Poised on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, famous for its thriving population of mountain gorilla, Bwindi Lodge is where uncharted adventure and African hospitality meet.
Bwindi Lodge’s eight beautiful stone and timber bandas face the forest, offering each guest their own private window into the dense canopy that is home to chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and a variety of monkeys. When not enjoying the comfortable surrounds of their bandas, guests can meander along a variety of forest and river walkways, or retreat to the cozy main lodge to sit by the fire and sip some house-made African tea.
Additional Amenities include:
- En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water
- Wifi access in the main lodge
- One complimentary massage per guest
- Complimentary laundry
- Complimentary boot cleaning
- Food & beverage package
- On-property activities available
- Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, 240v lighting and a private balcony.
- Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas
- Charging stations available in the main lodge building
Activities at Bwindi Lodge
Tracking mountain gorillas through the dense African forests is a magical experience. Only eight visitors are allowed per gorilla group each day, and to minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours and requires some agility and fitness; however, all fitness levels can be accommodated and no one should feel deterred from missing this once in a lifetime experience.
This internationally supported hospital is a beacon of hope to the local communities. Walkable from Bwindi Lodge, guests are welcome to visit the hospital and learn about the daily challenges and successes of the institution and remarkable staff.
Both Uganda and Rwanda offer some of the world’s best bird watching, with a vast diversity of bird species. Uganda has over 1,000 bird species with 150 found only in Uganda. Rwanda has over 700 bird species and is home to the second highest number of Albertine endemics in the Albertine region. Each of our lodges offers the chance to see a number of different birds, with the vast majority endemic to the Region.
Led by a community guide, guests to Bwindi Lodge can take a walk through Buhoma town to visit various local schools and orphanages.
This hands-on experience will open your eyes to another world – that of one of Uganda’s longest surviving tribes. Visit the local Batwa community in their traditional dwellings and learn about how they have lived for generations in the surrounding forest.
In August 2015, the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) opened Bwindi Bar on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Buhoma. The bar provides a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths, and a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy an ice-cold local beer or handcrafted latte.
This stunning lodge has all the comforting first world elements you may not expect from a lodge in the middle of a rain forest but still the ethnic African feel you would hope for when going on a remote vacation. Hot showers, lovely fire pits, comfortable beds and epic food!
Undivided attention from the staff, and a gin & tonic is a must after gorilla tracking. Try hanging around the main house with a camera handy in case some gorillas come passing by. I was lucky to see the group of gorillas twice during my 4-night stay.
This has to be one of Africa’s best lodges with a relaxing and peaceful location. The rooms are very comfortable and those with a veranda can sit and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the forest. Gorillas do come to the lodge perimeter, and you will see them if you are lucky!
John, United Kingdom
Safaris at Bwindi Lodge
Volcanoes Safaris offers a variety of unique wildlife safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, including our popular 7-Day Kyambura and Bwindi safari. This week-long trip to Uganda takes you through the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth through the game drives and cruises to the deep jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the majestic mountain gorillas.
This 4-day Bwindi adventure invites guests into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage Site, in search of the enchanting mountain gorillas. Spend four days on the edge of the forest, spotting monkeys, birds and other wildlife. We also welcome you to interact with and learn about the local communities of Bwindi & Buhoma.
This week-long Uganda luxury safari takes you through the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth through the game drives and cruises to the deep jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the majestic mountain gorillas via the elusive Chimp forests of Kyambura and Kibale. For more information about our gorilla tour in Uganda and our unique African safaris, contact Volcanoes Safaris today.
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