Information was just confirmed that the Kampala based Marasa Africa hospitality group, part of the Madhvani family industrial and service industry empire, has completed the acquisition of the Silverback Lodge, which was previously managed by Geo Lodges Uganda.
The 12 room property, the largest tourist facility at the Buhoma park entrance and just steps away from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla National Park headquarters, is the fourth property Marasa Africa now offers on its Ugandan safari circuit, completing the Big Three of Murchisons Falls National Park with Chobe and Paraa Safari Lodges Queen Elizabeth National Park with Mweya Safari Lodge and now Bwindi, the jewel in the crown of Ugandas tourism industry.
(A view into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla National Park from the Silverback Lodge terrace)
Now that the acquisition is completed the lodge will undergo an initial part refurbishment as the branding of Marasa Africa is progressively introduced to the property, before a more significant upgrading to the standards of Mweya, Chobe or Paraa is envisaged later on.
Rates for the property start at US Dollars 380 for a twin, full board included, and notably, gorilla tracking fees which effective next month will rise to US Dollars 750 per person in Rwanda, have been maintained at US Dollars 500 per person in Uganda at both Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks.
More information on the lodge can be found via the new website www.silverbacklodge.com while hiking information on Bwindi, an activity available besides or instead of gorilla tracking, can be accessed from amongst other sources via www.batwatrail.com
In a related development it was learned, that Marasa Africa, now Ugandas leading safari hospitality group, is on course to finally complete the refurbishment at two of their three Kenyan properties, namely the Aberdare Country Club and The Ark, by sometime in June, at which time a more detailed report on the Aberdare based properties will become available here. Visit www.marasa.net for more information on their safari lodges in Uganda and Kenya and watch this space to get the latest information on news from Ugandas hospitality sector.