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Mount Gahinga lodge

Mount Gahinga lodge is the only luxury lodge  located on the edges of Mgahinga national park. Mghainga national park is located in the south western Uganda sharing borders with DR.Congo.  Given its location, it is the best lodge where anyone can spend a night(s) when they visit to  Uganda’s Mgahinga park. The most popular activities that attracts most of the visitors to this park are gorilla or golden monkey tracking, but there are so many others to do in Mgahinga national park.

Mount Gahinga LodgeThe lodge is a great starting point for those who want to go for volcano climbing and hikers will find this activity very interesting.  You can also go for community walks through the local towns and villages if you want to learn more about the locals.  This is the best way for any one to meet and interact with locals/ Batwa if you want to learn about their cultures and life style. These Batwas are the original inhabitants of this Central African rain forest just like the case is in Bwindi rain forest.

Rooms at Mt Gahinga Lodge.

As matter of fact Gahinga lodge has got a total of 8 bandas . Tow of these are deluxe rooms and the 6 are standard rooms. All of them are designed in an African traditional way using local materials and were all hand built facing Virunga Volcano mountains.  These traditionally designed bandas do display the African artistic styles specifically about the Bafumbira local people life-style.

These bandas can accommodate about 16 people in total, on a sharing basis. All bandas have got comfort king size beds, they are all self-contained with en-suite showers and have fireplaces which are lite in the evenings to keep the room. They also have private porches with chairs where you can sit and relax on a free day or in the evenings.

All rooms, the lounge and dining area are decorated with African craft work to make the place more attractive and charming to the guests. The lounge, the gardens and the dining area were recently redesigned to meet the standards of a luxury property and make it more pleasing.

Mount Gahinga lodge deluxe room
Deluxe room

Prices/ Rates of Mount Gahinga Lodge.

Like other luxury hotels in the region, rates depend on the season you are staying at the lodge and Mt Gahinga lodge is not any different. Prices are on a per person basis in United States Dollars.

2023 Rates 
High Season 
Low Season 
Sharing Per person
Standard Rooms$1100$1325$665$665
2024 Rates
Sharing per person
Standard rooms$1185$1420$710$710
Deluxe rooms$1540$1850$930$930
Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga National Park.

From Gahinga lodge, you can opt to track the Nyakagezi gorilla group since it is the closest gorilla family. One can also opt to track gorillas in the southern part of  Bwindi gorilla park. Worth noting, a gorilla trek in Mgahinga basically starts from the lodge and then head to the park headquarters. You can also easily access the Sabinyo gorge hiking trail where most of the birding activities are done and if you’re a birder, Sabinyo gorge must be on your list.

Mount Gahinga Lodge Standard room
Standard room

Mount Gahinga lodge also offers exclusive services to the guests. They have friendly employees, offer the best meals prepared by the best chefs using local ingredients from local farms. Every guest has to get a personal butler to help with anything that a guest may need during their stay.

The lodge has some complimentary services that they offer to guests like the free Wifi which is not only limited to the dining and lounge area but can also be accessed from the rooms. Worth noting is the availability of a massage and sauna named  Gushimisha Spa & Sauna. This comes in handy especially after a long gorilla trek or even after hiking Sabyinyo volcano. You can visit this lodge anytime of the year and you can be sure that you will have a wonderful stay.

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