Engagi lodge is one of the Luxury accommodation located in the Northern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is 5 minutes walk from the park head quarters and thus ideal accommodation for those tracking gorilla families in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Engagi means Gorilla in Rukiga.
Gorilla families that can be trekked from Engagi lodge include, Mubare Group, Rushegura Group, Habinyanja Group and then Oruzongo and Bitukura group. The last two gorilla groups requires an early start as you will need to drive at least two hours before you reach the trail head.
The lodge boosts of 8 Cottages/cabins with great views of the Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. Each cottage has a verandah where you can relax if you don’t feel like going to the restaurant. All rooms are self contained with en suite bathrooms to give you that extra privacy and luxury. Each cottage is spaced and has a unique location.
The lodge has been built using a local workforce and local materials. All of the staff have been employed from the surrounding areas, and have been trained on site.
The restaurant area is wide enough overlooking the impenetrable forest giving you that relaxing mood while enjoying you meal or drink. The restaurant has enough space to cater for big groups and still has that privacy for small groups.
The lodge adheres to the principles of ecotourism and responsible travel as it was constructed using local materials such as banana fibers, eucalyptus trees, grass among others. It has trails that lead to each cottage and thus less impact on the surrounding environment. The lodge uses solar energy that reduces on the emission of green house gases. The lodge strives to employ the members of the local community hence contributing to local community development.
Apart from gorilla trekking, guest can participate in a number of activities while at Engagi Lodge. You can go for the popular Buhoma Village walk, the Batwa Experience and forest walks with in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.