Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?
Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park? There are different accommodation options available in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park from camping to budget, midrange, and then the upmarket lodges and hotels. However, one needs to know the location of the gorilla trekking sector before he/she books the lodge. There different sections of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it is good that then visitors book a lodge that is near the trekking sector. Otherwise, you might choose a lodge that is far away from the briefing areas which may lead to miss the briefing which is important in gorilla trekking. Below are some of the prominent lodges and hotels in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
Luxury accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
The gorilla resort: This is an upmarket/luxury lodge located near the park entrance gate at the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Visitors staying at Gorilla resort can only walk for 1 minute to reach the Uganda wildlife Authority briefing center an indication that the lodge provides convenience for gorilla trekking safaris in lush forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The accommodation facilities are in form of African safari tents, en-suite oversized raised on a high platform providing mag5nificent views. the rooms have services like furniture, private Victorian bathtubs, and wooded deck balconies offering clear views of forest areas of Bwindi National Park. Rooms are single, double and a twin with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee all offered here. The main block of the gorilla resort features an ample dining area, restaurant, lounge, and bar. There is also a raised campfire that faces the vast tropical forests. Experienced chefs ensure that meals are served on time with both local and international dishes being served.
Buhoma Lodge: As the name suggests, Buhoma Lodge is situated on the northern side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector. It close to the park gate and offers a chance to the visitor to the exploration of five habituated gorilla families in this sector that include Mubare, Habiyanja, Katwe, Rushegula among others. The lodge features accommodation facilities in form of ten spacious cottages each containing bath taps in some rooms, safety deposit boxes, equipped with comfortable beds, bathrooms with hot showers among others. Visitors enjoy the lodge facilities that include a raised lounge area, bar facilities, a camping area with a fireplace, solar power, rooms with mosquito proofs, recharging facilities, internet connectivity among others.
Chameleon hill lodge: Chameleon hill lodge is also one of the luxury lodges that is located amidst Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It was strategically constructed on the shores of Lake Mutanda. The lodge provides convenience to traveler’s who would wish to do gorilla trekking in both Mgahinga and Bwindi gorilla parks as well as golden monkey tracking. Travelers tracking gorillas in the southern part of the park in Rushaga and Nkuringo can best use this lodge. Its accommodation facilities are presented in ten private cottages designed in different colors, the rooms at chameleon hill lodge contain mosquito nets, and extra blankets, fire extinguisher, mattress on spacious beds, and a well-stocked bar with beverages that are both cold and warm. The restaurant at chameleon hill lodge is fantastic and has a sitting capacity of over 19 visitors with the kitchen preparing both local and internal dishes. 5 of the twin rooms have twin beds and the rest feature queen sized rooms. Fireplace, wife, and canoeing services are available at the Chameleon Hill Lodge.
Clouds Mountains Lodge: This is another lodge that was established to meet the needs of luxury travelers especially for those tracking the Nkuringo sector offering beautiful views of the Virunga Mountains. The lodge was constructed together with local community USAID, AWF but as of now, it is being run. The accommodation facilities are in form of 8 cottages that were constructed using volcanic stones rocks with two bedrooms available for family suites. The cottages feature spacious sitting rooms, overstuffed chairs, unique artwork for each cottage, hand-woven carpets, and en-suite washrooms. Clouds Mountains Lodge features facilities that include among other restaurants, a bar, the library for those who love reading, spar, parking space, and an ample garden. The lodge is only ten kilometers away from those who are trekking gorilla families from Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge: This is one of the lodges that is built in the middle of the forests offering wonderful, views of the forests and surroundings. Sleeping at this lodge, visitors can only be entertained by the songs of birds and those of tree falling debris or branches. The lodge features eight cottages that are nicely built and providing magnificent views of the Virunga volcanic mountains. Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge has six standard rooms, four deluxe rooms, and four superior twin rooms that can accommodate a maximum of 6 people. The lodge offers room service and amenities in form of a flush toilet and private showers, trash cans, hot water bottles, sandals or slippers, storage cabins for luggage, fireplace among others. The facilities at this lodge include a gift shop, laundry services, DSTV, Tea, hair drier, restaurant, bar, and internet connection.
Mahogany Springs Camp: It is located just near the entrance of the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in the Northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. It offers a better private environment with high levels of serenity. Mahogany springs camp overlooks the Munyaga River valley and its accommodation facility comes in 8 cottages with superior and presidential suites. The superior suites are comprised of double and twin rooms, have power charging points, mosquito nets private terrace among others. On the other hand, the presidential suits are self-isolated in double, twin, and triple rooms, with 2 bedrooms, a private terrace, and living room en-suite bath6rooms among others. The vamps main house presents a bar, restaurant, gift shop, and others.
