Exclusive Camps and Lodges, Uganda, was established in 2005. Each camp or lodge within the ‘group’, whilst having its own style, has been developed with the same ethos in mind…we concentrate on service and offer an exceptional safari experience to our discerning guests.
The location of each establishment has been carefully selected, and each has been designed to be eco-friendly; built in such a way to minimise the impact or ‘footprint’ on the surrounding area. Environmental Impact studies have been undertaken during the development stages, in order to build and run the camps/lodge within acceptable levels. We construct using local materials, with minimal impact on our surroundings, and utilise locally grown foodstuffs in order to support the community.
Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We have created an intimate, top quality lodge offering guests a cosy, relaxing environment. On occasion Mountain Gorillas have even been seen in the garden!
When you first arrive at Buhoma you will be welcomed ‘home’ by our friendly staff. We want you to relax, enjoy the surroundings and take home wonderful memories.
After a hard day trekking gorillas, put your feet up and relax by taking advantage of the deep, comfortable couches of our lounge, or perhaps enjoy a few drinks at the bar – getting to know new friends and sharing the day’s experiences. In the early mornings, as you awaken, you will be surrounded by the chattering of birds, and occasional screech of a monkey – sometimes the eerie mists of the forest envelope you, and the sounds almost echo…other days it’s beautiful, crisp and bright, as the forest wakes. Our elevated lounge and bar area is cosy with a warm, homely fireplace in the evenings – but is open, so you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the forests, and feel like you are part of the surroundings. Buhoma has its own magic – and we hope you will take a little bit of it away with you.
Eight comfortable cottages have been carefully built from local materials. Each suite has a private verandah and enormous windows, allowing guests spectacular views of the forest canopy and the Bwindi National Park. The lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cosy place to discuss the day’s activities.
We have designed the lodge using sustainable local materials where possible, with the emphasis being on natural products, which has, in turn, given support to the local communities. Solar power is used inside the cottages for lighting, with a central area available for recharging videos and cameras.
Inside the spacious cottages you will find comfortable beds, a well appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower (there is a special treat in store
for honeymooners!). Our bar has a selection of local and imported beverages, and our friendly staff look forward to discussing the day’s activities with you. As part of our commitment to the community, staff are recruited locally and provide excellent service to our guests.
Meals are freshly prepared from local produce, offering a balance of international and local cuisine. Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self-service basis, but morning tea or coffee is brought to your cottage, allowing you to savour the early morning sounds of the forest as it awakens.
How to get there
2–3 hours from QENP (Ishasha sector) Full day drive from Entebbe & Kampala
6–7 hours drive from Lake Mburo National Park Direct charter flights to a nearby airstrip
When to go
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest may be visited throughout the year. Should you wish to go gorilla tracking it is important to prepurchase your gorilla permits, due to limited numbers being available daily. Overnight accommodation is required the night before tracking in order to start early the following morning and then a further night’s accommodation is recommended, as the tracking can sometimes take a full
day. Other activities in the area can be organised on arrival.
- Mountain gorilla tracking
- Forest walks in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Bird-watching walks in the forest with local qualified guides
- Birding around the lodge
- Community walk through the local village (guided)
- Visit to the Bwindi Community Hospital – which forms part of our social responsibility programme
- Visit the Batwa Pygmy tribe and learn about their unique culture
- Visit the local orphanage and school, who benefit from direct contributions from guests in the area
- Curio shopping in the village
- Massages are available at the lodge
- We recommend a minimum of 2, ideally 3 nights to enjoy this region
At a glance
- located on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- 8 comfortable cottages with en suite flush toilet, hot showers and some with bath-tubs
- all rooms are insect proof
- cosy dining and bar area with elevated views of the forest
- activities include gorilla tracking, forest walks, birding and cultural interaction
- central recharging facilities available – 2-pin & square (UK) 3-pin 240v
- safety deposit boxes available in all cottages
- children and families welcome
General information – Temperatures
Uganda has a temperate climate all year round, 25–30 oC during the day and 5–10 oC at night. Evenings at Bwindi can be chilly primarily due to the altitude, just over 1 160m asl at the lodge with the highest point in the park being 2 607m asl.