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Travellers Rest Hotel

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 12 rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Internet
  • Massages
  • Laundry service
  • Gift shop

General Information

The Travellers Rest Hotel is built in the colonial style of architecture. It has 12 rooms, and offers a cozy environment to relax in after your gorilla trek. It has a beautifully tranquil surrounding garden that is home to many birds. Sitting on the terrace you can smell the sweet perfume of honeysuckle, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler you can warm yourself by the fireplace outside or in the lounge.

Dian Fossey visited the hotel many times to relax, meet people and do paperwork. She described the hotel as her ‘second home’. In fact, the hotel quickly became a meeting place for all people and scientists that were interested in the mountain gorilla.


Travellers Rest Hotel is located just outside Kisoro, in the extreme southwestern corner of Uganda on the borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, offering a perfect base for gorilla trekking in the area.