Location: The lodge is by the Munyanga River and overlooks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south west Uganda. The nearest airstrip is Kihihi (an hour’s flight from Entebbe), about 90 minutes’ drive away from the lodge.
Rooms: There are 8 guest suites built of stone and wood, made up of 7 superior suites and the larger presidential suite. Superior suites can be configured as twin, double or triple rooms, and all beds have mosquito nets. Rooms are large and have a writing desk and chair, and French doors that lead out to a terrace. There are power points where you can charge batteries. Bathrooms are generously proportioned and each features a large shower, wash basin and flush toilet. The presidential suite sleeps up to 4 with 2 bedrooms, both with private bathroom, a lounge and terrace.
Activities: The main activity id trekking for gorillas, but you can also go on guided nature walks and hikes in the forest, and take special bird watching tours. The lodge operates a tree planting scheme in their grounds as a means of off-setting the carbon use of their guests and you can take part in helping plant a tree. If you’re interested the food, the chef will be happy to show you around the fruit and vegetable garden, where a range of produce is grown. Staff can organise a tur to meet the Batwa pygmy tribe. All activities need to be booked and paid for in advance.
Facilities: The main lodge houses the lounge and dining room, each with open fires that can be lit on chilly days. There are games, books and DVDs and a portable DVD player for you to borrow. The large terrace which extends the width of the building, is used for outdoor dining and relaxing. There’s a separate bar. The shop stocks clothes and handicrafts. The lodge offers a massage service.
Dining: Meals are served at separate tables in the dining room and on the terrace, and feature African, Asian, Middle Eastern and European dishes.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The presidential suite makes good family accommodation. Board games and DVDs are provided. Please note, the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the lounge and bar.
"What excelled here was the staff. All were genuinely interested in how our treks had gone, and they even clean your boots after you have done your best to bring the mountain home. Food was great, packed lunches a treat (especially veg samosas). Gorilla treks were great, porters an absolute must! One minor criticism, after ordering breakfast for 7am the night before, knowing we had to eat the park for 8am, it didn't arrive until after 7:30. Finally, a walk around the village is recommended especially a visit to the ride 4 a woman charity."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499