Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge is situated in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes on the border of Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC, near Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
The lodge’s circular thatched cottages known as bandas are situated throughout the grounds. There are three double rooms and three twins each named after one of the Virunga volcanoes. Plus, a new deluxe banda was added in 2018 with another on the way. Each banda includes a cozy fireplace and an en suite bathroom features a flushing toilet, double vanity, and a luxury shower with plenty of cold and solar-heated hot water. Each cottage features its own veranda that looks out across the valley toward volcanoes in the distance.
The lodge is nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes on the edge of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda. The park is home to endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkeys, beautiful bamboo rain forests, and the sacred Ngarama Cave, which was once home to the king of the Batwa Pygmies. It is the smallest of Uganda’s national parks. The park encompasses the three dormant volcanoes of Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo. There are over thirty-nine mammal species living here including more than ten primate species including the mountain gorillas. There are also 115 bird species recorded here including fourteen bird species of the total twenty-four bird species that are endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains.