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Mahogany Springs Bwindi


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Mahogany Springs Overview & Where Is It Located?

Tucked away in the lush wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, close to the rustling Munyanga River, is the Mahogany Springs. Beautiful, lush plants and trees surround the structures that make up this rustic-themed mid-range lodge. Spend your Uganda safari vacation time unwinding on the panoramic terrace of the lounge, which boasts indoor fireplaces, seating area, and a small library that introduces you to the fabulous wildlife of the reserve. The lounge has a high, sloping thatched roof, wooden floors, and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer superb views for the ultimate safari ambiance.

Key Takeaways

  • Fabulous views of the Bwindi Forest and its highland crests
  • Sprawling lounge with two fireplaces, seating area, small library, and tall windows
  • Partially constructed out of naturally-occurring materials harvested from the surrounding forests
  • Seating area on the open deck to enjoy the forested environs
  • Trek out to Munyanga River near the property with lush tropical greenery
Mahogany Springs Bwindi Park View

What To Expect At Mahogany Springs Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Deluxe Safari Tier 2 Experience. Total of 12 banda suites
  • The 8 Superior Suites are spacious enough to sleep 3 guests
  • The 2 Honeymoon Suites are available for newlyweds and couples desiring privacy
  • The 2 Presidential and Family Suite which has two bedrooms, and is ideal for larger groups of up to 4 members
  • Ensuite bathroom with rustic rock-themed tiled walls, few of the rooms also have a bathtub
Make your way over the stone-paved pathways to the 12 terracotta-coloured banda suites offered by the Mahogany Springs. Revel in the beauty of Bwindi floral ecology from the balcony of your Superior Suite, which is spacious enough to sleep up to three guests. Newly-married couples can book the Honeymoon Suite, which offers more space, while larger groups of tourists from the same family can opt for the Presidential/Family Suite. This suite includes two bedrooms and a living area and can accommodate up to four safari holidaymakers.

All the rooms have beds with mosquito netting, a writing desk that doubles as a dressing table, and a private terrace accessible through french glass doors overlooking the gorilla jungles of Bwindi National Park. Power points are in each room so that guests can charge electronic devices. All ensuite bathrooms have a shower stall lined with rock-themed terracotta tiles, while some also offer a bathtub.
Mahogany Springs Accommodation Bwindi

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Mahogany Springs On Bwindi Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Proximity to the Buhoma Headquarters Gate that can be accessed with a short 2-minute drive
  • Tracking rare mountain gorillas under the supervision of an expert guide and tracker
  • Spending 60 minutes with the gorilla family assigned to you from a safe distance
  • Bird watching excursions that take you to see some of the 350 species of avian life
  • Cultural safaris in the company of the Batwa people, participating in their traditional activities like making plant based medicines and beverages
Your stay at the Mahogany Springs will provide you with a taste of the wonders of Bwindi Impenetrable Park. The nearest gate to the reserve is the Buhoma Gate, which can be reached with a short 2-minutes drive or 10 minutes walk. From the headquarters point, you can begin your trek – under the supervision of an experienced guide and tracker – to find the mountain gorilla family allotted to you. For a precious 60 minutes, you can observe their behavior from a safe distance. Watching these massive creatures is an awe-inspiring experience you will cherish as a memory of your gorilla safari tour in Bwindi.

You may also want to spend some travel time in park on a birdwatching excursion, where you can look for some of the 350 species of avian life that thrive here. Some of them endemic to these highlands, and live alongside 120 varieties of mammals and an impressive range of flora. By crossing the river, you can take a trip out to the tribal community of the Batwa people, and join in some of their cultural activities, including lessons in making medicines from plants and herbs or beer from banana leaves.
Mahogany Springs Safari Bwindi Tour

How Is The Dining At Mahogany Springs?

Key Takeaways

  • Delicious meals cooked using organic ingredients harvested from the kitchen gardens
  • Experienced chef who cooks a range of traditional Ugandan and international cuisine
  • Freshly-baked cakes and biscuits served at high tea
  • Lounge and terrace dining options available
  • Mahogany Springs Bar in the lounge area serves international branded drinks
The lodge provides delicious meals cooked with produce from the kitchen gardens. Savor the taste of global and local cuisine, along with barbecue options prepared with care by the expert head chef. Relish freshly-baked cakes and biscuits served with your afternoon tea. You can eat in the main dining area or enjoy your food on the open air terrace, to dine while watching the birds and butterflies in the forests of Bwindi (best time to go). Order drinks at the Mahogany Springs Bar, located in the lounge area.
Mahogany Springs Meals Bwindi Dining

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Pros & Cons At Mahogany Springs In Bwindi

What We Like About Mahogany Springs

  1. Located a two-minute drive from the Headquarters Buhoma Gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  2. Offers an immersive safari experience, with access and views of the Munyanga River.
  3. The staff provides warm and friendly service, going out of their way to take care of touring guests.
  4. Offers just 12 suite rooms to allow for an intimate and personalized experience including honeymoon suites for newlyweds and couples
  5. Provides a family-friendly suite that can accommodate up to four guests.

Things To Note When Staying At Mahogany Springs

  1. Does not have a swimming pool, fitness center, or spa, but offers the services of a masseuse.
  2. Not suitable for physically challenged touring guests, since the lodge is located on an incline and rooms are only accessible by steps.
  3. No air conditioning or fans; guests may find it hot during the day when temperatures are on the higher side. Hot water bottles can be requested on cooler nights.
  4. Mahogany Springs is not a luxury lodge. Its modest rooms, amenities and facilities are not appropriate for discerning upmarket guests visiting Bwindi.
  5. Not an eco-friendly lodge; does not have solar panels or other sustainable measures documented. Powered primary through the national grid.
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When staying at Mahogany Springs during your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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