Mount Gahinga LodgeMount Gahinga National Park, Uganda
Hidden in Uganda’s southern corner, just across the border from Rwanda, nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga is a rustic, charming lodge. Its location forms the perfect base from where to trek Mountain Gorilla, the rare golden monkey, climb a volcano or wander through local villages and learn more about the Batwa pygmies’ culture.
- The six stone bandas – all individually named after each of the Virunga Volcanoes – with papyrus roofs and en-suite shower reflect the magic of the aesthetic traditions of the Bufimbira people, with their distinct colours.
- Trekking Mountain Gorillas through the dense African forests is a magical experience. From the lodge daily treks are organized, with a maximum of only 8 visitors per group.
- Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes and the Kisoro valley below from the lodge terrace or your private veranda.
- The price for Uganda’s trekking permits are substantially lower ($600pp) compared with its neighbour Rwanda ($1500pp), making this a more affordable option.