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Uganda is home to some of the most exceptional safari lodges in Africa. We are thrilled to see Volcanoes Safari’s unique Bwindi Lodge included in Flash Uganda Media’s latest article listing the 10 best safari lodges in Uganda.
Bwindi Lodge, located just steps away from the starting point for gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, is the ideal spot for an unforgettable experience in Uganda. Guests have access to a personal butler, complimentary massage, and the opportunity to visit Bwindi Bar – one of the many projects of Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT).
Bwindi Bar is located on the Main Street of Buhoma, giving guests the opportunity to experience the true buzz and atmosphere of the local village. The bar is a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths which arms trainees with the appropriate skills set to go on to gain successful employment in hospitality in the Bwindi area.
If this isn’t reason enough to pay a visit, perhaps you can be incentivised by the variety of locally inspired food and drinks offered daily. These include the famous Ugandan 'Rolex' wrap and our signature 'Gorillini' cocktail!
Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.