Location: Bwanjebe, Uganda
Mount Gahinga Lodge was the first lodge built by Praveen Moman and opened in 2002. It is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking on the Ugandan side of the Virunga’s, 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 beautiful hand-built bandas reflect the magic of the aesthetic traditions of the Bufimbira people. Each Banda has an ensuite luxury shower room, fireplace and private porch.
Lodge Overview. Children under 15 years of age are not permitted to track the gorillas and no childcare facilities available at the lodge.
It is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking on the Ugandan side of the Virunga’s, 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.
Uniqueness of this Camp
Mount Gahinga, also known in the local Kinyarwanda/Rufumbira dialect as “a small pile of stones”, has a swampy caldera on its peak. The caldera is believed to be about 180 m (591 ft) wide. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park also got its name from this volcano.
8 bandas (6 standard and 2 deluxe) with en-suite bathrooms, flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot & cold running water and a fireplace. Deluxe Banda “Moman Banda” opened in August 2018. New Deluxe Banda launched June 2019. All rooms are complete with a Sun terrace overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes with scenic panoramic views. Personal butler service for all guests and tranquil massage room available to every guest – one 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay (Extra massages are available at extra cost)
Complimentary laundry service, Power sockets/charging facilities, hair dryers available in the rooms. No A.C, Wi-Fi and internet access available in the main lodge only (connection can be slow). Dressing Gowns, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah.
Lodge Amenities: 24-hour Security, Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Private Vehicle Available, Spa.
Gorilla tracking (exclusive gorilla tracking available), Golden monkey tracking, Visit the Gahinga Batwa Village, Take the Batwa Cultural Heritage Tour, Visit the Batwa Vocational Centre, Enjoy a Batwa dance performance, Hike Mount Sabinyo, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhavura volcanoes, Hike the Kisozi caldera.