ABOUT MARASA AFRICAThe story of our journey to Uganda started over a century ago and from humble beginnings our activitieshave grown from strength to strength in Uganda and beyond. At the forefront of industrial developmentand business, we are now one of the largest diversified private-sector employers in East Africa, employingover 10,000 people and providing a livelihood and supporting, both directly and indirectly, over 150,000individuals in Uganda alone.Despite our diversity and size, our family business continues to be proudly African and we continue torecognize the key values that have contributed to our success by embracing the stakeholders andcommunities in which we operate as our destiny is entwined with theirs. We strive to engage with andempower these communities and ensure that we may continue to grow hand in hand with themwherever possible.Our vision to share our breathtaking country to those from beyond our borders and even to far awayshores led us to acquire and develop what we felt to be locations of outstanding natural beauty. Each ofthese properties also represents the combination of the very best of what there is to offer at thesedestinations. All of our hospitality properties have been consolidated under Marasa Holdings, and as weexpect to grow, Marasa will be one of the largest providers of high quality, comfortable, charming safarilodges in East Africa.“When it comes to your personal journey to Uganda or Kenya, we invite you to experience the beauty ofthese two incredible destinations in one of our unique and comfortable properties. Whether in planningyour entire trip or staying at one of our well-appointed lodges, we graciously welcome you to the safariexperience of a lifetime. Discover for yourself what has attracted us to this most awesome region for overfour generations!Our mission is to put the extra in the extraordinary and by having that very special longstanding presenceand passion for East Africa, we are sure to surprise and delight you! Karibu!"Mayur Madhvani Managing Director
Marasa Africa is the leading East African hospitality and safari brand to trade with. Marasa Africa Lodgesare characterized by their setting in scenic, wilderness spots; distinctive charm and high level of comfort. In Uganda In KenyaMweya Safari Lodge - Located on a peninsula The Aberdare Country Club -The Aberdarewithin the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Country Club, only a two and a half hour drivePark, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the northeast from Nairobi, is nestled on a slope ofmagical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described asthe Mountains of the Moon. Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part of the Great Rift ValleyParaa Safari Lodge - Established in 1954, ParaaSafari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The Ark Lodge – Set in the heart of the AberdareThe lodge is located in the north west of Ugandaover looking one of natures best-kept secrets, National Park, iconic and yes, quirky, The Arkthe River Nile overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled afterChobe Safari Lodge - Located in the Murchison Noahs Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks withFalls National Park, this Five Star lodge isundoubtedly the gem in Ugandas crown of balconies and lounges to provide superb gametourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Theviews, coupled with the sounds of the River Niles animals come to you!magnificent rapids, sets the scene for anadventure that will impress even the mostdiscerning of visitors. The Mara Leisure Camp -Set in what is considered Kenyas prime wildlife area, Mara Leisure Camp isSilverback Lodge - The latest addition to the located along the Talek River, at the confluence ofMarasa Africa properties is Silverback Lodge, the Masai Maras four wildlife-viewing areas, onlocated in the Buhoma sector of BwindiImpenetrable Forest National Park in western the northern boundary of the Masai Mara GameUganda; Silverback Lodge is only a 5-minute walk Reserve.to the National park and has sweeping views ofthe valley and forests that surround it.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, South Western Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park• Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda• The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.• It comprises 331 square kilometres (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot.• The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.• The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, and the diversity of species is a feature of the park.• The park provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species.• Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.• The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos).• It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the worlds population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas.• There are four habituated Mountain Gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.
AccommodationThere are twelve rooms in total at Silverback Lodge• 1 Single room• 4 double rooms• 7 twin roomsThese were built and designed using local materials, such asforest vines, sisal rope and purple slate stone.Each room has an en-suite bathroom (with hot watershowers) and comfortable chairs on the veranda for viewingthe flora and fauna that make up the surroundings in thevalley.
Each room has an en-suite bathroom with hot water showers
Each room has comfortable chairs on the veranda for viewing the flora and fauna that make upthe surroundings in the valley.
The Lodge and Amenities• The Restaurant• The summit Bar• The Terrace gardens
The RestaurantThe restaurant has unique and creative menus that are prepared by our Chef in our newly-refurbished kitchen for your enjoyment and pleasure.. The dishes vary from local tointernational, and the dining experience is as intimate as possible.
Summit BarThe Summit Bar is well stocked and in a comfortable setting which is perfect for sharing theday’s adventures of gorilla trekking, primate watching and bird viewing with family and friends.
Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking beautiful flora and fauna.
A barbecue under the night skies can also be arranged upon request, and a bonfire is theperfect place to warm up on those cooler evenings.
Activities• Gorilla trekking• Bird watching• 6 varying trails for hiking & Nature walks• Day and night trips to Queen Elizabeth National Park (2 hour drive to Ishasha). We recommend Mweya Safari Lodge within QENP.• The Batwa Trail• Mountain Bike Rides• Community Hospital Visit
Gorilla trekkingBwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. Through theundergrowth and thick creepers of the dense Bwindi rainforest, track the famous mountain gorillas. Being in company withthe most peaceful, rare and most endangered of all the apes, is both a fascinating and humbling experience.
Bird watchingBwindi impenetrable forest holds over 346 species of birds and contains 90% of all AlbertineRift endemics, difficult or impossible to see in any part of East Africa. For the ornithologist,close to 100 bird species can be identified in a day
Varying trails for hikingThe various trails provide walks and gives you an opportunity to see birds and primates,pre-historic tree ferns, expansive views across the Park Nationale des Virungas. and on aless foggy day, the Rwenzori mountains with the forest providing a spectacular backdrop.
The Bwindi Batwa TrailThis hands-on experience will open your eyes to another world - that of one of Uganda’slongest forest surviving tribes. It will also show you what other wonders BwindiImpenetrable Forest has to offer, in the heart of gorilla land.