Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - home of the endangered mountain gorilla.
It is the ideal base from which to trek the Nshongi group of Gorillas, the biggest group ever habituated. The lodge offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest.
All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
The camp is composed of a main lodge which includes a Restaurant, Bar, lounge and campfire overlooking the tropical Rain Forest.
As the name implies, you feel on top of the world from your first gaze across the landscape that simply takes your breath away.
By Air: Charter Flights from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kisoro, with a road transfer from the airstrip in Kisoro to the lodge.
By Road: Travel from Kampala, crossing the Equator, through Mbarara to Kabale.
Kampala – Kabale = 427km
Once you reach Kabale, break off and drive past Muko to Nshongi where the lodge is located.
Gorilla Safari Lodge comprises of 8 cottages with two of these being double-roomed family units for people traveling together.
The discreetly serviced and superbly appointed cottages have a wonderful setting to relax and unwind and each room has its own en suite bathroom, with hot and cold water, as well as solar lights and a cozy fireplace. The lodge is owner managed where the focus is on quality service, good food and comfort.
- Gorilla Trekking
- Guided Community Walks
- Guided Forest Walks
- Guided Bird watching
- Volunteer Tourism
To track gorillas each person must have the day’s gorilla permit which needs to be arranged and paid for in advance. Permits are non-refundable except for medical reasons and a medical certificate has to be provided. To protect gorillas from disease and to avoid problems of arduous conditions in the forests young trackers below the age of 15 and those with illnesses are not allowed to track. A gorilla permit costs USD500.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to a population of somewhat 340 Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei); roughly half of the remaining estimated 720 Mountain Gorilla in the world. Bwindi is the only forest in Africa to have Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas co-existing.
Bwindi is home to a number of other primate species, including the chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboon. It is the only park where you find Gorillas and chimpanzees living together. The park is known to be home to 79 mammal species including the Elephant, duiker, bushbuck and the giant forest hog. Approximately 350 species of birds have also been recorded with some being endemic to Bwindi Forest.
For reservations and further enquiries please contact:
Tel: +256 414 345742. Fax: +256 414 235798
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