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Mahogany Springs

From: $240.00

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. At Mahogany Springs it is the little touches that make the big difference. Set back on the pristine waters of the Munyanga river and facing Bwindi Impenetrable forest the natural setting is beyond imagination. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, where over half the world’s population of highly endangered Mountain Gorillas live in its jungles.

 

Description

Mahogany Springs is on the doorstep of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The forest provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.

The main attraction – Gorilla Tracking.

This experience will change your life forever. Track the Gorillas on foot through the forest until you find them and spend around 1 hour watching them interact. Gorilla trekking must be booked prior to your arrival.

Some of the other activities on offer are:

Bird Watching – experienced bird watchers are known to identify up to 100 species a day in Bwindi. Bwindi contains 90% of all Albertine rift Endemic. Short-tailed Warbler, Rusty-faced woodland Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Gruel’s Rush Warbler, Wilcock’s Honey-guide, Yellow-eyed black Fly-catcher, Kivu Ground Thrush, Dusky Crimson Wing, White-tailed Blue Monarch among many others, difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Tree Planting – offset some of the carbon you have used on your trip by planting a tree or shrub within the grounds. Once you have taken part in this activity you can feature on the tree planting gallery if you agree.

Various nature walks – Take a beautiful walk through various trails in the forest to the see waterfalls and other marvels.

Meet the Batwa (Pygmies) – The Batwa tribe only began leaving their forest homes around 15 years ago and still live locally. For the opportunity to meet them please book this in advance.

Community Tour – This fantastic experience can be arranged when you are at Mahogany Springs. The tour actually begins at Mahogany Springs where you walk across the river and around the community. It can last 2-3 hours. On the tour you will meet a local healer that will explain the various plants they use for medicinal purposes. Meet a few locals who will show you how they brew alcohol from banana leaves, From there you will meet other members of the community including some of the local Batwa tribe.

Garden Tour – Ask the Head Chef Subedi to give you a guided tour of your Vegetable garden. You will see that only the freshest ingredients are used in your meals.

Read our Country Information for travel to Uganda.

If you would like to venture to the Nile River for some adrenaline activities on your African safari then look at Wild Waters Lodge, it’s family friendly too.

For some interesting information on mountain gorillas and their conservation read the WWF or African Wildlife Foundation information.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Entebbe with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways or South African Airways.

You will be met at Entebbe airport and depending on your arrival time be driven to a hotel (if it is too late for a flight to Kihihi). Your driver will then collect you the following morning and return you to the airport for the 70 minute flight to Khihi where you will once again me met and transferred to the lodge.

If you arrive in Entebbe early in the day you will be met at the airport and escorted to your light aircraft for the 70 minute flight to Khihi where you will be met and transferred to Mahogany Springs.

For assistance and pricing on flights from Entebbe to Kihihi please get in touch with us.

Driving is an option however its a 12 to 13 hour drive traffic dependant – we have done this and do not advise our guests to undertake this adventure.

Activities

Gorilla Tracking.

This experience will change your life forever. Track the Gorillas on foot through the forest until you find them and spend around 1 hour watching them interact. Gorilla trekking must be booked prior to your arrival.

Some of the other activities on offer are:

Bird Watching – experienced bird watchers are known to identify up to 100 species a day in Bwindi. Bwindi contains 90% of all Albertine rift Endemic. Short-tailed Warbler, Rusty-faced woodland Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Gruel’s Rush Warbler, Wilcock’s Honey-guide, Yellow-eyed black Fly-catcher, Kivu Ground Thrush, Dusky Crimson Wing, White-tailed Blue Monarch among many others, difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Tree Planting – offset some of the carbon you have used on your trip by planting a tree or shrub within the grounds. Once you have taken part in this activity you can feature on the tree planting gallery if you agree.

Various nature walks – Take a beautiful walk through various trails in the forest to the see waterfalls and other marvels.

Meet the Batwa (Pygmies) – The Batwa tribe only began leaving their forest homes around 15 years ago and still live locally. For the opportunity to meet them please book this in advance.

Community Tour – This fantastic experience can be arranged when you are at Mahogany Springs. The tour actually begins at Mahogany Springs where you walk across the river and around the community. It can last 2-3 hours. On the tour you will meet a local healer that will explain the various plants they use for medicinal purposes. Meet a few locals who will show you how they brew alcohol from banana leaves, From there you will meet other members of the community including some of the local Batwa tribe.

Garden Tour – Ask the Head Chef Subedi to give you a guided tour of your Vegetable garden. You will see that only the freshest ingredients are used in your meals.

Rates By Season

HIGH SEASON RATES

(Jan,Feb,June,July,Aug,Sept,Oct,Dec)

Single Room USD 408-00 pppn

Double/Twin Room USD 315-00 pppn

Triple Room USD 275-00 pppn

Presidential Suite (4 guests) Includes 2 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, luxury lounge and panoramic terrace. Contact us for pricing.

LOW SEASON RATES

(March, April, May, November)

Single Room USD 340-00 pppn

Double/Twin Room USD 240-00 pppn

Triple Room USD 216-00 pppn

Presidential Suite (4 guests) Includes 2 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, luxury lounge and panoramic terrace. Contact us for pricing.

Children Rates

**Please note children under the age of 16 years are not permitted to have their own Banda. There is a 2 bedroom Family Suite subject to availability**

Child (0-5 yrs) sharing with adults –NO CHARGE
($25 fixed babysitting fee whilst parents are Tracking)

Child (5-14 yrs) sharing with adults- $50 per night
($25 fixed babysitting fee whilst parents are Tracking)

Child (15 yrs PLUS) sharing with adults – Triple room rates apply.
Child (15 yrs PLUS) in own room – Normal room rates apply.

Included/Excluded

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Water in rooms and with meals
  • One beer, glass of wine or soft drink with dinner
  • A visit to Bwindi Plus School. (Subject to school opening dates).
  • A visit to “Ride4AWoman” charity project.

Drinks package option:

High season: $20 per person per night

Low season $15 per person per night

This package includes all bottled water, all hot drinks, all house drinks (beer, wine and spirits). Prepaid at the time of booking.

 

Excluded:

  • Transfers from airstrip to the lodge: $150 per way (6 guests with luggage)
  • Transfers to Buhoma Gorilla family: Complementary
  • Transfers to Ruhija Gorilla family: $125 per way
  • Full body massage : $45
  • Nature walk on any of the trails in Bwindi Forest : $70 per person inclusive of park entrance fees
  • Batwa experience : $80 per person
  • Gorilla permit: $600 per person.
  • Tree planting: $25 per person
  • Bush breakfast : $20 per person
  • Bush dinner: $30 per person
  • Gorilla permit handling fees : $50 per permit
  • Mahogany springs walk: $15 (Walk around the perimeter of the lodge and down to the river)

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