Gorilla Safari Lodge sits comfortably at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a primeval forest and lush jungle region in south west Uganda. This national park is home to wild gorillas, forest elephants and 23 species of bird endemic to the area.
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.
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 schedule of your day goes according to your chosen activity, and the times will vary.
7:00 - 7:30 : Depart for the national park after enjoying morning coffee and breakfast
7:30 : Sit with all trekking groups, listen to the briefing and find out about the history of the park.
8:00 : Find out who your guide is, along with the name of the gorilla group that you will track. Meet your fellow hikers. Select a porter for your hike.
8:30 : Trekking begins. Hikes can be anything from 3 - 6 hours.
11:30 - 12:30 : Sit back and enjoy your packed lunch courtesy of the lodge.
N/B : When the gorillas are located you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with the primates.
Afternoon : Return to the lodge for a well-deserved refreshment, and settle down for dinner. After dinner we recommend you make your way to the lounge and bar area for a chat about your day.
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 hours from the lodge.
Gorilla Safari Lodge sits comfortably at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and is a 5 minute walk from the briefing point for gorilla trekking. The entrance to the lodge is warm and welcoming. Bold colours from indigenous flora greet you upon arrival, leaving a lasting first impression. The atmosphere is personable, and efficient staff ensure you looked after for the duration of your stay.
The safari experience is flexible, and there are plenty of activities available. The main highlight is gorilla trekking which is fully guided trek into the dense rainforest and meet the gorillas.
Visit the Batwa Pygmies, a community that used to inhabit the jungle and now lives on the fringes of the forest.
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