Mahogany Springs Lodge
Rating: mid-range to luxury
Price: from $290 pp (full board)
Mahogany Springs Lodge a beautiful eco-lodge located just a 5-10 minute walk to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park northern entrance in Buhoma Sector, a perfect base for gorilla trekking adventures in Uganda.
Set in beautiful gardens overlooking the Munyanga River, the lodge creates a serene atmosphere for guests to relax and rejuvenate. If you are looking for privacy, tranquility, and optimal comfort in a stunning natural setting that overlooks the breathtaking canopy of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and sits on the banks of Muyanja River, Mahogany Springs Lodge is the perfect choice for you. The lodge’s vibrant gardens and intricately designed stone pathways leading to the river invite visitors to explore every corner of this magical place and uncover the numerous surprises, including the on-site vegetable garden.
The Main Lodge
Mahogany Springs’ main lodge structure sits on a hillside, providing breathtaking views of Bwindi from its expansive terrace. The restaurant and terrace serve a diverse selection of internationally-influenced cuisine and beverages. Guests can indulge in private dining experiences by the river or cottage balconies. The bar offers a wide range of beverages, including wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, and soft drinks, catering to all tastes.
Within the main area, there is a gift shop that sells a variety of locally crafted items, clothing, and Ugandan souvenirs for guests to purchase for themselves or their loved ones.
Guests can unwind in the newly renovated living room or on one of the highly comfortable sofas by the fireplace in the evening while savoring a well-deserved glass of wine.
The Opatra London Spa
Visitors needing a private retreat can arrange a massage with the internationally-branded Opatra London Spa. The spa offers a range of pampering treatments, including soothing massages, pre, and post gorilla trekking foot treatments, bespoke facials using the latest LED devices, and high-quality skincare creams and Aqua Spectra hydro facials – perfect after a day in the Bwindi jungle with gorillas.
Getting to Mahogany Springs Lodge
To reach the Mahogany Springs Lodge, take a 1-hour flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airport, followed by a one-hour drive. Alternatively, you can drive to the lodge from western Uganda Safari destinations, including Kibale National Park, renowned for chimpanzee tracking experiences, and Queen Elizabeth National Park, a popular destination for classic wildlife safaris.
Driving from Entebbe International Airport, you can reach Mahogany Springs in about 10 hours via Mbarara-Ntugamo-Rukungiri Road. 70% of this route is well-surfaced road. Driving from Kigali, you can get to Mahogany Springs Lodge via Katuna Border Post in about 6 hours, including the immigration process at the border.
Accommodation at Mahogany
Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, the spacious and bright suites at Mahogany Springs are perfect for everyone. The high ceilings and stunning views of the surrounding area are simply breathtaking. Each of the superior suites is equipped with a private terrace, a large en-suite bathroom, and a walk-in terracotta shower.
Mahogany Springs features 9 cottages made of stone and thatch, all offering large en-suite bathrooms and a balcony terrace with stunning views of the Bwindi treetops and incredible forest views. If you’re looking for a truly special experience, the Honeymoon Suite is available, offering a prime location on the banks of River Muyanja with stunning views of both the river and rainforest treetops.
The suites are designed with spacious double doors, hardwood floors, sun-drenched windows, crisp white linens, beautifully crafted open terracotta showers, advanced mosquito netting systems, and private terraces with sweeping views of the lush valley.
Families will appreciate the unobstructed views of the Munyanga River offered by the Family Suites. These suites feature two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, and generous living rooms that lead to private terraces. These large, well-appointed suites are ideal for families or two couples traveling together.
Mahogany Springs Lodge Rates
Low Season (March, April, May & Nov): From $290 per person sharing | $405 single person.
High Season (Jan, Feb, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct & Dec): From $375 per person sharing | $490 single person
In-room safe deposit box
Forest Canopy Views
From the sun’s rising through the day’s end, the main building at Mahogany Springs Lodge provides guests with an optimal place to gather. Enjoy a glass of wine at the impressive wooden bar. Pick a board game or book from the library and relax in front of the double-sided fireplace. Meals are memorable, with Head Chef Subedi preparing a wide range of international flavors. Barbecue night, a favorite with guests, is held once a week on the terrace, and afternoon tea is included every day alongside fresh cakes and biscuits from the lodge’s pastry chef. Private bush breakfasts and dinners by the river are also available at Mahogany Springs Lodge.
Cultural and personal experiences are a great ingredient to your exceptional stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge. Following an exciting gorilla trekking adventure, bird watching exploration, or visit with the Batwa community, celebrate with a massage from the onsite masseuse or a champagne toast on the terrace.
The colorful gardens and intricately designed stone pathways leading to the river invite guests to uncover every corner of this magical place, including such surprises as the homegrown vegetable garden.
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