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Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mount Gahinga Lodge

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Gahinga Lodge is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking in Uganda. 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. Nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge is a stunning luxury adventure lodge hidden in the southern corner of Uganda. Its rustic charm is inspired by traditional design and building techniques.

The lodge with its beautiful living room, sunroom and terrace have fantastic views of the volcanoes and the Kisoro valley below.

The luxury bandas reflect the magic of the aesthetic traditions of the Bufimbira people, with their distinct colors. Each Banda has an ensuite luxury shower room, fireplace, and private porch. Two new deluxe bandas has been launched since 2018.

Lodge Overview Gorilla Facts:
Park: Mgahinga National Park
Number of Gorillas Families: 1
Number of Permits per day: 8
Average tracking time: 3-8 hours
Time Spent with Gorillas: 1 hour
Cost of extra Gorilla Permits: $700 (permits for tracking from 1 July 2024 and beyond are now $800)

Wildlife Activities
Gorilla Tracking
Track Golden Monkeys
Birding (over 180 species in the area)

Other Activities:
Visit the Gahinga Batwa Village,the Batwa Cultural Heritage Tour and visit the Batwa Vocational Center
Hike Mount Sabinyo, Mount Gahinga,or Mount Muhavura volcanoes
Hike the Kisozicaldera
Enjoy a complimentary massage

Getting to the Lodge
From Entebbe: 1-hour flight
From Bwindi Lodge (Kihihi): 15-minute flight or a 4-hour walk through the forest + 2-hour drive
From Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Kasese): 15-minute flight or a 6-hour drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park
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