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There are several lodges where you can stay during your visit to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.


Mount Gahinga Lodge

  • Description: Located at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, this luxury lodge offers stunning views and a serene environment. It is the only luxury option near Mgahinga.
  • Amenities: The lodge features spacious bandas with en-suite bathrooms and private terraces, a restaurant, bar, and a beautiful garden.
  • Special Features: The lodge offers guided hikes, visits to the Batwa pygmy community, and bird watching. It supports community projects and conservation efforts.


Lake Mutanda Resort

  • Description: Situated on the shores of Lake Mutanda, this resort offers mid-range accommodations with beautiful views of the lake and volcanoes.
  • Amenities: The resort offers en-suite cottages, a restaurant, bar, and a lounge area. Activities include canoeing, bird watching, and cultural tours.
  • Special Features: The resort is eco-friendly, using solar power and rainwater harvesting. It supports local community initiatives and conservation projects.

Traveler’s Rest Hotel

  • Description: Located in Kisoro, near Mgahinga National Park, this hotel offers comfortable mid-range accommodations with a historic touch. It was a favourite spot of Dian Fossey.
  • Amenities: The hotel offers en-suite rooms, a restaurant, bar, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace.
  • Special Features: The hotel offers guided hikes, bird watching, and visits to the Batwa community. It also provides a historical connection to gorilla conservation efforts.


Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp

  • Description: Located near the entrance of Mgahinga National Park, this community-run camp offers budget accommodations with a focus on supporting local development.
  • Amenities: The camp offers bandas, dormitories, and campsites with shared facilities. There is a restaurant and bar on site.
  • Special Features: The camp offers cultural tours, nature walks, and visits to the Batwa community. Proceeds support local education and health projects.

Virunga Campsite and Backpackers

  • Description: This budget-friendly option in Kisoro offers simple accommodations for budget travelers.
  • Amenities: The campsite offers dormitories, private rooms, and camping facilities. There is a restaurant and bar on site.
  • Special Features: The campsite provides easy access to Mgahinga National Park and offers guided tours and transportation services.