Mahogany Springs Lodge is a luxurious accommodation situated in the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The lodge prides itself on providing exceptional service to guests, with a highly trained and professional staff dedicated to ensuring a memorable stay. It’s an ideal lodging choice for those embarking on a gorilla trek in the northern section of the national park, offering privacy and serenity in a breathtaking setting.
The lodge boasts some of the most opulent accommodations in East Africa, providing a feeling of unparalleled comfort and luxury. From the peaceful surroundings to the exceptional amenities, staying at Mahogany Springs is an experience like no other.
Mahogany Springs Lodge boasts a variety of luxurious suites including the Superior, Presidential, and Honeymoon Suites. The Superior Suites can accommodate Twin, Double, or Triple occupancy and offer spacious living with large double doors and stunning windows that allow plenty of natural light. Each suite has a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area. Power points and a dressing table/desk are available in each room for added convenience. The en-suite bathrooms are elegantly designed with an open terracotta shower.
To ensure guests’ comfort and peace of mind, all the suites are equipped with an advanced mosquito net system that surrounds the entire bed area. The rates for the Superior Suites vary depending on the time of year. During the low season (March, April, May, and November), rates start at USD 240 per person per night for a twin or double and USD 340 for a single. In high season months (January, February, June, July, August, September, October, and December), rates start at USD 315 per person per night for a twin or double and USD 408 for a single. All rates include meals and drinks, with a glass of cask wine or local beer, or a soft drink provided with dinner. Water is also provided in the rooms and during meals.
Getting to Mahogany Springs Lodge is easy, as it can be accessed by both road and air transport. If you prefer driving, the lodge is approximately an 8-9 hour drive from Kampala/Entebbe or a 5-6 hour drive from Kigali, Rwanda via the Katuna Border. Along the way, you can enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding areas. Alternatively, you can fly to the nearby Kihihi Airstrip, which is just an hour’s drive from Buhoma sector and Bwindi. Domestic airlines offer daily morning and afternoon flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, making air travel a convenient option for visitors.
Mahogany Springs Lodge offers visitors the unique opportunity to participate in the highly sought-after activity of gorilla trekking. With its close proximity to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, guests can easily take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Buhoma and Ruhija sectors of the park.
Gorilla trekking is the premier activity in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is considered a must-do experience for visitors to Uganda. After a briefing by park guides at 7:00am, visitors set off on foot through the forest to locate the gorillas. A single hour is allotted for viewing and photography, during which guides provide information about these fascinating creatures. Although the hike can be strenuous, hiring a porter can help lighten the load and provide assistance. Observing the 95% human-like gorillas is an unforgettable experience not to be missed. Book your gorilla trekking adventure with Trek Africa Expeditions and choose to stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge for a truly memorable experience.
With over 350 bird species, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a prime destination for bird watching. Mubwindi Swamp is considered the best spot for birding, and visitors can spend a full day exploring the area. The 4km trail leading to the swamp is the perfect place to spot some of the most difficult-to-find rift endemics such as Grauer’s Broadbill, Regal Sunbird, and Archer’s Robin-Chat. Other species that can be found at Mubwindi Swamp include Dwarf Honeyguide, Stripe-breasted Tit, Ruwenzori Apalis, African Hill Babbler, Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler, and more. Since Mahogany Springs Lodge is in close proximity to the forest, visitors can expect to spot birds at any time of the day, with some even visiting the lodge’s gardens. Bird watchers can book with Trek Africa Expeditions to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and choose Mahogany Springs Lodge for a memorable birding experience.
Experience the thrill of exploring Bwindi Forest by booking an extra day for a guided nature walk. Uganda Wildlife Authority has established nature walk trails in Bwindi Forest and Buhoma sector, offering visitors an opportunity to witness the beauty of the forest up close. The guided walks are available throughout the day, based on the visitor’s preference. During the walk, you can observe various tree species, forest birds, and cross streams and swamps. Our expert guides will lead you through various trails for a thrilling experience that will leave you in awe of the natural wonders of the forest.
During your stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge, you can arrange to have an unforgettable encounter with the Batwa people and their unique culture. Bwindi Forest, which is located near the lodge, used to be home to the Batwa Pygmies who were relocated as a conservation measure to protect the endangered apes and primates.
The Batwa Cultural Experience is an opportunity for visitors to learn about the way of life, food, and dance of the Batwa people. During the experience, you will be taken on a trail where the Batwa will demonstrate their traditional forest life including hunting, fruit gathering, honey collection, and performing rituals.
These trails are organized to appreciate the culture of the Batwa people and support the livelihoods of the surrounding communities by paying a fee. Donations to children and women’s groups are also greatly appreciated, and purchasing souvenirs is a great way to support the community. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn about the unique culture of the Batwa people.