The Travellers Rest Hotel
Bunagana Rd, Kisoro
Tel: +256 (0)772 533029 Cell: +256 (0)772 370263
"Under the shadow of the Virunga"
From far away the huge cones of the Virunga volcanoes dominate the landscape and beckon you as you approach. The surrounding landscape is of a astonishing beauty, one can not even imagine. There, in the extreme southwestern corner of Uganda, on the borders with the Democratic Republic of
Congo and Rwanda, the Hotel Travellers Rest lies under the towering volcanoes. These mountains offer spectacular views on the Rift Valley and the emerald-green Lake Mutanda in the distance.
In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited Travellers Rest many times to do paperwork, to relax or to meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: "It was my second home."
Travellers Rest, just outside Kisoro, offers a cozy stay for tourists, who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, and entirely renovated in 1999, has a comfortable ambiance. The twelve rooms are reasonable priced. When you enter, the ibis welcomes you with its typical sound. The beautiful surrounding garden is the home of many birds. Sitting on the terrace you can smell the sweetish perfume of the honeysuckle. In the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace, outside or in the lounge.
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From the hotel there are a lot of activities for visitors to undertake. Travellers Rest provides bikes to discover the nearby surroundings, You may visit the nearly Lake Mutanda, you can walk to the local market in Kisoro on Mondays and Thursdays, or you can climb one of the volcanoes. And of course you can go and track the mountain gorilla. The Mgahinga National Park is only 14 kms from the Travellers Rest Hotel
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