Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park Lodges
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a wide range of lodges and hotels available for different budgets. Some of the hotels are close to the National Park or briefing points, others are around Lake Mutanda and Lake Bunyonyi while others in the nearby towns like Kisoro for those tracking in Mgahinga National Park or Congo.
Travellers Rest Hotel, Kisoro
The hotel is built in a somewhat colonial style and was entirely renovated in 1999. It has 12 rooms at very reasonable prices, and it offers a cozy environment to relax in after gorilla treks or day visits to the area.
When you enter, the ibis welcomes you with its typical sound. The beautiful surrounding garden is the home of many birds. Sitting on the terrace you can smell the sweetish perfume of the honeysuckle, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, you can warm yourself by the fireplace, outside or in the lounge.
From far away the huge cones of the Virunga volcanoes dominate the landscape and beckon as you approach. The surrounding landscape is of astonishing beauty. The volcano mountains offer spectacular views on the Rift Valley and the emerald-green Lake Mutanda in the distance. This hotel is ideal for those who are going for gorilla tracking in South Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park.
Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mount Gahinga Lodge is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park, Uganda. Track the rare golden monkey, climb a volcano, walk through local villages and most of all to share the culture of the Batwa, the oldest inhabitants of the Central African rain forest.
Nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge is a stunning luxury adventure lodge hidden in the southern corner of Uganda. Its rustic charm is inspired by traditional design and building techniques.
The lodge with its beautiful newly renovated living room, sun room and terrace has fantastic views of the volcanoes and the Kisoro valley below.
Ichumbi derived from the local Rufumbira dialect means ‘ a cool, comfortable home ‘. The lodging facility that is just 10 minutes’ walk to Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, has a spectacular view of the park right from your room! It is designed to provide you with high end comfort and relaxation to be able to enjoy your Gorilla tracking experience, go birding watching and enjoy forest life surrounded by impressive landscape. At Ichumbi, your comfort is our ultimate goal.
Ichumbi Gorilla lodge provides 6 Luxury Cottages and 4 Standard Rooms. Each room has en-suite facilities with hot showers and a private balcony to enjoy the spectacular view of Bwindi forest and beautiful landscapes. Being in a mountainous country side, the lodge harvests rain water which is collected in large water tanks.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
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.
It is remote. It is beautiful. It is intimate. Clouds is unique in Uganda: a pioneer eco tourism hotel that was built in partnership with USAID, AWF and the Nkuringo community (NCCDF). The lodge hosts 9 of Ugandan’s top artists displaying their works. It embraces community and indulgent service in perfect combination. The main lodge feels like a ski chalet in the alps. Or a stone palace in the Rocky Mountains. Soaring ceilings, massive exposed wooden beams, big picture windows with endless views of treetops, volcanoes and mountains. But with the gentle and warm welcome, the quiet dedication of the personal butlers and the smiles on the faces of virtually all the staff, this can only be in Uganda. Accommodation Guests at Clouds stay in large cottages built of local volcanic stone. Each one has a large sitting room with double-sided fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, hand-woven carpets, private verandah and comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. There are 5 double cottages and 2 family cottages (each with 2 private bedrooms and en suite bathrooms)
Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
The Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is 2161m ASL 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.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is strategically located with stunning views over the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the Albertine Rift valley and the fabric of local community.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge’s 16 rooms are split into 2 categories, the Garden Cottages and the 2 Bedroom Villas.
Consisting of 8 Garden Chalets ‘Cottages and 3 2 in 1 Bedroom Villa & family villa. From the veranda of each cottage there are stunning views out to either the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or the Virunga Volcanoes. The huge interiors feature a sitting area with a fireplace and either twin or double bed – all beds measure 7 feet, giving a lot of leg room. At the rear of each cottage is a large bathroom decorated in stone tile, a shower and double basins.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s unique interpretation of camp living offers unrivalled seclusion and space in the ancient rainforest in one of Africa’s most remarkable landscapes. Located in one of the remotest areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, and local artefacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and out the accommodation.
Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to there being so few tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mod con.
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
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 luxury forest lodge in Bwindi, fully renovated in 2018, now features a redesigned guest lounge and dining area that bring the feel of the forest into the stylish interiors. 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 newly designed outdoor terrace gives dramatic views of the impenetrable forest and is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage.
The eight standard bandas, each having their own view of the forest, have been been totally restyled with warm luxurious interiors and inviting four poster beds and locally-inspired furniture. A new Deluxe Banda has opened in June 2019 and one more will be opening later in the year.
Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy après-tracking cocktails. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room.
With 12 rooms, we are the largest lodge in the area and will remain one of the best value properties in the region, whilst keeping the Marasa Africa standards of comfort and hospitality.