Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Uganda

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

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a stylish award-winning retreat in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, with direct access to the mountain gorillas. Get up close to these extraordinary creatures in the dense Ugandan rainforest - a definite bucket-list experience.
Perfect forAdventurous honeymooners and couples.
In the knowAt over 2,000 metres above sea level, this is Uganda's highest lodge.

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Hideaway
  • Setting & Views
  • Guiding

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge has a remote and beautiful setting, overlooking the famous Virunga volcanoes and Great Rift Valley in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, close to the starting area for gorilla tracking.

Rooms at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

The stone cottages are built of local volcanic stone and have loft-like interiors with high-beamed ceilings and a lounge area with comfy armchairs and a cosy fireplace, as well as art by Ugandan artists. There are five double cottages and two family cottages, each with two bedrooms. A private butler and housekeeper provide hot-water bottles and keep the fireplace lit during chilly mountain nights.

Food & Drink

Enjoy excellent meals using local produce, much of which is grown in the lodge's organic gardens - guaranteed to fill you up after a day's wildlife spotting, accompanied by some equally good wines.


There is a botanical garden, a cosy library, a lovely lounge and sheltered verandas where you can relax and take in the volcano views. You can also unwind with a massage after your gorilla trek.

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, do some birdwatching to see birds which are endemic to Bwindi, and visit local lodge-managed community projects.

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Hotel location

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge can be reached via a flight of 1 hour and 15 minutes from Entebbe to Kisoro, followed by a 2-hour drive.

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