Top Lodging Choices in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Posted by on December 22, 2017

Gorilla Trekking -Top Lodging Choices in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The Best Lodging Choices for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


Here are the Top Lodging Choices in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. As you plan your safari with us that takes  in Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest keep in mind that there are four areas in Bwindi where we obtain Gorilla Permits for you – Buhoma – Ruhija – Rushaga and Nkuringo.  The lodge of your choice must be in the area where you will be tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

We suggest that if you are coming during the High Seasons that you allow us to book your gorilla Trekking Safari with us, due to permits and lodges especially for luxury and excluive Lodge.  Exclusive and Luxury Lodges tend to be booked way in Advance – this is especially true with the exclusive Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodges.

Prices – the lodges that we use are at a most competitive prices meeting, beating and being lower in many cases than using an online booking service such as Booking or Expedia.  We negotiate with key lodges for the best price for our Clients which we pass on to our clients on Safari with us.   This is a service not offered by most Tour Operators in Uganda.

Both your Gorilla Trekking and Gorilla Lodging Dollar stretch further in Uganda – save 900 USD on Gorilla Permits compared to neighboring Rwanda and lower lodging prices especially when it comes to Luxury Lodges..


Top Lodging Choices  in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Buhoma Area


 Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp – Exclusive Luxury $$$$-1000 USD plus for two;

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a Small,  Intimate, Exclusive Lodge with 8 Permanent Tented Cottage inside of the park itself.

Even Gorillas choose to visit Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, and they must know which is a preferred lodge. The camp is one of the high-end luxury lodges within Bwindi.  Often Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is booked  months ahead of time due to its popularity with visitors to Buhoma.

The Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has many choices for the visitors and tourists.  There is however only one Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Lodge in the Buhoma area.

The furnishing, the decor, the service, the meals all show the great luxury lodge that it is for Gorilla Trekking.


 Buhoma Lodge -Exclusive Luxury $$$$:

Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest – simply Luxury Comfort and it is located inside of park itself meaning a short walk to the Park Headquarters for your gorilla trek.

A most restful place before and after Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Buhoma Lodge –is an up-market luxury lodge with eight comfortable and luxurious cottages which were constructed with local materials including tent fabrics – providing you with up-market comfort at its best. People who stay here simply love staying at Buhoma Community Lodge.


 Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma-Exclusive Luxury Lodge – $$$:

Bwindi Lodge in the Buhoma area comes with a pleasant twist, an upmarket price for an exclusive luxury Lodge.  Among Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest this lodge per night full-board and all the extras beyond what upmarket lodge offer.

This Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is synonymous with World Class Service, Cuisine, a reserved luxury style, thoughtful planning that puts this lodge into harmony with its surrounding.

From here walk to and from the Gorilla Trekking, visit with the Batwa People, the first people of the forest, and its unique give back to the local Community the Bwindi Bar where disadvantaged youth get training in the hospitality industry and you an Espresso that is on par with the best of Coffee Restaurants in Coffee loving Seattle, WA in the US.


 Mahogany Springs Lodge – Luxury $$$:

Mahogany Springs Lodge your affordable up-market Lodge in the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Enjoy your Stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Mahogany Springs Lodge is a relative newcomer to the Buhoma Lodging scene and if you read the reviews on TripAdvisor you find that Mahogany Lodge stands as one of the best places to stay in the eyes of many.

The Lodge is known for spacious, well-furnished cabins, a great main lodge, treat service and views of the forest and surrounding countryside. On top of that great meals are served here.


 Haven Lodge-upper-Midrange $$$:

The Haven Lodge which is a community project along with Buhoma Community Rest Camp is the newest lodge in the Buhoma area.  It consists of three cottages, one of them being a family cottage that sleeps four.

This is a lower priced upmarket lodge in Buhoma that was built with the assistance of the US Government which often helps Tourism in various ways in Uganda.

All cottages come with bath, the trained staff knows about customer service and the food is a harmonious blend of Western – Asian and African dishes that will delight you.

All cottages and the main lodge have an excellent view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


 Buhoma Community Rest Camp-Moderate – Budget $$ – $:

Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Affordable Budget Lodging- Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The rest camp offers Shoestring lodging in its dorms, budget lodging in its African Bandas wish shared the bath and moderate lodging in its self-contained permanent tented cottages.

