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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I’ve been visiting Le Bambou since 2011 when it was just a few double bandas, with some lovely flower beds and a little bit of bamboo. Now it sits in a virtual bamboo forest! The original bandas are made from volcanic rock and each has a fireplace. Divine! The owner has invested heavily in building new cottages, particularly family size...

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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two very comfortable nights at the lodge and were very happy. We highly recommend it. The service was very good and friendly, and the food very home style. It is a very comfortable place that is great for families and friends who are spending a few days hiking in the Volcanoes National Park. The rooms are comfortable and...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel definitely gets the job done given that it is in a pretty remote location. The staff are warm and friendly and really try to help make your stay comfortable. We stayed here the night before gorilla trekking which was was a great choice given it's proximity to the park entrance. Food was warm and plentiful and they were...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review, we are sorry for wet paint ,at the moment the lodge is being refurbished , but will complete soon, looking forward to host you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nestled away from the main road between Kinigi and the National Park, Le Bambou offers a homely, warm and cosy place to stay. After 3 long days, the staff made us feel re-energised, cleaned our boots and offered us lovely fresh coffee to warm us through. The room was spacious and relaxing, warmed by an open fire in front of...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Jack for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed here two nights in December. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the meals are all excellent. They also make you a little snack bag to take with you on your Gorilla trek. The place is showing its age but we liked the quirky factor. We got them to arrange the airport transfer from Kigali each way...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Thanks for your positive review, we are in the process of registering for online credit card payment, we will update on our website

Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My husband, three kids, and I planned to visit Africa for a long time, and we finally got our wish when we visited Uganda and completed our trip in Rwanda. We read reviews here on TripAdvisor, and decided that Emmanuel was the one to help us plan for our trip. After we sent him the funds, he wasted no time...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

We are very much pleased your enjoyed your stay in Rwanda with us, we look forward to host you again, thanks for the positive review.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our 2 night stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge when we went on a gorilla trek in Rwanda just made our memories even better. The staff could not be more attentive and welcoming, the food delicious and the views spectacular. We arranged a driver to take us to the start of the trek with the hotel, and they sent us...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nikki, Thanks for the positive review, we really appreciate

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went Gorilla trekking with my friends and mentors, and even though I didn't think it was possible that the day could get better than it was, it did when we got to Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. As much as we were amazed by the Gorilla family we visited called "Ntambara", we were tired and our shoes were very muddy...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate you were pleased during your visit at our lodge, we look forward to host you and your friends in future ,

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The service and food were fantastic, the room was extremely spacious and private and the grounds were beautiful. It was everything we could have wanted on the night before our gorilla trek. Added bonus - they packed us a snack to take on the trek and cleaned our shoes after we got back which was so incredible.

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks , we really appreciate your positive review, we always strive for customer satisfaction

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the evening fires kept the room perfectly warm. The staff was very accommodating and ensured we were well taken care of throughout our stay, even going so far as to clean our shoes after the trek. Alex, our guide and driver, was super...

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Emmanuel G, Public Relations Manager at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks laura for your positive review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to host you again.

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  • Breakfast included
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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: | Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi, Rwanda (Formerly Le Bambou Gorilla Village)
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Musanze District > Kinigi
Price Range: €185 - €232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 11. It had three beds for my children.”
 of 5 bubbles roseshu1964, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room number two was my favorite because it had the stunning view of volcanic mountain ranges.”
 of 5 bubbles PortiaU2019, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottage number 12 has the best view of volcanoes mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles jackdonnily, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to Lobby are better, could get very dark to the far end rooms of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles christiano143, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sub standard - States it is a deluxe lodge. It's not in any stretch of the imagination”
 of 5 bubbles 687arleneb, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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