Mount Gahinga Lodge stands as the ultimate gateway for those seeking the thrill of gorilla tracking on the Ugandan side of the Virungas. Our charming lodge invites you to embark on a remarkable journey to track the elusive Mountain Gorillas, encounter the rare golden monkeys, conquer volcanic summits, stroll through vibrant local villages, and, above all, immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Batwa, the esteemed inhabitants of the Central African rainforest.
In 2019, we embarked on a journey of re-imagination, breathing new life into our already enchanting property. Inspired by traditional design and building techniques, we have meticulously revitalized Mount Gahinga Lodge. Our lounge, dining room, and gardens have been thoughtfully remodeled to elevate your experience, offering you an inviting sanctuary amidst the natural beauty of Mgahinga National Park. As we unveiled this new chapter, we introduced two exquisite deluxe bandas, each bearing the soul of the Bafumbira people’s aesthetic traditions, reflected in their distinct colors.
At Mount Gahinga Lodge, we take pride in offering you unparalleled luxury amid the wilderness. Our luxury bandas are an embodiment of sophistication and authenticity. Step into a world where the magic of the Bafumbira people’s aesthetic traditions comes to life in the vibrant colors that adorn each Banda. With an ensuite luxury shower room, a cozy fireplace, and a private porch, your Banda is your haven of comfort and tranquility.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park beckons with a plethora of exhilarating experiences that promise to etch memories that last a lifetime:
As you journey toward Kisoro town, the majestic Virunga Mountain chain graces your view. While many travelers flock to this region to visit the iconic Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi ‘Impenetrable’ or Mgahinga National Parks, thrill-seekers will find the lure of volcano hiking irresistible. The Virunga volcanoes, part of the awe-inspiring Virunga Mountain chain, invite you to explore their pristine slopes.
Prepare to be captivated and profoundly moved by the enthralling experience of gorilla tracking. The effort it takes to reach Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and trek through its lush forests is richly rewarded. This national park is home to one habituated Gorilla family, offering tourists the chance to track them every day. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, a moment that will forever be etched in your heart.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park provides a unique opportunity to track the enchanting golden monkeys. Often referred to as a distinctive subspecies of the more widespread blue monkey, these primates are a hidden treasure listed as ‘endangered’ by the World Conservation Union. Immerse yourself in their bamboo-associated habitat and witness their playful antics.
The Batwa People, also known as Pygmies, are the true “people of the forest.” Have you had the privilege of meeting them during your visit to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? In their eyes and lives, you will find an unbreakable connection to the forest. Embark on the cultural trail in Mgahinga National Park to delve into the ancient ways of the Batwa people, who once thrived within these very forests. Explore their fascinating traditions and heritage.
The Garama cave is an unmissable attraction in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These caves were once the homes of the Batwa people, who resided here for generations until their recent resettlement. Explore the secrets concealed within these ancient caverns and connect with the history that echoes through their chambers.
For bird enthusiasts, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a treasure trove of unique avian fauna. With 79 bird species recorded within the park, including several endemic to the East Congo Montane region, this national park offers an exhilarating opportunity to embark on a birdwatching adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a beginner, the park’s diverse birdlife promises an unforgettable experience.
At Mount Gahinga Lodge, we invite you to embark on a journey of exploration, where the allure of nature intertwines with the richness of culture. Book your stay with us and discover the heart of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold. Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to secure your reservation at Mount Gahinga Lodge and embark on an unforgettable gorilla tracking experience in Mgahinga National Park.