Where To Stay In Mgahinga National Park
Are wondering where to stay during your gorilla trip to Mgahinga gorilla national park? No worries, this small park has numerous accommodation facilities to offer you excellent food and sleeping services at affordable rates. Various lodges, hotels, and camps have been established in Mgahinga to provide travelers with accommodation services. The quality of lodge services ranger from the budget, mid range and luxury depending on a traveler’s budget. The top lodges/ Camps in Mgahinga gorilla national park include:
Mgahinga Community Campground
This facility is found at Ntebeko Gate Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offering breathtaking views of the Crater Lakes plus the Virunga Volcanoes and the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. There is a self-contained Banda plus two Bandas that accommodate 3 beds and a dormitory Banda that can accommodate 4 beds, a large camping area and a spacious common dining shelter inside or on the porch.
Gorilla Valley Lodge
This lodge makes you feel like you are invited into to home of the majestic mountain gorillas. It’s just located at a few meters to the park. But these gentle giants are not your host, just your neighbors, occasionally coming out of the forest to spend some time in the gardens.
Kisoro Tourist Hotel
Kisoro Tourist Hotel is a perfect place for those exploring Mgahinga national park, and the entire Kisoro district area. Those heading to Rwanda, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo or the Nkuringo region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla tracking, find this facility near and better. This area features evergreen tropical rain forest, giant bamboo forests, the gorgeous rising and falling hills as well as the beautiful lake.
Mount Gahinga Lodge
This lodge is located near the Kisoro town, on the edge of Mgahinga National Park, Mount Gahinga Lodge is the only place to stay when tracking Mgahinga gorillas.
Mount Gahinga Rest Camp
It is located on the border of Mgahinga national park next to the park headquarters, on the border with DR Congo and Rwanda. This is the best place for people on the move especially those who are coming from gorilla tracking and need a place to rest from. The general yet rare services provided swimming in the fresh waters of Lake Mutanda.
Mucha is located in Kisoro 6km from Lake Mutanda, it has a number of amenities, including a garden, a terrace and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms at this lodging facility have a balcony with a mountain view. The private restroom has a shower and toiletries.
Lake Mutanda Resort
Lake Resort is a more affordable up-market accommodation than other nearby up-market lodging facilities in this area. There is about 14 km from Kisoro town to the lodge. The Resort is located directly on Lake Mutanda in a beautiful setting with on the background the Virunga Volcanoes. You leave your vehicle at the top of the drive and the walk down to the lodge is pretty slippery and steep. It is in a convenient location with each cabin/tent is situated within 10-15 feet from the lakefront.
Travelers Rest Hotel
The hotel offers a quiet environment making it ideal for business and travelers heading to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mount Muhabura and Lake Mutanda. When you enter Travelers Rest Hotel, you enter history, one of the oldest hotels in Uganda, boosting on an impressive list of guests. You will be amazed at the cool atmosphere in this lodging facility.
Virunga Hotel is a three stars’ hotel situated in in Musanze a Northern Province of Rwanda and it is 85 km and 25km from Kigali city and the Ugandan border respectively. Virunga Hotel is the first hotel of the Virunga Hotel just about 25 minutes’ drive from the Volcanoes National Park.