Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is categorized into Luxury/up-market, Mid-range/standard and Budget/basic. Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are booked according to the allocated gorilla trekking sector which is either, Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija or Rushaga.
Lodges and hotels in Bwindi National Park offer accommodation to all kinds of travelers in all of the 4 sectors of the park. Accommodation ranges from Luxury, Mid-rage to Budget depending on the travelers choice and budget constraints. Here are just a handful of the lodges that you can choose to stay in while at Bwindi;. Learn More
Luxury Lodges in Bwindi National Park
Buhoma Lodge – Buhoma Trailhead
Buhoma Lodge is a top quality and intimate lodge in Bwindi that commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorillas. Buhoma lodge is one of the only two lodges situated within the National Park just a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area. This is a great place to start your gorilla trekking adventure. The lodge has an elevated central lounge area, complete with bar, dining and spa facilities, offers a cosy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo Trailhead
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a remote, intimate and beautiful over 2,000 meters above sea level, probably the highest altitude lodge in Uganda. This is an award winning lodge that offers accommodation of a kind. Imagine sitting up on a ridge, above the clouds, looking across to the Virunga volcanoes and behind you is the primordial impenetrable forest of Bwindi.
The lodge is just a walkable distance from the Nkuringo trailhead for gorilla trekking. Guests at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge stay in their own cottages built of local volcanic stone. Each cottage has a large sitting room, fireplace, armchairs and hand woven carpet.
Other luxury accommodations in Bwindi forest include Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Trackers safari lodge and many more.
Mid-range lodges in Bwindi National Park
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge – Nkuringo Trailhead
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is 2161m above sea level on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the World-renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha River Valley to the forested hill known as ‘Nkuringo’ and the surrounding swathe of trees of the Bwindi Forest.
This section of forest is home to the three Nkuringo Gorilla families of Mountain Gorillas from where the Lodge provides a prime access point to the start of the amazing activity. The Lodge has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain, across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DRC Congo.
Rushaga Gorilla Camp – Rushaga Trailhead
Rushaga gorilla camp is one of the beautiful lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Park where you can spend your night before or after gorilla trekking.Bordering the Bwindi Park, the Gorilla Camp is comprised of a mountain landscape, lush accommodation with nice vistas of the forest front and a permanent spring where forest elephants occasionally come down for a drink from the national park.
Other mid-range accommodation facilities in Bwindi include the Gorilla Valley Lodge, Silverback Lodge, ichumbi Gorilla Lodge and many more.
Budget lodges in Bwindi National Park
Broadbill Forest Camp Ruhija – Ruhija Trailhead
Broadbill Forest Camp is a calm and peaceful lodge with fantastic views of the Bwindi Forest making it a perfect place to unwind and relax during your Uganda gorilla trekking safari. The Camp derives its name from the globally threatened African Green Broadbill which is one of the bird species in the forest. Broadbill Forest Camp is located at the very edge of Bwindi forest offering good views and bird watching spots even from your balcony.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Buhoma Trailhead
Buhoma Community Rest Camp offers 6 well furnished and self contained safari tents, 3 self contained cottages and 2 non self contained twin cottage bandas, All of the Bandas are built with local materials and are of African architectural design. The rest camp also has a 6 bed dormitory with several camp sites.
Other budget lodges in Bwindi include Buhoma community Bandas, Bwindi backpackers lodge, Engagi Lodge and many more.
Note: Booking accommodation in Bwindi Forest National Park can best be done by a local tour operator and this can be done according to the booked gorilla permit for your trek.