Bwindi Lodge

Location: Gorilla Trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Uganda

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

If you want your gorilla trekking to be green, and like your exploration to be eco, Bwindi Lodge is the place for you. Right on the edge of the Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi has been sensitively and cosily designed, with beautiful views of the forest, and the occasional gorilla wandering by the lawns.
Perfect forGreen accommodation and gorillas.
In the knowA mountain gorilla can weigh up to 180 kilograms (400 pounds), with an arm span of about two metres (seven feet).

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Guiding
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Where

On the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - close enough for the gorillas to pop by to say hello!

Rooms at Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi has eight airy stone and thatch bandas. In keeping with the wild and wonderful surroundings, there’s a real eco-feel about the rooms. They use natural wood and tiles, and have composting loos, bush showers and solar power to heat your water and light the cottage. You’re right on the edge of the trees, so at night you can snuggle up under your blanket with a hot water bottle and listen to the sounds of the forest.

Food and Facilities

Meals (particularly dinner) are often eaten communally, so excited guests can share gorilla trekking tales. Food is warming and substantial, befitting the chilly mountain nights and serious exercise often taken on your trek. In the common areas there are fires lit for you to snuggle beside each night, and beautiful views of the mountain by day (which you’ll appreciate all the more once you’ve trekked on them!)

Activities at Bwindi Lodge

Guests come to stay at Bwindi for the gorilla tracking, which almost everyone does. It usually requires between three and eight hours on the mountain, including one spent with the gorillas. There’s no denying it can be quite a hike, but if you see the glowing smiles of returned trekkers, and hear their rave reviews, you’ll see it’s absolutely worth it! If you have a longer stay in the area, there are a few other walks, including one around the nearby village, which we’d definitely recommend.

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