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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. A new Deluxe Banda has been launched in 2018 and a further one has been launched in June 2019.

Lodge Overview
  • 6 stone guest bandas with papyrus roofs
  • 2 double deluxe guest banda
  • Fireplaces in all guest rooms
  • En-suite luxury shower rooms
  • Personal butler service for all guests
  • Private verandas
  • Bandas are individually named after each of the Virunga Volcanoes.
  • Wi-Fi and charging stations are available in the main lodge building.
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: $500

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

Other Activities:
Spend the Day with Batwa Pygmies
Climb a Volcano
Guided nature walk
See the Batwa dancers tell their story through dance
Learn about the Bafumbila people on a guided village walk
Visit a lava Cave
Enjoy a complimentary massage
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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