Gorilla leisure lodge is a newly built luxury accommodation found in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector of the chilly Bwindi Impenetrable national park in the southern part of Uganda. The lodge is set near the headquarters of Bwindi National park, Just 10 minutes away from gorilla tracking and briefing point. The lodge is business friendly and in a perfect base to tourists, travellers and holiday makers for safari adventures and relaxation to explore the park with its breathtaking views, soft breezes, rustling trees and the forest canopy. One can be at the lodge by road transport from Kampala / Entebbe which takes about 9-10 hours’ drive and 1-2 hours flight from Entebbe international Airport or kajjansi airfield to the close Kisoro airstrip then few minutes’ drive to be transferred to the lodge.
Gorilla Leisure lodge is comprised of 12 elegant and luxury en suite rooms ranging from deluxe singles for individuals, doubles as well as family cottages overlooking the forest canopy that reflects African traditional building style with modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated, elevated with a raised platform and furnished with en suite private facilities of flushing toilets, hot and cold showers, complimentary bottled water, bathtubs, mosquito nets, flat-screen TVs, hair driers, free toiletries, white duvets and pillows, extinguishers and many more facilities. Rooms have terraces and sitting areas and wooden balconies, you relax while enjoying the stunning breathtaking view of the canopy forest and surrounding areas. Rooms have excellent and clean Comfortable beddings with wooden floor and ceiling fan. The lodge has fire places where guests relax and share experiences about the safaris not only that it also provides warmth to the guests during night.
Gorilla Leisure lodge offers different services and facilities which include
A restaurant that serves different Menu both local and continental food that meets clients appetite served by well trained, friendly and organized staff. Meals include; A Breakfast overlooking the forest , Lunch and three course dinner both in and out door dinner .Bush Breakfast are also served while enjoying the morning sunrises and Morning Breezes and bush dinners overlooking the stars in the sky.
A well- stocked bar with a shared lounge with comfortable sofa seats offering both hard and soft drinks ( beers, sodas, wines etc), You relax on the terraces and sip the cocktail while overlooking the canopy forest , thrilling gorilla viewing, soft breezes and surrounding areas .
Services include; laundry and housekeeping services are offered, Ample parking space , WIFI hotspot internet available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Airport pick up and drop off services offered , stand by generator available , Spa and massage services are offered to calm you mind.
Activities to d while at the lodge; gorilla trekking experience and habituation, nature walks in the forest, Community Visits on the local villages, traditional dances and many more activities.
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 Rushaga Sector which is the home of Five gorilla families namely; Mishaya, kahungye ,Nshongi , Busingye and Bweza . Rushaga sector also has 2 gorilla habituation experience families of Bukingi and bushaho . Rushaga can also be tracked while staying in Nkuringo location . Rushaga 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