MIKENO LODGE

Mikeno Lodge is a luxurious lodge tucked into a forested hillside at Virunga National Park Headquarters and the perfect base for visiting mountain gorillas or climbing a volcano. The lodge is perfectly situated between three major attractions in Virunga National Park, and is only one and a half hours from Goma.  There is an abundance of bird life, as well as resident blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, and baboons. Chimpanzees are also frequent visitors to the area. Whether your stay is the starting point for gorilla, volcano, and chimp adventures, or purely for a relaxing time-out in a peaceful location, Mikeno Lodge provides an exceptional experience among the wildlife and beauty of Virunga National Park.

ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES

Mikeno Lodge offers twelve unique bungalows, each have stunning views into the surrounding forest. Fashioned with lava stone, mahogany and thatch the bungalows are nestled amidst the thick forest greenery and reaching trees. Comprised of a comfortable lounging area and fireplace to ward off the crisp evening air, the spacious bungalows enjoy en-suite bathrooms with stone carved baths and curved stone showers. The decor merges Congolese ethnicity and classic simplicity with patterned rugs, soft tones and sleek wooden furniture; whilst the private deck allows guests to enjoy the performance of the Blue and Colobus monkeys in the forest. Enjoyed beneath the thatched boma at the main lodge, dining is delicious and flavoursome.

GEOGRAPHY

Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The park’s 7800 square kilometers (3000 square miles) includes forests, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori mountains. Virunga is home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. The park’s two other Great Ape species, eastern lowland Grauer’s gorillas and chimpanzees, make Virunga the only park in the world to host three taxa of Great Apes. Another prominent inhabitant of the park is the Okapi, an endangered species that resembles a zebra but is more closely related to the giraffe. Large colonies of hippopotami, forest and savanna elephants, lions, and numerous rare bird species can also be found in the park.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area
  • The lodge is a peaceful retreat after a day visiting mountain gorillas or climbing a volcano
  • The Virunga National Park is home to an incredible 200 of the world’s remaining 790 Mountain Gorillas and treks across into the dense forest provide the ultimate viewing arena for these gentle giants
  • Hiking up the 3,470 metre Nyiragongo volcano is an experience of a lifetime

EXPERIENCE EAST AFRICA

If you are thinking of staying with us and want to explore further a-field, our recommended itineraries,  could be just what you are looking for. Or talk to us about creating a bespoke itinerary just for you.

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