Luxury Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Sitting in South-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.
While on an adventure to this marvelous place, there are various luxury accommodation options that you can choose from such as the following;
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla lodge
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a luxury lodge sitting at the trailhead of the Nkuringo Gorilla family in Nkuringo gorilla sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
More to that, this beautiful facility has a chalet-like main lodge with seven guesthouses built from local volcanic stone. Also, its structures are outfitted with hand-woven rugs from various renowned artists.
Additionally, Cloud’s Mountain Lodge has;
- 10 stone cottages with loft like interiors and an African-themed art
- high beamed ceilings
- spacious bedroom
- a lounge area
- an en suite bathroom with a shower
- a fireplace that links the bedroom and the lounge
In addition to the fireplace, each cottage has private butler and a housekeeper who do provide hot-water bottles and keep the fireplace lit during the cold periods.
The terraces at the Cloud’s Mountain Lodge offer great views of the Virunga volcanoes and thus give you an unforgettable experience.
Furthermore, while at Cloud’s Mountain Lodge, activities like gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experiences, visiting the pygmy Batwa people, nature walks, visiting the lodge-managed communities and bird watching are available.
Buhoma Lodge is one of the most popular lodges to luxury travelers visiting the park. More to that, the lodge is in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi, thereby being a perfect place to stay for those travelers intending to track gorillas in this sector. Buhoma Lodge is set just near the trail head making it possible to just walk to the starting point of your gorilla trekking safari.
With regards to the accommodation, Buhoma Lodge has ten chalets, each with natural beauty complemented by the great Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and amazing views from the surrounding terraces. Additionally, each of the cottages in Buhoma Lodge has comfortable beds, an en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and shower with some having bathtubs, huge windows for viewing while inside your room, and private terraces or verandah. Also, luxury blankets and hot water bottles are provided to guests to keep warm during the cold evenings.
Buhoma lodge has an elevated lounge area with a fire place, making it a great place to sit around especially after a long gorilla tracking day. More to that, there is a restaurant in which you are sure to receive a four-course meal every evening.
Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge
Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge is one of the luxury lodges inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is under the leadership of Abercrombie and Kent. Additionally, it is here that guests can get visits from one of the gorilla families in the park.
The lodge is mainly of wood, thatch and canvas build and has the main lodge and 8 sleeping tents each raised on a wooden platform. Furthermore, each of the tents is:
- with great designs
- a double or twin bed
- changing room
- a separate bathroom containing flush toilet, shower and a stand-alone bath
- a well-furnished verandah perfect for some quality time.
There is also a bar, lounge, a beautiful dining area, a fire pit, as well as a shop. Interestingly, during the evenings, guests sit around a fire place and relax while sharing their memories.
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is in the Northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the Buhoma sector. It is only just about 500m from the Buhoma trailhead.
The facility is of modern setting and has a sophisticated ambience. Additionally, the central lounge and communal dining area reward guests with stunning views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Additionally, the lodge has 8 cottages each with:
- an en suite bathroom
- four-poster beds that are comfortable
- hand-curved furnishings
- great terraces which give guests great views.
Each of the 8 cottages in the lodge takes on a name of a famous gorilla family.
While at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, do expect to see the mountain gorillas at close range.
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge
The lodge lies along the Munyanga River. It is a great place to stay at while on a gorilla safari in Uganda. Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge has seven large thatched cottages overlooking the waters of River Munyanga and the immensely dense Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Meals at Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge are incredible, and the lodge has barbeque nights once every week. Private bush breakfasts and dinners by the Munyanga River provide guests with a true African wilderness experience.