Welcome to Mikeno Lodge
You can find Mikeno Lodge in the jungle surrounding Rumangabo. Only one and a half hour’s drive from Goma, it is easily accessible and serves as the perfect spot for tourists to begin their visit to Virunga National Park.
A Beautiful Lodge in the Forests of the Virunga Mountains
Mikeno Lodge is Virunga National Park’s first lodge. It is centrally located an hours drive away from three of Virunga National Park’s main tourist attractions, the Mountain Gorillas, Nyiragongo volcano and the Chimpanzees. Nestled among the trees of a virgin forest, the weather is cool, the views spectacular, and the lodging luxurious.
Dining, Bar, and Lounge
As you enter the main lodge you will receive a warm welcome before descending steps into a spacious lounge and bar. Adjacent to the lounge, the dining room offers full-course meals included in the price of your stay. Both the bar and dining area open onto a large tree top terrace providing the ideal location for a relaxing drink and sharing of the day’s activities. Depending on the time of day, here you can regularly spot in the trees, Blue Monkeys, Colabus Monkeys, Bushbabies and our resident crested Hornbill Couple Kitoko and Makelele.
Mikeno lodge has 12 individual bungalows, each accommodating two people with either a double or twin beds.
All the bungalows are designed in the same style with lava rock walls and thatched roofs all source locally. Each with its own private deck, spacious bathroom and a lounge area centred around a fireplace.
Whether your stay is the starting point for a gorilla, chimp or volcano adventure, or purely for a relaxing time-out in a peaceful location, Mikeno Lodge provides a unique experience among the wildlife and beauty of Virunga National Park.
Senkwekwe Centre- Orphan Mountain Gorillas
Visitors to Mikeno Lodge have the rare opportunity of visiting the Senkwekwe Centre, which is only a 3 minute walk from the lodge. The Senkwekwe Centre is home to four orphan mountain gorillas, Maisha, Kaboko, Ndeze and Ndakasi, they are the only mountain gorillas in captivity in the world.