Bwindi Lodge overlooks the spectacular primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds. Amidst the many noises of forest life, Bwindi Lodge is the perfect place to experience the magic of this impenetrable forest. The tented camp that was there previously has now been replaced by a newly-built, stunning eco-lodge comprising eight bandas, where guests can relax with a massage after gorilla trekking and taking walks in the forest.
Each of the bandas has a thatched roof and private veranda which provides excellent views. You may even see of hear gorillas, chimpanzees and birds near the river below. The bandas are comfortably equipped with twin beds or a double, battery charging points, electric lighting and hairdryer. The en-suite bathroom has full running water, a shower, flush toilet and his and hers basins. You have the benefit of butler service, to ensure a comfortable stay.
The main lodge has an inviting lounge with picture windows looking out over the forest, and a dining room with a long table for group meals. The new Humula Forest Spa offers relaxing massages. Additional meals and drinks are available at Bwindi Bar nearby, run by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust, which trains local disadvantaged youngsters, equipping them with useful life skills.
Open: Bwindi Lodge is open all year.
Location: The lodge is in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south western Uganda. It is a one hour flight from Entebbe.
Rooms: There are 8 luxury bandas, made up of 6 doubles and 2 twins, with 4-poster beds fitted with mosquito nets. All have an en-suite bathroom with shower, twin hand basins and flush toilet. There is hot and cold running water. All rooms have balconies with views of the forest. The lodge provides a butler service.
Activities: Gorilla trekking is the main activity, but you can also follow a number of walking trails and visit a tea plantation, tour the local hospital and visit Bwindi Bar in the village
Facilities:The lodge has a large dining room with a communal table, and a lounge. There is terrace. The new Humula Forest Spa offers a massage service.
Dining: Meals are eaten as a group.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome, but the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the main lodge but this can be slow.