Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mount Gahinga Lodge is located at the base of the three popular volcanoes, Mgahinga, Muhavuru and Sabinyo. Mgahinga National Park is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, which makes gorilla trekking the ultimate activity to experience when visiting Mount Gahinga Lodge. The lodge is ideal for wildlife and birdlife enthusiasts.

Lodge Highlights

When to go
All Year Round
From $350 pp All Inclusive
Mountain Gorilla
Ideal Stay
Minimum 5 Nights

Mount Gahinga Lodge Booking Seasons

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Peak Mid Low

Stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mount Gahinga Lodge opened in 1997 and was the first lodge of the Volcanoes Safaris collection. It is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking on the Ugandan side of the Virungas, track the rare golden monkey, climb a volcano, walk through local villages and most of all to share the culture of the Batwa, the oldest inhabitants of the Central African rain forest.

The charming property, inspired by traditional design and building techniques, has been re-imagined in 2019: the lounge, dining room, and gardens have been remodeled, and two new deluxe bandas have been launched.

The luxury bandas reflect the magic of the aesthetic traditions of the Bufimbira people, with their distinct colours. Each Banda has an ensuite luxury shower room, fireplace and private porch


At Mount Gahinga Lodge

Located at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes is the charming Mount Gahinga Lodge. Eight bandas (six standard and two deluxe), come with en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water, a cosy

fireplace, and private porch to contemplate the beauty of your surrounds. The bandas are all decorated in the creative spirit of the Bufimbira people and a private butler service is standard for all guests, with your every whim catered to.

Relish delicious meals served al fresco surrounded by rolling mountain ranges or in the dining room. Spend relaxing hours in the comfortable lounge, strolling around the colourful gardens, or reading a good book in the shade of a leafy tree.

The Experience

At Mount Gahinga Lodge

A stone, wood and thatch build, Mount Gahinga Lodge consists of a main lodge and 9 sleeping bandas. The main lodge – which boasts Wi-Fi access – includes a newly built sunroom (lounge), bar, dining area, old lounge and library.

A mix of local produce, fresh fish, meat and vegetables, the food is superb, and much commented on by guests, as is the service.

Circular, thatched and discreetly positioned, each of the sleeping rooms – or cottages – includes a double or twin bed, seating, room to change in, a veranda and a separate bathroom. In keeping with its ecologically conscious ethos, the bathroom contains a short drop toilet, a bucket shower and hot water is available on request.


Things to do at Mount Gahinga Lodge.

  • Visit Gahinga Batwa Village
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Batwa Heritage Experience
  • Batwa Dance Group
  • Birding
  • Volcano Climbing
  • Kisozi Caldera Hiking
  • Birding

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