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Engagi Lodge

Formerly known as Mantana  Tented camp, and  now known as Engagi lodge ,   Mantana  was replaced with a modern lodge in a magnificent setting proffering striking views over the  Bwindi forest canopy.   Engagi lodge is  beautifully placed  on a large tract of land adjacent  to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It  is located  at the main Buhoma road  and runs down to the Munyaga River.

The lodge is open ended at the front, allowing a dramatic view of the Bwindi National Park forest from every corner inside the building.

The Main Lodge structure is alienated into 3 parts: the restaurant, a rock bar, and a large wooden verandah with a detached al fresco viewing podium.  The lodge structure is substantial enough to outfit for large groups needing banqueting tables, but still permits smaller individual groups to extend out in the a choice of different areas for solitude.

The main lodge is built completely from rocks originating from around the site and eucalyptus trees, while the covering has been thatched using banana  fiber  which were produced  by local farmers.

The kitchen which is set a  distance away from the lodge to ensure privacy for the clients prepares a variety of 3 course meals and all requirements  . The lodge caters for both vegetarians and vegans.

Engagi  lodge  has  8 en-suite cottages, equally separated  out and hidden in the undergrowth.  Each cottage has either a double or twin beds complete with hot water bottles, a bathroom with flushing toilets, hot and cold running water in bathrooms .  All have private verandas where guests can enjoy their morning tea or coffee as they watch out over the forest canopy.

Electricity is abounding by solar power, with a backup generator. Hot water is supplied by wood burning boilers, however we  the lodge  has future plans for  powered heaters in the future with the wood burners as backup.

The main Reception was built  along  Buhoma Road and the lodge has  a large and secure roadside car-park, both of these are a good distance away from the main lodge buildings.  Drivers can be accommodated in our permanent staff buildings. At Engagi lodge, visitors are  on a treat with  a  number of private walking trails surrounding the lodge and down to the river.   Those interested in  tea farms inside the site  may visit them  and see the role of the community in adapting to conservation measures around Bwindi Np.

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