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
- 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
Recommended Uganda accommodation
Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in Uganda. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.
Featuring sweeping views of the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma Lodge is one of only two properties physically inside the reserve.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a charming riverside property within the southern Ishasha sector of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, an area famous for its tree-climbing lions.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel, thought to have the greatest concentration of hippopotamus in all of Africa.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Nestled deep within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is one of the most atmospheric in Uganda.
The Boma Hotel Uganda
The Boma Hotel is an excellent option for travellers seeking upscale accommodation in Entebbe en route to gorilla trekking in Uganda’s highlands.
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
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.
Best holidays to Uganda
The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Uganda experience.
Best of Uganda
Discover the Best of Uganda on this 8 day safari from mountain gorilla trekking to searching for the famous tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Visit Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to spend time observing mountain gorillas in the wild, a truly profound wildlife experience.
Why should I travel to Uganda? Uganda offers a wide variety of experiences, from classic big game viewing in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. There are many pristine rainforests with unique fauna and flora including within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest and the Rwenzori National Park. Uganda also has a rich culture with over 30 languages spoken by many different tribes, ranging from the regal Buganda and Bunyoro to forest-dwelling Batwa pygmies.
When is the best time to see Gorillas in Uganda? Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).
What is the climate in Uganda? Although Uganda is on the Equator, much of the country is at relatively high altitude and temperatures are very pleasant (25°-28°C). The mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest between Mar-May and Oct-Nov.
What can I combine Uganda with? Uganda can be combined with neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania and we highly recommend including renowned game parks such as the Masai Mara or the Serengeti into your itinerary.
How to get to Uganda? The Ugandan capital of Entebbe can be reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with Emirates from Dubai and with SAA from Johannesburg.
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