Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
There is variety of accommodation facilities in Bwindi ranging from Luxury, Midrange and Budget located in different areas of the park.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Location: Buhoma, at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This eco-friendly camp is perched on a hillside at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and worthy of stay on your Gorilla Safari in Uganda. It’s Buhoma’s best value offer, and gorillas can be seen in the grounds if lucky. Private, covered safari tents connected by paths winding along the hillside all look out onto the densely-forested park gradients, and private verandas provide visitors with the chance to make the most of these exceptional views. An open-fronted restaurant doubles up as a bar and common room where one can connect to fellow guests, read a book, or take a cup of tea to warm yourself on the chilly mountain evenings.
- common room
- Hot and cold running water
Furnished twin and double safari tents stand on platforms overseeing the jungle. The tents have sheets, mosquito nets and terraces. En suite and common bathroom facilities, hot showers plus flushing toilets are available.
Available rooms include:
- Eight tents with en suite bathrooms
- Five tents with shared bathrooms
- One dormitory with six beds
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp nestled in the mist-swathed rainforests of mountainside in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The exclusive location – the sole property within the park’s boundaries – affords Gorilla Forest Camp the status of being the ideal base for gorilla tracking, primate viewing and birding daytrips in the park. Overnight sleep is in 8 double tents, elevated on wooden stands, with inbuilt facilities and hot and cold running water, basin and unusually – a bathtub overlooking the jungle. Every tent has expansive wooden terrace where visitors can lessen, have a meal while enjoying the sight offers of the forest.
Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp
Lake Kitandara Tented Camp is the best camp for mid-market visitors to Bwindi National Park. Freshly overhauled in a traditional African style, it has exceptional tents which feature both original structures but with modern conveniences. The camp has a very pleasant and welcoming atmosphere and feels very much a home away from home thus invoking your comfort on gorilla tracking safari. The camp has a total of 20 comfortable tents which are self-contained and are named after bird species of Uganda. It has solar power electricity operating 24-hours.
Bath (all rooms)
Situated within the National Park, Buhoma Lodge is a short distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area. Ten comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own terrace, permitting delightful sights of the forest cover of the National Park. In expansive cottages, there are comfortable beds, en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower and also bath tubs in some rooms. A raised lounge zone, with bar and dining, offers a comfortable atmosphere, to recap the day’s activities. Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self-service basis, but, are delivered to client’s cottage with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing the client to awake gently and savor the early morning sounds of the forest.
Lodge facts at glance.
- 10 comfortable chalets with en-suite flush lavatories, warm baths and some rooms have bath-tubs.
- All rooms are mosquito proof realm
- Cozy dining and bar area with elevated views of the forest
- Recharging facilities.
- Internet access available
- Children and families welcome
CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp.
CTPH Gorilla Conservation camp is one of Bwindi’s only budget options offering accommodation on the edge of the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. CTPH Gorilla conservation camp provides countryside but comfortable accommodation for tourists, students and researchers and puts 100% of profits towards gorilla conservation. The camp was the first to be operational in the area when Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was opened for Gorilla tracking in 1993. Today the camp has four single/double tents based around a shaded dining area set amongst the trees. It is situated in the village of Buhoma in close proximity to the Batwa village and only 2km from the entrance to the national park.
This small and cozy lodge is perched on a top hill, overseeing the thick, gorilla-dwelling jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The seven rooms were designed using indigenous supplies. The restaurant’s unique and creative menus include local and intercontinental dishes, served in relaxed environs. The Bar is perfect for sharing the day’s adventures after tracking gorillas. Alternatively, you may choose to stroll through the large gardens along the butterfly and bird trails.
- Intercontinental restaurant and Bar
- Veranda with forest views
- Large gardens
- Seven en-suite rooms
- Hot running water
- On-site wildlife viewing
Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge.
Volcanoes Lodge at Bwindi is located just close to Buhoma Village next to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at the extreme part of western Uganda. The lodge is situated on a raised surface beyond the river, providing a faultless view of the thriving rain jungle. It’s a pivotal point for all travelers who love gorilla tracking and it’s the best place in the national park.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodges are designed inform of thatched cottages with high class amenities. The bathrooms and toilets resemble those in the distant travel camps. The cottages have a good-looking Veranda featuring well stocked bar and an organized dining room that gives a scenic view of the Forested hillside.
- Restaurant and bar
- Communal fireplace
- Laundry service
- On-site wildlife viewing
- 24 hour security guard
- Baby crib available
- Circuits for recharging mobile gadgets.
The lodge is situated in a large tract of land contiguous with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and runs from the main Buhoma road down to the Munyaga River. The lodge consists of just 8 en-suite cottages, evenly spaced out and hidden in the foliage. Each cottage has either double or twin beds (complete with hot water bottles), a bathroom with flushing toilets, hot and cold running water. All have private verandas where guests can enjoy their early morning tea or coffee as they prepare for gorilla tracking.
