The Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is a mid-range lodge found on the Nteko ridge overlooking the beautiful 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. The Lodge has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain, across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DRC Congo.
Rooms and Rates
Nkuringo Gorilla Bwindi Lodge has Eight Garden Cottages, 3 Villas made up of 2 interconnecting superior cottages and 1 family Villa with shared balcony, all cottages are hand-crafted using local materials, each cottage featuring sitting area, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and private Veranda/Balcony with stunning views to the forest and the Gahinga ranges. The rates range from 230 per person n Full board meal arrangement including Breakfast, lunch (packed lunch for those tracking Gorillas) and 4-course Dinner and also cater for special diets. There are double rooms, single, triple and twin rooms as well.
How to access Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge
Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge is found in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and can be accessed from Kampala/Entebbe by road for approximately 8-9 hours’ drive, you will be able to see the beautiful landscape, the Equator, people and shops. You can also access the Lodge from Kigali via Katuna /Cyanika Border between Uganda and Rwanda as it is even a short drive of about 5-6 hours and also you have a lot to see on the road. You can also opt to take a flight from Entebbe International Airport/Kajjansi which is about 1hour flight into Kisoro Airstrip. There are daily domestic flights by domestic Airline companies with morning and afternoon schedules.
Activities to do while staying at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Choose your stay at Nkuringo gorilla Bwindi Lodge for your gorilla trip, the lodge is very adjacent to the park headquarters in Nkuringo where gorilla tracking starts from, this section of forest is home to the three Nkuringo Gorilla families of Mountain Gorillas where trekking takes place every day. A gorilla trek should not miss on your to do activities list in Uganda.
Batwa pygmies Experience
The Batwa community experience is one of the best cultural experiences in Uganda. You will be able to have a unique African cultural touch of the dances, traditions, lifestyle, Language and many more. You can visit the batwa any time of the day and you will explore their culture.
Birding in Bwindi
There are guided birding walks with trained guides for bird spotting activities along forest trails, Bwindi has over 500 species of birds and it is a must do birding destination in Africa for those interested in Birding. Check out birding safari packages on our website to fulfill your birding dream in Africa. Carry your birding book in case you have limited safari time and you will identify some birds that visit the gardens at Nkuringo Gorilla Bwindi Lodge
Nature and Forest walk
Undertake a guided multi-day trek to/from Kisoro via Lake Mutanda, you will have a canoe boat ride on the lake, you will see birds and other aquatic life. There are walks through Bwindi Forest from Nkuringo Park headquarters to the park headquarters in Buhoma. You will be able to see some Primates, Birds, Butterflies, Cross streams of rivers and appreciate nature. The walks can be organized in advance or even at the Lodge.