Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge

Bookings: 27 Lumumba Ave, Nakasero


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Overview & Features

Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga is an exclusive Uganda adventure lodge that has the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Its rustic charm creates an absorbing atmosphere of tranquility and history.

The main building features a rustic living space with a warm central fire that offers the ideal environment for relaxing at the end of the day, with the terrace outside and a spacious sunroom adjoining the living area completing the peaceful and open style. Each of the bandas has been thoroughly renovated to offer unparalleled luxury in the region. Each room has a fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with showers and flush toilets and each is reached by taking a short stroll through the large gardens that fill the lodge with life.

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  1. Charlie Beau says:

    A group of us stayed at Mgahinga last week. I fell in love with the place: the fabulous view of the volcanic peaks, the cool weather, the bird filled gardens and the friendly, attentive staff.

    The majority of the bedrooms have been refurbished and each has its own colour scheme. Mine was a bright turquoise with matching beautifully made craft accessories. The room smelt beautiful when I entered and the staff had lit a fire when I returned to my room in the evening. Hot water bottles at night were a welcome touch.

    I enjoyed every meal. Breakfast was a plate of mixed fruit, followed by a variety of cooked breakfasts, lots of jam, honey etc to choose from. Coffee is produced at Volcano Safaris’ sister Lodge in Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park. We had some scrumptious three course meals in evening including the best tilapia I’ve eaten in a long time and home-made apple crumble and custard. Vegetarian and other options are not a problem; we had a choice of two or three main courses.

    Mgahinga is an eco-lodge run on solar power, but I still managed two hot showers.
    Prices are all inclusive (three cooked meals a day plus, afternoon tea and biscuits, all alcoholic drinks and a variety of activities).

    The Mgahinga setting is very inspiring and a great base if you’re a hiker, or walker. The Lodge offers free Wi-Fi , but the remote location of the lodge means you can’t rely on it too much – leave the laptop at home, enjoy some solitude or enjoy a sundowner around the open fire in the living room.

    The trek to see the golden monkeys was definitely worth doing. We had an excellent UWA guide, who really added to the experience. The hike to find the monkeys, through the bamboo forest, was just as much fun as seeing the primates themselves.

    The community activities were fun and educational. Herbert, volcanoes safaris’ community organiser, really added to our trip. The lodge’s Batwa experience was fascinating and gave us a real insight into this traditional culture. We loved the traditional dancing.

    Mgahinga Lodge is a great weekend retreat. Next time I go, I plan to climb Mount Sabinyo!

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