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Mutanda Lake Resort is perfectly positioned to be within striking distance of the gorilla treks at Nkuringo, Ruhija and Mgahinga in Uganda, and lies near the town of Kisoro. Gorilla trekking is widely considered a once-in-lifetime moment and many trekkers have announced themselves changed for the better after spending an hour these intelligent and emotional primates.

Back at the resort after a day of trekking, your comfortable tent atop a wooden platform will give you stupendous views to the south of the Virunga Mountains and Lake Mutanda. As a bilharzia-free lake, it offers the perfect expansive of fresh water for swimming, canoeing and cruising. Other exciting activities include a visit to Garama Cave to learn more about the ancient culture of the Batwa people, hikes to see golden monkeys in their natural habitat and cruises to Mutanda Island and Kyangushu Island on Lake Mulele. Keen trekkers have plenty of options, too, like a hike to Sabinyo Gorge or a tough climb up Mount Muhavura, from where you can see Lake Edward, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Rwenzori Mountains. Birders will also have a field day spotting grey-crowned cranes, sacred and hadeda ibises, and African spoonbills. Keep your binoculars ready to catch a glimpse of the African clawless otters that live on the shore.

Meals are crafted using fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden and unlimited filtered water is on tap to refill your reusable bottle.


  • Great value-for-money lodge ideal for gorilla trekkers
  • Spectacular views of Lake Mutanda and the Virunga Mountains
  • Spot a huge variety of birds plus golden monkeys and African clawless otters
  • Hiking, boating and guided cultural visits in the area
  • Swim safely in freshwater Lake Mutanda


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Hiking


Standard Cottage

The standard cottages are built on stilted platforms so that all have views over Lake Mutanda. Unpretentious and cosy, all have hot showers, a welcome treat after a day of trekking. Single, double and family or triple rooms are available.


Mutanda Lake Resort’s cosy living area offers complimentary Wi-Fi and old-school fun like board and card games to while away the evening. A laundry service is available for long-stay guests.


The kitchen garden provides the restaurant with ample fresh produce from which to create meals suitable for a range of dietary requests. Unlimited filtered water is available to cut down on single-use plastic bottles.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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Traveller Reviews

Mutanda Lake Resort

Jorge Pavia

"The hotel was very good with great lake views, it was very peaceful and easy to do the Gorilla Trekking, which was excellent activity! The food and service also exceeded expectations. "

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