Best places to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best Places To Stay In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Officially classified as 'critically endangered', mountain gorillas live in only three countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, in two distinctly separate populations.  The first of these is in the Virunga Massif mountain region straddling the borders of the three countries, and the other is in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.  

Uganda has long been recognized as one of the easiest places to view these fantastic animals. Bwindi is estimated to have a population of around 350 mountain gorillas, or nearly half of the world's population. 

Clouds Lodge

Clouds lodge has to have one of the most amazing settings of any of the lodges we work with in Uganda. It is located high up into the hills and the lodge commands views over the entire region, it really is a magical little place. A real favourite in the office here due to its unpretentious charm and links with the local community, people do need to know that the advantage of the location comes with a slight negative – it can be a hard walk back up to Clouds Lodge after a long day of gorilla trekking! The rewards of making the trek back however are one of the most charming hotels we work with.



Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Set in the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and just above the friendly and energetic Nkuringo Village, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge offers exceptional value and is a brilliant base from which to explore Bwindi and its surroundings. A relaxed atmosphere, stunning views and superb guiding (provided alongside their sister company, Nkuringo Walking Safaris) are just a few of the reasons we love this lodge.

Buhoma Lodge

Just North of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma enjoys incredibly easy access to the park and is a great base from which to explore the area and gorilla trek. Sister lodge to Ishsha Wilderness and Baker's Lodge, these guys really know what they are doing and are one of the best operators in Uganda. 

Bwindi Lodge

Set in the hills surrounding the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, there is no better base than Bwindi Lodge from which to explore the surrounding jungle on safari. Set right in the heart of the action and with beautiful views, this cosy lodge is perfect for relaxing after a day trekking to find the incredible mountain gorillas. There are very, very few places left on Earth where such a special experience with an endangered species can be had.


Gorilla Forest Lodge

Sanctuary Lodge’s Gorilla Forest Lodge, is actually run by the luxury travel company Abercrombie and Kent. The lodge has a fabulous location with the local gorilla group literally looking into clients rooms on a number of occasions. Gorilla’s peeping into your rooms cannot be guaranteed to every client, but the guarantee of A&K’s excellent service is there. A great lodge to explore the area from and a great lodge for clients who, after a potentially long gorilla trek, do not want to face climbing up the hills to Clouds lodge, the only other top end gorilla lodge in the park.


Mahogany Springs

Set on the pristine waters of the Munyanga river, Mahogany Springs is a great base for Gorilla trecking but is especially good for Bird watching thanks to its position overlooking the river.   



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