The Gorilla Resort is such an amazing safari camp with a magnificent sight of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It’s suited at Buhoma along with Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park besides the Mountain. The camp is enclosed with lavishness cottages in addition to the East Africa Safari Tents that are positioned on an eminent wooden platform providing a beautiful scenic view of the area. The wooden decks will definitely give you a perfect view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as River Munyaga.
Mahogany springs camp.
Located just outside of Bwindi National Park, Mahogany Springs Lodge has stunning views over the Munyaga River Valley and provides the perfect base for gorilla tracking. Blending seamlessly with the outstandingly beautiful surroundings, the lodge was built using local materials and consists of just 8 large stone cottages, each with their own private veranda and modern simple décor. The soothing atmosphere, luxurious suites and great staff make it easy to relax here, especially if you have been out tracking the mountain gorillas. Enjoy complete serenity and privacy, and you may even get some wildlife viewing from your lodge, as the gorillas have been known to come and visit every now and then. Luxurious accommodation with a modern twist on traditional style comprised of 8 suites.
Each room here is considered a suite and has its very own private wrap around terrace with astounding views of the area. Superior Suites are very spacious and can be used as a twin, double or triple, each of the beds swathed in mosquito netting. These suites have beautifully designed en-suite bathrooms with an open terracotta shower. The Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, both en-suite, with a spacious living room and huge private terrace overlooking the river and the forest. This is for the utmost in exclusivity, privacy and space.
In the main area of the lodge you will find a glorious wrap-around terrace that offers panoramic views alongside the sounds of the river. You are free to dine here and watching the mist rise through the trees over breakfast is unbeatable. There is also a relaxing living room with a double sided fireplace, book/DVD library and board games, as well as a nice shop where you can pick up crafts, clothes or souvenirs. The restaurant is also in the main building with a well-stocked bar.
The a la carte menus change daily, with flavors from all over the world, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. A barbecue night is held at least once a week and the chef bakes fresh cakes and biscuits daily. Mahogany Springs also offers private bush breakfasts by the river.
Bwindi Guest House
It has Monkey house and gorilla house. The main guest house, located close to Bwindi Community Hospital. It has a sitting room/library, dining area, kitchen, porch, and outdoor gazebo where one can easily see Red tailed monkeys. It is shared by hospital interns and other guests. Hot/cold running water, indoor shower, and toilet. Three bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds, sleep up to 4 each. All beds have mosquito nets. Meals are served in the shared dining area. Internet access is available via Wi-Fi and electricity available for most of the day.
Bwindi View Bandas
Stay here for stunning views of virgin forest whilst nestled away on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a mere 100 meters from the National Park gate. Bwindi View Bandas is one of the countries budget traveler offers on Uganda gorilla safaris. One can expect a warm friendly welcome by attentive staff. Accommodation is provided in simple banda units. The dining room is a traveler favorite with good wholesome home cooking with a cozy lantern lit ambience at night.
Facilities and services
Self-contained rooms and Non – self-contained rooms.
- Single Banda
- Twin/Double Banda
- Triple Banda
- All accommodation on bed only basis
Eco Marvels Gorilla Resort.
This is a State of the Art Resort located just adjacent to the Magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. The Resort has a panoramic view of the breathtaking ranges of the Impenetrable forest and the congruence to the Local Communities around the Park. The Resort is the only accommodation facility in Bwindi where you have a chance of tracking the endangered Mountain Gorillas with ease. From the Gorilla Country Resort, visitors can access Oruzogo and Habinyanja Gorilla Groups which are the most popular for gorilla tracking due to their composition and numbers. One has an opportunity to see a gentle giant in the jungles of Bwindi without having to drive kilometers. At the Resort, numerous bird calls welcome the guest and it’s undoubtedly a birders den in Bwindi Area.
The Resort offers Plush Cottages, Luxury Tented Bandas and an accomplished Campsite for the fans of camping, a fully furnished kitchen and an Intercontinental Restaurant. The lush rooms come as Deluxe Singles, Doubles and Family Happiness. The guest is served with a breakfast of choice. All our guests are offered FREE mobile internet and a guided community walk for those who wish to do so. Their unbeaten professional services are given at competitive prices that are pocket friendly to High end, Middle end and Budget Tourists alike.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Location: Nkuringo, bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is one of Bwindi’s most exclusive and luxurious place to stay while on your gorilla safari, with gorgeous architecture; indulgent three-course meals; roaring fires; Volcano panoramas; and attentive personal staff to ensure your stay at the Lodge is as memorable and enjoyable as your encounters with Bwindi’s mountain gorillas. Spacious villas nestled in the cloud forest have full-length windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery, and are serviced by your own personal staff member. Delicious meals include hearty breakfasts to prepare you for a day in the forest, and the well-stocked bar has enormous armchairs, cozy fires and free Wi-Fi so you can share your adventures with friends back home.
