Uganda is one of three refuges for Africa’s remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas. Although there are many reasons for visiting Uganda, gorilla trekking has remained one of the most popular reasons for years. Uganda has two national parks where visitors can trek mountain gorillas; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located in Uganda’s south west corner, adjacent the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and a short drive from the border of Rwanda. Bwindi means ‘impenetrable’ and once you are at the edge of this forest, you will understand why. A mixture of trees, bamboo and a variety of vegetation extend beyond the horizon, in a seemingly endless green quilt. On the doorstep of Bwindi is Buhoma Lodge.
Uganda is a beautiful country with much to offer, where Wild Frontiers runs three camps and lodges:
- Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Baker’s Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park
- Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Today, we’d like to take you on a quick tour of Buhoma Lodge.
Opened in 2015, Buhoma Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge right on the doorstep of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge commands uninterrupted views of Bwindi and is just a short distance from gorilla trekking.
Constructed using sustainable and locally sourced materials, comfort hasn’t been compromised on to give guests the feeling that they are part and parcel of the forest.
At a Glance:
- 10 comfortable chalets each with a private veranda
- Absorbing views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest throughout the lodge
- Open air lounge and bar
- Four course meals freshly prepared from local produce
- Free WiFi and and recharging facilities available at the bar
- Spa treatments and complimentary massage after gorilla trekking
Activities in the Area:
- Gorilla trekking
- Forest walks
- Buhoma community village walk
- Bwindi community hospital visit
- Batwa cultural experience
When to Go:
Buhoma Lodge is open all year round, but we recommend travellers take the dry and rainy seasons into consideration.
- Dry season – June to September and December to February
- Rainy season – March to May and October to November
Please note that from January 2018, there are no low season and high season gorilla trekking permits. All permits will cost 600 US$.
- A full days drive from Kampala and Entebbe (8 – 9 hours)
- 6 hours drive from Lake Mburo National Park
- 2 hours drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 90 minutes to 2 hours drive from Kihihi Airstrip to Buhoma Lodge
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