Lake Mutanda

Mutanda Lake Resort


Trekking base

Along a private peninsula on Lake Mutanda, Mutanda Lake Resort offers a comfortable base between Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks along with fabulous views across the water to the Virunga Mountain Range.

Thirteen rustic cottages are built on a wooden platform, each with a veranda and en-suite bathroom with a mix of single, double and triple family rooms.

The resort also has a restaurant serving local and international dishes, much of it made with ingredients from the lodge’s gardens, as well as a pier for swimming and relaxing on between treks.


At a glance

  • 13 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Pier

  • Kayaks and paddleboards

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    Gorilla trekking

    Located roughly midway between Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks, Lake Mutanda can be a base for gorilla trekking in either park.

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    On the lake

    Explore the lake's many islands in traditional dug-out canoe like local, on a stand up paddle board or the lodge’s boat. A swim in the cool waters is also recommended.

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    Stretch your legs on a village walk or head out for a more challenging volcano hike.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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