Buhoma Lodge


Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Situated on the edge of the National Park, we’re just a short distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking.

We are renowned for our warm welcome and attentive service, and are delighted to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. We are sure you will love our Africa-inspired lodge.

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Buhoma Lodge is eco friendly and has been constructed using sustainable local materials where possible and uses solar power. Each chalet has a private verandah and enormous windows, giving spectacular views of the forest canopy. Awaken to chattering forest birds, and the occasional screech of a monkey. Mountain Gorillas have even been spotted in our garden!

Our open air lounge and bar area offer uninterrupted views, and whether the eerie mists of the forest envelope you, or your views are crisp and bright, Buhoma offers its own special magic.

After a hard day tracking gorillas, relax around our open fireside, or enjoy a few drinks at the bar. Our multi-course meals are freshly prepared from local produce, ensuring you take away warm homely memories of your time with us.

At a Glance

  • Located next to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 10 beautifully fitted spacious chalets with forest views and solar lighting
  • en-suite bathrooms featuring hot showers and flush toilets; some chalets also have bathtubs
  • insect-proof chalets with safes in every room
  • cosy dining and bar area with elevated views of the forest and open fire in the evenings
  • free WiFi internet and recharging facilities available
  • activities include gorilla tracking, forest walks, birding and cultural interaction
  • there is a family / honeymoon suite chalet with children and families welcome

How to get there

  • Daily scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip nearby
  • Fly-in safari packages available
  • 2 to 3 hours drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector)
  • Full day drive from Entebbe and Kampala
  • 6 to 7 hours drive from Lake Mburo National Park

Full safari packages with permits, transport and guiding can also be arranged.


  • 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.

When to Go

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest may be visited throughout the year. High season runs from June—Aug and Dec—Feb, it is drier then and the trails less slippery, but Gorilla tracking permits are more expensive. Permits are cheaper in the green season Apr/May and November. Permits need to be booked in advance, due to limited numbers being available daily.

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Buhoma Packages

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