Guests at Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro will discover the abundance of hilly and mountainous landscape as far as the eye can see. The rebirth of colonial elegance in a contemporary atmosphere begins when you step at the reception area and stare at the old paintings, maps and pictures of the famous Walter Baumgartel, and American Gorilla-Woman Dian Fossey who preferred to call the hotel her second home. Fossey always stayed at Travelers Rest Hotel to relax, meet people and so her paperwork.
Each of the mid range rooms offer wonderful views and are furnished with contemporary art. The rooms are equipped with warm showers, sockets and designs to create a sense of comfort for a traveler in Kisoro town. Fine dining is offered in the restaurant and you may choose to relax around an open fire after an active day with a glass of wine, bottle of beer or soda.
Travellers Rest Hotel is an ideal location for tourists tracking Mountain Gorilla groups; Nkuringo, Nshongi, Kahungye and Mishaya in south of Bwindi. However it is the best location for those tracking Gorillas in Mgahinga. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the larger ecosystem, the Virunga Conservation Area( 434Sq Km) which includes two adjacent parks in Rwanda and Congo.
It was formed to protect the rare mountain Gorillas that inhabit it’s dense forests , and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.
The hotel is also home to travellers who wish to undertake an 8 hours climb of Muhavura Volcano, 6 hour climb of Mgahinga Volcano, 4 hour hike of Sabinyo Gorge, a walk to Lake Mutanda and to explore the Batwa trail. Some guests spend a night in Rwanda before the tacking date, thereafter take a 2 hour drive to Kisoro.
Travellers Rest Hotel is an opulent creation of carvings, history, views, texture at the extreme south-western tip of the country on the Ugandan side of the Virunga, across from Ruhengeri in Rwanda.