Mutanda Lake Resort, South of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Rating: Mid-range
Price: from $130 pp(FB)

Mutanda Lake Resort is a charming little lodge nestled on a picturesque peninsula of one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. The lakeside lodge provides an enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It also serves as an excellent base for gorilla tracking in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and exploring the Nepal-like attractions around this misty lake.

Surrounded by the majestic Virunga Mountains, Mutanda Lake Resort offers dreamy views of the massif and excellent tropical weather, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Guests can enjoy the tranquility and unspoiled beauty of the lake as far as the eyes can see, with sunset evenings at the lakeside being a highlight of the stay. The lake waters are clean, and guests can jump into the calm waters from the private pier.

Accommodation at Mutanda Lake Resort is provided in 13 beautifully crafted cottages with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms sit on wooden platforms above the ground, offering stunning views of Lake Mutanda and the Virunga Mountains. The rooms are decorated with local art, fabric, and decor to give guests a sense of belonging.

The resort’s most charming feature is the deck overlooking the lake, where all meals are served with the sunrise over the mountains and sunset over the tranquil lake. The Swiss-like main area with an African finish and brick-worm fireplace is a magnet to visitors. The chef serves fresh vegetables from the property’s home garden to complement his wonderfully selected menu. Guests can even have their meals served in the privacy of their stone cottage.

Mutanda Lake Resort is a perfect base for gorilla trekking in Rushaga and Nkuringo Sectors. Mgahinga National Park is also just a 1.5-hour drive away. Many guests go to Mutanda to get away into the countryside and switch off from the energy-draining internet world. This place offers a mystical nature getaway perfect for rejuvenation and relaxation.

rooms at Mutanda lake resort accommodation in bwindi impnetrable national park for gorilla trekking
cottages at Mutanda lake resort accommodation in bwindi impnetrable national park for gorilla trekking

Mutanda lake resort accommodation in bwindi impnetrable national park for gorilla trekking
Stunning views at Mutanda lake resort accommodation in bwindi impnetrable national park for gorilla trekking

Accommodation at Mutanda

Mutanda Lake Resort offers guests a choice of 13 beautifully crafted cottage rooms with ensuite bathrooms spread across the picturesque peninsula facing the lake. Each room is adorned with African style, decor, and ambiance, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. The outside sitting area showcases magnificent views of the Kigezi highlands.

The spacious rooms are categorized as either Luxury or Standard, and guests can book a room as a single occupant, double occupant, or family. Extra persons can be added to the room for up to $95, while children can be added for $50. The resort is suitable for older children, while younger ones require dedicated supervision.

Whether you choose a Luxury or Standard room, you can expect to find all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The rooms are fitted with comfortable beds, high-quality linens, and towels, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The ensuite bathrooms are equipped with modern facilities, including hot showers and flushing toilets. The outside sitting area offers the perfect spot to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding highlands.

At Mutanda Lake Resort, you can expect to experience the best of African hospitality in a serene and tranquil environment.

Standard Room Rates (Rack)

ROOM DETAILSB&BHalf BoardFull Board
Single Occupancy$130$145$155
Double Occupancy$185$215$235
Single Supplement$70$85$95

Prices are per person basis inclusive of meals (Full Board)

Luxury Room Rates (Rack)

ROOM DETAILSB&BHalf BoardFull Board
Single Occupancy$185$200$210
Double Occupancy$245$275$295
Single Supplement$90$100$105

Children (5-15) pay $50 pp/n


24-Hours Electricity

Laundry Services

En-suite bathrooms

Local transfers

Laundry Services

Private deck/veranda

Wi-Fi in main area

Room service


In addition to the captivating gorilla trekking experience, there are many other exciting activities to enjoy in and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. At Mutanda Lake Resort, you can explore the local communities, peoples, and cultures by foot or hike through the misty impenetrable jungles. You can even canoe the calm waters of Lake Mutanda and spend a few moments on one of its indescribable small islands.

Hikers looking to take on the Virunga summits in Uganda, including Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabinyo, often choose Mutanda Lake Resort as their base. The resort offers a convenient and comfortable place to rest and rejuvenate before and after their expeditions.

For a cultural experience, the Batwa forest people, who lived in the Bwindi jungles for centuries before conservationists relocated them, offer an interesting historical trail on a cultural tour.

Nature enthusiasts can enjoy hiking opportunities around Lake Mutanda and its many tiny islands. Whether you prefer swimming in the lake, kayaking in the evening on the misty water, or simply relaxing in your room and enjoying the view, Mutanda Lake Resort has something for everyone looking to get away on holiday.

The resort’s asking price is well worth it, as it offers a unique and unforgettable experience that combines adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

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