Bwindi Lodge is found in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, north of the famous forest. While on your visit to the forest, it is a luxury accommodation option and a beautiful place to stay at as it is overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The Lodge has stunning views of the Bwindi forest and gives you an opportunity to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage, Listen to the sounds of the birds. The early morning Mist of the forest gives a reason to your vacation. Bwindi Lodge is one of the four Volcanoes Lodges chain namely Kyambura gorge lodge, Gahinga Lodge and Virunga Lodge. Some of the Bwindi lodge facilities include 9 bandas (1 deluxe), Personal butler service for all guests, The Humula Forest Spa with sauna, Bwindi Bar, Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge building, Charging facilities available in each banda, Premium wine, whisky, and cocktail menus.
Rooms and Prices
The rooms are separate beautiful cottages with en-suite bathroom and toilets, the cottages have verandahs and glass windows for your view to the forest and take amazing pictures, the rooms are cosy for your stay. The lodge has high standard service to meet your expectations and value for money and you can opt to stay in Deluxe Banda or standard Banda. The room prices differ depending on the season you have travelled in and the Banda you choose to stay in. The rate card for 2021 range from USD800 sharing per person per night for a Standard banda and USD 1040 sharing per person per night for a deluxe banda during high reason months of December, January, February, June, July, August, and September. The room rates are inclusive of meals on daily full board basis.
Activities to participate in on your stay at Bwindi Lodge
Gorilla tracking in Buhoma
Bwindi Lodge is very close to Buhoma Park headquarters where gorilla trekking starts. Gorilla tracking is the famous activity in Buhoma and regarded as a life time activity with the gorilla in Bwindi Forest. Visitors participate in walking through the forest to find the gorillas and you are allowed one hour for viewing and taking photographs, as you also get information from the guides. It starts early in the morning with briefing at every park headquarter at 7:00am, Park guides brief the clients on the do’s and don’ts and later start the walk to the forest with the visitors. Sometimes the hike can be very tiresome and you can hire a porter to help carry your stuff and even give you a hand while moving. Watching the gorillas which are 95% human is a life time experience that you should not miss and you can achieve this dream by booking with Encounter Africa safaris to visit the Gorillas in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Bird watching is one of the must do activities in Buhoma region, given the fact the forest is a home to over 350 bird species. Birding in Bwindi forest is best done at Mubwindi swamp, we will spend the entire day birding at this area. The 4km trail to Mubwindi Swamp is the best place for some of the most difficult to find of all rift endemics including Grauer’s (African Green) Broadbill, the beautiful Regal Sunbird, and Archer’s Robin-Chat. Mubwindi Swamp is also home to Dwarf Honeyguide, Stripe-breasted Tit, Ruwenzori Apalis, African Hill Babbler (sometimes treated as a separate species from Ruwenzori Hill Babbler), and the rare and localized Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler and many others. Since Bwindi Lodge is close to the forest, you will be able to see any birds any time of the day.
Uganda wildlife Authority established nature walk trails in Bwindi Forest and Buhoma sector for guided walks for visitors. The guided walks can start at any time of the day depending on the time the visitor has, during the walks, you will be able to see the different tree species, Forest birds, cross streams and swamps. You will be guide on different tracks for a thrilling experience. There are walks to the south of the forest to Nkuringo sector from Bwindi which are very enjoyable.
Community and cultural experience
We encourage all visitors to have community visits and cultural encounters to complete their experience while on safari, Bwindi Forest used to harbor the Batwa Pygmies in the forest who were evacuated as a conservation measure of the endangered apes and primates. The Batwa cultural encounter will expose you their unique culture, dance, way of life, the food they eat as they introduce you to their traditional forest life. In the trail, The Batwa will lead into the forest in which they demonstrate their traditional forest life such as hunting, fruit gathering, collecting honey and performing rituals among others. These batwa trails are organized to appreciate culture and also support the livelihoods of the communities around the park by paying a fee. Donations to children, women groups are much appreciated and also buying soverniors supports the community.
How to get to Bwindi Lodge
Bwindi lodge is located in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and can be accessed from Kampala/Entebbe by road for approximately 8-9hours 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 Boarder between Uganda and Rwanda as it is even a short drive of about 5-6hours and also you have a lot to see on the road. You can also access Bwindi lodge by air transport, there is Kihihi Airstrip which is very close to Buhoma sector and Bwindi. There are has daily domestic flights by domestic Airline companies with morning and afternoon schedules.