Although the lodge is one of the cheaper options when visiting the mountain gorillas (you can opt for 5* - at a price) we were amazed by this place. we had one of the private "tents" (canvas sides, corrugated iron roof) which came complete with proper beds and en suite facilities. Meals were communal and although basic and with only 2 choices the food was wholesome and filling. There was also dormitories for those on a smaller budget but all tents and dorms were well spaced out giving you a real sense of remoteness. We were really lucky with our gorilla trekking as we only had to walk for 5 minutes - the troupe was making its way down to the lodge & apparently its not unusual for the gorillas (and other wildlife) to take a stroll through the grounds. This is a basic style accommodation but its very well run, the staff are really friendly and the food is good and plentiful. We really enjoyed our stay here and would thoroughly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique Uganda jungle safari experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi! The adventure lodge in Uganda boasts eight bandas facing the forest canopy, each with a private terrace from which you can spot wildlife, including chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and monkeys jumping from tree to tree mere metres away. Each room in our gorilla safari lodge has en-suite bathrooms and the eco-luxury comforts are all provided in eco-sensitive ways. A cosy fireside bar and lounge in the main building offers the chance for you to relax while sharing stories of your gorilla tracking experience with other guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bwindi Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Bwindi Lodge Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park