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The Haven Eco River Lodge, Uganda

This is a peaceful, relaxed and well-maintained eco river lodge with great family-friendly accommodations and restaurants. It can accommodate 60 people in the honeymoon suite, bandas, cottages and tents. The restaurant and bar in the centre of the lodge overlooks the mighty River Nile and the waterfall. Watch the fish eagle, otters, monkeys and incredible bird species from the spacious terrace as you enjoy delicious food, or simply swim in the pool. The lodge is solar-powered and provides 24-hour electricity, and hot UV-filtered spring and rain water.

www.thehaven-uganda.com

The Nile Porch River Lodge, Uganda

The Nile Porch Lodge and The Black Lantern Restaurant were established as a partnership in 2004. In 2009, it changed sole ownership into a family business and has since been completely rebuilt. With a move to be eco-friendly, there has been an increase of fauna such as pangolin and monkeys returning. Ideally positioned individual semi-tented units have been designed to optimize privacy and allow uninterrupted panoramic views of the river, while the two bedroom family units have a master and kids bedroom, lounge and porch area.

www.nileporch.com

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda

Cushioned in the foothills of the Virunga Volcano Range, this spot makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime personal encounter with rare and majestic mountain gorillas, roaming free in their own natural habitat. One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is home to 14 luxury rooms and seven suites, all encircled by trees for ultimate privacy. Traditional Imigongo art and craftsmanship fill each space with warmth and rich history, as expansive glass opens onto breathtaking views of pyrethrum farmland, lush shambas and eucalyptus forest.

www.oneandonlyresorts.com

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda

Surrounded by tropical forests, guests can unwind in their choice of stone cottage or suites, each with a large sitting room, fireplace, stylish ensuite bathroom and private veranda. The stone buildings feature traditional terracotta tile roofs and polished wooden floors. Scrumptious menus can be savoured in the cosy dining room or al fresco on the deck. Nearby adventures include hikes to see the mountain gorilla and the enchanting golden monkey, cultural excursions, bird watching and mountain biking trails.

www.andbeyond.com

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