Buhoma Lodge- in Buhoma side Luxury

 Buhoma Lodge- in Buhoma side (Luxury )

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. We have completely renovated the original Buhoma Homestead and now offer a top quality, intimate lodge for our guests’ enjoyment. Situated within the National Park, less than five minutes walk, from the start of the gorilla trekking point. Eight, comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private verandah, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages you will find comfortable beds, a well appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower and also some rooms with bath tubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment, to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings. As part of our commitment as an organization with a responsible tourism policy we have designed the lodge using sustainable local materials where possible, with the emphasis being on natural products, which has, in turn, given support to the local communities and businesses. Supplies are obtained, as far as possible from local sources and staff are also generally recruited locally and trained on site. Our water supply is gravity fed and solar power is used for lighting with power points limited to a central area allocated for recharging cameras and videos. Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, offering a balance of international and locally flavored cuisine with meals being of several courses. Our bar has a selection of local and imported beverages and our friendly local staff will attend to your needs. Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self service basis, but, are delivered to your cottage with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing you to awake gently and savour the early morning sounds of the forest.

Buhoma Rest Camp- in Buhoma side(Budget)

Located before the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma Community Rest Camp gives outdoor enthusiasts a taste of safari-style living and is an excellent base camp for Gorilla trekking as well as observing the many endemic bird species that inhabit the region. This pleasant and well-kept camp provides guests several lodging options such as bandas, self-contained safari tents, dormitory style accommodations, and leveled terraces for those with camping equipment. The camp also has an open-fronted restaurant where guests can enjoy exceptional views of the magnificent forest canopy while dining on delicious meals prepared by our local chefs using locally grown produce. There is also a fully stocked bar adjoining the restaurant for those individuals who want to relax and unwind. While Buhoma Community Rest Camp hosts many gorilla trekking enthusiasts, there are a variety of other reasons to remain in Bwindi. Our guided Community Village Walk is an excellent way to meet the locals and learn traditional ways of life; including that of the Batwa people. Guests can also venture into the forest for a guided waterfall hike or choose the bird hike to observe and hear the many colorful birds in the area. One can also partake in a day of mountain biking in the forest for we provide mountain bikes for the riding enthusiast. Come stay with us and enjoy all that the Buhoma region has to offer!

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Ruhija gorilla Safari Lodge- in Ruhija side (Luxury)

Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge invites you to surround yourself with the splendor of beautiful calm natural environment and forest-fresh air, while experiencing the luxury and serenity of our lodge. It welcomes you with a breath taking scenery of the forest, peace and tranquility – a home away from home! Come enjoy the melodies of insects, birds and butterflies, enjoy the surprise visits of monkeys or even gorillas. Set in the heart of the jungle of Gorilla land -Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, hospitable and comfortable lodges to stay before visiting one of Uganda’s premier safari attractions- The lodge has carefully designed rooms to blend the natural environment which provides luxury and hospitality. Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge offers superb chalet accommodation, fine dining, an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities, a well stocked bar, traditional entertainment, a mini library with magazines and books on the beautiful continent of Africa. This lodge is a unique luxury hotel for both upper class and medium class. Come visit the Gorilla’s, come visit Bwindi, come stay at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Luxury

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, (Luxury )

