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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda Gorilla Trekking – Uganda Gorilla Tours And Gorilla Safaris

Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs Lodge is a luxury accommodation facility in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The lodge is situated on the northern side of the park and is used by travelers visiting Buhoma region of the park. Buhoma sector is one of the famous sectors of Bwindi which travelers love visiting and this is because it has the oldest mountain gorilla family called Mubare. Other gorilla families available for trekking in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park are Reshengura, Muyambi, Habinyanja, and Katwe.

Mahogany Springs Lodge is situated on a private section of River Munyanga a beautiful land with breathtaking views of Bwindi impenetrable forest. The lodge has superior suites that can be triple, double, or twin and they all have large double doors and good windows that give panoramic views of Bwindi forest and surrounding places. Each of the fruits has its own private terrace with beautiful views of the surrounding places and while in your room you could be lucky and see mountain gorillas as well as other park animals pass by.

At Mahogany Springs Lodge, there is a presidential or family suite that can be triple, double or twin with 2 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers, a living room, and a large private balcony that overlooks River Munyanga and faces Bwindi forest. The lodge has free parking space, free internet, free breakfast, airport transportation, baggage storage area, laundry services, ironing services, swimming pool and a pool bar, sun terrace, mosquito net, breakfast buffet, massage, craft shop with African craft gifts, a bar with soft and cold drinks, a restaurant with local and international delicious foods that is prepared by professional chefs.

Getting to Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs Lodge can be accessed in a single day by flying direct to Kihihi airstrip from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport taking you 1 hour and 45 minutes. From Kihihi airstrip you can be transferred to Mahogany Springs Lodge by road which takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. Travelers can also drive from Entebbe/Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, and Kisoro and get to Mahogany Springs Lodge taking 9-10 hours of different stopovers and great views of the surrounding places. Travelers using Kigali international airport can drive to Uganda using Katuna border in Kabale or Cyanika border in Kisoro and connect to Mahogany Springs Lodge taking 4-5 hours.

Activities to do from Mahogany Springs Lodge

Trek Gorillas in Bwindi from Mahogany Springs lodge

Trek Gorillas in Bwindi from Mahogany Springs lodge

Gorilla trekking: Gorilla trekking from Mahogany Springs Lodge can be done in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is close to the lodge. 5 gorilla families can be trekked in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and each group is trekked by a maximum of 8 people per day. The gorilla trekking activity starts early in the morning at the sector offices where park wardens teach trekkers rules and regulations of the gorilla trekking activity and then group them not exceeding 8 people. Each group is trekked by a maximum of 8 people and these are led by armed ranger guides. The search for these mountain gorillas can take 2-7 hours but the moment they are located, trekkers are given 1 hour to be around these apes, watch the members do daily activities, take photos and learn about their habits.

Birding: Birding is one of the most done activities by guests staying at Mahogany Springs Lodge. Some of the birds can be encountered around the lodge but the highest population can be seen inside Buhoma sector. during the birding activity, you will be led by armed ranger guides and you will encounter birds such as arrow marked babbler, brown illadopsis, Rwenzori batis, sooty flycatcher, chin spot batis, yellow-white eye, tit hylia, malachite sunbird, dusky tit, blue-headed sunbird, great blue turaco, grey apalis, ashy flycatcher, white chinned prinia, African jacana, common fiscal, chestnut wattle eye, green hylia, wood warbler, cape robin chat, forest robin, black sawing, and grey crowned crane among others.

Nature walks: The nature walks in Buhoma region of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park pass through different trails that have been designed in the park. Nature walks are guides and all the trails give you an opportunity to explore the park on foot and encounter different animals, birds, and plants. Animals to look out for while having nature walks include chimpanzees, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, buffaloes, elephants, duikers, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, and birds such as shikra, black kite, black bishop, grey crowned crane, and long-crested eagle among others.

Batwa experience: Batwa experience is one of the activities done by travelers staying at Mahogany Springs Lodge love who love to explore the culture. Visiting the Batwa people will give you an opportunity to know their life in the jungle since that is where they used to love before the government evicted them to protect mountain gorillas, wild animals, and vegetation. You will be led by the Batwa guide to their communities and this is where you will interact with the elderly, visit different homes to see how they live their day to day lives, visit craft shops, and get entertained by the traditional dancers.

Have great views of Bwindi forest Trek Gorillas in Bwindi from Mahogany Springs lodge from Mahogany Springs lodge

Have great views of Bwindi forest Trek Gorillas in Bwindi from Mahogany Springs lodge from Mahogany Springs lodge

Best time to stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge

Travelers that are intending to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge can come at any time of the year however there are months that are better than the rest. The dry months are the best to stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge while visiting Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and they happen from June to September and December to February. They are characterized by little or no rainfall that makes the trekking trails stay dry, the vegetation is short and thin with good views of animals around the park and the lodge and lastly the roads leading to the park and lodge are passable.

Travelers can still visit Buhoma region of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge in the rainy seasons of March to May and October to November and those that will stay there will enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. Travelers should however note that during the rainy season, there is plenty of rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation is tall and thick with unclear views of animals around the lodge and inside the park and the roads connecting to the lodge and park are impassable.

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