Mount Gahinga Lodge Location and Overview

Mount Gahinga Lodge is stationed close to the headquarters of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – the only other park harbouring the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, besides Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is also a habitat to the endangered golden monkeys. The lodge is strategically situated, having the Virunga Volcanoes as a beautiful backdrop and offering a scenic view of the park and the Kisoro Valleys and steep hills.

The lodge is a stone, wood and thatch complex consisting of the main lodge which harbours the recently built sunroom (lounge), dining area, bar, old lounge and library. The lodge’s accommodation consists of 9 well furnished and self-contained bands, all built on ecological principles.

Mount Gahinga Lodge Range

Mount Gahinga Lodge is a luxury/upmarket safari accommodation facility.

Mount Gahinga Lodge Facilities


Mount Gahinga Lodge is comprised of 9 elegantly furnished and self-contained Bandas which are uniquely named after the nearby Virunga Volcanoes. Each Banda is furnished with a double or twin bed, a changing room, a sitting area, fireplace, an ensuite bathroom and a private porch looking out to the park and the mountains.

Dining room and bar

The cooking staff prepare mouth-watering dishes from fresh and quality ingredients, vegetables, meats and fish – the local fishermen bring freshly caught fish to the lodge every morning. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room. Guests can eat from the terrace when they want to.

Sunroom, lounge and library

The main lodge harbours a recently built Sunroom is fascinatingly circular in shape, has an assortment of colourful, lightweight and cosy chairs and cushions. The room is referred to as a Sunroom because it is designed in a way that allows a lot of natural light to stream in.

The old lounge is also beautifully furnished and has a library where guests can pick books from, to read and as they unwind and relax in the cosy environment. Adjacent to the sunroom is an open log fire which is normally lit to give warmth to the lounge and make it more alluring to guests. Mount Gahinga Lodge has everything to make a memorable safari holiday in western Uganda.

Solar power supply

The lodge has a supply of solar power to give light in all its facilities and support charging of phones, cameras and other electronic devices. The rooms have good lighting and guests can comfortably do their work overnight without inconvenience.

Good water supply

Mount Gahinga Lodge has an adequate supply of water in all its facilities, housekeeping and cleaning are done regularly by the dedicated staff. The staff also ensure that guests have a generous supply of water whenever they need to bathe or clean up.

Other amenities

  • Well trained and hospitable staff
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Housekeeping and room service
  • 24/7 security
  • Ample parking space
  • Free Wi-Fi


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