Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mount Gahinga Lodge is perched on a hillside close to the entrance of the Mgahinga National Park in southwest Uganda. The three extinct volcanoes of Muhabura, Sabyinyo and Gahinga provide a scenic backdrop and the Lodge's lovely gardens are surrounded by some rural housing and cultivated land, producing potatoes, maize and beans.
There are nine thatch cottages, all with private bathrooms which have "long drop" toilets and "bucket" showers. Each cottage has its own veranda, looking out across the valley and Lake Mutanda. The dining room and bar also share these superb views.
Mountain gorillas live in Mgahinga National Park, however they are not always present in Uganda, as they move across the border into Congo and Rwanda at times. Popular day trips available include a rather difficult volcano climb, or a canoe trip on Lake Mutanda. Those who do not feel energetic can simply relax at the lodge and watch the abundant birdlife attracted by the gardens.