It is located northern Rwanda’s Musanze district nestled in a forest of Eucalyptus trees. The lodge offers a family sized magnificent accommodation at the Jack Hannah’s cottages with beautiful views of Rwanda’s hills and slopes of the Volcanoes national park. Jack Hanna Cottage, a luxurious private guesthouse at the foot of the Virunga Volcano Range.
The cottage feels like a true home away from home, ideal for trekking out to meet rare Mountain gorillas in theirs. Getting within meters of a gorilla family and watching their social dynamics is one of Africa’s most unique and mesmerizing wildlife experiences and on this stay you’ll have two opportunities to do so. Alternatively, pay a visit to Diane Fossey grave, take a Golden Monkey Trek or just relax on your second full day.
Facilities and amenities
- En-suite bathroom with tub and shower
- Shampoo and soap
- Full kitchen
- Tea/coffee in cottage
- 220v charging outlets in room
- In-room safe
- Wi-Fi in house
- Laundry (extra cost)
- Credit cards accepted (Visa)
Activities and wildlife viewing
Naturally, the top draw for any visitor to Jack Hanna’s cottages is the mountain gorillas at home in adjacent Virunga National Park. The House is located very near the park headquarters and starting point for gorilla treks, making it both a convenient as well as distinctive accommodation choice for gorilla safaris. Visitors should be prepared for a possibly arduous hike through the forest as trackers locate a habituated gorilla group, though any physical exertion is soon dispelled as the group spends up to one hour in the close presence of the gorillas.
Other activities in the area include treks to see golden monkeys, and a visit to Dian Fossey remote Karisoke Camp, the original research base where Fossey studied the mountain gorillas, bringing their plight to the wider world. Several of Fossey favourite gorillas are buried here, as well as Fossey herself, who was killed, likely by poachers, in 1985.