My only regret about this place is not staying another night. Service, food and the rooms were excellent. I have visited bwindi before and stayed at some other nearby camps but this one is the only place which has plug points in the rooms (a big plus as i hate leaving my phone to charge in public), also hairdryers, and solid-walled rooms (not tents) with huge beds and lots of space.
Bathroom was good, plenty of hot water and the view from our room terrace was absolutely awesome. I could have sat there all day listening to the birds and looking over at the mountains we were due to trek the gorillas in the next day. Being up high made the views amazing and it was nice and airy not hot and humid like the places further down.
The chef was very accommodating, we fancied pasta so he put it on the menu and there was good choice. You just had to ask if you wanted something particular. (More flexibility than i have found elsewhere).They even served popcorn with drinks on the terrace which was delicious.
Staff and management were so friendly and professional. For the gorilla trek we were given lovely hand carved walking sticks and headquarters were only five minutes away.
At the foot of the lodge we also walked to the river which was very pretty and did the batwa cultural tour which i recommend as it supports the community and provides valuable insight into the ways of the forest people....... We didnt go all the way to the caves but apparently those who do may even see the gorillas on the way. Free gorilla viewing!
A walk into the town takes five mins and you can buy souvenirs at very cheap prices.
I would definitely go back to this place.
Ps. The massage is worth every penny. She was excellent.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mahogany Springs Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park