Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel | A Stunning Lodge right at the foothills of Volcanoes National Park

Overlooking the stunning Virunga Ranges, Five Volcanoes boutique hotel is a five star accommodation facility located in Musanze district offering the perfect base for guests visiting Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Five Volcanoes boutique hotel is the perfect blend of luxury and serenity while on a Rwanda safari. The hotel has excellent staff, great hotel amenities and spectacular views of the Virunga Ranges that are best viewed from the upstairs restaurant at the property.

Upstairs restaurant at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Five Volcanoes boutique hotel offers a relaxing, serene environment beautiful gardens filled with with flowers and lush plants. A stroll through the hotel gardens will have you come across colorful sun birds that are attracted by the flowers. While at the hotel there is a number of activities that you can do in the nearby area which include gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, golden monkey trekking, bird watching and a visit to the Iby’ Iwacu Cultural village. These are just some of the top activities that one can do, the surrounding areas have so much more attractions for a visitor to Musanze.

Accommodation at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

When it comes to accommodation you are assured of a comfortable stay as Five volcanoes boutique hotel has spacious and large rooms with beautiful décor. The hotel features 11 en-suite rooms with different room types that cater to single occupancy, double occupancy and triple occupancy. For families traveling together family rooms are available and triple occupancy is arranged by the staff.

Each room at the hotel consists of;

Large comfortable bed/s with clean linen bedsheets.

Bathroom fully stocked with a flushing toilet, mirror, sink, shower gel, bathroom slippers, clean towels and bathing soap.

Hot and cold showers.

Hair dryer.

Mosquito nets.

Bedside table and lamp on each side of the bed.

Safety deposit box.

Coffee/tea station.

A flat screen television set.

The rooms have a balcony with stunning views of the hotel gardens that are dotted with lush greenery and brightly colored flowers.

A double occupancy room at the hotel

Facilities and Services at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Swimming pool – The hotel features a clean swimming pool in the midst of the property with sun loungers. The pool area is a great place to relax especially after a long day in the park doing activities. Guests can choose to order a drink and enjoy it by the pool side or choose to swim.

Dining Area – Five Volcanoes boutique hotel has a dining area that serves delicious and fresh meals. The kitchen is equipped with all essentials and professional chefs are available to attend to all your needs including catering to any dietary requirements. The dining area situated upstairs has the best viewing point of the Virunga Ranges at the hotel, you can enjoy your meal as you are treated to a stunning view.

Reception – The reception area is dotted with beautiful African inspired décor and the reception desk has a staff member who typically welcomes you to the hotel and takes you through a short briefing session before you are taken to your room. The reception area is the best place to go if you have any inquiries during your stay.

Bar – The hotel features a well-stocked bar with an array of alcoholic drinks. The bar has different types of beers, wines and spirits, one can order a glass of wine, cocktail or a local beer brand. Fizzy drinks and non-alcoholic drinks are also available.

Spa and wellness center – The hotel’s spa and wellness center is the right place to checkout while staying at the hotel as it offers a number of treatments that include facials, holistic treatments and massage. The hotel has trained professional massage therapists and wellness staff at the spa.

Gift shop – A gift shop is available at the hotel filled with different items that include beaded necklaces, Rwandan décor pieces, fridge guards, Ankara bags, colorful beaded earring and many other cute items that can make for great souvenirs. If you like shopping the gift shop is a place that you should definitely pass by during your stay.

Other services include ample parking space, Wi-Fi and maximum security available 24 hours a day.

Attractions and Activities

Gorilla Trekking – This is the most popular tourism activity in Volcanoes National Park. Five Volcanoes boutique hotel is strategically located 15 minutes away from the Kinigi park headquarters which is the start for the gorilla trek. Gorilla trekking is a worthwhile memorable adventure that brings you closer to the mountain gorillas spending up to one hour watching them and taking photos. If you travelled with a tour operator company your driver guide picks you up straight from the hotel and transfers you to Kinigi for your trek. If you are doing self-drive you can use google maps to locate the area from the hotel or even ask the staff at the hotel for directions.

Golden Monkey trekking – Golden monkeys are primate species with golden fur on their backs and interesting facial features, these primates exist in groups of up to 30 individuals and are rather active compared to gorillas. The golden monkey trek which starts at Kinigi headquarters is less strenuous than gorilla trekking and requires average physical fitness. The monkeys are usually found in less than one hour of trekking with the guidance of park ranger guides.

Diana Fossey Tomb Hike – The Diana Fossey hike is one of the activities around park and the 4 hour hike takes you to where she was buried. Diana Fossey was a researcher who spent a great deal of her life time researching the mountain gorillas and pushing for the conservation and protection of the gorillas. The current population of gorillas is highly attributed to her conservation work and commitment to preserving mountain gorillas.

Volcano Hiking – For travelers looking for adventure, Volcanoes National Park offers hiking opportunities with beautiful views. Visitors can choose among 4 main peaks out of the 5 Virunga mountain ranges to hike. The most popular is the Mt. Bisoke hike which can be done in one day; the hike offers breath-taking views of the Crater Lake at the top of Mt.Bisoke. The other volcanoes to hike include Mt.Karisimbi which is a 2 day hike, Mt.Muhavura and Mt.Gahinga.

Visit Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village – The Iby’Iwacu cultural visit is a great way to experience the way of the life of the Rwandans as you get a look in to their culture, traditions and norms. The cultural visit can be done after your gorilla trek depending on what time you return. While at the cultural village you will visit the traditional medicine man, a craft center and even be treated to the unique Rwanda traditional dances which you are free to join in.

Twin Lakes Visit – The visit to Rwanda’s twin lakes is a short yet rewarding trip that takes one to Lake Ruhonda and Lake Burera. The twin lakes offer you breath-taking views from the top and a glimpse in to the beautiful landscape of Rwanda. While here you can capture some great photos! This is a great attraction to visit in the afternoon.

Getting to Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

The hotel can be accessed from Kigali by road and the distance from Kigali to Musanze district in Rwanda is 96km. The journey is along a paved road and is just two and a half hours away from Kigali when using a private car. The route is Kigali – Rubavu – Musanze – Five Volcanoes Boutique hotel. The drive is scenic and offers stunning views of the panoramic landscape of Rwanda and the small busy towns along the way that are usually filled with locals busy with the day’s activities.

Five Volcanoes can also be accessed via Uganda. The connection is along a paved road from Kisoro in Uganda crossing at the Cyanika border post into Rwanda and then to Musanze town at the foothills of Volcanoes National Park. The distance between Kisoro and Musanze is 40km. The park can also be accessed by taking a flight from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park with Akagera Aviation which arranges charter helicopters to the park. The hotel can arrange pick up or your driver guide can pick you up at the airstrip and drop you off at Five Volcanoes boutique hotel.

Our Rwanda Safaris that include a stay at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari

4 Days Gorilla and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

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