Stayed here in July 2013. The place is under new ownership and was renamed: Mutanda Lake Resort. Some updates had already been made; still in need of some more minor clean up. Tents are cute and the location is absolutely stunning. Be prepared for a bumpy and dusty ride to the place but if you have the time and want seclusion - this is the place to go and is totally worth the drive. It is quiet and off the beaten track. The car will drop you at the top of the hill and then it is down the slope/stairs on foot past a few mud huts and very friendly local people and the cutest kids. Staff is welcoming and the food was awesome - rolled to bed with a full belly. Power only for a few hours in the evening which is enough to charge any batteries that may need charging.
The location cannot be beaten and I almost found Lake Mutanda more beautiful than Lake Bunyonyi (as it was a bit too commercialized for me). This place has my definite vote!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mutanda Lake Resort is perched on private peninsula with stunning views on the Virunga Mountain Range.Situated between Kisoro town, Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks the Resort makes a perfect base for gorilla trackers, volcano hikers,bird lovers as well as those looking for a secluded place in nature. Water recreation possibilities are plenty, like swimming, canoeing or a sunset boat cruise. Accommodation is in semi-tented cottages,built on an elevated wooden platform, each with private veranda and en-suite bathroom. ... more less