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Kinigi Guest House


Kinigi Guest House is one of the oldest lodges in the Volcanoes National Park. Located at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes this bed and breakfast lodge is managed by ASOFERWA), a local community organization that supports widows and orphans of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.  The lodge is also known as Village Touristique de Kinigi, its former French name.

Kinigi Guest House is a fully fitted budget accommodation option, a perfect hospitality choice for weekend getaways or for a night stay before or after gorilla trekking. At Kinigi, guests are guaranteed of ultimate comfort and a tasty breakfast all covered on what have paid.


Kinigi Guest House is about half kilometers away from Volcanoes National Park head offices. It is at Kinigi where all tourists on Rwanda safaris to see mountain gorillas converge for briefing about gorilla trekking regulation and to be allocated a gorilla family to track. Kinigi Guest House with no doubt a preferred budget or basic accommodation facility thanks to its suitable location making it easier for visitors to connect up to the briefing area to get briefed and start a search for mountain gorillas.

From Ruhengeri city to Kinigi, you will drive for 11 km to get to the Kinigi Guest House. This lodge is set at the bottom of Sabyinyo Volcano at elevation of 4480m, Northwestern Rwanda and from Kigali, about 2-3 hours’ drive. This moderate lodge is set down the road from where visitors usually begin their golden or gorilla trekking adventures.

Amenities at Kinigi Guest House

Kinigi Guest House is a budget facility and this means, you shouldn’t expect the standard facilities such as the Marriott hotels. Regardless of its class, guests have incredible amenities to make their stay comfortable and memorable. The available facilities or amenities to find at Kinigi Guest House include capacity of up to 40pax, warm water, electricity in the rooms, VIP suites, 400 seat capacity hall suitable for weddings, seminars, conferences, and other social functions.

Kinigi Guest House also comes with Wi-Fi, restaurant where great meals are offered; fireplace, one suite, 2 bathroom, hot shower available in the rooms, fully stocked bar and restaurant where you can have a local or international cuisines, plus all your favorite drinks ranging from soft to hard drinks.

This guest house also comes with terrace overlooking the scenic highlands and volcanoes. This is one spot you shouldn’t miss visiting for relaxation while enjoying the spectacular surrounding landscape. Enjoy great entertainment from the fitted television and also keep up-to-date with what is going on around the world. In addition, there is 4 shared dormitories each consisting of 4 beds, laundry services offered at affordable cost, gift or craft shop for you grab your favorite souvenir before you exit.

Getting to Kinigi Guest House

Kinigi Guest House is a preferred budget accommodation thanks to its easy access. It is accessible 500m from the park headquarter and from Ruhengeri, about 11km while guests from Kigali can drive for 2-3 hour.

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