Another luxury accommodation facility is called Gorilla forest camp located in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in the northern side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Mid-range accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Gorilla Mist Camp: this is a midrange hotel built in the Ruhija sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it offers the best places for mountain gorilla trekking. The Gorilla most camp is just located five kilometers away from where gorilla trekking briefing takes place. The accommodation facilities are in form of grass thatched houses built with the use of local materials. Facilities include a bathtub with warm or cold water depending on your choice. There are a spacious restaurant and a bar where you can enjoy and relax.
Gorilla valley lodge: This is located close to the Rushaga trekking sector. Right away from Kabale, you will see a signpost directing you to the lodge. It is built on a steep slope and providing clear views of the forest. Gorilla valley lodge features twelve rooms that are self-contained and features room facilities such as spacious beds, interior design, which is interesting, and solar power. The facilities provided by the lodge include restaurant services, a bar, the exciting views of the forest on one side among others. The lodge provides the best grounds for gorilla trekking in the Rushaga sector-
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is situated on the ridge known as Nketo which is about 2,151 meters above the sea-level. The setting of the camp makes it possible for the people to overlook the Kashasha River valley and visitors staying here find it easy to trek gorillas in Nkuringo as well as those of Rushaga. Nkuringo Gorilla Camp features family cottages that can take up to five people, four luxury handcrafted cottages, lazy camping tents, and four Virunga terrace rooms. The camp offers facilities such as bar services, fireplace, solar power, restaurants, and paraffin lantern among others.
Silverback Lodge in Bwindi: This provides accommodation facilities to travelers trekking gorillas in the Buhoma trekking sector.it is situated on a raised hill that provides visitors with a chance to overlooking the lust forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Silverback lodge presents twelve rooms with seven twin rooms, one single double, and four rooms. It features amenities including a restaurant, bar, amazing garden, and born fire.
Lake Kitandara Bwindi camp: This presents accommodation into lush 20 cottages, each named with a unique bird species. The tents are characterized by self-contained, hot showers, beds, and furniture that are clean, with hot water running showers. You can get food and drinks from well-established bars and restaurants at Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp.
Engagi Lodge in Bwindi: This one of the midrange hotels just near Buhoma park headquarters and next to Munyaga river. Engagi Lodge has eight rooms which are self-contained with a table in each room. These rooms are in the form of single, double, and twin with double beds, bathrooms, flush toilets, and free internet connectivity. The lodge has a bar, restaurant and it arranges nature guided walks to explore primates and bird species.
There are other midrange accommodation facilities which include Eco Marvels Gorilla Resort, Lake Mulehe safari lodge among others
Budget accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
Broadbill forest camp: this is constructed in the Ruhijja gorilla trekking sector which is in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. While staying at this camp you will be able to trek one of the three gorilla families in the Ruhija sector. Here there 4 tents each with a self-contained room, fireplace, restaurant and a bar where you can order for both soft and heavy drinks.
Wagtail Eco safari camp: this is situated in the small town of Buruguri town which is south of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Visitors will find it easy to trek gorillas in Rushaga which is around 10 kilometers from Wagtail Eco Safari camp. Accommodation is in form of junior king, superior king, deluxe queen, and guest room. All rooms have spaces filled with expedient beds. Restaurants and a bar are well presented when you can relax from your heavy gorilla trekking safaris.
Bwindi View Bandas: These are budget accommodation facilities located in Buhoma northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.it is only about a hundred meters from the Bwindi View Bandas to the park entrance. Accommodation is in form of 3 Bandas and camping facilities. The facilities include heated water showers, storage facilities, pit latrines, bar and canteen, grocery and a picnic area, reading materials, among others.
Gift of Nature Lodge: Situated in the district of Kabale in Ruhija sub-county, the gift of nature lodge provides accommodation facilities to the people or visitors for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. Accommodation is presented in self-contained rooms that are single double and twin. Gift of Nature Lodge offers facilities such as a lounge, WIFI, Television sets, among others.
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is found Rushage sector near the main park gate. The lode has nine self-contained cottages with a choice of a single, twin, or double room. Each cottage has a veranda with beautiful views of the forest. The Ichumbi gorilla lodge is ideal for those who have come for birding, gorilla tracking, visiting nearby communities, spotting butterflies and nature walks.