This was a really great stay for 2 nights in a beautiful location. We enjoyed the Presidential Suite with another couple we were traveling with. It was comprised of 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths separated by a large living area and a large deck. The food was great, the staff was wonderful and the surroundings were beautifully landscaped. Off of the back deck you could watch the locals taking care of their cows at the base of the mountain. A small river runs alongside the back of the property and we were told that the gorillas frequent this river on occasion and bathe in the waterfall.
One of our party was sick when we arrived and the staff took great care to call a doctor to check on him. The doctor came back the next day to make sure our friend was okay and charged just a small fee for his services. The staff also made special meals for our sick buddy until he could get back on his feet.
From Bwindi, which is just a few minutes drive, we did our first gorilla trek to see the Rushegura Group. We started off at 830a.m. and didn't get home til close to 5:30p.m. We all agreed that it was the hardest and most physically demanding activity we have ever done. Hire the porters to push and pull you especially if the gorillas have moved further away. I don't think anyone took into account when assigning us this group that we were all 60 - 72 years old and of course, you never know where the gorillas will be either. At least we can say we pushed ourselves and survived and most of all we had a fabulous time with the gorillas. Returning to the hotel, the staff really seemed interested in our trek and how we felt. I would highly recommend!
- 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