The Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge Uganda

The Bwindi Volcanoes lodge- Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge provides an exquisite setting overlooking the wonderfully primeval Bwindi Forest and a truly majestic opportunity to explore Uganda’s magnificent mountain gorillas. This lodge has only eight glass-fronted wooden and stone bands facing the dense wooded canopy. The ensuite rooms are eco-sensitive and reflect local building style. Guests can enjoy clean bathrooms, a double toilet, hot and cold running water showers and a small balcony from which they can view the flourishing Bwindi forest, and some animals that frequently visit the park the commonly are the primates such as the mountain gorillas, monkeys such as the white and black colobus monkeys and other forest animals.

The lodge also offers other services like comfortable bar and dinning serving delicious dishes and evening cocktails. You can also relax around the camp fire set at the lodge as you share some of the fascinating gorilla trekking experience. There other activities offered to the visitors at the lodge including, Nature walks, cultural visits to the Batwa and the pygmy communities, bird watching, mountain hiking among others.

How to get there

There are domesticated chattered flights from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi impenetrable forest, then you will be picked up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest.

 You can also take road transport from Kampala or Entebbe which is full days drive and takes about 8-9 hours to reach the park.

You can also access lodge from queen Elizabeth national park which takes about 2-3 hours’ drive to reach the lodge. Also, from Lake Mburo national park, lasting for about 6-7 hours drive to Bwindi volcanoes lodge.

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

This is a real home away from home in the far southwestern part of Uganda. Bwindi lodge is an eco-friendly accommodation facility located just outside Bwindi Impenetrable national park which harbors special kinds of creatures that have the closest relationship with man, the mountain gorillas.

Bwindi lodge provides fine luxury accommodation facilities. The lodge is located in Buhoma sector in the northern [part of the park. the location of the lodge is the best for tourists who want to enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness. It has a main house and 8 sleeping bandas scattered on a forested hill. The buildings were built with volcanic rocks, have thatched roofs and wooden floors.

Guests enjoy chilling in the main house which comprises of the lounge, bar and small library. It has a wide verandah where you can relax in the afternoon or evening after trekking. The dinning is also in the main house and it is spacious and comfortable. They serve delicious meals; both local and international cuisines. The bar is always well stocked with different kinds of drinks.

The rooms are spacious and well furnished with comfortable canvas camping chairs and loungers. They have wide glass windows which offer you clear views of the beautiful outside environment. The rooms powered by solar and they do not have running water but it is provided by staffs from the lodge.

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge  Facilities and amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Lounge
  • Spacious rooms
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Library
  • Security

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural visits
  • Guided nature walks

Getting there

By road

From Kampala to Buhoma, it takes about 10 hours. From Kigali to Buhoma, it takes about 7 hours.

By air

Flying from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi to Kihihi airstrip takes about one and a half hours and one and a half hours drive to drive to Buhoma

 

Bwindi Ride 4 A women Guest House, Buhoma

Bwindi Ride 4 A women Guest House  –The guest house is situated in Buhoma and it is 17 kilometers from kanungu town Centre. The guest house features a restaurant, 24 hour front desk, well stocked bar, room service is available and guest terrace. It features free parking space for guests, free WIFI internet and the guest house offers bike to guests to enjoy cycling in the surrounding areas.

Each accommodation unit is fitted with a seating area, equipped with a working desk and private bathrooms equipped with free toiletries and shower. The guest house features a children’s playground and the surrounding allows cycling experience and there is also car hire services at the hotel.

The hotel serves a continental free breakfast buffet plus A –la carte options daily every morning. The hotel has got different types of rooms such as double rooms that have private balconies. The guest house is close to Goma airstrip, Kihihi Modern Supermarket, Buhoma Market and Buhoma gate.

Buhoma Haven Lodge, Buhoma Community

Buhoma haven lodge is a midrange accommodation facility located known for the quality services and facilities provided to its guests. The lodge is situated in the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park near Buhoma village where guests can also go for a village walk.

The lodge started in 2005 and has been among the best accommodation facilities in Bwindi area providing quality services in the rooms, restaurant, lounge and bar. Buhoma Haven lodge also known as Buhoma Community Haven Lodge has well trained staffs that attend with extreme customer care.

The lodge has 8 beautiful cottages constructed with local material that blends with the environment. The cottages are spacious, have wide verandahs where you can relax in the evening after the tiresome trek as you enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding. The lodge is sometimes visited by the residents of the forest including the gorillas. Buhoma Haven lodge’s rooms have en suite bathroom and flushing toilets with hot and cold running water.

The lodge also has 2 non-self contained bandas and a 6 bed dormitory and more camps.

The appetizing foods from their restsuartnt are one of things that will make you miss this bplace a lot. They prepare both local and international cuisines, tasty juice squeezed out of the sweet local fruits. The bar has a wide range of drinks ranging from water to whisky.

The lodge offers great discounts for children from the age of 5 to 12 who are paid for only half of the room price and those below the age of 5 are not charged. Guests staying at the hotel enjoy their gorilla trekking experience because of the excellent care at the lodge and they will also have other amenities such as board games, WiFi, foot massage and children activities.

Facilities and amenities

  • WiFi
  • Laundry services
  • Free car parking space
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Craft shop

Room rates

Single room           $201

Double/twin         $318

Getting there

You can reach Buhoma haven lodge in Buhoma sector from Kampala by road and it takes about 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi to Kihihi airstrip in Kanungu district which takes about one and a half hours. There are daily flights daily by Aerolink.