By staying at Buhoma Community Rest Camp you support the Local Community in a meaningful way. For years Buhoma Community Rest Camp has given Visitors to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest who want a Better Budget facility and still enjoy the ancient Forest of Bwindi.


Top Lodging Choices  in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Ruhija Area


 Bakiga Lodge at Ruhija-Moderate – $$:

Bakiga Lodge Providing affordable, moderate priced Lodging for you while assisting the local Community with various water projects.

Bakiga Lodge is an intimate  Lodge with two tented cottages and two other cottages – all with bathroom .

The Loge provides affordable lodging in Ruhija – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Not only can you have a great stay here but your stay is going to assist the local communities with water projects – a great way of giving back to the communities that you visit.


 Cuckooland Lodge-Moderate – $$:

Staying at Cuckooland Lodge is a wilderness experience in the ancient Bwindi Fores.

Cuckooland Lodge, a one of a kind Lodge -an out of the ordinary wilderness experience at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest –

In the Ruhija Area, there are other lodges but none like Cuckooland Lodge, more than a lodge, Cuckooland is an experience.  If you cannot walk 20 minutes in from the parking – than it is not for you.

This is the Davie Crockett way of exploring Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from your lodge..  This to us is a hidden secret kind of lodge with privacy, visiting Chimpanzees and Gorillas and a favorable price.


 Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge-Upmarket $$$:

Moderate and Up-Market Lodging in the Ruhija area of Bwindi Impenetrable Fores.

Good Lodging if you are tracking Gorillas in the Ruhija Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is a moderate and up-market lodge in the Ruhija area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is located on a ridge overlooking  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Spacious rooms with bath, sumptuous meals and good service.


Top Lodging Choices  in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Rushaga Area


 Gorilla Safari Lodge – Upmarket $$$$:

The upmarket Gorilla Safari Lodge – quality and comfort in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,

It is the only up-market Lodge in the Rushaga Area at an affordable price and a great location near the park headquarters from where you can track gorillas or spend 4 hours with them on a Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Each deluxe cottage comes with a bath and a fireplace to take the chill off of those colder Bwindi Nights where the temperature gets down to 10 degrees Celsius.

You are close to both the Gorilla Trekking and Gorilla Habituation Eperience Trailhead in the park.


 Bwindi Jungle Lodge – Better Mid-Range $$:

This is a great newer lodge combining a base for Gorilla Trekking in the Rushaga Area with the added plus of being along Lake Mulehe with the Virunga Volcanoes providing a beautiful backdrop.

Private, en-suite cottages, consistent customer service, meals prepared with an Italian touch.

Nearby Hiking Trails, Village Visit, Canoe Boat ride on the lake, it does not get any better.

The Southern area of Bwindi just got better with the addition of Bwindi Jungle Lodge.


 Gorilla Valley Lodge- Moderate $$:

Gorilla Valley Lodge is perfectly situated for Gorilla Tracking in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and provides moderate quality lodging at one of the best prices in Bwindi.

Each room comes with a bath, quality beds.  There is a great service and welcome you receive, excellent meals and a quiet lodge with a great view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

iThe lodge has become quite popular with guests because of what Gorilla Valley Lodge offers and because of the increased gorilla groups that are open for tracking in the Rushaga area.


 Rushaga Gorilla Camp – Moderate $$:

This newer budget and moderately priced lodge opened up in 2015 and is the newcomer to the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The Rushaga area has the most habituated gorilla families but lacked lodging.  Rushaga Gorilla Camp will make that a bit easier.

Rooms and tented cottages come with bath, tasty meals and cold drinks are served in the main lodge and the lodge is within walking distance to Park Headquarters.

Free Wi-Fi is offered here – you can also hike, bike, visit a village from this lodge.


Top Lodging Choice  in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Nkuringo Area


 Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Exclusive Luxury $$$$:

Ultimate Luxury on top of the World at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge combines its surrounding natural views and splendor, gorillas-birds-wildlife with the luxurious comfort it offers to guests.

Clouds Mountain Lodge is simply a luxurious experience in the Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

From here you can see both the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest below and the Virunga Volcanoes.

The cottages are actually suites and in the sitting area is a fireplace for your comfort.


If you are interested in using any of the above lodges for your safari with us – please let us know.