Exclusive Luxury on top of the World at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Award-Winning Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Nkuringo – So-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, a luxurious eco-lodge situated in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains in southwestern Uganda, offers an exceptional and unforgettable experience for discerning visitors seeking a high-end safari experience.
Nestled in the Nkuringo Village area adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to nearly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge provides a prime location for encountering these magnificent creatures. The Lodge’s proximity to the Nkuringo Gorilla Trailhead makes it an ideal base for embarking on challenging and rewarding gorilla trekking experiences.
Situated at over 2,000 meters, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge boasts the highest point in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, offering guests breathtaking panoramic views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the forest. Surrounded by nature’s grandeur, visitors can revel in the awe-inspiring beauty of their surroundings.
The Lodge features ten cottages, two of which have two bedrooms, ensuring a cozy and intimate atmosphere for guests. Each hCottageus is thoughtfully designed with a spacious bedroom, a well-appointed bathroom, a living room, and a fireplace to provide warmth during the cool evenings in Bwindi. The interiors are adorned with exquisite African artwork created by talented Ugandan artists, adding a touch of cultural richness to the accommodations.
The main lodge building houses the dining area, bar, and lounge, where guests can relax and unwind. Constructed using local stone, the Lodge exudes a welcoming and rustic charm that blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. The attentive staff, including dedicated butlers and maids, cater to guests’ every need, ensuring unparalleled service. From careful attention to detail to surprises like returning clean and shiny boots after a gorilla trek, the staff goes above and beyond to exceed expectations.
Outside each Cottage, a comfortable sitting area beckons guests to immerse themselves in the tranquility of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and marvel at the majestic Virunga Volcanoes in the distance. The view from these vantage points is unobstructed, allowing guests to appreciate the untouched beauty of the ancient rainforest, the dramatic landscape shaped by volcanic activity, and the shifting of tectonic plates.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019, is a testament to nature’s unrivaled splendor. With its dense vegetation and diverse wildlife, including gorillas and chimpanzees inhabiting the same area, this forest offers a unique experience. As guests return from their exhilarating gorilla treks, they can retreat to their Cottage’s sitting area, savoring moments of tranquility and reflection while surrounded by the sounds of the forest.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge provides an exclusive and enchanting retreat for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of Uganda’s natural wonders. From the exceptional accommodations and attentive service to the captivating views and proximity to incredible wildlife encounters, the Lodge promises an unforgettable experience for every guest.
The Exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Accommodations for its Guests:
The Lodge features ten spectacular stone cottages, each with a private en-suite bathroom and a fireplace. The cottages are spacious and designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, offering stunning views of the forest and mountains.
The interiors are elegantly decorated with local crafts and art, and the cottages are equipped with modern amenities such as hot showers, comfortable beds, and a mini-bar.
The guest cottages called Bandas here are built of local volcanic stone like the rest of the lodge. Making Clouds Mountain an attractive club with a vast, open main building and awe-inspiring views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes chain
Your Cottage comes with 24-hour maid and butler services to meet your needs.
TheClouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Dining Experience:
The Lodge has a restaurant that serves various local and international dishes, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The restaurant offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal after a day of gorilla trekking or other activities.
Activities that you can do while staying at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
The main attraction of the Lodge is its proximity to the gorilla trekking trails in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Visitors can embark on guided treks to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The Lodge also offers a range of other activities, including guided nature walks, birdwatching, and cultural visits to nearby communities.
You can do the Buniga Batwa Forest Walk with Batwa Guides – the original people of the forest – Buniga Forest Walk with the unique People of the Forest. There is a fabulous local village walk where you will learn the traditional ways and become acquainted with local culture and methods, including a walk to the top of the world where you are unobstructed into the Congo.
Visitors can also relax and unwind at the Lodge, enjoying the stunning views and peaceful surroundings with sundowner drinks.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is committed to sustainable tourism practices and works closely with local communities to promote conservation and support local development projects. The Lodge operates on solar power and rainwater harvesting and is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. The club also supports community development projects, such as building schools and health clinics in nearby communities.
The Local community will take over the running and management of the Lodge under an agreement with Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.
In Conclusion, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge offers a luxurious and unique experience for visitors to Uganda. Its stunning location, comfortable accommodation, and proximity to gorilla trekking trails make it an excellent choice for an exclusive and unforgettable safari experience in Uganda.
Getting to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge:
Drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park from Kigali-Rwanda:
Your Gorilla Safari begins as we leave your hotel in Kigali at 6:30 am or the Kigali Airport for your moderately priced Safari. The drive time to Rushaga is about 4 hours, depending on the Border Crossing.
Usually, the border crossing is about 30 to 45 minutes, and you are in Uganda heading for the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Officials on both sides will try to ease the border crossing for Tourists.
Any inconvenience fades in the light of the shorter drive time you have before you. Please note that it takes nine to ten hours from Entebbe or Kampala to reach Clouds Mountain, Gorilla Lodge.
The Route you are on from Kigali to Bwindi is one of the most scenic drives in East Africa through the rolling, terraced hills of Rwanda and Uganda.
Fly from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro – 90-minute scenic flight:
We will pick you up at your hotel in Entebbe around 6:15 am for your 7:00 am departure with to Kisoro. Your flight time is 90 minutes, with a brief stopover at the Kihihi Airstrip. In Kisoro, you are met by your driver-guide, who will take you to your Lodge.
This is the quickest and most convenient way to reach the Mgahinga Gorilla Park. The drive time from Kisoro to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is about 45 minutes to the Lodge.
There is a 15 kg weight restriction for your flight. Excess baggage costs $6 additional payment; you can leave extra luggage with us. To save on the weight of your bag, we suggest that you wear your gorilla wear for your flight, including the rain jacket and hiking boots.
Include Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in a more extended Safari with shorter Drive Times.