Exclusive Luxury on top of the World at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo
Top-Rated Upmarket Lodge in the Southern Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has the most Mountain Gorilla Groups to trek, more than the Buhoma and Ruhija areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is the Premier Lodge of Choice for upmarket travelers coming to trek one of the Gorilla Families in the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
World Class Comfort – Class and Style, 24/7 Butler Service, food that rivals any restaurant in Kigali or Kampala. Before or after a Gorilla Trek – Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge provides comfort beyond the norm for Gorilla Trekkers.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is one of Uganda’s Best Luxury Lodges
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo is simply a luxurious experience in Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. From here you can visit six Gorilla Family Groups in the Nkuringo and Rushaga area of southern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You can also choose the gorilla Habituation Experience in the nearby Rushaga Area of Bwindi. This is 4 hours with a Gorilla family that is being habituated, combined with the trek in and out to the group is an all-day experience
Award-winning Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge has been featured in Conde Nast Travel Magazine and others – 99% of TripAdvisor Reviews rave about this unique Lodge on top of the world in the Clouds (7500 feet) of Nkuringo at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Clouds Mountain Lodge is comprised of the main building with dining area, bar, lounge area with fireplace to take off the chill at night. The Lodge is made from local stone and the eight cottages look most welcoming. Inside of your cottage, you will be pleasantly surprised, not only is there a spacious bedroom with bath, but there is a living room, not just a sitting room with fireplace for your evening comfort and where you can go to sleep to a crackling fire.
Throughout Clouds Mountain Lodge you will find tasteful original African artwork, most of it on the walls including the cottages. Artwork created by Ugandan Artists of high quality that will delight you as you view them
Your needs are attended to by your personal butler and maid – the level of service incomparable – they will attend to all of your needs and even surprise you as your boots are returned clean and shiny after a Gorilla Trek. Most drinks are part of your lodging package and all you have to do is mention a need. One client was on a local walk with his wife and it began to rain, a few minutes later the faithful butler showed with two umbrellas for them – truly an amazing level of service.
Outside of each bedroom is a comfortable sitting area with comfortable and with an unobstructed view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest below you, and the Virunga Volcanoes in the distance.
You are in an ancient Rainforest that survived the plate shift of the earth that created the volcanoes and the Western Rift Valley. Before you is a forest that is a UNESCO World Heritage where half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas live, the only forest in Uganda where Gorillas and Chimpanzees live in the same area. In the distance are the Mufumbiro Mountains that Cook-the Virunga Volcanoes. Enjoy a quiet time in your sitting area after a long gorilla trek.
Not only are the cottages an enjoyable part of your stay at Clouds Mountain Lodge but so is the exquisite food served to delight your palate with. Delightful dishes are presented in unique ways with the freshest of fruit and vegetables and certainly, no one complains.
In the evening you are most often entertained with traditional dancing by children from the Nkuringo Community trained by the Nkuringo Conservation and Development and Foundation. You will be amazed by their talent and skills and will make your evening most special.
When it comes to activities, of course, there is Gorilla Tracking, but Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the best Birding Locations in all of Africa with over 350 species of birds, many of them endemic to the forest. There are also Nature Walks – the latest one is at Buniga Forest with Batwa Guides – the original people of the forest – Buniga Forest Walk with the original 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 ways including a walk to the top of the world where you have an unobstructed into the Congo.
Getting to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge: You fly into Rwanda and we take you on a 4-hour plus scenic drive to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge where you can trek the mountain gorillas or spend all day in the forest which includes 4-hours on a Gorilla Habituation Experience.
We return you to Kigali for your flight out or continue through Southwestern Uganda with Queen Elizabeth Park – Kibale Forest with its Chimpanzees and Lake Mburo National Park – the possibilities are endless.
You can also fly to Kisoro from Entebbe 1 1/2 hours – on a most scenic flight and your safari begins at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, or we reach the area by visiting other parks and eliminating long drive times.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo – Up Close in a Video