Poised on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, famous for its thriving population of mountain gorilla, Bwindi Lodge is where uncharted adventure and African hospitality meet. Bwindi Lodge’s eight beautiful stone and timber bandas face the forest, offering each guest their own private window into the dense canopy that is home to chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and a variety of monkeys. When not enjoying the comfortable surrounds of their bandas, guests can meander along a variety of forest and river walkways, or retreat to the cozy main lodge to sit by the fire and sip some house-made African tea.
The eight stone and timber glass-fronted bandas feature thatch roofs, reflecting the local building style. Each banda conveniently features a private terrace from which guests can spot the beautiful wildlife and the spectacular views. Each room includes en-suite bathrooms with a flushing toilet, double vanity and a shower with hot and cold running water. Rooms also have walk-in mosquito nets, lighting and a seating area. There are no air conditioners, power sockets/charging facilities in the rooms.
The restaurant and bar is on a raised wooden deck with a large terrace, conveniently looking over the forest, with steps leading down to a lovely river walk along the bottom of the valley.
Guests are invited to partake in a soothing, complimentary massage in the onsite spa room. Exciting activities include self-guided river walks, forest and waterfall walks, and most importantly – gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! Only a limited number of permits are available in each gorilla park. To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 or people with illnesses may go tracking. Trackers must be fit and in good health as tracking in thick forest at heights up to 3,000 metres traversing steep-sided mountains and ravines can be tough, arduous and wet. One hour is allowed with the gorillas, at a distance of at least 7 metres.