Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mgahinga National Park is in the far south west of Uganda close to the borders of both Rwanda and Congo. Mount Gahinga Lodge, close to the park entrance, sits on a hillside in the shadow of three extinct volcanoes; Muhabura (4,127m), Sabyinyo (3,645m), Gahinga (3,475m). The lodge has a super garden and is surrounded by rural housing and cultivated land mostly producing potatoes, maize and beans.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodge has six standard and two deluxe papyrus roofed bandas spaced out through the grounds with en-suite bathrooms, and private verandahs. The two deluxe bands have cosy sitting rooms. The communal area of the lodge, which is a large thatched building decorated with local artefacts, is home to the bar, sitting room and dining room and a big fireplace to warm guests on chilly evenings.
Wildlife & Activities
A habituated family of mountain gorillas does often live in Mgahinga National Park, but they sometimes move across to the neighbouring national parks in Rwanda or Congo for a few months. While we can arrange gorilla tracking here, it is better to track rare golden monkeys, plan a day walk to climb one of the volcanoes (not to be taken lightly since your starting altitude is 2,300m), visit local communities, or to take part in a nature walk or a trip in a dug-out canoe on Lake Mutanda. Those wishing to do none of the above activities and to simply relax at the lodge can enjoy watching the birds attracted by the flowers and trees in the grounds.