Set up in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation, and managed in part by the Ugandan Safari Company, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a cross-community initiative of the highest order. Located in Southern Uganda, in Bwindi National Park, in forests habituated by the Nkuringo people, it is one of the first lodges in the region with both the means and wherewithal to follow through recommendations made by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme. As such, it has quickly garnered a reputation for providing a service that is caring, innovative and far-sighted. A family run business, and keen to add something extra to an area that is known more for its flora and fauna than it is for the level of accommodation on offer, Clouds is a large stone construct situated on Nteko Ridge. Surrounded by miles upon miles of afro-montane forest, the views are incredible. The main lodge consists of a reception, lounge, dining area and balcony. Modern, but with a country house feel to it, the shared areas are both spacious and comfortable. The windows - multi-paned and large - allow for a great deal of natural light, and make the most of the views. French doors open out onto the balcony, the furniture - cream, sumptuous and low - is warm and comfortable, the walls are white and adorned with paintings commissioned from Ugandan artists. The overall feel, with only the giant rafters overhead, is one of great space. The cuisine is international and excellent, and the floor is headed up by Sipi, a head waiter and personal assistant known throughout Uganda for providing the highest standards of service. There are 8 en-suite cottages at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge - 2 of which have 2 bedrooms and would suit families or small groups. As with the main lodge, the cottages are beautifully positioned, and, in some of the rooms, the large double beds literally look out over the forested slopes. The bathrooms - double basins, European-style fittings and simple lines - are both functional and tasteful. The furniture is well-chosen, and the headboards are beautiful heavy pieces of what looks like reclaimed wood. While not luxurious, the rooms are lovely, and go some way towards setting a new benchmark standard in the area. Activities at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge include gorilla tracking, forest walks, bird watching and cultural visits. The local community is an important stakeholder in both the lodge and the forest, and has, through the Nkuringo Community Development Foundation, led the way in making the tracking the Nkuringo gorillas an enriching experience.

Engagi safari lodge- In Bwindi forest Luxury

Engagi safari lodge- In Bwindi forest (Luxury)

Engagi Lodge is the premier lodge in the Bwindi area, bordering the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, over- looking the Munyaga River and one kilometer from the National Park & gorilla trekking headquarters. Engagi, which means gorilla in the local Rukiga language, is a small and intimate lodge in a stunning setting with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Built to complement the surrounding environment, the luxurious bedrooms look out onto the forest through large glass partition doors, while the sitting-room, bar and dining area, together with the large open deck, face directly into the forest canopy over the hidden river below. With its panoramic views and its exclusive but comfortable ambience, it’s an ideal place to use as a base for gorilla trekking or for just chilling out. With over 50 years of experience of hospitality service, helpful staff and professional back-up, Kimbla-Mantana and their Engagi Lodge will ensure that your stay in Bwindi is a memory to treasure.

Gorilla Forest Camp- in Buhoma side

Gorilla Forest Camp- in Buhoma side (Luxury)

Located in south-western Uganda, and the only camp situated inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Forest Camp is an eco-luxury lodge designed to leave as little a carbon foot print as physically possible. A wood, thatch and canvas build, Gorilla Forest Camp consists of a main lodge and 8 sleeping tents. The shared areas include a bar, lounge, dining area, verandah, shop and fire pit. The main lodge itself is largely open plan, and is characterized by low surrounding walls, a peaked roof and a range of comfortable and lightweight seating. Lit at night by hurricane lamps, guests usually - weather permitting - sit around a fire with their hosts and plan the next day's events. Reports with regards to the food have been unfailingly complimentary, and the service is good, relaxed and attentive. There is internet connection in the main lodge, but it is not always reliable. Occasionally, gorillas move through the camp - a rare treat. Raised on wooden platforms, spacious, airy and beautifully designed, the sleeping tents possess a double or twin bed, a well furnished verandah, plenty of room to change in and a separate bathroom. The bathroom contains a sink, flush toilet, shower and a standalone bath. With polished wooden floors, various mod-cons and well chosen and locally sourced tables and seats, the look and feel of the rooms is clean, homely and welcoming. Please note that Bwindi Impenetrable is not a malaria area, which is why mosquito nets are not provided. Activities at Gorilla Forest Camp include gorilla tracking, guided walks, bird viewing, visiting the Batwa people and sundowners.

Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp- in Buhoma side (Mid Range)

