Where to stay in Bwindi
Where to stay in Bwindi: Are you a traveler intending to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and looking for where you could spend a night or more while in the park, well Bwindi is divided into 4 sectors and therefore you have to choose one of the accommodation facilities in the sector where you will be visiting. There is Buhoma sector in the north, Ruhija in the east, and then Nkuringo and Rushaga in the south.
Gorilla trekking is the major activity done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and the fact that one can’t visit the park in a day and trek mountain gorillas and then means that they would need where to spend a night or more while here. We are going to look at some of the budget, mid-range, and accommodation facilities where you can stay in Bwindi.
Accommodation in Bwindi
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has got enough Luxury accommodation facilities, Mid-range accommodation facilities and Budget facilities for travelers that are visiting the park for mountain gorilla trekking activities. The accommodation facilities are found in each of the gorilla trekking regions and where to stay depends on your budget because they do range from budget to mid-range to luxury options like any other gorilla trekking region and we are to look at some of them.
Luxury accommodation in Bwindi
Buhoma Lodge: Buhoma Lodge is one of the best lodges in Bwindi found in the northern region of the park. The lodge is used by travelers that are visiting Buhoma sector of the park and therefore travelers that are visiting this region and looking for a luxury accommodation facility should look at this lodge as their first choice.
Buhoma Lodge has 10 well-constructed cottages that have private balconies giving great views of the national park. Each cottage at Bwindi lodge has a large comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom with hot and cold showers, flushing toilets, and large windows. They have a restaurant with well-trained chefs who prepare local and international foods and they do have a well-stocked bar with hard and soft drinks served by friendly workers.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a luxury accommodation facility in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The accommodation facility is found in Nkuringo sector which is in the southern sector of Bwindi. Travelers that are visiting Nkuringo sector and would love to stay in a good luxury accommodation facility should book clouds mountain gorilla lodge.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is built near the entrance of Nkuringo sector on a forest ridge. The accommodation facility has 8 cottages built with volcanic stone to keep the place African. Each of the cottages at clouds mountain gorilla lodge has a private balcony which gives travelers an amazing views of the forest and some of its attractions. The cottages have rooms that have large beds, en suite bathrooms, flushing toilets, and chairs. They have a fireplace, a good restaurant and they do have a bar with different drinks.
Chameleon Hill Lodge: Chameleon Hill Lodge is one of the luxury accommodation facilities that luxury travelers that are visiting bw9ndi can use. The lodge is set on the hills of lake mutanda and it can be used by travelers that are visiting the southern sector of Bwindi. Chameleon Hill Lodge can be used by those going for trekking in Nkuringo and Rushaga sector because they are so close.
Chameleon hill lodge has 10 private cottages made of different bright colors. At chameleon hill lodge, they do have 5 double rooms and 5 twin rooms with large beds, mosquito nets, en suite bathrooms, tables, a safe, fire extinguisher, and balconies with great views of the surrounding places like lake mutanda. They do have airport transfers, a bar with enough drinks, and a restaurant with food prepared by professional chefs.
Gorilla Safari Lodge: Gorilla Safari Lodge is one of Luxury accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The accommodation facility is found in the southern sector of the park and it can be used by travelers that are visiting Rushaga sector. Gorilla Safari Lodge is built close to the entrance of Bwindi forest making it one of the best places to stay while in Bwindi.
Gorilla Safari Lodge has 21 rooms with each having a wooden balcony that gives clear views of the Bwindi forest and its attractions. Each of the rooms now has solar-powering lighting, en suite bathroom with hot and cold shower and a flushing toilet. There are couches at the verandas where guests sit in their free time to see different attractions around the lodge. They have a tea station, bar area, dining area, and a lounge.
Mid range accommodation in Bwindi
Gorilla Mist Camp has 12 grass thatched bandas that have single, double and twin rooms with each using solar electricity. The rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers, beds with mosquito nets, tv and a wardrobe. At gorilla mist camp, there is a restaurant with a wide variety of foods, a minbar, and internet services.
Gorilla Valley Lodge: Gorilla Valley Lodge is one of the mid-range accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. This lodge is found in Rushaga sector in the southern part of the park and travelers visiting this region are the only ones supposed to use it. Gorilla Valley Lodge in Rushaga consists of 12 en suite rooms with each having a private bathroom, and flushing toilets. All rooms have private verandas where guests get to have beautiful views of the surrounding areas.
Gorilla Mist Camp: Gorilla Mist Camp is a mid range accommodation facility in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. the lodge is for travelers that are visiting ruhija sector of Bwindi found in the eastern side of the park. Gorilla Mist Camp is one of the best places to stay while in Ruhija since the region has no Luxury accommodation facilities.
At Gorilla Valley Lodge, they have a main building where a restaurant that prepares good food is found as well as a bar with different kinds of drinks. They have a fire camp at the main lounge where those that are filling cold can gather in the evening for warmth and stories from friends.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is located at the edge of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Nkuringo sector. The lodge is set at a ridge overlooking the misty Bwindi impenetrable forest with the views of Virunga volcanoes among which include Mountain Nyiragongo. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge has 12 rooms in 9 residences of which 3 are 2 bedrooms family villas, and 6 are cottage gardens. Each room has an en suite bathroom, large beds, comfortable chairs, and private viewing decks over the forest.
Mahogany Springs Lodge: Mahogany Springs Lodge is one of the excellent Mid-range accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The lodge is one of the outstanding lodges in Bwindi found in the northern Buhoma of the park. At Mahogany Springs Lodge, they have superior suites, and the presidential or family suite. The rooms at this lodge can be made single, twin, double or triple. The rooms have large windows to enable you to have great views of the surrounding areas, en suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, and a dressing table. They have a shared lounge, a bar, and a restaurant with different kinds of food.
Budget lodges in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge: Just like its name, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge is found in Rushaga sector in the southern side of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Rushaga gorilla lodge is built on a hill which enables its clients to have a spectacular view of the Bwindi forest and the surrounding areas. It’s one of the best budget accommodation facilities in the area offering the best services at an affordable price. Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge has single and triple comfortable rooms with balconies that give clear views of the misty Bwindi impenetrable forest. They have delicious fast and local foods prepared by Ugandan chefs.
Bwindi View Bandas: Bwindi View Bandas is a nice budget accommodation facility in Buhoma sector of the northern area of Bwindi. The bandas are well built giving gorgeous views of Bwindi impenetrable forest and it’s built so near to the park entrance. The bandas here have single rooms, double rooms, and family rooms with en suite bathrooms that have cold and hot showers as well as good comfortable beds with mosquito nets. At Bwindi View Bandas, there is a gift shop, a small bar, and a restaurant with different local foods.
Bwindi Backpackers Lodge: Bwindi Backpackers Lodge is one of the budget accommodation facilities located at the edge of Bwindi impenetrable forest. The lodge has a camping area and cottages that have single, double, and twin rooms with shared bathrooms. At Bwindi backpackers lodge, food is served at a shared lounge area near the restaurant and they have a bar near the cottages.