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Lake Chahafi Resort

Lake Chahafi, Cyahafi, Kisoro,Uganda P.o.Box 283,Kisoro, Kisoro Uganda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 21 Specialty lodging in Kisoro
Located on shore of Lake Chahafi,in south eastern direction of Kisoro district near Rwandan border. We are a luxury resort with eight furnished ensuite cabins with comfy double or twin beds. The cabins are well designed to match the environment: with netted windows that can be rolled up and down to allow for privacy at the same time enjoying the natural surroundings, the cabins are erected on stilts and a deck with breathtaking views on Muhavura volcano and the Lake. We are a spot for travelers who may wish to explore the twin lakes Chahafi and Kayumbu, and as a base for tracking Mountain Gorillas, golden monkeys or hiking the virunga ranges that include: Mt.Muhavura, Mt. Gahinga, and Mt. Sabinyo.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Car hire
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Seating area
Bottled water
Whirlpool bathtub
Hair dryer
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Lake Chahafi, Cyahafi, Kisoro,Uganda P.o.Box 283,Kisoro, Kisoro Uganda
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Hare kombe wrote a review Dec 2019
Diani Beach, Kenya8 contributions
Splendid views of the mountains, cool people around (Allan) our host welcomed us warmly and we loved the place even more , quite place to a gateway holiday I really recommend the place.thank you lake chahafi for you’re hospitality👌🏿
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from nrmugi, Owner at Lake Chahafi Resort
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear King&Tania, Thank you for choosing to stay at Lake Chahafi resort. We are looking foward to hosting you again. Greetings from Allan, Martin and the team at the resort.
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matiya luyiima wrote a review Nov 2019
Uganda15 contributions5 helpful votes
A group of 7 guides, we had a great excursion for both birding and nature at Lake chahafi resort. The staff is so welcoming and hospital as we were welcomed by black tea due to the coldness at the Lake. It was raining and the staff welcomed us with umbrellas from the vehicle up to all the trail we took. The nice views of mount Muhabura while you take a boat ride on lake chahafi gifted with many birds (for bird lovers). I highly appreciate and recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
3 Helpful votes
Response from nrmugi, Owner at Lake Chahafi Resort
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Matiya, Thank you for visting lake Chahafi Resort and for promoting bird watching around lake chahafi. lake Chahafi is surely blessed with spectacular birds because of the conservation efforts of the sorroundings. As you know birds are environmental change detectors and environmental conservation indicators. We await to see you in future and also to host many ornithologists and all bird lovers at the resort. Cheers from the team, Nelson
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Blair S wrote a review Aug 2019
Kampala, Uganda17 contributions2 helpful votes
I can’t begin to overstate how great the experience at Lake Chahafi was! We were there to see the gorillas in Mgahinga (which was awesome btw) and we ended up staying for two nights. We arrived at 6pm the first night from a long drive from Kampala and we were treated with fresh juice and tea. They carried our luggage to our rooms and got our orders for dinner. The resort is definitely located “off the beaten path” and for a few kilometers the road is bumpy and you start to wonder if there really is a resort at the end of it. But once you arrive the location is serine and definitely worthwhile. The rooms are great and the beds are even more comfortable and nicely made then the nicest hotels in Kampala (Speke and Serena)! Dinner is peaceful near the fire and while you are eating they have turn down service where they fix your bed, spray the room for bugs and place a comfortable warmer in the bed. Before you head off for bed they ask you if you want a wake up call in the morning with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Breakfast was also great and they packed us a lunch for our treck with the gorillas. Upon getting back from the gorilla track they have refreshments waiting. They even cleaned our hiking boots while we had dinner. Showers always had warm water and the toilet and electricity worked without any issues. The service, peaceful scenery, food and accommodations were extraordinary! Before staying at Chahafi I stayed at the highest TripAdvisor rated Kampala hotels(Speke and Serena) and I can undoubtably say that my experience at Chahafi far exceeded my experience at Speke or Serena. The food to me was even better than the other hotels. It’s quite impressive how they are able to bring such quality service to such a remote area. Looking at the two poor reviews about this place frustrates me because you have westerns complaining about $8 or $20 camping fees. These type of inconsiderate idiots love traveling to low income countries and demand rock bottom prices while expecting the best accommodations. I honestly don’t know how they live with themselves because these types of practices only seek to exploit an already exploited and under resource population. Anyways I am going to get off my soapbox about how inconsiderate western travelers can be.. I absolutely loved my experience here and will certainly return later this year when I hike the volcano. Thank you for having me and giving me such an incredible experience!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from NelsonKisoro, Owner at Lake Chahafi Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Dear Bjsmart, we are greatly honored for you enjoyed your stay at Lake Chahafi Resort and for your honest feedback about our facility. we cant wait to host you on your return for hiking the volcanoes. Stay blessed. Nelson
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JoannaVMT wrote a review Apr 2019
xoxo38 contributions18 helpful votes
Wow we cannot say enough about how beautiful this place is ! The nature embraces you in its beauty, the volcano is just right beyond your view as you eat breakfast, the lake is just breathtaking. And the staff is tremendously awesome. they were so kind and helpful and made us feel at home we would highly recommend
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NelsonKisoro, Owner at Lake Chahafi Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Dear Joanna VMT, We are greatly honored for choosing to stay with us. Your choice of Kingfisher cabin will forever remain on our mind. Warm regards from Lake Chahafi resort staff. nelson
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Lavita Oreb wrote a review Mar 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed over for one night in preparation for our gorilla trek the next morning.Great comfortable accommodation, delicious food and excellent service from the staff. The view of the volcano is beautiful. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are the same with a view of the lake and volcano
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Response from NelsonKisoro, Owner at Lake Chahafi Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Thank You LavitaOreb for choosing to stay at Lake Chahafi Resort. warm regards from Lake Chahafi resort staff.
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$106 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Chahafi Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Chahafi Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Chahafi Resort?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a whirlpool bathtub.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Chahafi Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Chahafi Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Chahafi Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lake Chahafi Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lake Chahafi Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.