Buhoma Lodge is a small, mid range property situated less than 5 minutes walk from the National Park offices in Buhoma, the gorilla trekking headquarters of Bwindi Forest.
Accommodation is in 8, en suite spacious twin / double cottage units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forests of the area. All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. A solar system provides for lighting in the cottages, common areas and central facilities for video and camera charging. As well as gorilla trekking, nature walks are available locally.
The evenings can be cool as the lodge is at almost 1500m above sea level, but the fire the communal area provides a cosy and warm environment in which guests can meet. A bar service provides local beers, waragi (Ugandan gin), sodas and wines for purchase. Meals are freshly prepared and served in generous portions. A variety of international dishes are served as well as local dishes. Meals are served either outside on the terrace or in the indoor dining room, according to weather conditions.
The lodge has been designed to be eco-friendly and built in a way to minimise impact or footprint on the surrounding area. Construction is from local materials and locally grown foodstuffs are used to support the surrounding communities.
The village community nearby can be walked around (guided or not) where you can see the school and hospital the village and a medicine man, there is also a local orphanage. There is a small local fee for this community walk but the funds to contribute directly to the village. There is also a local Batwa Pygmy tribe that you can visit.
Open: All year round.
Location: Central in the town of Buhoma, close to the park headquarters and right on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Rooms: 8 chalets raised on wooden stilts.
Activities: Gorilla trekking, forest walks, birding and cultural interaction.
Facilities: An elevated lounge area with dining and bar facilities and a fire places for chilly evenings.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining area.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome but gorilla activities require an age limit of 15 years and over.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is a limited mobile reception, no direct ‘phone or fax and no internet.
A group lodge-based fly-in safari with gorilla trekking at Bwindi
Gorillas, chimps and game on a group lodge-based safari in Uganda.
Highlights of Ugandan wildlife including gorilla and chimp trekking.
From Murchison Falls, to wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP, chimps in Kibale and gorillas in Bwindi.
"An amazing lodge. Very well managed. Great touches such as free massages. We were upgraded to a suite room as it was our honeymoon and this really made our stay there special. Food was amazing. Would have liked to stay there for an extra night and done additional activities in Bwindi."