Amakoro songa lodge is a  luxury accommodation found in the  Northern province of Rwanda, outside the town of kinigi in Rwanda. It is just 6.8 miles (11km) from Mgahinga national park and ten minutes from Volcanoes national park Headquarters. Just 19 minutes walk from the gorilla trekking starting point. In other words, it’s the closest lodge to the park. The lodge is a sustainable luxury resort in East Africa. The lodge is at the hill where it gives a good view of all locations ( surrounding area).   The lodge gets its name from the black volcanic rocks that characterize this mountainous part of Rwanda that is home to the Mountain Gorillas.

Amakoro Songo Lodge

Amakoro Songa Lodge is a convenient and affordable to the visitors staying in Rwanda, in Volcanoes national park for luxury safaris. There are many activities to do while at the Amakoro songa lodge that include;  gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, mountain climbing, bird watching in the park, guided community walks, golden monkey trekking either in Mgahinga national park since it 11 km near the lodge, Nature walks in the forests,  cycling , cave adventures , cultural tours like Ibyi‘wachu, City Tour In Kigali since it’s the capital city of Rwanda there are many places to visit like genocide, kimironko market and many more activities.

The lodge was set up particularly for tourists visiting volcanoes national park. The best time to Track gorillas in Rwanda is in the rainy season is from Feb to March, July, August, September, October, and mid-December.

A gorilla permit in Rwanda is at 1500$.

Rwanda has different accommodations ranging from budget, midrange and luxury that are friendly and convenient for the tourists. Rwanda is a small landlocked country found in eastern Africa, Bordering democratic republic of Congo, Uganda in the North, Tanzania in the east and Burundi in the south.  Rwanda currently has 3 national parks namely Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe national park, and Akagera national park.

Amakoro songa lodge is the only luxury lodge found near volcanoes national park.

Amakoro songa lodge consists of 8 luxurious cottages that are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets and running hot showers. Some rooms have fireplaces both in and outdoor fireplaces that provide warmth and comfort to the visitors at the lodge. Some rooms have gorgeous views from private verandas and balconies. All rooms have excellent and comfortable beddings, Rooms are in different categories; singles, doubles, twins and family cottages. Rooms cost 450$ per night and above. The lodge is set at seven –acres plot surrounded by Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabinyo mountain volcanoes that give a spectacular view of the area.

Fire Place at Amakoro Songa Lodge
Fire Place at Amakoro Songa Lodge


Amakoro songa  lodge offers different  facilities and services which include a restaurant that serves different types of meals both local and international  to meet visitors appetite; breakfast, lunch, and dinners served in Grass thatched Mogalian dinners , they also offer bush dinner to visitors staying at the lodge, well-trained staff, well-stocked bar , you sip cocktail or monk tail while enjoying the spectacular view of all volcanoes , Laundry services available at the lodge,  free parking space available, wifi available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, The lodge offers traditional dancing troupes, healthy and fitness centers like massage rooms, saunas , gyms etc, business centers available ,wedding meetings ,conferences etc, Excellent and comfortable rooms with private facilities like flushing toilets and hot running showers,  cozy atmosphere at the lodge, craft shop available at the lodge that provides African style gifts like shoes ,clothings, essential safari facilities etc

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