Bwindi Lodge is a luxury Eco-lodge as close as it's possible to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The individual cottages are perched on the edge of a ravine, meaning you get an incredible view of the impenetrable forest facing you. It was very atmospheric to watch the thunderstorm coming in across the forest and the valley from the floor to ceiling windows in our room.
The lodge is a favorite haunt of the Rushegura family of gorillas (probably the only lodge in the world which has the privilege of catering to such guests!) and we could see gorilla tracks and nests where they had slept the week before when we were staying there.
Gorillas aren't the only animals you'll see - rare birds including hornbills and bee-eaters frequent the cottages and the open air dining area. The food and wine are great - the tropical fruit cobbler we had here was the best dessert we've ever had anywhere in Uganda - as is the service. Jappheth the lodge manager is friendly, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable about local flora and fauna as well as the habits of the gorillas.
Definitely the place to stay in Buhoma!More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included