A recently opened, mid-range lodge located on the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo, Mountain Gorilla View is ideally located around 15-20 minutes drive from the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, and is considered one of the best value-for-money accommodation options for gorilla tracking in Rwanda.
With stunning views of the nearby volcanic peaks, there are 30 individual stone and thatch cottages at Mountain Gorilla View, which although a little sparse and characterless, are large, clean, comfortable and come with private verandas, en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and a very welcome fireplace in the lounge, which is lit by the lodge’s attentive staff in the evenings.
Recent building work Mountain Gorilla View has seen the completion of the restaurant, bar and dining area. A sprawling bungalow like building, it is in design classically upcountry, its flagstone floors and maroon colouring typical of the style. A large plastic gorilla sits at the restaurant’s entrance, its vaguely bizarre presence offset by what can only be described as being one of the warmest environments you’re likely to encounter. The food is delicious, the portions large, and the service – from restaurant floor to kitchen – is quite wonderful.
Activities at Mountain Gorilla View include gorilla and golden monkey tracking, bird viewing, nature rambles and cultural excursions.