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Silverback Lodge

Gorillas & Chimps

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Silverback Lodge overview

Silverback Lodge has a great position in Buhoma, next to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Set quite high up, it has fabulous views down the valley and over the adjacent forest.

It is a long low building housing a main public area with lounge and dining rooms, and twelve bedrooms. The rooms are simply but well furnished and have everything you need for a comfortable stay, including beds with mosquito netting over them, lockable doors, and en-suite bathrooms with good showers (hot water).

The rooms are all attached to each other, but with the exception of room 1 (the closest to the public section), and they all look out over the valley and forest, you have director's chairs on the veranda so you can sit and admire the vistas  The food here when we visited was truly superb, and the staff were all friendly and very professional.

If you want to stay in a building (as opposed to a tented room) whilst you are in Buhoma, Silverback is a good option to consider, and it's at a good price in comparison to many other alternatives here.


Open:  Silverback Lodge is open all year.

Location: The lodge is in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south west Uganda. It's a 5 minute walk to the parkl.

Rooms: There are 12 guest rooms built of stone and wood, made up of 1 single, 4 double and 7 twin rooms.  Rooms are spacious, light and airy. Large windows maximise on the fantastic views, each room has a terracy. Bathrooms are generously proportioned and each features a large shower, wash basin and flush toilet. 

Activities The main activity is trekking for gorillas, but you can also enjoy hiking trails, there are 6 of various levels. Bird watching and primate viewing are possible from the veranda.  Staff can organise a tour to meet the Batwa tribe. 

Facilities:  The main lodge houses the lounge and dining room where guests are free to relax.  The large terrace is used for outdoor dining and relaxing. The lodge offers simple spa treatments.

Dining:  Meals are served at separate tables in the dining room and on the terrace, and feature delicious home style meals.  

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.  Please note, the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.

Health:  This is a malarial area.

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Amanda Marks, Tribes

"The staff here are what makes this place.  The building is nothing special (though it has a great position above Buhoma and looking down over the valley and mountains), and the rooms basic but fine (could do with more light). However the staff are very eager to please, and they do!  Also the food here was particularly good - some of the best I had in my time in Uganda."



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