Mount Gahinga Lodge




Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge is an exclusive Uganda adventure lodge that has the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Its rustic charm creates an absorbing atmosphere of tranquility and history.

The perfect location for trekking the volcanoes, bird watching, seeing the Golden Monkeys and visiting a spending time with the Batwa Pygmies at their newly developed cultural centre. Opened by Volcanoes Safaris and designed with, and developed to directly benefit, the Batwa, this is a unique experience allowing you to learn from and mix with these people.

The main building features a rustic living space with a warm central fire that offers the ideal environment for relaxing at the end of the day, with the terrace outside and a spacious sun room adjoining the living area completing the peaceful and open style.

Guest Bandas

Each of the nine spacious bandas has been thoroughly renovated to offer unparalleled luxury in the region. Each papyrus-roofed room has a fireplace and an en-suite bathroom and each is reached by taking a short stroll through the large gardens that fill the lodge with life.

Each of the bandas are named after one of the Virunga Volcanoes and there are 2 doubles, 6 twins and 1 single.

All of the bandas are equipped with their own en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, and shower with hot and cold running water. The bedroom has walk-in mosquito nets, 240v lighting (with emergency solar lamp & torch provided), and a large private veranda with excellent views.

Room facilities include a deck or veranda, dressing gowns, en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee facilities,

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Guest Bandas

 9 bandas, of which 2 deluxe. All with a fireplace in the room. No guide/tour leader rooms available at the lodge.

 All rooms are complete with en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity and shower with hot & cold running water.

 Sun terrace overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes with scenic panoramic views.

 Personal butler service for all guests.

 Tranquil massage room available to every guest. One 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay. Extra massages are available at extra cost.

 Full board accommodation including all soft drinks and house alcoholic beverages (excludes premium drinks).

 Complimentary laundry service.

 Power sockets/charging facilities available in the main lodge, hair dryers available in the rooms. No air conditioners.

 Wi-Fi and internet access available in the main lodge only (connection can be slow).


Deluxe Banda

• 2 new deluxe bandas opened August 2018 and June 2019, with a private separate sitting room and more refined interiors

• Perfect for honeymooners or a family



All inclusive including soft and alcoholic drinks, activities, laundry and one complimentary massage.

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round