Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge is situated high on a forested ridge near the entrance to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Spectacular views stretch all the way to the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda, and one can often see the volcanoes glowing red in the night sky. The lodge has a strong sense of community and is a perfect balance between casual luxury and exceptional service.

Guests at Clouds stay in large cottages built of local volcanic stone. There are 5 double cottages and 2 family cottages, each with 2 private bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Each cottage has a large sitting room with a fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, hand-woven carpets, private verandah and comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The cottages also feature original works of art from some of Uganda’s most respected artists. Guest also enjoy pampering from their personal butlers during their stay.

Meals are of of the highest quality, prepared using the freshest local ingredients and served in front of a roaring fire in the dining area or in the privacy of your stone cottage. The lodge is situated within easy walking distance of the trail where guests can begin their gorilla trekking adventure. Guided forest walks and birdwatching expeditions explore the surroundings, while local community visits give a glimpse of traditional life.

Total Capacity:
18 guests in 7 rooms.

Location:
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is situated in Nkuringo, bordering the south western corner of the Bwindi National Park. It is at 2100m with a sweeping panoramic view of the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes and the Great Rift Valley.

Weather:
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is open throughout the year.
Jan – May : Intermittent short showers throughout the day. Can get quite cold at times.
Jun – Aug : Dry season. Quite hot and generally dry. A little windy, but mostly warm.
Sep – Dec : Typical rainy season filled with storms. Tends to be a little cold in the evening.

Water:
All water comes from fresh rain water collection points. Bottled water is provided in cottages, on activities and is available at the bar.

Children:
Need to be aged 15 years and above in order to track the Gorillas, but children of all ages are welcome at the Lodge. Children’s activities can be arranged whilst adults are tracking.

Activities| Other Facilities:
Gorilla tracking (access to 6 gorilla families). Forest walks. Birding. Community tours and Batwa experience trips. Private dinners. Massage.

Inclusions:
All meals, teas & coffees and bar (except premium brands).
Laundry.

Exclusions:
Premium brand drinks. Park fees (where applicable).
All transfers (including to/from Kisoro airstrip and the Rushaga gorilla groups).
Gorilla permits.
Guided birding trips.
Community walks & tours.
Massage.

Park Fees:
Entry fees paid to the Uganda Wildlife Authority are required when entering any of Uganda’s national parks or wildlife reserves and are not part of the lodge fees.

 

 

 

 

 

By Road:
Clouds is approximately 11 hours from Kampala.

By Air:
Daily scheduled flights take 1 hour 15 mins and fly into Kisoro (34 kms | 2 hours from the lodge). Charters can easily be arranged as well.

Closest Major Airport:
Kigali, Rwanda (6 hours)
Entebbe(12.5 hours)

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