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Mount Gahinga Lodge

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location, delicious food, amazing staff. The complimentary massages are really nice too. The manager, Herbert, is incredibly attentive and helpful. I removed one star for a few reasons. Firstly, we had difficulty communicating with the head office regarding the bank deposit. Seems like unnecessary hassle tourists who don't have Ugandan bank accounts and aren't familiar with the banking system...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as part of a longer trip and just stayed one night, I wish we had stayed a bit longer. Just time to have a stiff G&T, experience a lively dance from the Batwa and a very tasty dinner. Atmospheric, with authentic and heartfelt service. Could be a very good place to stay if you want to track Virunga...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here over Easter holiday for 3 nights, as part of Gorilla trek. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The drive up to the lodge is a bit difficult, but the views are absolutely breathtaking. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly! The food was delicious, with a few choices each night. They provide sack lunches for your day trips out....

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to read that you found the setting of the lodge gorgeous and that you enjoyed the Batwa tour and Vocational Center. We appreciate your positive feedback on the food and our customer service levels, our chef and all the staff at the lodge will be delighted...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After staying at several of the larger "normal" style lodges this one came as a bit of a shock - but in a wonderful way! Such a quaint little place in the middle of such beautiful surroundings! The little cottage really cheered me up with it's bright and colorful feel and as for the log fires both in the main...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Juliamiller529, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay and lodge design cheered you up. We appreciate your positive feedback on the food and our customer service levels, our chef and all the staff at the lodge will be delighted with your comments. Thanks again for your...

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I recently had an amazing two night stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the area. The lodge was perfect for trekking in Mgahinga National Park and offered many memorable experiences, including an introduction to the local Batwa community which is a must. Each meal was excellent and the staff were incredibly...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guy V, Thank you for your five star rating and wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing two night stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge and had a memorable trekking experience. We're glad you had a chance to visit the local Batwa community projects. VSPT community activities are complimentary for all guests are staying at...

Belgium
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I just got back from 4 nights at Mount Gahinga Lodge, and we had a fabulous stay. The location right next to the park entrance and the surrounding Virunga volcanoes is stunning and totally of the beaten track: no traffic, only crisp mountain air and sounds of birds. There is a wide variety of outdoor activities, both...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you has a fabulous stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge. This unspoilt corner of Uganda is loved by everyone who makes the journey here. The remote location and intimate set-up of Gahinga Lodge make it feel like a real home from home for many guests. We delighted...

San Diego
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I highly recommend a stay at the Mount Gahinga Lodge. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous gardens, birds, tucked away, next to Mount Gahinga National Park. Food was delicious and fresh, fabulous breakfast, beautiful accommodations. Staff attentive, friendly and helpful. Able to walk to park and local village. Very relaxing and uplifting. Thank you.

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bubbles028, Thank for taking the time to share your experiences with other TripAdvisor users. The lodge manager and staff will be delighted with your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge very soon.

Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We unfortunately only got to stay here for 1 night as this place offers so much more. The cabins were beautiful,nestled in the gardens with plenty of bird life.The staff so helpful in every way.It was a absolute delight to stay here.I think it was a lot more personalised and that made it more special. We did the Golden Monkey...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stquintin, Many thank your for review. Next time we hope you will stay a little longer! The remote location and intimate set-up of Gahinga Lodge make it feel like a real home from home for many guests. The staff at Mount Gahinga pride themselves on making our guests feel very welcome. We're glad you to read that the staff...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The Lodge’s location is fantastic, perched at the foothills of Gahinga Volcano and neighboring Mt. Mahubura of the famous Virunga Mountains. The lodge is only a few minutes by foot away from the entrance to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Each cottage has volcano view, simply breathtaking. The cottages, main building and property are very nice and blend with the...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Barnskybeat, Many thanks for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the lodge and its magical location on the Virunga Volcanoes. We are very happy to hear that the staff looked after you so well at the lodge. We employ local staff from the surrounding lodge area and close region, and train them in hospitality and...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for three nights. Walking distance Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Amron and his staff were outstanding. We did trekking and climbing and also had a wonderful day to relax in the lodge and veranda. Highly recommend and very satisfied!

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VolcanoesSafaris, General Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you very much for the five-star ratings. Amron and his staff work tirelessly to try and keep all our visitors happy. Reading positive reviews like yours helps keep everyone motivated. Thanks again for recommending us.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge nestles in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC.The safari lodge is being totally renovated, a sunroom facing the volcanoes has been added, a new terrace and gardens created. The habituated family which used to reside in Mgahinga NP is no longer living there full time, they move between Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC and cannot be viewed. The Nkuringo group in Southern Bwindi can be visited instead. You can also climb a volcano, go birding, or just take in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Africa. An hour's flight or a long day's drive from Entebbe, four hours' drive from Kigali. ... more   less 

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Address: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Number of rooms: 9
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“I think all the rooms are large and very private as they are quite well spaced out in he grounds”
lizziebarty, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely, but ones higher up are lighter and have better views.”
Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“quieter floors in this place.”
Wild_Safaris, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Live with the African standarts. :)”
MartinK181, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent and located very near the central lodge with a cozy fireplace.”
jeanmX423WA, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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