Mount Gahinga Lodge

Virunga Volcanoes, Uganda

Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mount Gahinga Lodge is located in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, west Uganda. A cosy, rustic lodge, it offers easy access to Mgahinga National Park and the region's primary attraction, gorilla tracking.

Mount Gahinga Lodge nestles in a secluded location in the foothills of the dramatic Virunga volcanoes, on the border that separates Uganda from Rwanda and the Congo.

Situated on the edge of Mgahinga National Park, Mount Gahinga Lodge is one of the best lodges in the area, offering high-end accommodation as well as a superb location. From Mount Gahinga Lodge you can go gorilla tracking, climbing, and birding in Mgahinga NP, visit the waters of Lake Mutanda, or just take in the dramatic mountain and lake landscapes, and the marvellous views of Mount Gahinga itself.

Mount Gahinga Lodge's main lounge is very inviting, bearing a resemblance to a small log cabin, albeit with an African twist! At the centre of the room is an old-fashioned fireplace complete with brass flue, creating a very cosy atmosphere. The guest rooms are designed in a similar rustic style, though with the expected modern amenities, including full en-suite facilities. Most of the lodges in this region, of which there are very few, offer only a basic standard of accommodation - Mount Gahinga Lodge is a little more special.


Mount Gahinga accommodates its guests in nine thatched bandas each with their own private bathroom facilities (shower and toilet; no bath), and cosy lounge with fireplace. Each banda has stunning views towards the Virunga Volcanoes.


- Dining area
- Lounge and pub bar
- Limited Wi-Fi


- Climbing
- Forest walks
- Bird Watching

Child Policy

Mount Gahinga Lodge accommodates children, but please note that children under the age of 16 will not be able to take part in Gorilla or Golden Monkey tracking, which are the primary attractions of the area.

Environmental Policy/Responsible Tourism

Mount Gahinga Lodge is owned and managed by Volcanoes Safaris. A portion of its profits are donated to the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust, which helps to fund a variety of community projects in Uganda and Rwanda. For more, see the Volcanoes website.