Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda Gorilla Trekking – Uganda Gorilla Tours And Gorilla Safaris

Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Trekkers Tavern Cottages is nestled 2 km from the Ruhija headquarters in the eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is home to mountain gorillas. Trekkers Tavern Cottages is an eco-friendly lodge for mid-range travelers visiting Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for gorilla trekking. Travelers staying at Trekkers Tavern Cottages can only visit Ruhija sector which is a home to Oruzogo family, Mukiza family, Bitukura family, and Kyaguriro family.

Trekkers Tavern Cottages is a mid-range accommodation facility with the best services including accommodation and adventure activities. The lodge has free parking, free high-speed internet, airport transportation, car hire, laundry services, children activities, a first aid kit, newspaper, good security, a well-stocked bar, and a restaurant with tasty local and international food prepared by professional chefs.

Trekkers Tavern Cottages has 5 well-furnished cottages with rooms that have a desk, private balcony, comfortable beds, room service, bottled water, seating area, private bathrooms, toiletries, alarm clock, satellite television, safe, telephone, clothes rack, wardrobe, and a hair drier among others. If you are intending to visit Ruhija sector and you are looking for a good affordable accommodation facility then try out Trekkers Tavern Cottages.

Getting to Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Trekkers Tavern Cottages can be accessed using air transport for those that want luxury safaris and road transport for those that are okay with traveling long distances and can’t afford air transport. Flights to Ruhija sector of Bwindi where Trekkers Tavern Cottages is located begin at Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip where you use road transport to connect to the lodge.

Travelers using road transport can access Trekkers Tavern Cottages from Kampala or Kigali. From Kigali to Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park takes 4-5 hours by crossing to Uganda using Katuna border in Kabale or Cyanika border in Kisoro. Travelers from Kampala can access Trekkers Tavern Cottages using Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale road where they will connect to Ruhija region.

Activities to do while stary at Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Trek Gorillas in the forest of Bwindi in Uganda

Trek Gorillas in the forest of Bwindi in Uganda

Gorilla trekking

Encountering mountain gorillas is the most done activity by the guests staying at Trekkers Tavern Cottages. The gorilla trekking exercise can only be done in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi where four mountain gorillas are found. Gorilla families in Ruhija sector available for trekking are Bitukura family, Mukiza family, Oruzogo family, and Kyaguriro family. To trek gorillas in Ruhija, you must have a gorilla permit which acts as a ticket to the whole gorilla trekking exercise.

Gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector starts in the morning at the sector offices where trekkers gather to learn about the rules and regulations of the gorilla trekking activity from the park wardens. The park wardens also allocate gorilla families based on their age and physical appearance. Trekkers are grouped not exceeding people and each group is led by armed ranger guides into the jungle.

The search for mountain gorillas can take 2-7 hours and the time depends on the location of the gorilla family as well as the speed of trekkers. Once the mountain gorilla family is found the trekkers are given 1 hour to be around the members watch them do daily activities take photos and learn about gorilla habits. During the search for mountain gorillas in the Ruhija sector, trekkers will be able to meet different park mammals, primates, and birds.


Travelers can stay at Ruhija tavern cottages and go birding in their free time. The birding activities can be done around the lodge or even inside the park at a fee. Birding activities in the Ruhija sector are guided by professional armed ranger guides who take you through the best birding trails and to the best birding spots.

Birds to look out for in Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park include black-crowned night heron, purple heron, cattle egret, African jacana, black kite, shikra, woolly necked stork, hammer kop, lizard buzzard, hammer kop, sacred ibis, brown snake eagle, grey crowned crane, black crake, African hobby, scaly francolin, olive pigeon, great blue turaco, common sandpiper, red-eyed dove, yellow bill, white-browed coucal, narina tragon, black bee-eater, alpine swift, cinnamon chested bee-eater, greater honeyguide, thick-billed honey guide, African pitta, and grassland pipit among others.

Nature walks

Guests staying at Trekkers Tavern Cottages in Ruhija sector can be part of the nature walk activities where they are taken around the lodge or the national park to explore nature on foot. Nature walk activities around the lodge or inside the park are guided and they do give travelers an opportunity to meet different park animals such as bush pigs, duikers, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, monkeys, elephants, olive baboons, and birds such as yellow crested woodpecker, grassland pipit, grey crowned crane, African jacana among others.

Encounter the pygmies of Uganda in Bwindi forest

Encounter the pygmies of Uganda in Bwindi forest

Batwa cultural tour

Guests staying at Trekkers Tavern Cottages can visit the communities of the Batwa people that do live around the park. The Batwa used to live inside the forest of Bwindi but when the government evicted them, they decided to live around the park boundaries so that they don’t go far from their original homes. The tour to their communities is led by local guides who take you to their communities telling you how they used to love in the jungle surviving on honey, fruits, and meat from animals. You will visit different homes and see how these pygmies live their day to day live, interact with the elder, visit gift shops and in the end, you will get entertained by the traditional dancers

When to stay at Trekkers Tavern Cottages?

Travelers can book and stay at Trekkers Tavern Cottages during their safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park at any time of the year however there are months that are better than the rest. The dry months are the best for a visit to Bwindi and staying at Trekkers Tavern Cottages and they occur from June to September and December to February. They are characterized by little or no rainfall that keeps the trekking trails dry, the vegetation is short and thin with good views of wildlife, and the roads leading to the park and lodge are passable.

Travelers most especially the budget travelers can book and stay at Trekkers Tavern Cottages on their safari to Bwindi to enjoy the huge discounts on accommodation facilities, The rainy season occurs from March to May and October to November, and its characterized by too much rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation is tall with unclear views of the animals, and the roads leading to the park and lodge are impassable.

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