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“Beautiful lodge on the edge of the Forest” 5 of 5 stars
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Mahogany Springs
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kanungu, Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 17, Uganda   |  
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Beautiful lodge on the edge of the Forest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed at Mahogany Springs for two nights in mid-February and had a wonderful experience! The service was excellent, the rooms and common area were very comfortable, and the food was quite good (expect food with South Asian influence because the chef is Nepalese). On our first afternoon, we went on a guided walk to spot birds along the river and were very impressed with the guide's knowledge. After spending the day trekking in Bwindi to see the gorillas, we enjoyed relaxing on our porch with tea. We particularly appreciated the small touches that made our stay memorable... the cool towels after a dusty drive, hot water bottles warming the bed, and a tasty packed lunch for our trek. Highly recommend Mahogany Springs for anyone traveling to Bwindi!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had a wonderful 3 nights at Mahogany Springs while gorilla trekking. Everything was perfect - our room ("Henry") was large and spotlessly clean, we had 2 big beds and mosquito netting, and a big bathroom. The staff was very kind and helpful - Moses & David took special care of us! The special touches like hot water bottles in the beds and boot cleaning were appreciated. The setting is beautiful in a valley of lush green. The main lodge has a front deck looking out over the river - a really great place to relax with a cold beer after a gorilla trek! The food was wonderful and with generous portions. Excellent -highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Rooms are fantastic, service is wonderful, food is fantastic and staff are very friendly and helpful! Also only approximately a 5 minute drive from Bwindi impenetrable forest where you can trek to find the gorillas! Has wifi and DVDs if you feel like just sitting back to relax in their cosy lounge area. Definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone who is planning to visit Bwindi! Also has pet cats :)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Excellent, we so enjoyed our time at Mahogany Springs from the time we arrived to our departure everything was perfect. The staff is over the top fab, the rooms clean and comfortable, the scenery is stunning...the mahogany tree is brilliant!! The food was good, the common area was welcoming, a lovely place to have a cup of coffee or glass of wine in the evening while enjoying the views. The main area is also the only area you can get internet connection and there are some limitations on electricity but hey you are in the jungle and they do an excellent job of providing you with all the "modern" conveniences necessary in this remote setting. My recommendation is go go go.... as the hotel is beyond fab and of course the gorillas are a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

From the moment you arrive after a very long and bumpy drive from Entebbe, the staff immediately make you comfortable. The service is excellent and personalised. Nothing is too much trouble. The scenery is stunning! The food is excellent, the best I've had whilst in Africa. I will be recommending the lodge to all my friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This was an amazing lodge! Very welcoming and comfortable. The food was fantastic, and I loved the communal area with wide deck, books and magazines, and bar. After a tough gorilla trek it is the perfect place to relax. The extra touches - hot water bottle in bed at night and boot cleaning were lovely surprises.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Had a wonderful stay here - mainly because the staff were absolutely wonderful. The rooms / bandas were really spacious and comfortable. The setting is stunning. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: Kanungu, Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 17, Uganda
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Location: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 Specialty lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mahogany Springs 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mahogany Springs has been built with comfort and class throughout. The perfect base for birdwatchers and Gorilla trackers, set on beautiful land with panoramic and breathtaking views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Providing the highest levels of service Mahogany Springs aim is to ensure your trip is a once in a lifetime experience. The Gorillas themselves have been visiting very close to the lodge every couple of weeks and within view from the terraces. ... more   less 
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Mahogany Springs Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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