Spend 3 nights near the Virunga Volcanoes at Virunga Lodge.
The magnificent Virunga Safari Lodge, set on a stunning hillside near the Parc National des Volcans, has well established terraced gardens, with a magical sunken paradise garden as their focal point.
The Virunga Safari Lodge has been described as having ‘the best view in the world’ and as ‘one of the finest lodges in Africa’. The organic, ‘bush-chic’ design reflects the local building style and offers luxury comforts to all guests. Each banda has its own terrace with breath-taking views of the Virunga volcanoes or twin lakes, while sensitive installations such as low-flush toilets and solar power ensure you enjoy luxurious comforts while maintaining a crucial sensitivity to the environment.
The top of the world is a very civilised place with beautiful, landscaped grounds almost constantly enveloped in mist. The main lodge, with its bar, dining room and wide, wraparound verandahs, is built of stone like some fortified castle; from it there are commanding views of five of the national park's volcanoes, impertinent-looking peaks lined up in a grand procession. In the early morning, voices rise up from the hazy valleys below as villagers prepare to work their plots of land before the heat becomes too fierce. Up here on the top of the world, it is always cool and pleasant.