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Mahogany Springs
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

From arrival to departure, the atmosphere at Mahogany Springs is so inviting and relaxing. The views of the hills across the river are so nice. I spent the whole day just relaxing here the day after the gorilla trek. The food was delicious, transportation spot on the staff was incredibly helpful but not intrusive. I'll always remember my terrific stay here.

Room Tip: George has amazing views across the river.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed at Mahogany Springs for two nights and what wonderful nights they were! The lodge itself is gorgeous with high vaulted ceilings and walls of windows to let you look out onto the steep mountains of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The staff were excellent, food was delicious, and the 3 Williams (resident cats) made us feel right at home.
Our room was spacious and clean, and the turndown service with hot water bottles in bed made the chills of the night disappear.
The best part of our stay was the visit from the Gorillas right on the lodge grounds, not once, but twice while we were there! It was wonderful to see them so close, but they sure did some major destruction to the gardens in a very short time.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kicius
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our three days and nights at Mahogoney Springs was truly memorable. Greeted by a refreshing drink and a welcoming staff was just the beginning of what was to be a 5 star stay in East Africa. Having been in Africa for three months my expectations were low and so finding such a paradise was a dream come true. How the owners found their Chef I will never know. The food was sensational even to us well traveled visitors. Rooms are great with great views and there is always someone there to make sure you have what you need. My hat is off to Mahogoney Springs for making our Gorilla tracking adventure that much more comfortable and enjoyable after a very long journey.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank icem8dn1
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed at Mahogany Springs for 3 nights in late February in order to see the mountain gorillas. I had a wonderful experience and cant recommend it highly enough. The staff were fantastic and the service and food excellent. The lodge is located in a picturesque valley with great views and is only 5 minutes drive from the park entrance. My room was spacious and spotlessly clean, with plenty of hot water (a god send after a hard days trekking). I particularly appreciated the small touches that made my stay memorable... hot water bottles warming the bed, a tasty packed lunch for the trek and the cool towels after a dusty drive. All in all it was the best lodge I stayed at whilst traveling round Eastern Africa.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Patrick B
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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
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Thank Lindsay R
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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
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Thank LeslieJ
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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 :)

Room Tip: We stayed in the room "Edward" which was very nice :)
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ralph M
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Additional Information about Mahogany Springs

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 #1 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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