Batwa

Bwindi Activities

As well as gorilla trekking, there are many activities to enjoy in and around the lodge, although it's perfectly fine if you choose to just relax on your terrace to soak up the sights and sounds or book yourself a massage with our expert masseuse. 

Bird Watching
in Bwindi

Uganda has over 1,000 species of birds, 350 of which can be found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including 23 species which are endemic to the Albertine Rift. A keen birder can spot up to 100 species in a single day, making it one of Africa’s top birding destinations.

 

Birds you can see include the African Green Broadbill, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Chaplin’s Flycatcher, Dusky Crimsonwing and the White-tailed Blue Flycatcher.

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The Batwa Experience

The Batwa Experience was created by the Batwa themselves to preserve and share their ancient culture. Step back in time with your Batwa guide and learn how they lived and hunted for thousands of years in the forest. This activity needs to be pre-booked and paid before arrival.

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Tree Planting

At Mahogany Springs, we offer all of our guests the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint by planting a tree or shrub in our grounds. This tree planting program is also available to companies around the world looking to offset their emissions and meet sustainability goals. This activity needs to be prebooked before arrival. 

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Garden Tour

Take a stroll around our vegetable garden with Head Chef, Subedi, and see where we grow and harvest our ingredients.

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Community Tour

Our community tour gives you the chance to learn more about the local history, food and culture of Bwindi. On this two-hour tour, you will be guided around the community where you will meet a local healer, learn how they brew alcohol from banana leaves, and interact with the locals. This activity does not require prebooking. It can be booked upon check in and is paid directly to the community who receive 100% of the proceeds.

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Nature Walk

Take in the sights and sounds of Bwindi on one of our beautiful nature walks to a nearby waterfall. This activity can be booked locally and paid directly to the park. 

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Gorilla Trekking

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The Lodge