Mahogany Springs Lodge
Tribes Style: Mid Range
- Trek for mountain gorillas
- Enjoy beautiful views from your balcony
- Relax beisde the open fire
- Terrace for outdoor dining
- Hikes and bird watching in the forest
Open: Mahogany Springs Lodge is open all year.
Location: The lodge is by the Munyanga River and overlooks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south west Uganda. The nearest airstrip is Kihihi (an hours' flight from Entebbe), about a 90 minute drive from the lodge.
Rooms: There are 8 guest suites built of stone and wood, made up of 7 superior suites and the larger presidential suite. Superior suites can be configured as twin, double or triple rooms, and all beds have mosquito nets. Rooms are large and have a writing desk and chair, and French doors that lead out to a terrace. There are power points where you can charge batteries. Bathrooms are generously proportioned and each features a large shower, wash basin and flush toilet. The presidential suite sleeps up to 4 with 2 bedrooms, both with private bathroom, a lounge and terrace.
Activities The main activity is trekking for gorillas, but you can also go on guided nature walks and hikes in the forest, and take special bird watching tours. The lodge operates a tree planting scheme in their grounds as a means of off-setting the carbon use of their guests and you can take part in helping plant a tree. If you have an interest in food, the chef will be happy to show you around the fruit and vegetable garden, where a range of produce is grown. Staff can organise a tour to meet the Batwa pygmy tribe. All activities need to be booked and paid for in advance.
Facilities: The main lodge houses the lounge and dining room, each with open fires that can be lit on chilly days. There are games, books and DVDs and a portable DVD player for you to borrow. The large terrace which extends the width of the building, is used for outdoor dining and relaxing. There is a separate bar. The shop stocks clothes and handicrafts. The lodge offers a massage service.
Dining: Meals are served at separate tables in the dining room and on the terrace, and feature African, Asian, Middle Eastern and European dishes.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The presidential suite makes good family accommodation. Board games and DVDs are provided. Please note, the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the lounge and bar.
Call: 01473 890499
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Client Rating for Uganda 5/5 from 10 reviews
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