Bwindi Forest lodge is a budget accommodation found in Buhoma sector in the Northern bwindi national park in Kanungu District Uganda. The lodge is situated close to the tracking point , in the perfect base for getaway into Bwindi impenetrable national park (the home to the almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the whole world for Gorilla Trekking activity. One can be at the lodge by road transport from Kampala / Entebbe which takes about 9-10 hours’ (480 kilo meters) drive while flying from Entebbe international Airport to the close Kihihi airstrip it take 1-2 hours then an hour and a half drive to be transferred to the Lodge . The lodge is business friendly and convenient to tourists and travellers for safari adventure and relaxation with its beautiful views of the forest canopy and surrounding areas.
Bwindi forest lodge is comprised of over 10 spacious and comfortable overlooking the park that reflects African building architecture style with comfort .
Rooms are well decorated , elevated and furnished with tranquility and en suite private facilities of flushing toilets, bathroom hot and cold showers , mosquito nets, free toiletries , slippers, complementary bottled water and many more facilities . Rooms have a large sitting areas and private balconies overlooking the breathtaking views of the beautiful Forest canopy and surrounding farm landscape. Rooms have excellent and clean Comfortable poster bed with clean and washed beddings. Rooms varies in Different sizes with single bed for individuals, double bed, twin, triple and family rooming option . Rooms cost 150$ and above per person per night, sometimes rate goes lightly high in peak season than i low season.
Bwindi forest lodge offers different services and facilities which include;
A restaurant that serves different food both local and continental food that meets clients appetite served by well trained, friendly and organized staff . Meals include; A Breakfast in the room/gardens while facing the forest , Lunch , 3 three course dinner both in and out door dinner .
A well stocked bar with a shared lounge with both hard and soft refreshments , you relax in terraces and sip the cocktail while overlooking the canopy forest , African landscape and surrounding areas ,
Services; laundry and house keeping services available, Ample parking space , airport pick up and drop offs offered , stand by generator.
WIFI internet available that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge include; gorilla trekking since the park is known for mountain gorillas, birding/birdwatching in the park , nature walks in the local village.
Bwindi forest Impenetrable national park is the best and most visited national park in south western part of Uganda in Kanungu district. The park is the home of more endangered mountain gorillas over 19 gorilla groups in the park. The park occupies the total area of 330.8 square kilo meters. There are more than 600 mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park of which 19 gorilla families are habituated . The park consists of different 4 sectors namely; Nkuringo sector, Rushaga Sector , Buhoma sector and Ruhijha sectors where gorilla trekking takes place. The lodge is found in Buhoma Sector which is the home of three gorilla families namely; Mabare , Hhabinyajha and rushegura .
Rushegura is the old family in the park with Nineteen members and mabare was the first group to be habituated. Ruhijha can also be tracked while staying in Buhoma location . Buhoma sector is the best and most visited sector with beautiful view of the forest canopy compared to other sectors thus making up Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Gorilla permit in bwindi is at 700$. There are more than seven hundred and eighty six (786 ) mountain gorillas in the whole world . Uganda hold close to half of their total population, and the majority of them live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, whereas the others are found in Mgahinga national Park. Bwindi Impenetrable national park has different accommodations in all sectors; Budget , Mid range and luxury accommodation . The best place to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park is Feb, March , June, July , September, October and December . There are many activities to do while in the park include; Gorilla trekking experience, gorilla habituation experience, Batwa pigmies trail , cultural experience (traditional dances), bird watching/birding since the park has over 150 bird species , nature walks in the forest, community tours in bwindi forest, Visiting lake bunyonyi and lake mutanda , golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga national park and many other activities