Best Hotels In Rwanda

Top Five Luxury Lodges In Rwanda

Accommodation is one of the pillars of the tours and travel industry. It is without a doubt that the place where you spend a night has a huge role to play in your overall safari experience. Rwanda made a choice over a decade ago to brand itself as one of the best tourist destinations on the African continent. Besides their international marketing campaigns through football clubs such as Arsenal; they have also invested heavily in the area of accommodation.

Rwanda currently has accommodation options to fit all budgets. Here are some of the best hotels and lodges in the land of a thousand hills.

One & Only Nyungwe House

One and only Nyungwe house is located in a tea plantation. It is one of the most luxurious and most expensive lodges in Rwanda. The lodge offers a number of touristic services on top accommodation including but not limited to chimpanzee tracking in the Nyungwe forest, bird watching, and nature walks among several other activities. Accommodation ranges between $1907 and $2200.

One & Only Gorilla Nest

Amazing resort, absolutely gorgeous. The staff is superb worrying about your every need. The tree houses (the suites – and you don’t have to climb up to get to them) are beautiful. Large beds, sitting room, big bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers. But the true beauty of this place is the staff. However they can help they are there for you. And don’t let me leave out the incredible food and the Jack Hanna house for a private affair. Simply incredible. All of it!

One and only Gorilla Nest is the most expensive hotel in Rwanda. It is a five star lodge that is complimented by a gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.

Amarambo By Touchdown

Tom Fenn on Google 5/5
Hands down my favourite resort in Rwanda. It is incredibly luxurious and unbelievably well priced. The friendliest staff, delicious food and one of the closest lodges to the gorillas – we were sad to have to leave. We will be booking this lodge again and again! 10/10!
Amarambo by Touchdown is one of the top luxurious gorilla lodges in the locality of Volcanoes National Park. It is a high-end lodge but not as expensive as One & Only Gorilla Nest. Some people have found good value for money staying at Amarambo by Touchdown.

Bisate Lodge


Unique and Awesome
Staff, food, and rooms were amazing. The location is beautiful and the architect of the facility did an amazing job with luxurious accommodations that resembled traditional houses. Everything has been considered, from starting the fireplace in your room to cleaning your muddy boots to like new condition in preparation for the next trek. Hard to describe how much we enjoyed our stay at Bisate Lodge. Would have been fantastic by itself, but then you get to see gorillas
Bisate Lodge opened in 2017; it was the leading luxurious lodge in Volcanoes until One & Only came on the scene. The lodge is considering opening four other spacious cottages that will be referred to as Bisate Reserve. The lodge remains in giant in Rwanda’s Luxury accommodation

Virunga Inn Resort & Spa

ambi s wrote a review Feb 2024 Canton of Geneva, Switzerland71 contributions55 helpful votes
A Fantastic Experience
My wife and I stayed here one night as a result of a reservation problem at another establishment. I can not complain! the experience was delightful! The staff were friendly, welcoming, and very service oriented – thank you to: Benifait, José, Fabrice and last but not least Chef Vinod. Chef Vinod cooked us up some fantastic and welcome vegetarian meals! Will definitely come back!
Virunga lodge and Spa is among the top five lodges for gorilla trekkers in Rwanda. Whether you are intending a self drive gorilla safari in Rwanda or a tailor-made gorilla safari by a tour operator, Virunga Lodge is one of the most recommended lodges.