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Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge lies at the edge of the dense jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. The remote location of this forest means you will see few other travellers and will gain a truly authentic experience of the jungle, the gorillas and the local communities which exist in this almost completely untouched area of Uganda. As a recent visitor to the lodge commented: this is deepest darkest Africa.
The lodge has recently been completely refurbished and now offers unequalled comfort and style. Eight bandas overlook the forest canopy, each with a private terrace from which guests can watch birds and monkeys in the tree tops. The glass fronted bedrooms lead out onto the terrace bringing light and the views and sounds of the forest into the room. The interiors feature locally crafted furniture and fixtures to create beautiful and interesting highlights. Each ensuite stone bathroom consists of double sinks, hot running showers, low flushing eco-toilets and the same unique, stylish décor.
The main lodge building also maximises on the beautiful views of the forest canopy, with both open and covered terraces providing optimum viewing platforms facing the forest. A cosy fireside bar and lounge area enables guests to enjoy a drink while swapping stories of their gorilla tracking experiences.
As part of the Lodge grounds Volcanoes have created a 50 acre buffer zone around the lodge and facing the forest.
The food, service and hospitality are first class and regularly commented on by guests. Many famous guests have stayed here, including Rahm Emmanuel, former Chief of Staff to President Obama and now Mayor of Chicago.
Its the perfect time to book a safari to Bwindi. A gorilla permit is only $500 instead of $750 in Rwanda and permits are still available for high season. A safari to Bwindi can easily be combined with seeing wildlife and chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda, staying at the newly opened Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
Contact us now for more information and enquires regarding Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
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.