining facility. It's a bit rustic, but not without its charms. The staff when we stayed there was underworked, but super attentive and responsive. The rooms are spacious but, again, a bit rustic. There was a fireplace... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear, thank you for sharing your experience with Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Indeed, Le Bamb Gorilla Lodge's staff is one of the best customer service providing Lodge in Rwanda especially in Lodges near volcanoes National Park. About the rusticity and non-luxuriness of the lodge, it is because it is a safari lodge - It must have an appearance similar to... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

HOT WATER in clean spacious bathroom! We had a fantastic time in Rwanda and it's all thanks to Emmanuel, his wife Jackie and their staff. From the beginning of the trip, he waited patiently for our arrival in Kigali and then drove us to visit the Genocide museum. Shortly after, we drove ~3hours to the lodge. The lodge is extremely... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. We hope seeing you again. More 

Regina, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My wife and I stayed at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for 2 nights during our 15 days trip to Uganda and Rwanda. Our agent recommended the lodge because it is actually very closer to the park headquarters with a beautiful view of the volcanoes. The private cottage we stayed in was nice with spacious bathroom, the staff was friendly and... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you very much for your comment about your experience with Le Bambou gorilla lodge. We ensure you that will continue to provide a good service to all our Clients as for Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge you come as a Client and you leave as a friend. Your review will updating our future clients the feel you had on... More 

Chelsea, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Lodge is very close to where you start your Gorilla Trek & the Goldern Monkey Trek, 10-15mins. The rooms were really cosy the beds are a great size very comfortable. They have a open fire in your room and have it going for you at night, so nice and warm. You get a hot water bottle put in your... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge and we hope you come back More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge and we really felt the most special Clients ever, it was like a home. The Cottages are nice and comfortable, in general the setting is wonderful. The lodge is located just 5 10 minutes drive from the Park headquarter , it's ideal for Gorilla trekking. The Staff was very kind and... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your appreciation . Sharing Your experience with others Tourists it's very important because this help them to plan their activities and make a choice in terms of accommodation very close to Volcanoes National Partk. With Thanks! The Management More 

Province of Bologna, Italy
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

My friends and I did the Gorilla Express Package that included a 2 night stay, full room and board with pick up and drop off in Kigali plus the gorilla trek and permits for 1500. Honestly we felt underwhelmed. Emmanuel picked us up from Kigali and was telling us how he was pleasantly surprised we transferred the money right away... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for your stay with us! We would like to clarify the gorilla express price which is $1500. This was overly fair compared to tour operators rates for the same itinerary. This includes: - $750 for a gorilla permit which goes directly into RDB's account. - Accommodation for 2 nights ( All meals included + hot softs drinks... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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119 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Located 15 min from Volcanoes National Park, Le Bambou Lodge is a relaxing stay for your gorilla adventure. The huts are surrounded by lush rainforest and of course, bamboo. Each hut has a fireplace and chimney. On chilly nights, you'll have a fantastic fire to warm up your hut. Hot water bottles are provided for your bed to keep you... More 

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125gaby, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Good day! On behalf of Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge's Staff I would like to take this occasion to express our gratitude and thankfulness towards you for being such a nice, cooperative and a friendly guest. Your review is more helpful and we get courage to continue and serve more with more innovation , Your satisfaction is our aim.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Address: Ruhengeri-Kinigi | Volcanoes National Park - RWANDA, Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Formerly Le Bambou Gorilla Village)
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Price Range: $270 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Sub standard - States it is a deluxe lodge. It's not in any stretch of the imagination”
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