Bwindi Lodge

Uganda

Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is the finest luxury lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique properties. The gorillas frequently come to relax in the verdant bush around the lodge! The lodge is perfectly located for a Uganda jungle gorilla tracking experience.

The lodge boasts eight large bandas facing the forest. Each of the guest bandas has a sitting area, a terrace and an en-suite luxury shower room.

The main living area has a central fireplace which acts as a focal point for guests to relax and discuss their gorilla tracking experience. A large terrace overlooking the forest is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage.

The award-winning Bwindi Bar, in the high street of the village nearby is the most stylish and colourful bar in the area! Guests get to experience a fun selection of local and international food and drinks, including the ‘Rolex’, Uganda’s special wrap! The bar is a cool place to hang out and watch local life. The bar was set up to train disadvantaged local youngsters in hospitality. It is run by Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.

Lodge Overview

  • Eight plaster and timber glass-fronted guest bandas with thatch roofs (six doubles and two twins) reflect the local building style.
  • En-suite shower rooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
  • Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, and 240v lighting.
  • Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.
  • Wi-fi and charging stations available in the main lodge building.

Ready to book your jungle gorilla safari? Contact our sales team now!

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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.

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.

Led by a community guide, guests to Bwindi Lodge can take a walk through Buhoma town to visit various local schools and orphanages.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

View our 7 Day Kyambura and Bwindi

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.

View our 7 Day Kyambura, Bwindi & Kibale Safari

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.

View our 4-Day Bwindi Safari

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects at Bwindi Lodge.