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Mount Gahinga Lodge

Discover Mount Gahinga Lodge

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 southwest of Uganda, close to the borders of both Rwanda and DRC. The surrounding tropical gardens and the rustic accommodation pervades old-world ambiance 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.

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Expert View

  • Spectacular views of Virunga Volcanoes
  • Personal butler service for all guests
  • Unwind with a complimentary 30-minute massage during your stay
  • Complimentary laundry service available

At a glance

  • 8 Bandas
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Visit the local Batwa community and immerse yourself in the traditional lifestyle of one of Uganda's oldest tribes, supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust."

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