Amakoro songa lodge

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You can’t talk of top notch places of lodging in Rwanda without mentioning Amakoro Songa Lodge, because it is synonymous with luxury and is situated within a tiny village outside Kinigi Town. If you wish to understand what is meant by blending conservation and tourism, then you have to spend a night or more at this luxurious Safari Lodge. It derived its name from the beautiful black volcanic rocks that mark this mountainous region of Rwanda, and whose slopes are haven to the endangered mountain gorillas. This stunning place of lodging sits on a 7-acre plot with incredibly and elegantly manicured gardens, fringed by Sabyinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga Volcanoes.

The newly-established Amakoro Songa Lodge is owned and managed by Songa Africa, a renowned Tourism Company that offers bespoke tours in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania as a way of creating unforgettable memories. Besides Amakoro Songa, this Company offers many other accommodation facilities within and around Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation options plus amenities at Amakoro Songa Lodge

This stupendous Lodge has 8 stylish Cottages that were beautifully designed and constructed to enjoy the Lodge’s strategic location as well as tranquil environment that guarantee a chance of escaping the usual boring life as well as a sense of serenity. Each of these cottages boasts of extraordinarily individual furnishing marked by rustic splendour, blending classical and contemporary pieces to provide the much needed comfort and warmth during your Rwanda safari.

Additionally, the cottages have spacious rooms with double beds made of local materials like logs, bathrobes and 24-houre room service, central fireplace, providing visitors with the chance of having massage treatments after undertaking adventurous activities in Volcanoes National Park (in form of gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, Volcano climbing and hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb). The outdoor fireplace is undoubtedly irresistible and unmissable because it makes it possible to guests to relax during quiet evenings with a drink and entertainment by the Intore Dance troupe.

Services and facilities enjoyed at Amakoro Songa Lodge

Amakoro Songa Lodge offers local dining experiences, thanks to the organic vegetables and spices grown in the nearby gardens  and are prepared by the experienced on-site chefs. Not only that, majority of the Lodge staffs are members of the nearby local community thus providing typical Rwandan local hospitality and knowledge of the region. Also provided is the Amakoro outdoor fireplace, massage center, the grass-thatched Mongolian dinner, an indoor lounge and central fireplace, a dining deck that offers breathtaking views of Virunga Volcanoes, the unmatched community engagement experience, the exceptional Amakoro bush dinner and traditional dance performances by Intore Dance Troupe among others.

Activities enjoyed by guests of Amakoro Songa Lodge

Besides the comfort provided by the Cottages and amenities, guests of Amakoro Songa Lodge can also get the chance to undertake guided tours to the nearby village, cycling, take part in tree planting and community cleaning initiatives as a way of giving back to the community, taking part in traditional dance performances in addition to gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey gravesite hikes and bird watching. Remember that this luxurious Lodge is so far the nearest place of lodging to Kinigi Park headquarters (where Volcanoes National Park adventures normally begin) thus saving you the time for transferring.

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