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Sambora Kinigi Lodge

Sambora Kinigi Lodge is one of the luxury lodges within the Volcanoes National Park. For an intimate and life changing safari experience, you should book your stay at this beautiful lodge that overlooks the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda.

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A trip to the spectacular Volcanoes National Park is complete when you have where to retire for a night before or after your interaction with the massive mountain gorillas in the wild. As you plan your memorable gorilla safari, do not forget to secure your accommodation option for a night. And there is one location to consider a must-book and that is Sambora Kinigi Lodge.


Sambora Kinigi Lodge is located in Kinigi in Northwestern Rwanda. The 3-star lodge is about 10 minutes’ drive off from Iby’Iwacu cultural village. From the base of Mt. Bisoke, Sambora is 8km away and 4km from Volcanoes National Park. From Kigali to Sambora Kinigi is about 2-3 hours’ drive and possible also to take a flight up to Northwestern Rwanda and you will be transferred to your comfortable lodge for a night stay.

Sambora Kinigi Lodge has a composition of five elegant and self-contained rooms built overviewing the Virunga Mountain ranges. The lodge’s rooms come with distinct African traditional style. The rooms are distinctly decorated, well-furnished featuring large 4 poster beds, wooden floor, hot and cold en-suite showers, flushing toilets, complementary bottled water, satellite, air conditioning, flat screen television, free toiletries,

Coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, safety box, sitting area, terraces, balconies, sofa chairs and comfortable beds. This 3-star facility is comprised of different room categories including singles, twin, doubles, triple and family rooms.

Other amenities and services

Sambora Kinigi Lodge has a luxurious dining area offering African inspired dishes and international cuisines. The different meals to have a great taste here include buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner –provided at the main building. There is also possibility of enjoying your meal at the beautiful gardens overviewing the Virunga Volcanoes.

Fully stocked bar and shared lounge –come and have different taste of your favorite drinks. Sambora Kinigi Lodge has a full-stocked bar with plenty of refreshments including local, cocktails, spirits, wines and international beers. Enjoy your favorite drink while overviewing the beautiful view of the Virunga volcanoes.

Available services at Sambora Kinigi Lodge include laundry services, free parking space, 24-hour front desk; pick up and drop off, housekeeping, Wi-Fi to keep you connect with your family back home.

Volcanoes National Park

Sambora Kinigi Lodge is a budget and mid-range facility built within Kinigi area in Volcanoes National Park. It is the best spot to begin your expedition in Volcanoes NP, thanks to its close location. Volcanoes N. Park is a spectacular bamboo and Rainforest Park, established in 1925, and has the land area of 160sq.km.

Volcanoes NP is entirely a compact African park but holds the world’s wonders. The park holds the special mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, other mammals, 200 species of birds, and floral species as well as 5 of the 8 Virunga Volcanoes. Spending a night at Sambora allows you to connect to the park at ease and engage in the various activities including mountain gorilla trekking, Dian Fossey tomb hike, golden monkey tracking, and more.

Getting there

Sambora Kinigi Lodge is set in the Northwestern Rwanda, not far away from Volcanoes National Park. From Ruhengeri airport, visitors can easily connect up to this 3-star lodge which is about 11km.

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