Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up scale accommodation popped away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – home of the endangered mountain gorilla but the most ideal lodge for those tracking the gorillas of Nshongi Family – the one with the biggest number of gorillas in Bwindi ever habituated
It is quietly placed nearer to the starting point of Nshongi group of Gorillas.
Gorilla safari lodge has eight en suite spacious luxurious cottages and each of them is beautifully deliberate with a verandah which allows exceptional outlooks of the immaculate tropical rain forest. All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
The lodge is dissected in a way that the main lodge also includes a Restaurant, Bar, lounge and campfire overlooking the tropical Rain Forest.
While at Gorilla safari lodge , you will feel as though you are atop the world from your first gawk transversely the scenery that is simply awe inspiring .
By Air: You can take a Charter Flight from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kisoro from where you can be picked for a road transfer to the lodge.
By Road: Travel from Kampala, crossing the Equator, through Mbarara to Kabale to Southern Bwindi past Muko to Nshongi.
Kampala – Kabale = 427km
Gorilla Safari Lodge is made up of 8 units whereby two are double-roomed family units for people traveling together or in families .
The subtly repaired and magnificently selected cottages have a breathtaking venue to calm down and relax. Each room is en suite with a bathroom with hot and cold water, and lightened by solar power with a comfortable fireplace.
The lodge is managed by its very owners who are locals and mainly focus on quality service, good food and excellence .
Activities around the Lodge
– Gorilla Trekking
– Guided Community Walks
– Guided Forest Walks
– Guided Bird watching
– Volunteer Tourism
NOTE ABOUT Gorilla Tracking
All clients coming to this lodge are advised to book their gorilla permits atleast 9 months in advance before they stay here. To track gorillas in Bwindi , each one must have the day’s gorilla permit which needs to be pre- arranged and paid for atleast 9-12 months in advance. Permits are non-refundable except for medical reasons and a medical certificate has to be provided to the responsible authorities before any refunds are processed. To protect gorillas from catching disease and to avoid problems of arduous conditions in the forests young trackers below the age of 15 and those with illnesses are not allowed tracking. A gorilla permit costs USD500. Though the lodge is at the starting point of Nshongi gorilla tracking family , no one is allowed to enter or do a gorilla trek unless they have the necessary gorilla permits for the day and gorilla tracking must be done with only UWA rangers in its designated time. It only starts at 08 am and any one starting it later than 8am does it at their own risk.