- Restaurant and bar
- Wireless internet access
- Large lounge with fireplaces and sofas
- Massage spa
- Curio shop
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
The Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is located at 2161m above sea level on the Nteko ridge, overlooking a beautiful swath of the world-renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha river valley to the breathtaking, conical peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes, and the surrounding canopy of the Bwindi Forest, home to the endangered mountain gorillas which have been habituated for gorilla tracking. Accommodation includes en-suite cottages, bandas, rooms, tents and a campsite for those who travel with their own tents. They also have a small restaurant serving locally sourced food, and self-catering facilities, so they can welcome guests of all budgets and tastes. This section of forest is home to the Nkuringo group of gorillas and the camp is ideally located to see them close up.
- Restaurant and bar
- Travel desk
- Laundry service
- Lounge area
- Craft shop
- On-site wildlife viewing
The camp has two beautifully hand-crafted en-suite cottages as well as budget rooms and safari tents. Paraffin lanterns provide light and the shared bathroom facility includes two bush showers and two eco toilets. Hot water is prepared for bathing on request
There are several camping terraces for those with their own camping equipment.
- 2 en-suite Cottages
- 5 twin rooms with shared bathroom
- 1 twin banda with shared bathroom
- Safari tents
- Camping with own equipment
Nshongi Camp is just a few minutes’ walk to the Ugandan Wildlife Service hut of Rushaga, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and the starting point of the Gorilla tracking. It is the ideal base from which to trek the Nshongi group of Gorillas the (the largest group of gorillas) and the Nkuringo group which is a few minutes’ drive away. The camp has just 3 traditional bandas and is the perfect place for be connected to the nature or for a romantic stay. They serve 3 meals course, and a lunch box for your tracking. Hot coffee, tea, and drinks are always available
Chameleon Hill Lodge
Situated between Mgahinga and Bwindi National parks and Kisoro, on the shores of Lake Mutanda – one will find a place full of inspiration and enjoyment called Chameleon Hill. Located on the shores of one of East Africa’s most beautiful lakes – Lake Mutanda, one will enjoy spectacular views across the lake with its islands and surrounding hills.
- Restaurant with seating for a maximum of 20 guests. Serving International cuisine with some African touches.
- 10 Chalets in total: 5 twin bed rooms (which can be converted into a queen room) & 5 permanent queen bed rooms. All with unobstructed views across the lake.
- All Chalets are individually furnished with different colors and other essential features (e.g. mosquito nets), which will make your stay at Chameleon Hill unforgettable and unique.
- Wooden deck with picturesque views across the lake with its islands and Virunga Volcanoes in the distance
- Cozy yet modern lounge with fireplace and book exchange
Included & Excluded
- Rates are fully inclusive of all meals, afternoon tea/ coffee, levies & taxes but exclude drinks consumed in the restaurant or bar.
- The water at the lodge is being tapped at a nearby fountain. It has been tested in a laboratory in Cape Town and was labelled as “spring water”. However, we do provide free bottled water in the rooms to drink and brush teeth.
- Optional activities available.
- Shoe cleaning service included.
- Laundry service on request and optional.
Nyundo Valley Hill Bandas. Located in Nyundo Village, 6km from the Buhoma entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Experience life in this beautiful rural region of south western Uganda: sleep in a cozy, traditional banda; wake up to the mists swirling over the dark hillsides of the Impenetrable Forest; and enjoy delicious meals freshly prepared by the village women using local ingredients. The residents of Nyundo welcome you into their village, and your stay here supports local livelihoods and forest conservation
- Private bandas in secluded gardens
- Dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Five bandas, constructed in traditional style using natural materials, are designed to represent the traditional African family homestead. All bandas have sheets and mosquito nets. Latrines and showers are shared between the bandas. The showers have cold running water, with hot water provided on request.
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Being a luxurious accommodation, the lodge has carefully designed rooms to blend the natural environment which provides luxury and hospitality. Each of the eight en-suite cottages faces the Forest and allows views of the forest canopy, with breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountain ranges. Each Room is fitted with twin beds with en-suite bathroom, flush toilets, overhead shower that supplies hot and cold water, an extra blanket and a hot water bottle for those cold nights; all rooms are serviced daily by housekeeping.
- Four (4) superior cabins with the capacity of 8 (Eight in twin sharing).
- Four (4) deluxe cabins with the capacity of 8 (Eight in twin sharing).
