For a gorilla safari to be successfull, you need proper tour advice on how to select gorilla lodges for you accommodation while in Ugaanda or Rwanda. You took your time to save for this gorilla tracking uganda adventure and thus you also need to take time to select a lodge for your accommodation while on safari. These are the tips to follow.
Gorilla Permit and Family
The gorilla permit that you are to purchase will determine the gorilla family/group you will trekk. In the case of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there four regions. Buhoma, Nkuriongo, Ruhija and Rushaga.
Three gorilla families can be trekked from Rushaga and these are Nshogi, Kahungye and Mishaya. Buhoma section of Bwindi has two gorilla families and that is Rushegura and Mubare. Ruhija has Bitukura, Oruzogo and then Habinyanja. Nkuringo has Nkuringo gorilla Family.
Gorilla Lodges per Region
Having known the gorilla group or family, we then advise the following lodges which are categorized depending on whether you prefer upmarket, midrange or economy accommodation.
Gorilla Lodges in Buhoma
Buhoma is the most preferred region as there many lodges and camps for selection. If you are to track Mubare, Rushegura and even Habinyanja, Bitukura and Oruzogo (The last three need to drive for one or two hours to reach the starting point), then choose from the below lodges
UPMARKET: Gorilla Safari Lodge, Volcano Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs
MIDRANGE: Gorilla Resort, Kitandara Tented Camp, Silverback Lodge
ECONOMY: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Gorilla Lodges in Nkuringo and Rushaga
If you are to track in Nkuringo, and or Rushaga where we have Nkuringo, kahungye, Nshongi and Mishaya. All these gorilla families are located in Kisoro. You will need to conisder the below lodges:
UPMARKET: Clouds Lodge
MID RANGE: Gorilla Safari Lodge
ECONOMY: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp and Mishaya Camp