Travellers Rest Hotel – Kisoro near Nkuringo and Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Posted by on July 7, 2017

The Travellers Rest Hotel – Kisoro– Dian Fossey’s Home away from Home

The Travellers Rest Hotel – Kisoro was once owned by Walter Baumgärtel who for years took visitors to see the nearby Mountain Gorillas. He was the first person to lead gorilla treks in Uganda, it took a long time to gain permission from the British Authorities in Entebbe.

 Travellers Rest Hotel – Kisoro – A hotel with a rich History – with many of the important contributors to Mountain Gorilla Research having stayed there.What can one say, but a place of History…formerly owned by Walter Baumgärtel, the father of Mountain Gorilla Tracking for Tourists, a place that Dian Fossey used to call it 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, comfortable place, a big fireplace in the lounge area, a comfortable place, close to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, close to Lake Mutanda and within reasonable reach of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest southern areas of Nkuringo and Rushaga.

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 used it as a getaway and relaxation.

Travellers Rest Hotel – Kisoro 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.

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

The Kisoro area of Southwest Uganda has much to be discovered and there are various activities including hiking, canoeing, gorilla tracking, climbing, biking and even excursions into nearby Rwanda all while staying at Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro.

If you like for us to include the Travellers Rest Hote Kisoro in your safari itinerary, let us know and we will include it…enjoy Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro…from Kampala…jon

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If you like to stay in this Hotel during your safari with us – please contact us.