Silverback Lodge, rates facilities

Talking about the location, serenity, food, staffs and comfort of the rooms, everything at Silverback lodge is excellent. It is a luxury lodge located in Bwindi. It is situated high on an elevation that offers the breathtaking views of the forest, the hills and banana plantations around the area. The lodge is managed and operated by Marasa and is well known for quality services and facilities.

The lodge is located in Buhoma sector just about 5 minutes walk to the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices of the park.

The lodge consists of 12 spacious rooms, each with their own private facilities including bathrooms, flushing toilet and hot and cold running water. The rooms are comfortable, quiet and beautiful. They are equipped with satellite and TVs. They have large verandahs where you can relax after your activities. The rooms are well situated to offer stunning views outside and across the hill.

The restaurant is spacious but guests can also be served from outside under the blue sky and enjoy their meals while watching the surrounding beauty. They serve different kinds of local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Different brands of soft drinks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are stocked at the bar.

The lodge has other facilities like sauna, steam bath, gym and others to keep your body fit while on your uganda gorilla tour. There is a gift shop with a variety of beautiful African items.

Facilities and amenities

  • Well stocked bar and restaurant
  • Health club
  • Spacious rooms
  • En-suite bathrooms and toilets
  • Conference hall
  • Craft shop

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walk
  • Batwa experience
  • Community walk

Getting there

By road, it’s a 10 hours drive from Kampala or Entebbe and by air, the flight takes 2 hours from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip and a 2 hours drive from Kihihi to the lodge.

 

 

Engagi Lodge Rates, facilities, directions

Situated close to Buhoma main road, Engagi lodge is one of the best accommodations in Bwindi. It has a luxurious serenity with a cool breeze from the Munyanga River. Right from the time of arrival to the time of departure, staffs perfectly attend to their guests with excellent customer care.

Engagi lodge is made up of eco friendly buildings that were constructed using volcanic rocks and timber from the surrounding and roofs are with thatched and have banana fibre ceilings. The location of the lodge is one of the best in offering cute views of the forest and the hills around the region.

The main house consists of the dining area, the bar and a wide large verandah for guests to have a variety of places where to relax. The area is spacious and comfortable even for a large group of people. Chefs here prepare delicious dishes. A wide range of drinks are always stocked at the bar including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

There are 8 en-suite cottages each with a bathroom and flushing toilet and hot and cold running water. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and large private verandahs where guests relax in the afternoon or evening after the hike. The rooms are powered by solar and this makes it friendly to the environment.

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Nature walk
  • Bird watching
  • Batwa

Facilities and amenities

  • Delicious 3 course meals at the restaurant
  • Lots of drinks in the bar
  • Lounge
  • Security
  • Spacious rooms

Getting there

10 hours drive from Kampala and Entebbe by road

One and a half hours flight from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi to Kihihi airstrip and about 2 hours drive from Kihihi to the lodge.

 

 

Mahogany Springs Lodge in Buhoma Bwindi

Mahogany Springs lodge is no doubt the best luxurious accommodation facility located close to a national park in East Africa. The lodge opened in April 2011 and is situated in Buhoma sector in the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the world’s prominent gorilla trekking destination. It is on an elevation that offers spectacular views of most areas around the area including Munyanga River.

They lodge has well trained staff who will receive you on arrival at the lodge and continue to take care of every other need while there. The staffs are very friendly and will ensure that your stay is comfortable and perfect with customer care at its peak.

Mahogany Springs lodge has eight beautiful cottages made out of local materials. They are modernized cottages with a touch of the African traditional style and the blend perfectly with the environment. The lodge has spacious suites (superior suites, Honeymoon suite and Presidential suite) with large and wide windows which enable you to clearly look out to the surrounding including Bwindi forest. The rooms are self contained with bathrooms and flushing toilets. There is an option of using smoking or non smoking rooms.

The restaurant has some of the best chefs in Uganda and this will be well admitted after tasting their meals. They have a la carte menus with all international dishes. Whether you prefer non-alcoholic or alcoholic drinks, the bar shall have you sorted. Drinking water is provided in the rooms and you will not need to keep moving to the bar or restaurant frequently.

It is a short drive from the lodge to the park gate of Buhoma but you can also choose to stay at Mahogany springs and do gorilla trekking activities in Ruhija sector which is also in the northern part of the park. Apart from the gorilla trekking, guests can also go for the Batwa experience, Buhoma village walk or forest walks.

The mountain gorillas are one of the regular visitors to the lodge and other animals living in the forest including the various birds.

Staying at Mahogany Springs lodge is one way of creating great memories.

Room rates

Single                 $408

Double/twin   $630

Bwindi cultural lodge

Bwindi cultural lodge – The lodge is about 12 kilometers from Kanungu town center, it features amazing gardens, guest terrace, a children’s paly ground, a well-established restaurant, well stocked bar, there is a 24/7front desk services and room service is available at the lodge. The accommodation features free WIFI internet, free private parking, and hot tub.

Each room unit is fitted with a seating room, dining area and private bathrooms well equipped with free toiletries and showers. The hotel serves a continental breakfast daily every morning at the lodge. There is a shared lounge and guests can enjoy cycling in the nearby places of the lodge.

The lodge is near to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park and it about 30 kilometers from the lodge. There are various types of accommodation rooms such as Deluxe Double rooms, deluxe twin rooms, standard Single rooms, standard Twin rooms and tented units. The lodge is as well 30 kilometers from Lake Edward.