Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is a tranquil escape amidst nature nestled 5 minutes away from Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Gorilla Lodge is a hidden gem that promises a remarkable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Situated in an idyllic location and boasting an array of amenities and activities, this lodge offers an unforgettable retreat in the lap of nature.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge


Perched majestically in the foothills of the scenic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. Its distance from the bustling city of Kampala is approximately 550 kilometers, making it a convenient escape from the urban hustle.


Room types and accessories:

At Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, guests can choose from a variety of well-appointed room types. The lodge offers comfortable and spacious options such as Standard Rooms, Deluxe Suites, and Luxury Cottages. Each room is elegantly designed, showcasing a harmonious blend of modern amenities and traditional African décor. Equipped with plush beds, en-suite bathrooms, and breathtaking views, the rooms provide a cozy sanctuary for relaxation.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Amenities at the Lodge:

The lodge boasts an impressive range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay. Guests can enjoy complimentary services like:

  • Restaurant serves delectable local and international cuisines, catering to diverse palates
  • Mini bar
  • WiFi
  • Standby Generator
  • Parking
  • Airport pickup
  • Balcony
  • Hot Shower
  • Tea/coffee maker

Book an 8 days gorilla safari

Other Services:

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge goes above and beyond to cater to its guests’ needs. The lodge offers airport transfers, ensuring a seamless journey to and from the property. Friendly and attentive staff are available 24/7 to provide personalized service and assist with any inquiries or requests. Laundry services are also available, allowing guests to maintain a fresh and comfortable stay throughout their visit.

Closest airstrips/airport.

  • Kihihi Airstrip is 45 km
  • Ruhengeri Airport is 43 km
  • Goma International Airport is 80 km


Activities to Do:

The Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge provides an abundance of activities that allow guests to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of the surrounding area.

These include:

  • Gorilla trekking, offering a rare opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Guided nature walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Bird-watching excursions provide an up-close encounter with the diverse flora and fauna of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Cultural experiences of the Batwa community, the lodge organizes visits to nearby local communities, where guests can engage with residents and learn about their rich traditions and way of life.
Gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

When is the best time to do gorilla trekking?

The best time to do gorilla trekking is during the dry season/ peak season when the weather is favorable for gorilla trekking. This is best during the months from June to September when there is no rain to stop the activities.


Escape to the enchanting Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge and embark on a journey of natural wonders and unforgettable experiences. Located in the breathtaking surroundings of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, this lodge offers a perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and adventure. Whether it’s exploring the gorilla habitats, indulging in the lodge’s amenities, or immersing oneself in the vibrant local culture, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge promises a truly remarkable and rejuvenating getaway.

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