Traveller’s Rest Kisoro


Between volcanoes & gorillas near Kisoro

Hidden in the forested heart of mountain gorilla territory, a welcome haven awaits in Traveller’s Rest Hotel just outside of Kisoro. With the distinctive cones of the Virunga mountain range forming the backdrop to this hideaway, and magnificent views of the Rift Valley and distant Lake Mutanda — those wanting to explore Mgahinga National Park and view its gorillas couldn’t ask for a better host.

Mgahinga National Park is one of the smallest park’s in Uganda but remains one of its most important areas of conservation. Mgahinga is one of only two parks in the country that acts as a habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla. It is also conveniently close to the town of Kisoro, which acts as a gateway for those travelling between Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park.

The hotel’s 12 rooms are available in Suite and Family Room configurations, while the main lodge boasts plenty areas for relaxation from its restaurant and lounge to its sitting terrace. Guests can use the hotel’s bikes to discover their surroundings, visit Lake Matunda, buy local at Kisoro’s markets, climb a volcanoe, and, naturally, track mountain gorillas in the Mgahinga National Park only 14km away.



  • Located only 14km from Mgahinga National Park
  • Mgahinga is one of only two parks in Uganda where endangered mountain gorilla live
  • The park is also home to 3 of the Virunga mountain range’s 8 volcanoes
  • On-site amenities include bicycles for rent, a lounge, sitting terrace, garden, fireplace, restaurant, and ample guest parking
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Traveller's Rest Hotel
Mgahinga National Park

Found only 14km from Mgahinga National Park and near Kisoro — a well known access point for those travelling between Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo’s parks hiding the endangered mountain gorilla — Traveller’s Rest Hotel is a superb platform for those wanting to explore the area. Diane Fossey often called the hotel her ‘second home’.

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