Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Set amid dense vegetation overlooking the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Lodge is one of the finest places to set up base when trekking for Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

Accommodation at this stylish jungle lodge is in 8 beautiful stone-and-thatch “bandas” (thatched cottages), each furnished with romantic canopied beds, comfortable sofas and private verandas with views of the wilderness outside. Large ensuite bathrooms contain double vanities and showers with ample hot water heated using solar panels.

At the main lodge, guests will discover an atmospheric dining room where delicious meals are served, a small but well stocked gift shop as well the Humula Forest Spa, where therapists can treat sore muscles. There is also complimentary laundry service available here so you don’t have to bring muddy clothes home.

Besides Mountain Gorilla tracking, guests at Bwindi Lodge can follow nature trails to waterfalls or to admire Bwindi’s extraordinary birdlife. It’s also possible to visit the Bwindi Community Hospital or local Batwa Pygmies for an insight into traditional culture. The Bwindi Bar is worth dropping by as well – established by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust to train disadvantaged youths, it’s a great place to enjoy a refreshing beverage for a good cause.


How to get to Bwindi Lodge

Guests can fly into Kihihi airstrip from Entebbe International Airport (approx. 50 minutes) or from another lodge in the region, where they are met and transferred by road to Bwindi Lodge, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours. It’s also possible to drive from Entebbe, but the trip could take 9 hours or so.

Activities at Bwindi Lodge

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Bird-watching
  • Nature walks
  • Cultural tours

*Some activities are at extra cost.

Bwindi Lodge Highlights

  • A beautiful lodge overlooking the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • With just eight stone-and-thatch villas featuring jungle views
  • Remote enough that occasionally wildlife including Mountain Gorillas visit
  • Offering privileged access to a stunning wilderness
  • Opportunities to interact with local communities

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