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This is a small, simple place, but it is very clean and comfortable. Within walking distance to the center of town if you want to go shopping or get on the internet. Rooms are clustered around a central courtyard.
On site laundry service. Meals in the onsite restaurant have to be ordered in advance as there is usually only one or two choices for breakfast and dinner but the food is amazing and There are lots of vegetable dishes. They offer basic packed lunches for gorilla trekking. Note that they are about 40kms from the gorilla trekking, which requires nearly a 1½ hour drive (in good conditions) to get to the park office.
What can one say, but a place of History...formerly owned by Walter Baumgärtel, the father of Mountain Gorilla Tracking for Tourists, you can totally see why Diane Fossey was so taken with these wonderful animals and also why she called the Travellers Rest Lodge her second home, that George Schaller used to stay at. In those days it was a bit rougher, now it is self-contained and running water. The bathroom was a good size with plenty of hot water in the shower. There is a bar and a big fireplace in the common area, a comfortable place, close to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, close to Lake Mutanda and within reasonable reach of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
During the 1960's The Travellers Rest Hotel became a base of operations that was used by George Schaller, Bernhard Grzimek, Raymond Dart and Dian Fossey, and many others.
Travellers Rest represents a good value, good food, and a central location for various activities such as Golden Monkey Tracking, Volcano Climbs, Gorilla Tracking and the Batwa Trail. There are also various boating activities that you can do at Lake Mutanda.
It is owned by Nature Lodges-who do a most wonderful job in other locations such as Bush Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp, and Airport Guesthouse.
From the courtyard - you have a beautiful view of the Volcanoes-and you walk around town and twice a week there is the market - which is a wonderful experience
You are in town and it is about the best place to eat there. Travellers Rest is a good value and comfortable.
This hotel is great to explore the nearby volcanos or to see the gorillas. Or to just sit and relax in the nice garden with beautiful birds. Great location, wonderful view on the mountains … Enjoy.