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Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

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BBQ/picnic area
Twin Room, Non Smoking, Mountain View | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
TV, fireplace, DVD player, heated floors

Overview of Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star lodge in Kinigi with winery and restaurant
8,2 out of 10 Very good
8,2/10 Very good

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
Musanze District, Kinigi, Northern
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Kinigi, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge features an airport shuttle and a winery. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. A snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travelers.


All-inclusive room rates at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 2:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 5:30 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Private winery tours
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Winery on site


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Heated floors

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette
  • Dining table


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in between 11:00 AM and 9:30 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of 40-percent of room rate
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for RWF 15.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)
  • GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert)
  • Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global)
  • SGS (3rd party expert - Global)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge Kinigi
Da Vinci Gorilla Kinigi
Da Vinci Gorilla
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge Lodge
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge Kinigi
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge Lodge Kinigi

Frequently asked questions

Does Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge?
You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and game viewing. Enjoy amenities like a winery and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
Does Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room.
Does Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio and a yard.
What's the area around Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge like?
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge is located a short 3-minute walk from Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.



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8/10 Very good

Exceedingly lovely staff. So many nice surprises like burning fireplaces in the rooms with hot water bottles in the beds, foot rubs and shoe cleanings after our hike. Mattresses were amazing. Food was quite good, the included breakfast is expansive. Very beautiful grounds. Live dancing one night. Lovely dog Sparky. A few words of caution: most of our showers did not have hot water. Drinks and dinner were pretty pricey, so would consider at least bringing your own bottled water. They didn’t have the best intel re: Mt. Bisoke hike, so we just took ourselves, got COVID tested and registered on site.
Tyler G, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Tair, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

BEST hotel in Rwanda. THANK YOU!
Best hotel I have ever stayed in in Rwanda ! Absolutely LOVELY. food is delicious, staff is very nice, friendly, excelent ginger tea, they put hot water bottles in your bed to warm it up, nice fire etc. the BEST. thank you SO MUCH!!!
Noemie, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had an amazing time at Da Vinci Lodge. Very helpful staff and nice food.
Marie-Louise, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place with great people
Super friendly and helpful people. Fireplace and hot water bottles. What a service. Great experience
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Manuel, 2-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Manager very unhelpful
We had made a booking here through expedia which the hotel confirmed. When we arrived we were sent to another hotel without an explanation. The manager Ruth was very unhelpful in offering any explanation or even giving formal confirmation that our booking was cancelled. Sad that she ruined the experience - other staff seemed to be cheerful and friendly.
Cez, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Lodge for the Volcanoes National Park
The lodges in this resort are very large and very pleasant. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Each evening of my stay, one of the staff built an excellent, long-lasting charcoal fire in my room, making sure the room stayed beautifully warm. The meals were very good and very well priced. After my two visits to the National Park, the hotel team gave a much-appreciated and very thorough foot massage.
Will, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place. Fantastic staff
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the staff cannot do enough to make your stay a fantastic experience. Would highly recommend this hotel
kevin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
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