- Six (6) Standard rooms with capacity of 12 (Twelve in twin sharing).
- Bar and Restaurant facility
- Car parking space
- Laundry facility
- Hot water heaters
- We offer fine dining
- A mini library with magazines and books about the beautiful continent of Africa
- A well-stocked bar, Wine cellar, Hair dryer and a Gift Shop with the Best Unique Gift
- Toilet and private shower bathrooms
- Side bed lamp stands
- Extra blankets
- Hot water bottles
- Luggage storage cabins in both the superior and deluxe cabins
- Trash cans
- A fire place for each superior cabin
- Comfortable chairs to relax on in both the superior and deluxe cabins
- Reading chair and table in the superior cabins
- Two pairs of slippers
- Daily house keeping
- 24/7 security services
- Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection
- Traditional entertainment
- Abundance of indoor and outdoor activities
- Credit cards are accepted
Note: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is working on the complement of our Sauna & Steam bath though it is still under construction.
Gorilla Friends Lodge
Ruhija Gorilla friends resort is an ideal budget accommodation during one’s gorilla safari-tour and birds’ watch in Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Staying with Ruhija Gorilla Friends will be easy for one to track Bitukura and Oruzongo Gorilla Groups, the briefing point is about 500m from the campsite (Ruhija Gate). The campsite has furnished safari tents, a restaurant and bar. The tents and restaurant overlooks the deep valleys and the gorilla forest as he/she relaxes on the balcony of the safari tent. It is located in Ruhija Village, adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and less than 1 km from the gorillas’ natural habitat.
- Tour desk
- Gift shop
- Onsite wildlife viewing
Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp.
This is a small camp with 4 thatched roof cottages with balconies overlooking the valley, forest and volcanoes. Located about 5 minutes from Bwindi/ Ruhija park offices from where gorilla tracking for either of the three families Oruzogo, Bitukula, and Kyaguliro starts.
Accommodation at the Gorilla Mist Camp is provided in clean well maintained rooms. All the accommodation has electric lighting installed. There are several leveled terraces for those with their own equipment to camp. Cold beers and sodas are available with local produce used to provide visitors meals.
- Cocktail Bar
- Room Service
- Free WiFi
- Airport Transfer
- Meeting rooms
- Customer Care
Trekkers Tavern cottages
Trekker’s tavern Cottages is located at the hill top in Ruhija overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park Ruhija side, one of the most famous parks and home to more than half of the world population of mountain gorillas. The lodge is very eco-friendly and has a lovely cozy atmosphere with 5 spacious cottages all with en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets.
Gift of Nature Lodge.
This is located in Kabale Ruhija Sub County- Mburameizi. The lodge has a very good and conducive atmosphere with a beautiful garden, restaurant that prepares local and exotic dishes. Rooms range from Single, Double to Twin.
- FREE wide-screen TV
- 1 Free soft drink
- 10% Discount for early booking
- Wedding Package
Ruhija Community Rest Camp.
Ruhija Community Rest Camp (RCRC) is a community based enterprise, initiated and managed by some community members living in the park boundary parishes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP). It is adjacent to the Institute of Tropical Forests Conservation near the UWA Ruhija Bwindi park office.
- 4 Cottages, self-contained with double beds.
- 2 Cottages twin Beds.
- 2 general Campsites for self-Camping.
Wagtail Eco-safari camp.
Guests will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, sociable common areas, leafy gardens and views of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – well known for gorilla tracking. Private bandas are constructed in harmony with the surrounding nature, and are comfortable and secluded. Guests on a tighter budget can stay in a single room, or at the pretty campsite. The affordable restaurant serves international or local breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lodge Amenities; the bandas are beautifully crafted from natural materials and contain handmade wooden beds. The bandas and safari tents have electricity and private bathrooms with flush toilets and hot water.
The single rooms have electricity and shared bathroom facilities.
Available rooms include:
- Two self-contained bandas with double beds.
- Self-contained banda with two twin rooms.
- Two self-contained tents with double beds.
- Four single rooms with shared bathrooms.
- Campsite (can provide tents if needed)
Gorilla Safari Lodge
It is the ideal base from which to trek the Nshongi group of Gorillas, the biggest group ever habituated. The lodge offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. The camp is composed of a main lodge which includes a Restaurant, Bar, lounge and campfire overlooking the tropical Rain Forest. Gorilla Safari Lodge comprises of 8 cottages with two of these being double-roomed family units for people traveling together. The discreetly serviced and superbly appointed cottages have a wonderful setting to relax and unwind and each room has its own en suite bathroom, with hot and cold water, as well as solar lights and a cozy fireplace. The lodge is owner managed where the focus is on quality service, good food and comfort.