Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Set amid dense vegetation overlooking the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is one of the finest places to set up a base when trekking for Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.
Accommodation at this stylish jungle lodge is in 8 beautiful stone-and-thatch “bandas” (thatched cottages), each furnished with romantically canopied beds, comfortable sofas, and private verandas with views of the wilderness outside. Large ensuite bathrooms contain double vanities and showers with ample hot water heated using solar panels.
At the main lodge, guests will discover an atmospheric dining room where delicious meals are served, a small but well-stocked gift shop as well the Humula Forest Spa, where therapists can treat sore muscles.
There is also complimentary laundry service available here so you don’t have to bring muddy clothes home.
Besides Mountain Gorilla tracking, guests at Bwindi Lodge can follow nature trails to waterfalls or to admire Bwindi’s extraordinary birdlife. It’s also possible to visit the Bwindi Community Hospital or local Batwa Pygmies for an insight into traditional culture. The Bwindi Bar is worth dropping by as well.
How to get to Bwindi Lodge
Guests can fly into Kihihi airstrip from Entebbe International Airport (approx. 50 minutes).They can also transfer from another lodge in the region, where they are met and transferred by road to Bwindi Lodge, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours. It’s also possible to drive from Entebbe, but the trip could take 9 hours or so.
Activities at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
- Mountain Gorilla trekking
- Nature walks are also carried out at this lodge
- Cultural tours
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge Highlights
- A beautiful lodge overlooking the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- With also just eight stone-and-thatch villas featuring jungle views
- Remote enough that occasionally wildlife including Mountain Gorillas visit
- Offering privileged access to a stunning wilderness
- Opportunities to interact with local communities
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