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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Amron manages this Volcano Safaris owned lodge does so with panache. The views from the lodge are stunning and the main building has a wonderful central fire place to sit around. Very homely and the staff were very helpful. The food was the best we ate (and given we ate well- says alot). The lodges are spread out in the...

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

Dear Robert D Thanks for taking the time to share your review. We really appreciate your feedback. The buildings at Mount Gahinga Lodge are inspired by the traditional design of the Batwa 'pygmy' huts. Each of the self-contained banda (rooms) is named after one of the Virunga volcanoes. It's interesting to read that you chose to organise last-minute gorilla tracking...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This lodge and small park (about 10 yards away!) are often missed off holiday itineraries and that is a great shame. Of the 4 Volcanoes Safaris lodges we stayed at this was our favourite, even more than it's famous big brother over the hill in Rwanda. Why? Firstly the staff are simply the best. Led by Amron, their attentive service...

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

Dear SuttonHill Thanks so much for your excellent review of Mount Gahinga Lodge. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda's smallest park but boasts some of the most incredible scenery. The walking and volcano hiking is one-of-a-kind. The park infrastructure is very good and the viewing platform gives panoramic views as far as the Congo and Lake Mutanda. We are delighted...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were delighted by the charm of the lodge and the lovely gardens. We arrived as a storm was approaching and a fire in the main lodge instantly made us feel at home. The staff were very attentive and we have to say that the chefs at Mount Gahinga produced the best food here of all the places we visited...

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

Dear Peter B Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of Mount Gahinga Lodge. Next time we hope you will stay for more than one night! There are lots of activities to enjoy in this remote corner of Uganda. It's an incredibly relaxing part of the world as well. Simply gazing at the volcanoes is very relaxing...

Rwanda
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We have visited Mount Gahinga with our young children twice over the last year (once for Christmas and once in May) and cannot recommend this place highly enough. From the moment you arrive you are welcomed and treated like royalty. The hotel itself is simple but stunning, nestled into the foothills of the volcanoes and with spacious gardens and wonderful...

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

Dear Sevillanita Thank you for your wonderful review of Mount Gahinga Lodge. We are delighted to read of your great experience. There are lots of activities to do at the lodge and we really feel this is one of Uganda's 'undiscovered gems'. Thank you for your part in helping promote this very special part of the country and our dedicated...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 7 March 2016

i arrived at15 O'CLOCK really hungry and exhausted but before i with my visitors lost our last hope, of being lively again, we were in this magnificent lodge with excellent services we thought we had left back in Kampala. Nice cosines, flowing&timely services is what you should expect from this lodge.

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

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

UK
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I rate this place very highly. Amron is the manager. He and all his staff were most helpful and friendly. The rooms are very large, spotlessly clean with excellent facilities. I had the most comfortable bed out of 7 places in stayed while in Uganda. I was there for 3 nights and I was offered a fire in my room,...

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

Thanks UkArjo for ytaking the time to write your review. We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay at Mt Gahinga Lodge. Amron is a wonderful manager and host. The grounds of Mount Gahinga Lodge and nearby Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offer superb birdwatching. We have endeavoured to plant a wide variety of bushes and trees to attract a...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Lodge manager Amron and all his staff were welcoming, friendly and informative. Perfect location for activities in the NP (would definitely recommend the Gahinga trek - 6 hours round trip) and great views of the Volcanoes from the lodge. Excellent food and complimentary massage! Will definitely be back.

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

Dear Alex R Many thanks for your excellent review, Amron and his team will be delighted to see your feedback. Congratulations on the Gahinga trek! We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge very soon. If you sign up to our free newsletter via the Volcanoes Safaris website, or Like our Facebook page, you will be alerted to...

Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I arrivede at 10 O'clock in the evening, after a 18 hour busdrive from Jinja and the guys at the disk were heating themselves at the fire and eating. I had a free bowl of food and bought a coke. =) My lodge/cabin was ready and I went there with a tiny candle and i just snuggled in. It was...

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

Dear Martin K Thanks for your five-star rating of Mount Gahinga Lodge. We are very pleased to hear that your 18 hour bus journey was worth it!

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We recently stayed in Mt. Gahinga Lodge. The lodge manager, Amron, was very helpful and friendly. He escorted us on a wonderful walk through a rural farm area and to visit the Batwa people living on this farmland. We were so fortunate to meet local people with his help. It was a truly wonderful experience! The food was excellent at...

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

Dear Jean M Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with other TripAdvisor users. The lodge manager and staff will be delighted with your feedback. The lodge team and the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust work hard to develop good relationships with the local community. It's great to hear that you enjoyed that positive interaction. Hopefully you also had...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We were the only guests during our June/July 2013 stay! As with the other three Volcanoes Safaris lodges, the accommodations and the food were very good and the staff excellent! It was chilly during our stay, so the hot water bottles in bed were greatly appreciated!

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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”
 of 5 bubbles lizziebarty, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely, but ones higher up are lighter and have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“quieter floors in this place.”
 of 5 bubbles Wild_Safaris, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Live with the African standarts. :)”
 of 5 bubbles MartinK181, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent and located very near the central lodge with a cozy fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles jeanmX423WA, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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