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Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs Lodge

In southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley lies a magical sanctuary not just for the highly endangered mountain gorillas. Mahogany Springs Lodge is hidden in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and offers timeless moments, unchartered luxury, and unforgettable experiences to its human visitors.

Enjoy the sounds of the African forest and river from the expansive outdoor terrace while also marveling at the panoramic views. The adjoining main lodge features expert interior design work, large living room, one-of-a-kind bar and lounge, double-sided fireplace, and cozy dining area.

Every meal is a special occasion at Mahogany Springs, whether guests choose to dine indoors or out on the large terrace. Private bush breakfasts or romantic dinners by the river are available by special request. Subedi, the head chef, has cooked in top hotels for over fifteen years and has created a fusion of Asian, African Middle Eastern, and European flavors for an incredible dining experience. Highlights are daily teas and weekly BBQs held on the outdoor terrace.

The luxurious Superior Suites are available in twin, double, or triple configurations. An en-suite bathroom features an open terra cotta shower, and the beds are surrounded by an advanced system of mosquito netting for the ultimate in a comfortable night’s sleep. All suites provide impressive views from their private terrace.

The complete privacy of the Presidential Suite offers all that the Superior Suites offer and more. It features two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, spacious living room, large private terrace with unique views, two desks, and two dressing tables.

Personal and cultural enrichment are never far away at Mahogany Springs, and the pinnacle of almost any guest’s trip is gorilla tracking. Private tour guides lead an exciting forest trek on foot in search of the endangered gorillas in their natural habitat. Over half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas live in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and guest spend over an hour watching them interact with each other.

Another 120 mammal species, 220 butterfly species, and impressive numbers of frog, chameleon, and gecko thrive in Bwindi. Birdwatchers have been known to identify up to 100 species a day, including short-tailed warbler, rusty-faced woodland warbler, bar-tailed trogon, Gruel's rush warbler, Wilcock's honey-guide, and yellow-eyed black fly-catcher, to name a few.

Other popular activities include the opportunity to participate in various forest nature walks and meet the local Batwa (often known as Pigmies) tribe.

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