Mount Gahinga Lodge

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Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge rests on the edge of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda and is a tranquil and secluded safari escape. The park is home to mountain gorillas, rare golden monkeys, atmospheric bamboo forests and the sacred Ngarama Cave, which was once home to the king of the Batwa Pygmies.

Against a backdrop of three mighty, now-extinct volcanoes, this exclusive-use lodge is set in a beautiful landscape of gardens and has nine rustic bandas designed to fit seamlessly into the natural environment.

Experience the diversity of Uganda’s wildlife with a trek into the hills to see elusive gorilla or golden monkeys. Or simply relax the terrace of your lodge as you take in the incredible views of the volcanos and untouched African terrain.


  • Tranquil & secluded location
  • Trek in the hills of ancient volcanoes
  • Experience an unforgettable gorilla safari
  • Learn about the local cultures & traditions
  • Visit the sacred Ngarama Cave


  • Hiking
  • Local village visits
  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
Enjoy something a little different at the foot of the Volcanoes National Park in this eco-friendly, traditionally styled but comfort lodge. Your no-frills stay will provide you with access to the Gorilla’s, golden monkeys, numerous cultural interactions & an opportunity to meet and learn from the Batwa!
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Deluxe Banda

For that extra bit of space and luxury , the Deluxe Bandas are perfect for honeymooners or families. Beautifully decorated interiors complement the breath-taking garden, forests and mountains beyond.

Standard Banda

Eight stone bandas, two of which are Deluxe, have been authentically designed to resemble African huts and are stylish and comfortable. Spacious living areas with fireplaces provide cosy warmth in winter, while en suite bathrooms with showers, flush toilets and hot and cold running water offer all the creature comforts of home.


Mount Gahinga Lodge offers a variety of experiences and activities that aim to help the surrounding communities. Visit the Cultural Heritage Site where Batwa community members demonstrate their local traditions such as fire-making or join the locals in a cultural group dance which regularly occur at the lodge. Head into the hills on a hike up the volcano or experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see gorillas in the wild on an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience.

The lodge is equipped with solar power, a restaurant and bar, and open fireplaces for warding off the mountain chill. Birdwatchers will enjoy ticking off their list from the comfort off the outdoor sitting area. Guests also have access to a laundry service.


Enjoy delicious fare in comfortable surroundings where chefs cater to your every need.  Savour tasty cuisine in the form of 3-course meals served on the privacy of your terrace where you can dine alfresco under the vast African night sky. Fresh vegetables for salads are grown locally and special meals are available on request.

General facilities

  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Wi-fi available
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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