Mountains of the Moon Hotel is located in Fort Portal town of western Uganda. The hotel derives its name from the splendid Rwenzori Mountains also known as the “Mountains of the Moon”, built in French chic style of architecture.
Mountains of the Moon Hotel suites adventure and business travelers. It is located within a walking distance from Fort Portal town and is the best mid-range accommodation options for Kibale Forest National Park. Whether you are visiting Fort Portal for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, crater exploration holiday, Semuliki Game Reserve and business, you can still stay at this lodge.
Accommodation at Mountains of the Moon Hotel is provided in 33 rooms, categorized in standard, deluxe, mountain suite and superior setting made up of 33 rooms. The standard rooms have DSTV, hot showers, King size beds, private balcony overlooking the gardens and internet access.
The deluxe rooms have double and twin beds and are more well furnished compared to the standard rooms. The superior rooms have more beautiful furnishings than the deluxe rooms whereas the mountain suite comes with a large spacious room with a sitting room; which is best for those travelling with friends or family.
There is a main bar; garden bar and a swimming pool bar. All bars are well stocked with various drinks of your choice. The onsite restaurant overlooking the garden serves continental meals. Dietary requirements can be catered for upon request.
The wellness center at Mountains of the Moon Hotel is the best place to relax from after along hectic day. All health and leisure centers are free for visitors on full board. You can swim at the pool or relax on sun beds, play billiards, table tennis and many other indoor games. Massage, sauna and steam rooms are also available.
Activities at Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Chimpanzee trekking. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park is always done in the morning or afternoon hours and lasts for about 3 hours. You are given an hour to spend around chimpanzees from the moment you see them. The chances of seeing chimpanzees in Kibale Forest is over 95 percent.
Chimpanzee habituation. Chimpanzee habituation is described as the process of making chimpanzees get used to human presence so that they can be tracked later. Only a few people are allowed to participate in Chimpanzee habituation, which normally is an all day experience that requires you to carry breakfast and packed lunch with you.
Bird watching. Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 300 species of birds. Some of these species are endemic to the albertine rift valley. Examples of common birds at the park include; grey blue turaco, pin tailed whydah, tropical boubou, African pied wagtail, slender billed weaver, crowned eagle, little greenbul, Ruwenzori Apalis, grey parrot, Abyssinian ground thrush, red chested owlet, red faced woodland warbler and western nicator to mention a few.
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