Sitting snugly at the base slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga National Park, Mount Gahinga Lodge owns a most spectacular location. Mount Gahinga National Park is in the far south west of Uganda, close to the borders of both Rwanda and DRC. The surrounding tropical gardens and the rustic accommodation pervades old world ambience and affords not only an escape from the outside world but the chance to experience a new one with a day with the local Batwa Pygmy tribe on offer.
There are 8 rooms, taking the form of traditional bandas, all of which are enclosed by wild tropical gardens. Lighting is powered by solar energy and bathrooms are en suite. They possess bucket showers and composting toilets, in order to have a hot shower guests must request the bucket showers to be filled with warm water by lodge staff.
The main area of the lodge is warm and welcoming with a restaurant and bar and a sunroom facing the volcanoes. For cool evenings the fireplace is most welcome as are the delicious three course meals the lodge serves up.
1 hour flight or a long day's drive from Entebbe. It is also a 4 hour drive from Kigali and 5 - 6 hours from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Gorilla trekking, volcano climbing, community walks with the Batwa Pygmy tribe, birding, boat trips on Lake Mutanda and guided walks.
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