The Traveller's Rest is a great place to stay if you are going on a gorilla safari but we were there for a different reason - to record the music of the Batwa people who used to live in the forest alongside the gorillas. We stayed for a week at the Traveller's Rest and it was perfect for us. Really good value (Singing Wells is a charitable project so that's important for us) and the hospitality was great. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and even let us set up a music recording studio in the garden and we surprised all the guests by recording the Batwa music groups there! There was a power cut while we were there (after a big rain storm) but that just added to the atmosphere, especially when we gathered round the roaring log fire in the bar that night! The food was great - just what we needed after a long day recording music in the beautiful countryside around Kisoro. Would definitely go back and do a gorilla safari one day too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travellers' Rest is an excellent place for tourists visiting the endangered mountain gorilla in Southwest Uganda. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has ten rooms and one suite at reasonable prices. The garden is home to many birds, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace in the lounge.In the restaurant every evening a fine 4 course dinner is served. "Gorillas in the Mist" researcher Dian Fossey stayed here many times, calling it her "second home". The hotels offers a massage-service, perfect after a long gorilla trekking. ... more less