Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Reviews of Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Good(88%) From 101 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 101 of our travellers who have visited Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms. K from Laramie
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Luxury stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge was fantastic. Reading previous reviews on other websites Gorilla View was rated as "simple," however, I would say that this was a luxury lodge and WONDERFUL! If anyone is in the area they should absolutely stay here. You get a luxury stay for half the price of other places! The lodge was also only 10 minutes from the starting point for both the golden monkey and the mountain gorilla meeting area.

Every night employees would walk you back to your lodge to ensure you arrived safely. They would also set a fire for you every night, and on top of that, each night a hot water bottle was in the bed to keep you warm! The lodge was set back into the trees and had a very secluded, authentic feel. The communal area with wifi and a fire was great for meeting other travelers and was very cozy.

Great stay at a great place!

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Rusty Hudak from Stow
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Mountain Gorilla Lodge

The staff was great and food was very good. The rooms were nice and plenty big. The only downside was the shower did not work well in our unit.

The nightly entertainment was very enjoyable

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ERinSTL from Saint Louis
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review

Rooms are in separate cabins, some a fairly long walk from the central lodge. The rooms are quite spacious, with a separate sitting area next to a fireplace. The fireplace was the only source of heat, and the room was quite chilly by morning, when the fire had burned down hours earlier. The comforter was enough to keep us warm as we slept, however.

Electrical outlets are 220V, but have a universal configuration that accepts US two- and three-prong plugs. If you have voltage-compensating electronics, you can use them without an adapter.

All meals are offered as buffets. There is typically a very wide choice, and I never had a problem finding something to like. Quality is average: neither praise- nor complaint-worthy. Adjacent the dining area is another fireplace, surrounded with chairs, which is a nice pre-dinner gathering place for guests to share stories – and a beverage – from their days’ experiences.

Strongly suggest to your clients that they bring their own gaiters and gloves for monkey and gorilla treks. The gators in particular are almost a necessity, and the lodge “rents” pairs for US$5 each per day. We took gloves with us on our gorilla trek, but found them unnecessary.

One extreme negative that should be addressed by the lodge, but almost certainly will not be: I thought the shower was a death trap. It is apparently formed of poured concrete and painted with a shiny enamel paint. The slope to the drain is steep and the surfaces extremely slippery when wet (which is all the time during a shower). I fell immediately upon setting foot into the shower area. The area is bordered by a line of fist-size rocks set into the concrete. If I had landed on one of those, I fully expect that I would have been severely injured. As it was, I only experienced a moderately painful contusion on my forearm. I count myself very lucky.

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Expert Africa comments

We were very sorry to hear of this traveller’s fall, and are very glad that there were no serious consequences.
We have been in touch with Mountain Gorilla View Lodge to advise on and discuss this important safety concern. The lodge have responded, to advise us that they are aware that the shower floors can become slippery during use, and they are looking into solutions to rectify this, including sourcing non-slip shower mats for the rooms. We have updated our documentation to ensure that all travellers to the lodge are aware of this safety concern, and we will continue to monitor the progress as the lodge for further safety measures to be implemented.

Mr & Mrs D from London
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

This is the second time I have stayed at the Lodge. IT provides good accommodation and service.

It has been expanded and now only provides buffet style meals. The choice and quality are pretty good.

The proximity to trekking points for gorilla viewing is very good.

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Mr + Mrs M from Vancouver
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review

The setting of Mountain Gorilla View Lodge was perfect, and the staff and rooms were excellent.

The foot massage and boot cleaning after the gorilla trek were particularly nice touches.

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Mr P. from Chilterns
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review

Very good, but too many very loud Americans.

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Mr & Mrs B from Seattle
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Good

Great stay at Mountain Gorilla Lodge

We really enjoyed our stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Great location, beautiful grounds and friendly staff.

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C Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

We really enjoyed the Mountain Gorilla Lodge. The rooms were spacious, food terrific by Alfred the Head Chef and his team, it was very close to the the locations from which you walk to see the Gorillas and it was nice to have an open fire in the room in the evening.

The day we left it was raining very heavily (lucky we'd been trekking the 2 days prior) and there was some leakage into our bathroom.

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BJ from Minnesota
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Perfect location near town and great rooms.

Perfect location near town and great rooms.

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Mrs from Weybridge
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Food:
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Great basis for the trekking

It was good to go back to the hotel full of dust and have the shoes taken care of.

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