This is a great option for your stay for gorilla tracking, as it's only a stone's throw from the park headquarters where you start and end your trek.
Mahogany Springs, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
This small lodge is situated overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, close to the Munyanga River. All of the rooms are suite, most are superior suites and there is one presidential suite which has two ensuite bedrooms, making it ideal for families.
The superior suites are all spacious with large glass doors leading onto a balcony where you can relax and enjoy the views. All have mosquito nets around the beds and a spacious ensuite bathroom with shower. The main lodge has tall ceilings with a thatch roof, a large terrace where breakfast is served, and a dining room with fireplaces. There is also a gift shop as well as a lounge area with a library of books, portable DVD players and a DVD library and board games. Meals are a la carte and afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes and pastries is served each afternoon - ideal after a long day trekking to see the gorillas.
As well as the obvious attraction of visiting the mountain gorillas, there are other excursions to fill your days here. These include guided bird walks, nature walks, visits to the lodge's vegetable garden or a visit to the Batwa pygmy community nearby.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Bwindi Lodge is an attractive eco-friendly lodge set on a steep hillside amidst lush vegetation just outside the border of Bwindi Forest. There are eight comfortable bandas with great views.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is new luxurious accommodation in a beautiful position in the southern part of Bwindi National Park. From here you can go gorilla tracking.
Engagi Lodge is a small, simple lodge located approximately four kilometres from the Bwindi park headquarters at Buhoma, where you start and end your gorilla tracking excursions.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Tracking Mountain gorilla is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences. It is difficult to describe the exhilaration attached to first setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.