When you reach Bwindi, you just cannot afford to miss the new look of the famous Lake Kitandara Bwindi Tented Camp. The tented Camp opened in 1994. Lake Kitandara Camp is the best Camp for upper market visitors in Bwindi National Park. It has been modernized in an African style. It has unique tents which retain some original features but also have modern conveniences. "Where adventure begins" Location It is adjacent to Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park overlooking the beautiful forest with primates. A must is a trip to Bwindi National Park, a famous home for mountain gorillas. The Park is situated in South Western Uganda on the edge of western lift valley (Albertine rift) It is 331 Square Kilometers in size and altitude range of 1,160 meters (Ishasha Gorge) to 2,607 meters (Rwamunyonyi Peak) The annual average temperature range is 7 degrees C to 20 degrees C with the coldest period being June and July. It is a home to 326 gorillas almost half of the world's population of mountain gorillas. There are 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. The major activities are gorilla tracking, Bird watching, Nature walks, Village walks and cultural performances. The unique Luxury Camp for upper class visitors welcomes you with the breath taking scenery of the forest. It's a home away from home, very quite environment, you are only entertained by different melodies of birds. The atmosphere is very charming and friendly. If you are lucky you will get a surprise visit by the mountain gorillas!

Mahogany Springs- in Bwindi

Mahogany Springs- in Bwindi forest (Luxury)

Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare. At Mahogany Springs it is the little touches that make the big difference, from the tiny details in the design of the lodge through to the unrivalled service levels provided by the highly trained management team. Mahogany Springs is the perfect base from which to begin you Gorilla Tracking or Bird watching adventures. The Gorillas have been to know to the visit the lodge and coming face to face with one of these peaceful creatures is an indescribable experience. With more bird species per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world Bwindi is often described as bird watchers paradise and the fact that Mahogany Springs is set back on an open piece of land by the river ensures we have many rare species visiting us every day. All the rooms at Mahogany Springs are suites. The Superior Suites can be Twin, Double or Triple. These suites are spacious with large double doors and beautiful windows. Each Suite has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Once you enter the main building you will experience a marvel of expert interior design work throughout intertwined with spaciousness and very high levels of comfort. One of the most popular features is the huge panoramic terrace that stretches around the front of the building and provides a balance between the sounds of the river and the views of the forest. At Mahogany Springs we firmly believe in the importance of giving back to the country of Uganda and the environment. Mahogany Springs runs a tree planting scheme to offer guests the chance to offset at least some of the carbon from their trip.

Gorilla Safari Lodge- in Rushaga

Gorilla Safari Lodge- in Rushaga (Luxury)

It is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is the ideal base from which to trek the Nshongi group of Gorillas, the biggest group ever habituated. The lodge offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. The camp is composed of a main lodge which includes a Restaurant, Bar, lounge and campfire overlooking the tropical Rain Forest. As the name implies, you feel on top of the world from your first gaze across the landscape that simply takes your breath away. Getting There By Air: Charter Flights from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kisoro, with a road transfer from the airstrip in Kisoro to the lodge. By Road: Travel from Kampala, crossing the Equator, through Mbarara to Kabale. Kampala – Kabale = 427km Once you reach Kabale, break off and drive past Muko to Nshongi where the lodge is located


Nkuringo Gorilla Camp-in Nkuringo side (Mid Range)

It is located at 2161m on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha river valley to the forested hill known as 'Nkuringo' and the surrounding swathe of trees of the Bwindi Forest. This section of forest is home to the Nkuringo group of Mountain Gorillas from where the camp provides a prime access point to the start of this amazing activity. The camp has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain and across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DR Congo. A lucky few visitors will observe the clouds envelop the forested valley below the camp and be party to views to the north as far as the glaciers on the Rwenzori peaks some 160 kms distant. In January 2010 visitors were thrilled to witness not one but two active volcanoes in the DR Congo from Nkuringo. Both Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira continue to light up the night sky on clear evenings for the intrepid travelers to Nkuringo. As well as offering budget accommodation and now two beautiful hand crafted cottages for visitors tracking gorillas be that the Nkuringo and Nshongi groups the camp is also a strategic stopover point on the Nkuringo Walking Safari. This unique walking trail passes through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from the national parks headquarters in Buhoma to the South Western Ugandan town of Kisoro. Many walkers continue on to Mgahinga National Park to undertake volcano climbs of Mount's Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura. Birding enthusiasts will find Nkuringo of interest as a starting point to traverse the Bwindi Forest some 12 kms to the national parks HQ visiting parts of the forest not normally frequented by those staying only in Buhoma. Nkuringo has its own high altitude pocket forest where visits can be arranged with community guides.