Mahogany Springs Lodge

Bwindi, Uganda

Mahogany Springs Lodge

Opened in May 2011, Mahogany Springs is an upmarket lodge situated in Buhoma, just outside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda's prime gorilla territory!

Opened in May 2011, Mahogany Springs is one of the newest lodges in Buhoma, the village that serves as the main gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of Uganda's largest population of mountain gorillas. Mahogany Springs has the advantage of being situated right on the perimeter of the park, just 2km from the main gate, on an open plot of land overlooking the Munyanga River. One gorilla family, the Rushegura, can often be sighted on the hillside immediately opposite the camp!

Mahogany Springs' main building - a thatched roof on terracotta walls and dark wood panelling - houses the bar and dining area. Meals are typically taken here or on the wooden terrace overlooking the forest and river. Surrounding the main building are pretty gardens with mahogany trees and bright marigolds, around which are scattered ten luxury bandas. Carefully spaced so as to ensure a good level of privacy, the bandas are positioned to make the most of the forest views.

Mahogany Springs is among the more luxurious options in the Bwindi region, offering a good standard of accommodation at modest rates. Small and intimate, and with a great location, it is one of our preferred lodges in Bwindi.


Mahogany Springs accommodates its guests in ten luxury bandas (round chalets), each with en-suite bathroom (with a lovely terracotta shower) and a private terrace overlooking the forest. The suites are spacious inside and can be made up as twin, double or triple rooms. They are fairly simply furnished, but the banana leaf ceilings and reclaimed mahogany and eucalyptus wood features give them a certain rustic quality. In a stylish touch, the beds are positioned beneath a dark wooden canopy hung with mosquito nets.

Of Mahogany Springs' ten chalets, one is a Presidential Suite, which features a spacious living area and huge viewing deck overlooking the river. This can be made up as a quadruple room to serve as a family suite.


With its dark wooden beams and inviting fireplace, the dining room at Mahogany Springs continues the rustic theme. Meals are served here or outside on the terrace, from an a la carte menu that mixes familiar western fare with local flavours.


Lounge and bar
Dining area
Viewing deck


- Gorilla tracking safaris - the reason most come to Bwindi; it can take many hours to track the gorillas in the dense, forested slopes of Bwindi, but the hour you'll spend watching a gorilla family at the end of it is unforgettable
- Bird watching - though most famous for its gorillas, Bwindi is also one of Africa's best birding destinations, containing 90% of all Albertine Rift endemics.
- Nature walks - nature walks can be arranged on trails outside the perimeters of the park

Child Policy

Mahogany Springs accepts children of all ages. However, please note that children must be at least 15 in order to join the gorilla tracking tours, due to national park guidelines.

Mahogany Springs' generously sized rooms can be made up as triples, and the presidential suite as a quadruple, making them ideal for families.