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Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 12 May 2013

The lodge is situated in a beautiful environment a place to stay when you going to visit the gorilla's. The road to the lodge is very nice, but you need to walk a very steep way downside to get there. People are friendly and accomodation/restaurant was fine. It's build in a mysterious place, the land of the gorilla's.. In the...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I was slightly apprehensive about staying at Gorilla Safari Lodge after reading some earlier unfavorable reviews, but I was honestly more than impressed by both the accommodations and service! A hot breakfast could be ordered even in the early hours eliminating the need for a boxed breakfast (something we had to request at other hotels). Rooms were clean, showers were...

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The low lands
Reviewed 7 April 2013

The spot is ideal, no doubt about that. The trek starts just down the road. the lodge looks nice and so are the common rooms. the food was mediocre and not up to the standard they pretend. amenities for drivers and personnel are below standard! One toilet for more than 30, and noisy rooms for staff/drivers/guides. our own room was...

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Thank HansBrinker
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

If gorilla tracking it’s very near to the starting briefing point and saves you valuable time and energy in the morning so you can avoid a stupidly early start. The hotel has breath taking views of the mountains. It’s hard to believe you will be entering what you can see from your private room balcony if tracking. The rooms are...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Myself and three girl friends stayed three nights at Gorilla Safari Lodge. This is an excellent place to stay if you are planning a gorilla trek. The lodge is within five minute drive to the Impenetrable National Park. This hotel was very clean and comfortable. The staff were very attentive, working very hard to make us comfortable and prepared for...

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2Thank Moose7
Reviewed 30 August 2012

The staff at this lodge were friendly and most helpful making our stay memorable. The food was delicious and the fruit and vegetables sourced locally so wonderfully fresh. We particularly liked the soup served on our first night so, although not on the menu the next night, the chef made it specially for us again. Nothing seemed too much trouble....

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Thank MaryUK123
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights from 26th June 2012 to track Nkuringo Gorilla family. The base to track that family was an hour drive. + Food was excellent and very tasty.. I am a vegetarian, and they had awesome veggie curry one night, grilled veggie s/w for packed lunch and veggie pizza the other night. A nice spanish omelet...

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2Thank SuparnaPune
Netanya, Israel
Reviewed 25 April 2012

The staff is excellent and makes a real effort. However, the result is not the best, good, but not as good as expected. The location is excellent, minutes to the trekking base (The gorilla walk was unbelievable). The rooms are comfortable and very clean, built quality as indicated by other reviews is questionable. All in all we stayed two nights...

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Thank zhadar
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We spent two nights here and really enjoyed our stay. The accommodations are simple, yet clean bandas (African Cottages) with a few nice touches, like the bed turn down with a hot water bottle in the bed - cozy indeed! The views to the gorilla inhabited mountains were outstanding and the Uganda Wildlife Authority registration points is a 15 minute...

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2Thank RoadTripAfrica
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2012

This lodge is in a beautiful setting, birds are plentiful and the children and people in the immediate area are delightful. The staff are lovely and do their best. But the place is jerry-built - e.g., too many ill-fitting windows with broken latches, making them impossible to close; cracked window panes; a bathroom door without a handle - only holes...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility 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 Gorillas as it just a few meters away from the starting point. The lodge offers accommodation in 13, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 25641, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $321 - $527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gorilla Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Need hooks on bathroom doors to hang towels and more pathway lighting”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Power was an inconvenience in the rooms, but not a big issue. Comfortable, clean and value for money.”
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“It is 23 kms off the Kabale-Kisoro Road and the cottages are all placed in a quiet setting”
 of 5 bubbles Kakooza, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Evidently there are rooms with bathtubs and fireplaces, may want to vie for one of those! Higher up on the hill, less of a climb.”
 of 5 bubbles 1mountain, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you don't like to climb a lot of stairs ask for a room that is closer to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles mkobrin, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
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