Mount Gahinga Lodge – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mount Gahinga Lodge is a luxury hospitality establishment set just near the entrance of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Southwestern Uganda. Its strategic location at the base of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo makes it a perfect lodging facility for guests on Uganda gorilla safari/golden monkey tracking safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Congo gorilla safari, and Rwanda gorilla safari.
Mount Gahinga Lodge is a unique lodging facility of its own and features about 6 luxurious Bandas which are also connected to hot showers and have comfortable beds for guests to have the best of their night after the tiring gorilla trekking adventure, golden monkey trekking, thrilling Batwa community walk. Each of the lodge’s cottages is set up in such a way that they have a private balcony that offers guests a breathtaking view over the scenic Lake Mutanda and surrounding tourist sites.
The lodge is built using locally sourced materials including stones which gives it an exceptional outlook and also the best place to consider retiring after a long day gorilla trek tour in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The rooms have a fireplace and en-suite bathrooms, flush toilets, showers with its Banda/cottages which are reachable along with the lodge’s gardens.
Facilities and services offered at Mount Gahinga Lodge
The key facilities and services guests at Mount Gahinga Lodge can enjoy range from the open fireplace to relax and warm the body during the cold day after your long day trek to view mountain gorillas, golden monkeys; laundry services which may come at visitor cost, a classic restaurant which offers local and international cuisines including a mix of local produce, meat, vegetables, fresh fish and many more; a well-stocked bar, an outdoor sitting area which is ideal for birding and for guests to also catch a glimpse of unique plant species.
The lodge is also connected to solar power and no worries about power or if you need to charge your gadgets. There is also a sunroom that overviews the stunning volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and those in the surrounding areas.
Activities to do while staying at Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mount Gahinga Lodge is strategically located at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is one of the two parks where mountain gorillas and golden monkeys live. This makes it a perfect place for visitors on Uganda safari to engage in mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, volcano hiking, nature walks, bird watching, visit the Batwa community, and many others.
How to get to Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mount Gahinga Lodge is found near Kisoro Town just on the edge of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is accessible by road or by air. By road, visitors on Uganda gorilla safari can begin their journey from Entebbe/Kampala through Masaka-Mbarara-Kisoro then connect to Mount Gahinga Lodge.
Driving from Entebbe/Kampala to this lodge may take you about 8-10 hours and includes a stopover en-route at Uganda Equator crossing. If you are traveling from Kigali, it will involve border crossing through Katuna/Chanika border then connect to Kabale/Kisoro Town then you connect to Mount Gahinga Lodge.
By air, guests can take flight services starting from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airfield then land at Kisoro airstrip where the safari guide can pick you to transfer you up to the lodge.