Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Rates, Facilities

Located just a kilometer from the world’s best gorilla trekking destination bwindi, Ruhija Gorilla Friends resort and Campsite is calm place for your stay. The lodge is a budget accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park with affordable prices. It started operating in 2008 with a purpose of earning income to support the community.

The lodge consists of exclusive safari tents, African style furnished and thatched bandas and camping grounds. They have comfortable beds, are spacious and situated in the serenity of Bwindi. These eco-friendly accommodations are one of the best for tourists traveling on tight budget.

Guests staying at the lodge enjoy the delicious meals prepared here. There is a bar with many of the most preferred drinks.

The location of the lodge offers guests with the most spectacular views of Bwindi forest, whether you are in the room or at the restaurant, you’ll be able to get these beautiful views. It is located just about 600m from Ruhija gorilla trailhead.

The lodge has well trained staff who attend to clients with maximum customer care. They light a fire camp for guests in the evening and they enjoy the great times in the gorilla mist.

Activities to do when staying at the lodge

  • Gorilla trekking and hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural encounter
  • Village walks
  • Visiting craft and curio markets


  • Laundry services, bar and restaurant
  • Electricity
  • Security

Room prices (per person per night)

  • Furnished safari tents $30
  • Non-self contained $30
  • Self contained rooms $50
  • Camping $5

Getting there

Ruhija Gorilla Friends and campsite is located in Ruhija sector in the northern part of the park. you can reach there by road or air. You can access Ruhija from Kampala via Kabale to Ruhija or from Kampala through Rukungiri, Kihihi via Butogota to Ruhija. The journey takes 8-9 hours by road.

By air, guests fly to Kihihi airstrip and connect from Kihihi to Ruhija. The flight takes about one and a half hours and the drive from Kihihi to Ruhija takes approximately 2 hours.