Location: Ruhija amidst Bwindi forest
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is a beautiful luxury safari lodge that provides guests with the finest hospitality, restaurant services, bar service and a wonderful bed in your own personalized cottage. The Lodge is located in Ruhija amidst Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep slopes of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rain forest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last ice age; it is home to more than half of the world’s 700 surviving mountain gorillas.
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is a unique luxury hotel that welcomes you with the breathtaking scenery of the forest and its tranquility – a home away from home to enjoy the melodies of insects and birds and the surprise visits of monkeys and even gorillas.
The lodge has carefully designed rooms to blend the natural environment with luxury and hospitality. Our cottages are well equipped with comfortable beds and furniture and well designed to maximize your comfort. The bathrooms are fitted with hot and cold water and every detail has been taken care of to assure the absolute comfort of guests.
Location: Nyundo Village, 6km from the Buhoma entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The residents of Nyundo were firsthand witnesses to climate change. They cultivated crops on the steep hillsides bordering Bwindi Impenetrable forest, but had noticed erosion, changing rain patterns and the disappearance of the forest´s characteristic mist. Ultimately, their crops began to fail. The Nyundo Community Conservation Project was developed in response to this. The community decided to protect the land and allow the forest to grow back, and now the trees, the rains and the mist have all returned to Nyundo.
Experience life in this beautiful rural region of south western Uganda: sleep in a cozy, traditional banda; wake up to the mists swirling over the dark hillsides of the Impenetrable Forest; and enjoy delicious meals freshly prepared by the village women using local ingredients. The residents of Nyundo welcome you into their village, and your stay here supports local livelihoods and forest conservation.
We have a tented camp beside the main entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Our specialties are gorilla trekking, bird watching, white water rafting on the exotic waters of the Nile, mountain cycling and climbing, and tours of the numerous national parks throughout Uganda in private groups group or via individual itineraries.
We have a luxurious tented camp and campsite in Bwindi just a stone throw away from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park gate. They have:
Location: Nshongi, bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Safari Lodge is a luxurious lodge 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 accommodations in eight en suite cabins with individual verandahs allowing exclusive views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. The restaurant, bar, and comfortable lounge at the main lodge have large windows to allow guests to make the most of the view – and a fireplace to take the chill off the misty mountain air.
As well as gorilla tracking, we are ideally located for bird watching, hiking and cultural tours of the local community – or simply relaxing with a good book on your private porch.
You will feel on top of the world from your first gaze across the landscape that simply takes your breath away!
Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape – this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. It’s hard to fathom that such luxury and sophistication could be available in an area as remote as this, and we did face enormous obstacles – but it was worth the wait.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for a gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi. Guests can dine under the stars and relax by the roaring campfire. On cooler evenings, the central cottage provides a warm shelter. Our camp is the only accommodation within the National Park, offering guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area. In fact, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp also receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves, up to 2 – 4 visits per month. For the lucky guests in camp at those times, they may have the chance for a gorilla encounter without even trekking into the hills!
The eight tents are just as impressive as the communal areas. Wooden floors and decks support comfortable warm beds, and each tent boasts a bathtub, ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent tracking and meeting gorillas, that looks straight out into the jungle’s canopy.
Location: Nkuringo, bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is Bwindi’s most exclusive and luxurious place to stay, with gorgeous architecture; indulgent three-course meals; roaring fires; Volcano panoramas; and attentive personal staff to ensure your stay at the Lodge is as memorable and enjoyable as your encounters with Bwindi’s mountain gorillas. Spacious villas nestled in the cloud forest have full-length windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery, and are serviced by your own personal staff member.
Delicious meals include hearty breakfasts to prepare you for a day in the forest, and the well-stocked bar has enormous armchairs, cosy fires and free wifi so you can share your adventures with friends back home.
Clouds is owned by the local village, so you can be sure that your stay contributes to the wellbeing of the surrounding Bakiga and Batwa communities,which you can visit on one of our fascinating cultural tours.
Clouds Lodge comprises eight stone villas, two of which are double-roomed family suites. Villas have a patio area, private garden lounges and double-sided fireplaces. Family suites have one double and one twin bedroom, and a communal lounge area with an open fireplace. Each bedroom has its own spacious en suite bathroom.
Clouds supports the Nkuringo Conservation and Development Foundation, and runs community tours to support and educate both the local people and visitors. The village tour provides an insight into Bakiga and Batwa life, and proceeds are returned to the community. So far, Clouds has supported chicken and pig farming and vegetable garden projects.
Location: Buhoma, at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This fun, friendly camp is perched on a hillside at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s Buhoma’s best value accommodation, and as an added bonus you may even spot a gorilla in the grounds!
Private, covered safari tents connected by paths winding along the hillside all look out onto the densely-forested slopes of the park, and individual balconies offer guests the chance to make the most of these exceptional views.
An open-fronted restaurant doubles up as a bar and common room – a wonderful space to meet fellow travelers, relax with a book or wrap your hands around a hot cup of tea to warm yourself on the chilly mountain evenings.
As the lodge is operated by the local community, you’ll sleep well at night knowing that your stay is contributing to the wellbeing of the surrounding villagers!