Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Uganda

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is the first luxury retreat in the Bwindi National Park, with direct access to the mountain gorillas. Get up close to these extraordinary creatures in the dense Ugandan rainforest, a definite ‘do before you die’ experience.
Perfect forAdventurous honeymooners and couples.
In the knowCottages three and four have the best views of the volcanoes. It can rain heavily at any time of year, so make sure to pack some waterproofs!

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Guiding
  • Hideaway
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Overlooking the famous Virunga volcanoes and Great Rift Valley in the Bwindi National Park, Uganda, close to the starting area for gorilla tracking.

Rooms at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

The eight stone cottages have loft-like interiors with high-beamed ceilings, a lounge area and a cosy fireplace. A private butler and housekeeper provide hot-water bottles and keep the fireplace lit during chilly mountain nights.

Food & Drink

Excellent meals using local produce with good wines. 


There is a botanical garden, a cosy library and sheltered verandas with views to the volcanoes.

Activities at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Gorilla trekking! The trek can take anything from half an hour to seven hours so a good level of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes! Guests can also go on forest walks with Batwa pygmy guides, go bird watching and visit lodge-managed community projects.

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Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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