Mahogany springs lodge is located in the northern section (Buhoma) of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is a luxury accommodation facility with high service standard. This unique lodge offers unrivalled service to clients due to the highly trained and professional staff employed at the Lodge. Mahogany Springs is one of the perfect lodges to reside in a night before and after your gorilla trek in the northern section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa, the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare.
Rooms and Rates
Mahogany springs lodge has suites namely superior suites, presidential suites and honeymoon suites. The Superior Suites can be Twin, Double or Triple. These suites are spacious with large double doors and beautiful windows. Each Suite has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. There are power points in the rooms as well as a dressing table/desk. All suites have large en-suite bathrooms with a gorgeously designed open terracotta shower. For added comfort and peace of mind, all the suites have an advanced mosquito net system that wraps around the entire area of the beds.
Rates vary depending on the time of year, during the Low Season in March, April, May and November rates starting from as low as USD240 per person per night in a twin or double or USD340 for a single, High Season month (Jan, Feb, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Dec) rates starting from as low as $315 per person per night in a twin or double or $408 for a single as per 2020 Rate card, all meals are inclusive and drinks, water provided in the rooms and with meals, a glass of cask wine or soft drink or local beer with dinner.
How to access Mahogany springs lodge
Mahogany Springs Lodge can be accessed by road transport from Kampala/Entebbe by road for approximately 8-9hours drive, and as well from Kigali, Rwanda via Katuna Boarder between Uganda and Rwanda as it is even a short drive of about 5-6hours. Also, you have a lot to see on the road. You can also access Bwindi lodge by air transport. It is an hour drive from Kihihi Airstrip which is very close to Buhoma sector and Bwindi. There are has daily domestic flights by domestic Airline companies with morning and afternoon schedules for visitors to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Activities to participate in on your stay at Mahogany springs Lodge
Gorilla tracking is the main activity that visitors do participate in while at their stay at Mahogany Springs lodge. Its proximity to Bwindi Impenetrable National park allows visitors to participate in activities such as gorilla trekking in Buhoma and Ruhija sectors of Bwindi.
Gorilla tracking is the prime activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park and regarded as a lifetime activity with the gorillas which has attracted more visitors in Uganda. Visitors participate in walking through the forest to find the gorillas and you are allowed one hour for viewing and taking photographs, as you also get information from the guides. It starts early in the morning with a briefing at every park headquarter at 7:00am, Park guides brief the clients on the do’s and don’ts and later start the walk to the forest with the visitors. Sometimes the hike can be very tiresome and you can hire a porter to help carry your stuff and even give you a hand while moving. Watching the gorillas which are 95% human is a lifetime experience that you should not miss and you can achieve this dream by booking with Encounter Africa safaris to visit the Gorillas in Buhoma and Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as you choose to stay at Mahogany Springs lodge.
Bird watching is one of the must-do activities in Bwindi, given the fact the forest is home to over 350 bird species. Birding in Bwindi forest is best done at Mubwindi swamp, and we will spend the entire day birding at this area. The 4km trail to Mubwindi Swamp is the best place for some of the most difficult to find of all rift endemics including Grauer’s (African Green) Broadbill, the beautiful Regal Sunbird, and Archer’s Robin-Chat. Mubwindi Swamp is also home to Dwarf Honeyguide, Stripe-breasted Tit, Ruwenzori Apalis, African Hill Babbler (sometimes treated as a separate species from Ruwenzori Hill Babbler), and the rare and localized Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler and many others. Since Mahogany springs is close to the forest, you will be able to see any birds any time of the day, and some even visit the gardens of the lodge.
You can book an extra day to take a beautiful walk through various trails in the forest to the see waterfalls and other marvels. Uganda wildlife Authority established nature walk trails in Bwindi Forest and Buhoma sector for guided walks for visitors. The guided walks can start at any time of the day depending on the time the visitor has, during the walks, you will be able to see the different tree species, Forest birds, cross streams and swamps. You will be guided on various trails for a thrilling experience.
Community and Batwa cultural experience
This great encounter can be arranged in your free time while at Mahogany springs Lodge. Bwindi Forest used to harbour the Batwa Pygmies in the forest who were evacuated as a conservation measure of the endangered apes and primates. The Batwa Cultural encounter will expose you to their unique culture, dance, way of life, the food they eat as they introduce you to their traditional forest life. In the trail, The Batwa will lead into the forest in which they demonstrate their traditional forest life such as hunting, fruit gathering, collecting honey and performing rituals among others. These Batwa trails are organized to appreciate the culture and also support the livelihoods of the communities around the park by paying a fee. Donations to children, women groups are much appreciated and also buying souvenirs supports the community.