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Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill

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Lake Mutanda/ Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has been situated in the most beautiful location imagined. The view is breathtaking and one you can never tire of. We even saw one of the Virunga volcanos erupting during our stay. Our family stayed here for two nights for our gorilla trek. We all regretted not having longer to simply enjoy our surounds more. The staff is... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Sharr211, thanks so much for taking the time to share your Chameleon Hill Lodge experience with other travellers. Thank you also for the 5 stars and all the nice things you are writing! The view is definitely one of the highlights while staying at this lodge and I myself can never get enough of it. I stood at the... More 

Muri, Switzerland
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

.. if you like terrific food, served by very friendly staff and stay in beautiful cottages - then choose this lodge!!!!! And then the next morning go for the Gorilla trekking and all in all: you won't' forget the lodge as well as the fantastic time with the Gorillas!

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Sonja M, thank you very much for your very "emotional" review which made me smile. The capital letters and the exclamation marks tell a lot. I am glad that you loved the food and that you were happy with the service. And then the gorillas - definitely an unforgettable experience. Remember, every group/ family is different and also their... More 

Kampala, Uganda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Being a bit of an accomplished traveller, I was pleasantly surprised to come across this gem in a country where safari lodges are beginning to look very much alike: Chameleon Hill stands out as an extraordinary example of colourful design concepts and architectural ingenuity! Great lodge, great service… wonderful colours and interiors!

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Elk Arne Clausen, thank you very much for your brief but to-the-point review. I love colours. This is why I have decided to use bright colours that create happiness and might take us back to our carefree childhood days. Just perfect for unforgettable holidays. Regarding design - "round" expresses harmony, and I think it works out just fine to... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This wonderfully quirky lodge was a perfect way to spend our Christmas day. Our tour company miss booked the days but when we arrived the staff we so friendly and let us join in their Christmas Staff Party and the food was excellent. The rooms were stunning and each one has the view of the lake and volcanoes in the... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Heather, thank you very much for your review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and most of all that we could contribute to your "most spectacular christmas ever". Thank you also very much for appreciating our chefs and their famous food. The moment when your husband hugged the chef and did not want to let... More 

Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

*Sigh. What a place! Great views, awesome statt, a great host, a rich book collection...did I mention the views, a room to die for, a shower that would convert the dirtiest of humans into a showering addict....those are three days I will forever cherish. Great place Doris, In the famous words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back"

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Niwaroll (Roland), thanks so much for your nice review! We really enjoyed having you with us! I never knew that somebody can read for hours and hours and hours. And then eat and sleep and carry on reading. Must be the peaceful surrounding and the home-away-from-home feel, right? And this is exactly what the essence of Chameleon Hill is... More 

Kampala, Uganda
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have just completed my 2 nights stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge from 18th to 20th October 2014. You guys I am 100% agree with you for the architecture design of the lodge and the colorings surely displaying the chameleon, I enjoyed your delicious meals; the cocktail juices and the bathroom stall was so amazing. I enjoyed sleeping in that... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Travel594, thank you very much for leaving a review at trip advisor. Your text is short and crisp, but spot on to the point. I am glad that you enjoyed the design, colours, views, cocktails (something new we have just recently incorporated in our bar menu), the comfy beds and bathrooms with panoramic windows to the volcanoes. It is... More 

Melbourne
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Marvellous lodge with the best views ever. Completely unexpected fabulous architecture in this remote place. The staff were great and the food was good. They made a birthday cake for my husband and, as we were the only people staying there that night, the whole staff clustered around to sing happy birthday. A very special memory. The cabins are great... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Lawyer/ Exporter, thank you very much for appreciating Chameleon Hill lodge and sharing with others how you have experienced it. I am very happy that we could make your husbands birthday a special and unforgettable. We always try to make people feel at home and what better reason can there be than a birthday. Regarding the distance to the... More 

Cork, Ireland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This lodge is on a ridge overlooking the majestic Lake Mutanda and it's volcanic backdrop. The beauty of the surrounds is amplified by the Guedi-style construction of brightly coloured Disneyesque apartments along the hilltop. This apparently crazy construction works! We loved it for it's quaintness, comfort and views. No mosquitoes here! The lodge is simply too high in altitude. However,... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Bernard, a very big thank you for your poetic review. "Guedi-style, Disneyesqye, Kalidoscopic range of colours" - those words create phantasies in peoples minds and that's exactly what we want. THANK YOU! You have understood the heart and soul of Chameleon Hill. Regarding wine by the glass - I would like to apologise for this. Due to the fact... More 

Louisville, KY
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60 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Outstanding accomodations for our trip to visit the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southern Uganda. We were picked up at the Kigali, Rwanda airport by an operator out of Kampale and driven to this gorgeous location overlooking a beautiful lake, islands and volcanoes. Trip from Kigale took about 4 hours: roads are good in Rwanda to Ugandan border, last... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear KY, thank you very much for your review. We appreciate each and every one of them, but coming from a "top contributor" gives us that much more credibility and shows the travellers that indeed the reviews are real. It makes me very happy that you loved the food, beds, bathrooms, happy colors and our views. I hope you do... More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A volcano for a view is not a usual site. A view with 7 volcanoes - one of them glowing red on a clear night, an island-dotted lake and hills covered with banana plantations, all not too far from the rare mountain gorillas, are a gift from nature. Chameleon Hill has probably the best view of all lodges used for... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill, responded to this review

Dear Philipp, please accept my apologies for not thanking you earlier for your inspiring review. You have summed it all up and I can add nothing more. THANKS for taking the trouble and putting it all in writing so that fellow travellers can get a taste of what Chameleon Hill has to offer. Please do come back for more! Kindest... More 

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