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Uganda

Mount Gahinga Lodge

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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.

Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge has six circular thatched cottages known as bandas situated throughout the grounds. There are three double rooms and three twins. An en suite bathroom features a flushing toilet, double vanity, and a shower with plenty of cold and solar-heated hot water. The bandas have recently been refurbished and even include a cozy fireplace. 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.

As the habituated gorilla family that used to reside in Mgahinga National Park is no longer living there full time, but is moving between Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC, guests ar the lodge visit the Nkuringo group in southern Bwindi. In addition to tracking gorilla, the hiking here is fantastic. Visitors should plan to spend the better part of a day climbing one of the volcanoes which is quite an undertaking since the hike begins at 7,500 feet. There are also treks to see the golden monkeys. As the area is on the edge of the national park, the birdwatching and guided nature walks are extremely productive. Guests can also take a forest walk in search of the forests guardians, the Batwa.

The main lodge building has a lovely living room, sunroom, and terrace overlooking the volcanoes. Delicious meals include locally sourced ingredients. There is a fully stocked gift shop located near the main lodge building. Each guest receives a complimentary massage in the tranquil massage room. Wi-Fi and internet are available in the main area.

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Uganda

Mount Gahinga Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

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.

Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge has six circular thatched cottages known as bandas situated throughout the grounds. There are three double rooms and three twins. An en suite bathroom features a flushing toilet, double vanity, and a shower with plenty of cold and solar-heated hot water. The bandas have recently been refurbished and even include a cozy fireplace. 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.

As the habituated gorilla family that used to reside in Mgahinga National Park is no longer living there full time, but is moving between Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC, guests ar the lodge visit the Nkuringo group in southern Bwindi. In addition to tracking gorilla, the hiking here is fantastic. Visitors should plan to spend the better part of a day climbing one of the volcanoes which is quite an undertaking since the hike begins at 7,500 feet. There are also treks to see the golden monkeys. As the area is on the edge of the national park, the birdwatching and guided nature walks are extremely productive. Guests can also take a forest walk in search of the forests guardians, the Batwa.

The main lodge building has a lovely living room, sunroom, and terrace overlooking the volcanoes. Delicious meals include locally sourced ingredients. There is a fully stocked gift shop located near the main lodge building. Each guest receives a complimentary massage in the tranquil massage room. Wi-Fi and internet are available in the main area.