Chameleon Hill Luxury Lodge

Chameleon Hill – Lake Mutanda Luxury Safari Lodge Bwindi
Chameleon Hill is a peaceful and exclusive retreat on the shores of Lake Mutanda, adjacent to the impenetrable forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks in south western Uganda, the Switzerland of Africa. Chameleon Hill is a luxury gorilla safari lodge with ten en-suite Chalets, each one individually decorated with that “arty touch”, painted in bright and happy colors – just like a chameleon.

Lake Mutanda Uganda
Each Chalet promises stunning views across lake Mutanda and the beautiful Virunga Volcano mountain range that inhabit the world’s last remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The beautiful Virunga Mountains are shared between Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo   Enjoy maximum comfort in our 5 star Chameleon Hill Lodge. The modern bathrooms have hot and cold running water, showers and shampoos and shower gels among others. While at Chameleon Hill, you can enjoy one of the best views in the world as you shower through a panoramic window.   All Chalets at Chameleon Hill have mosquito nets (although due to the altitude we actually do not have any bugs at all), private safe, umbrella, torches, fire extinguisher and extra blankets for those chilly nights.

Location of Chameleon Hill, Lake Mutanda safari lodge

Chameleon Hill is embedded in picturesque scenery surrounded by lots of indigenous trees, Matooke fields and beautiful flowers. The breathtaking view over Lake Mutanda will ensure an unforgettable memory. It is only about 1 hours drive to the gorilla tracking start point in Rushaga and Nkuringo side. However, this also depends on the condition of the road and weather. From Kisoro, it is less than 60 minutes drive, then from Kabale, it takes about 150 Minutes. While at Chameleon hill, among the gorilla groups you will track include Nkuringo, Kahungye, Mishaya, Nshongi and Busingye among others.

Chameleon Hill Beds
Besides the most popular attraction in Uganda, mountain gorilla trekking at its doorsteps, we have so much more to offer such as Canoe Tour and community/Village Walks, Nature trekking and Meet local fishermen are just a few examples of wonderful trips around Chameleon Hill and the region of Lake Mutanda at large. On addition to gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Mgahinga National parks, you can also go golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga Forest, Gahinga volcano hiking and excellent bird watching, not forgetting the Batwa Trail. Facilities at Chameleon Hill Restaurant; Our Restaurant has a seating capacity for a maximum of 20 guests. We serve International cuisine with some African touches prepared by our chef. We also cater for anyone with dietary restrictions. Just let us know. Up to 10 Chalets in total:

5 twin bed rooms (which can be converted into a queen room) & 5 permanent queen bed rooms, all with un-obstructed views across the beautiful Lake Mutanda. All Chalets are furnished with different colors and other essential features such as mosquito nets, which will make your stay at our luxury lodge unforgettable and unique. Wooden deck with picturesque views across the lake with its islands and Virunga Volcanoes in the distance Cozy yet modern lounge with fireplace and book exchange

Gorilla trekking packing list

Below are some of the items you should pack for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga, Virunga and Volcanoes national Park. Layers (“onion principle“) – the best way to dress on safari, due to fluctuating temperatures. We recommend cotton. Long sleeves and trousers will protect from both sun and insects. Colors should be neutral (beige, khaki, tan…). Fleece/ warm sweater – even in summer. It can get cold in the evenings and mornings! Hat – broad brimmed for protection against the sun. Sunglasses – dark ones to cut the glare. Sun block, insect repellent and lip salve. Shoes – good, sturdy closed shoes/ boots and socks for walking. Flip flops/ Crocs for walking in your rooms. Binoculars – each person should have their own so as not to miss out on any sightings. Camera with spare batteries, memory sticks, film and the correct charging apparatus. A kikoi or big scarf has a multitude of uses. Light, compact jacket (wind cheater) for the rainy season