Gorilla Safari Lodge sits comfortably at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a primeval forest and lush jungle region in south west Uganda. This national park is home to wild gorillas, forest elephants and 23 species of bird endemic to the area. Located a 5 minute walk from the briefing point for trekking makes the lodge a sought after lodge for gorilla tracking safaris. There are plenty of activities on offer, which include visit to the Batwa pygmies, mountain biking, guided community walks and forest walks to the Bayenda Falls.
Banana and guava trees cocoon the lodge, and in the distance there are views of the forest jungle with its ancient canopy of trees decorating the lofty hills. The entrance to the lodge is warm and welcoming. Bold colours from indigenous flora greet you upon arrival, leaving a lasting first impression. The atmosphere is personable, and efficient staff ensure you looked after for the duration of your stay.
Rooms have solar-powered lighting, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flush toilets. Each unit is designed to look like stand-alone log cabins that blend in with the surrounding rainforest, ensuring that the lodge does not look out of place in its wild surrounds.
Cobbled paths with wooden bannisters join the well-appointed rooms, each of which have been named after individual gorillas or gorilla tribes.
Some of the units come with a deep-set stand alone bath and a fireplace.
There are 18 rooms in total, 3 of which are inter-leading rooms. 2 of these individual rooms are actually joined, and we recommend them for guests who are well acquainted. The family rooms have 3 beds in each unit, and the rest of the rooms are either set twins or doubles (must be requested at time of booking).
Each room has a wooden balcony with a view of the undulating jungle covered landscape. The balconies are furnished with a comfortable seating area, comprising chairs or couches. There are also small lounges/seating areas in each of the rooms.
All bathroom amenities are provided, and rooms have a safe, wardrobe hanging space, mosquito nets, bedside lamps and plug points. Some of the rooms have a stand-alone bath with shower. There are also a few rooms furnished with an indoor coal fireplace for warmth. However, hot water bottles, dressing gowns and extra blankets are provided for extra warmth.