JG Black Book's partner, Volcanoes Safaris, has announced the re-launch of its Ugandan Mount Gahinga Lodge – the culture and hiking lodge. Known for their expertise in gorilla trekking, now culture and adventure lovers can experience so much more!
Here's what guests can look forward to when they visit:
- Refurbished and upgraded lodge offers enhanced level of luxury accommodation set amidst pristine landscapes in the heart of undiscovered Uganda
- New lodge offers interactive experience with the indigenous Batwa community – unique to Volcanoes
- Adventure activities include volcano hiking, golden monkey and mountain gorilla tracking and bird watching
The newly refurbished and upgraded lodge will offer guests the opportunity to experience for the first time at a lodge the unique and ancient way of life of the Batwa Pygmies, widely considered to be the oldest surviving peoples of Central Africa.
Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes on the edge of Mgahinga National Park in Southwest Uganda, Mount Gahinga Lodge offers unparalleled quiet and respite from the outside world. Based around traditional African huts, 6 of the 9 bandas and the public areas of the lodge will have been completely refurbished by October 2013, providing an enhanced level of eco-luxury characteristic of Volcanoes. The remaining bandas will be completed by early 2014.
Praveen Moman, co-founder and Managing Director of Volcanoes Safaris, commented about the launch: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Volcanoes Ugandan culture and hiking lodge at Mount Gahinga – a lodge that encompasses everything from adventure to safari to ancient tribal culture. By bringing a new level of luxury to the heart of Uganda our aim is to open up this culturally rich and largely undiscovered part of Africa to anyone interested in wildlife, adventure and discovery."
- Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo at the southern end of Bwindi National Park or sometimes in Mgahinga National Park itself
- Hiking up the beautiful Virunga volcanoes of Gahinga, Sabinyo, and Muhavura, the former’s peak straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC whilst the latter soars up to 4,127 metres
- Gentle trekking through the enchanting bamboo forests on the lower slopes of the volcanoes to see the abundantly rich bird life, and up to the marshy craters at the peak to spot bushbuck and the elusive duiker
- Tracking the rare and endangered golden monkeys whose forest is also home to a great diversity of bird and animal life
- And after it all, return to the embracing comfort of Mount Gahinga Lodge for a massage inspired by local techniques and products.
-the JG Black Book team