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Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is the finest luxury lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique properties. The gorillas frequently come to relax in the verdant bush around the lodge! The lodge is perfectly located for a Uganda jungle gorilla tracking experience.

The lodge boasts eight large bandas facing the forest. Each of the guest bandas has a sitting area, a terrace and an en-suite luxury shower room.

The main living area has a central fireplace which acts as a focal point for guests to relax and discuss their gorilla tracking experience. A large terrace overlooking the forest is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage.

The award-winning Bwindi Bar, in the high street of the village nearby is the most stylish and colourful bar in the area! Guests get to experience a fun selection of local and international food and drinks, including the ‘Rolex’, Uganda’s special wrap! The bar is a cool place to hang out and watch local life. The bar was set up to train disadvantaged local youngsters in hospitality. It is run by Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.

Gorilla Tracking
Tracking mountain gorillas through the dense African forests is a magical experience. Only eight visitors are allowed per gorilla group each day, and to minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours and requires some agility and fitness; however, all fitness levels can be accommodated and no one should feel deterred from missing this once in a lifetime experience.

Bwindi Bar
In August 2015, the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) opened Bwindi Bar on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Buhoma. The bar provides a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths, and a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy an ice-cold local beer or handcrafted latte.

School & Orphanages Visit
Led by a community guide, guests to Bwindi Lodge can take a walk through Buhoma town to visit various local schools and orphanages.

Birding
Both Uganda and Rwanda offer some of the world’s best bird watching, with a vast diversity of bird species. Uganda has over 1,000 bird species with 150 found only in Uganda. Rwanda has over 700 bird species and is home to the second highest number of Albertine endemics in the Albertine region. Each of our lodges offers the chance to see a number of different birds, with the vast majority endemic to the Region.

Batwa Trail
This hands-on experience will open your eyes to another world – that of one of Uganda’s longest surviving tribes. Visit the local Batwa community in their traditional dwellings and learn about how they have lived for generations in the surrounding forest.

Bwindi Community Hospital
This internationally supported hospital is a beacon of hope to the local communities. Walkable from Bwindi Lodge, guests are welcome to visit the hospital and learn about the daily challenges and successes of the institution and remarkable staff.
 

Accommodations

  • Eight plaster and timber glass-fronted guest bandas with thatch roofs (six doubles and two twins) reflect the local building style.
  • En-suite shower rooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
  • Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, and 240v lighting.
  • Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.
  • Wi-fi and charging stations available in the main lodge building

Ammenities

  • No air conditioners, power sockets/charging facilities in the rooms
  • Wi-Fi and internet access available in the main lodge only (connection can be very erratic)
  • Fully stocked gift shop located near the main lodge building
  • Tranquil massage room to enjoy a complimentary massage
  • Full board accommodation including all soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary laundry service (allow 48 hours for return of clothes in the wet season)

Getting There

  • 1 hour !ight from Entebbe International airport
  • 8 hour drive from Kigali, Rwanda
  • 6 hour drive from Virunga Lodge
  • 15 minute !ight from Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • 15 minute !ight from Kyambura Gorge Lodge 

Seasons

  • Average day temperatures: 15 - 27 celsius
  • Average night temperatures: 7 - 17 celsius
  • Dry season: December - February / May - August
  • Wet season: March - April / September - November

Children
 Children under 15 years of age are not permitted to track the gorillas. They are very welcome at the lodge, but please be advised there are no childcare facilities. 
 

 

 Eight plaster and timber glass-fronted guest bandas with thatch roofs (six doubles and two twins) reflect the local building style.
• En-suite shower rooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
• Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, and 240v lighting.
• Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.
• Wi-fi and charging stations available in the main lodge building

 

 Eight plaster and timber glass-fronted guest bandas with thatch roofs (six doubles and two twins) reflect the local building style.
• En-suite shower rooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
• Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, and 240v lighting.
• Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.
• Wi-fi and charging stations available in the main lodge building

 

 

Bwindi Bar
In August 2015, the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) opened Bwindi Bar on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Buhoma. The bar provides a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths, and a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy an ice-cold local beer or handcrafted latte.

Pack for a Purpose
Virunga Lodge is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please 
click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects at Bwindi Lodge.
 

For more information about Bwindi Lodge click HERE

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Stay 5, Pay for 4

Valid for travel from Oct 01, 2018- Dec 31, 2019. New bookings only. Cannot be combined with other offers.