The protected area in which the lodge is built is home to some unique residents, including the mountain gorilla (of which only around 1000 remain) and the pygmy Batwa people – thought to be the oldest surviving indigenous people in the region. The low-lying lodge, surrounded by a green canopy, peers out over the Virunga Volcanoes. All you see before you is open to exploration. Track mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, or see how many of Uganda’s 1000 bird species you can spot. Gain a perspective of your surroundings with a game drive, a garden tour or a hike up one of the volcanoes themselves.
The lodge’s Ugandan-born owner, Praveen Moman, is known for his philanthropic work in the area, working to secure land and traditional housing for displaced indigenous tribes. The lodge offers tours to the local village for an insightful experience of a culture that’s remained unchanged for centuries.