Mountains of Moon Hotel
Mountains of the moon hotel is a mid-range accommodation (3 star) found at Nyaika Avenue in Fort portal town. The hotel stands on 15 acres of landscape with a beautiful view of the Rwenzori mountains. The hotel got its name because of the mountains. You can be at the hotel by road or air transport from the nearby airstrip. By road, it takes a 5-6 hour drive from Kampala City to the hotel and an hour from Entebbe International Park to the hotel. Mountain of the moon hotel is friendly and convenient accommodations for guests visiting the Fort portal and Kibale national park.
Mountains of the moon hotel contain twelve spacious and comfortable rooms built in modern styles with open plan lounge and dining area that are well decorated and furnished. All rooms have sitting areas, verandas and private balconies that give a fantastic view of their gardens and Rwenzori mountains. All rooms have private en- suite facilities like flushing toilets, hot and cold showers/bathtubs, Mosquito nets, TV’s, satellite and other facilities. Rooms have excellent and comfortable king-sized clean beddings. There are fire bones at the lodge that provides warmth to the visitors staying at the lodge. Rooms vary in different categories; single, double, twin, triple all costing 200$ and above per person per night.
Mountains of the moon hotel different services and facilities to visitors staying at the lodge which include; A restaurant that serves different delicious meals served by excellent, organized and well-trained staff; continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner both in and out door dinners in the gardens a, a well-stocked bar and lounge with both hard and soft drinks(beers, wines, sodas, tea, coffee), you relax and sip the cocktail/monktail while enjoying the stunning view Rwenzori mountain and surrounding areas, a lovely pool with sundeck area that gives a stunning view of the lodge and rwenzori mountain, Ample parking space available, Laundry services available, WIFI available at the lodge in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Full powered solar energy available incase power is off, business centers like conference halls, wedding meetings, honey moon package, Health and fitness centers like; Spa, Saunas, Massage, etc. , Excellent rooms with comfortable beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials, Daily game drive with a professional guide offered, Recreational areas available at the hotel like swimming, hiking, fishing, volley ball, tennis, and many others.
Fort portal is found in the western region of Uganda and is considered to be the largest tourism city in the western region. It is the Cultural Center and the seat of the Kabarole district and Toro kingdom. Fort Portal lies in the northern Foothills of Rwenzori mountains. It takes four and a half-hour drive (274km) from kampala to the fort portal town and 50 km from north of Kasese town. The are many accommodations in the fort portal and around Budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation. Fortportal is the most visited city since it has many activities and being near Kibale national park. Activities to do while in fort portal and at mountains of the moon hotel include; Hiking and mountain climbing at Rwenzori since it’s the largest mountain in Uganda, Visiting the old Toro kingdom palace and Tooro botanical gardens, Visiting Amabere caves, community walks in the local villages like Ruboni, Visiting Lake Kyaninga, chimpanzee tracking in kibale national park, Bigodi wetland, and many activities. Fort portal is occupied by ‘Batooro’ speaking Rutoora language. Children in Tooro kingdom are given pet names which include; Abwooki, Atenyi, Amoti, Akiki, Araali, Apuuli, Acaali, Abaali, Adyeeri, Abwoli, Atwoki, and Ocaali. the king is the only one with 2 pet names. They are taught to respect elders and to be proud of the culture. The Tooro Kingdom originated from Babito Dynasty and it is under Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguuru. Fort Portal is a very interesting place for guests to visit.