When you enter Travellers Rest Hotel, you enter history. It is one of the oldest hotels in Uganda, boosting on an impressive list of guests. It is situated outside Kisoro and offers a quiet setting with an amazing view on the Virunga volcanoes. 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.”
Golden Monkey Guesthouse is located off Kabale – Kisoro Road in the south western part of Uganda. This guesthouse caters for budget customers. Free WiFi is available. The facility features rooms with own en suite bathroom, with hot and cold water and Dormitories with shared bathroom.
The Guesthouse has a lively restaurant with al carte menu. The Hotel has spacious parking facility. The hotel’s attentive staff can arrange for laundry and dry cleaning services. Golden Monkey provides an excellent base for trekking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park, golden monkeys and volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
According to TripAdvisor, Golden Monkey is ranked among the best lodges in Kisoro town. They offer a wide range of delicious food menu with meat and vegetarian options. They cater for budget visitors in terms of accommodation. Accommodation options range from single and double, self contained rooms to dormitories. Your choice of accommodation should be dictated by your personal travel budget but also your own interests to give you a total relaxation and peace of mind to make you feel at home.
Golden Monkey provides an excellent base for trekking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park, golden monkeys and volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. They also arrange canoe trekking trips to the beautiful Lake Mutanda, which is just an hour’s walk on foot. Community activities like market visits or village walk can be arranged.
By Road, Golden monkey can be reached passing via the equator through Mbarara-Kabale into Kisoro. It is behind the Uganda Wildlife Information office in Kisoro town with a clear sign post.