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The main lodge area houses the dining room, a relaxation lounge, spa treatment room and a quaint nook where the bar is situated.

About the camp

The main lodge area houses the dining room, a relaxation lounge, spa treatment room and a quaint nook where the bar is situated.

This remote lodge comprises 18 individual units (sleeping 45 in total) each with private wooden balconies overlooking the wilderness. 

The architecture and decor is comfortable, and all amenities from home are provided. Rooms have solar-powered lighting, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flush toilets.

Each unit is designed to look like stand-alone log cabins that blend in with the surrounding rainforest, ensuring that the lodge does not look out of place in its wild surrounds.

Cobbled paths with wooden bannisters join the well-appointed rooms, each of which have been named after individual gorillas or gorilla tribes. Some of the units come with a deep-set stand alone bath and a fireplace. 

There are plenty of activities and things to do in the area, all of which can be arranged on site. Guests can choose between the full day gorilla conservation experience or the popular gorilla trekking.

Gorilla Lodge is child-friendly, but kids aren't allowed to trek with the gorillas - babysitting facilities are available. There are also massage and spa treatments available on request.

Either way, Gorilla Safari Lodge is the ideal hideaway to base yourself for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. 

Features and Facilities

  • WiFi in main area (slow)
  • Tea and coffee station in the main area
  • Intimate bar area
  • Dining area/restaurant where meals are served
  • Comfortable lounge leading down from the dining/bar area
  • Guest toilet in main area
  • Small spa treatment room in main area
  • Quaint curio shop with basics
  • 18 rooms in total, 3 of which are inter-leading rooms. Family rooms have 3 beds in each unit and 2 individual rooms are actually joined - ideal for friends.
  • Rooms are either twin or double (must be requested at time of booking)
  • Each room has a wooden balcony with a view
  • Balconies have chairs or couches
  • Small seating area in rooms
  • Conditioner, shampoo and bathroom amenities provided
  • Some of the rooms have a stand-alone bath with shower
  • A few of the rooms have an indoor coal fireplace for warmth
  • Hot water bottles provided
  • Dressing gowns in room
  • Safe with personal code in rooms
  • Wardrobe with hanging space and shelf space
  • Mosquito nets, bedside lamps and tables
  • Solar power, eco-friendly lodge
  • Laundry service on site
  • Plug points in rooms (Type G, 3 prong square plugs, solar power)

Location

Gorilla Safari Lodge is located in a prime position for a gorilla trekking safari. It's a mere 5 minute drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the starting and briefing point for the gorilla tracking/trekking or habituation experience. 

The closest airstrip is Kisoro and is a mere 2 - 3 hours from the lodge.

The lodge itself is surrounded by dense and lush vegetation, and overlooks the looming hills of the Bwindi Forest.

Just in front of the lodge is a small school and the fascinating Batwa Pygmy community, the orginal people of the rainforest.

Because of its location in the depths of a valley, the climate is normally quite cool and moderate at the lodge.

Close to the lodge is a small community market, where guests can buy their souvenier t-shirts and a few handwoven items. 

Getting There

There are two ways of getting to Gorilla Safari Lodge - driving or flying. If you'd prefer the road option, we do recommend hiring a driver.

The drive is roughly 7 - 9 hours, adn tkaes you through a number of remarkable landscapes.

From Uganda you need to travel from Kampala crossing through the Equator through Mbarara onto Kabale. 

Continue to Kisoro and branch off at  Muko (banyenzaki memorial) and follow the Gorilla Safari Lodge signs on to Rushaga where the lodge is located.

Guests need to fly into Entebbe International airport.

Charter Flights from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi to Kisoro Airstrip, with a road transfer from the airstrip in Kisoro to the lodge. This is a 2 hour drive. 

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