Nestled in a charming village just beyond Kinigi, Amakoro Songa Lodge offers a harmonious blend of conservation and tourism. This haven of serenity comprises eight luxurious cottages, meticulously designed to immerse guests in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings. The lodge takes its name from the distinctive black volcanic rocks that characterize the rugged terrain, home to the magnificent Mountain Gorillas. Set upon a seven-acre expanse with impeccably manicured lawns, it is embraced by the majestic Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo mountain volcanoes.
Each of the lodge’s cottages is thoughtfully adorned with rustic elegance, seamlessly weaving together local and modern elements to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. Spacious rooms, complete with fireplaces, offer the perfect respite after an adventurous trek. Don’t miss the opportunity to gather around the “must-experience” outdoor fireplace, where you can savor evening drinks while enjoying captivating performances by the traditional Indore Dance Troupe.
When it comes to cuisine, Amakoro Songa Lodge places a strong emphasis on “trying local.” The lodge’s chefs cultivate their own spices and organic vegetables in on-site gardens, ensuring a menu that caters to diverse palates. The dedicated staff, including members from the local community, are on hand to provide guests with genuine local hospitality and in-depth knowledge of the region.
Guests have the chance to immerse themselves in the neighboring villages’ culture and participate in traditional activities such as tree planting, community cleanups, and traditional dancing. The lodge arranges community walks that include visits to local homes and storytelling sessions with the oldest residents, who share tales dating back to pre and post-colonial times. These community walks conclude with a delightful picnic and a private moment for guests to revel in the beauty of nature.
The primary attraction at Amakoro Songa Lodge is undoubtedly Gorilla trekking. The lodge holds the distinction of being the closest accommodation to the Park Headquarters, where the adventure begins. This proximity ensures the utmost convenience for guests, especially considering the early start required for trekking. After the unforgettable experience of encountering our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, you can indulge in a rejuvenating foot massage.
Whether you seek adventure through mountain climbing, cycling, and birdwatching or simply wish to unwind and reconnect with your inner self, Amakoro Songa Lodge is your ideal sanctuary. Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to book your stay at Amakoro Songa Lodge Rwanda and embark on unforgettable gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda.