Albertine Gorilla Campsite is a suitable budget safari accommodation, located 10 meters away from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Office Nkuringo, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and its location is rewarding to start the gorilla trek at the Nkuringo trail, which takes only two minutes of walking distance. More so, the lodge is found in the Nkuringo region one of the four habituated gorilla regions; Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo where unforgettable gorilla trekking experience takes place.
The lodge has beautiful and rewarding nature around. They have welcoming staffs who are friendly in catering to the guest’s needs.
They have a spacious restaurant with experienced chefs who prepares delicious food, and fresh fruits at breakfast, as well as services, a packed lunch.
The campsite offers the warmest welcome and it’s located right opposite the start of the Nkuringo gorilla trek thus giving memorable gorilla encounters.
They offer clean and warm rooms that comfy guests’ minds.
The rooms offer good amenities like flushing toilets, hot showers, and toiletries. The campsite is in good relations with the nearby luxury lodges which enable guests around to access free Wi-Fi since the area has no electricity. So we recommend budget travelers always book –Albertine Gorilla Campsite which is perfect in the way near the trekking center hence making it easy for an early briefing and trekking. More so, the place overlooks Virunga Volcanoes and is recommendable located for birders thus giving an unforgettable experience to the guests.
Activities offered at Albertine Gorilla Campsite-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla trekking experience; This activity is quite interesting and starts early in the morning with a short briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. After you will be grouped with your assigned gorilla family to trek and be led by a park ranger to the forest trails to look for the gorillas, an activity which can take 30 to 7 hours while the search for them but the moment you find the gorilla family an hour is given to you to watch them as they play, feed, nest, hunt, behave as you enjoy memorable photography for your future remembrance.
Birding; While at stay –Albertine Gorilla Campsite like those who are bird lovers you can go birding on interesting trails of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home to over 348 bird species 23 bird species are endemic species and 14 species can be spotted nowhere else in the country thus making it a great place for birders. Some of the bird species to see include; Black bee-eater, Shelley’s crimson wing, Dusky twin spot, Black-billed turaco, Doherty’s bush shrike, Brown-capped weaver, Mountain yellow warbler, Kivu Ground-Thrush, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Grey cuckoo-shrike, African Green Broadbill, Black Bee-eater, Rwenzori Nightjar, Handsome Francolin, Red-throated Alethe among others.
Visit Batwa Cultural; After the gorilla trekking experience, you can go visit the ancient people of the forest who used to live with the great mountain gorillas and could feed on both fruits of the forests in harmony and peace. Visiting the Batwa you will get to interact with them, enjoy their amazing story, be entertained by their traditional dance, and learn how they prepare food in their traditional manner among others.
Forest walk; This is also an exciting activity that takes you through different stunning trails to explore and learn about the historical information about the forest. The activity can take about 3 to 4 hours.
The lodge sits in the southwestern Uganda region in Kisoro district in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which can be accessed from Kampala or Entebbe within a 9 to 10 hours drive. Another option, you can fly from Entebbe International Airport by domestic flight –Aerolink Uganda to Kihihi Airstrip which takes 1:30 minutes to land. However, you can hire vehicles to drive you there.
Well, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to half remaining total of these critically endangered mountain gorillas in the world and boosts over 22 habituated gorilla families which are splintered into four gorilla sectors –Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga gorillas. More then, it is a great location for birders since its harbors over 348 notable bird species.