Bwindi Lodge

A one-of-a-kind rainforest escape

View of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Home of the Mountain Gorilla

Nestled along the mist-covered hills of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, on the rim of the Rift Valley in south-western Uganda, is the incredibly unique Bwindi Lodge

The 25 000-year-old forest is home to approximately half the entire global population of mountain gorillas! 

Add to this 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frog, chameleons and geckos, a host of endangered species and over 1 000 flowering plant species, and this magical part of the world is a true nature lover’s dream. 

Scenic Luxury

In the heart of all this natural splendour, Bwindi Lodge boasts 10 luxury, hand-built bandas, allowing guests to truly experience exclusive privacy and space during their bucket-list stay. 

Each unique banda includes access to a private terrace overlooking the dramatic Bwindi Forest, a personal butler service and complimentary spa treatments at the lodge’s Humula Forest Spa.

Bwindi Lodge Terrace

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Waterfall

Unforgettable Explorations

While at Bwindi Lodge, guests can take part in many unique and exciting activities. 

At the top of the list, of course, is tracking the endangered mountain gorillas with the help of the best expert guides. 

Other forest adventures include exciting birdwatching expeditions and a number of breathtaking walking trails

After a full day out, explorers can enjoy an ice-cold local beer at the famous Bwindi Bar, which not only offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors, but also provides practical training for disadvantaged local youth, as well as tourism internships and local job opportunities. The spread of locally-inspired food and drinks never fails to impress, and the signature “Gorillini” cocktail is highly recommended!

Travel with Purpose

Guests visiting Bwindi Lodge can do so safely in the knowledge that they are helping to protect the precious flora and fauna of the area. 

The Gorilla Health and Community Conservation Center in Buhoma is supported by the lodge, allowing them to offer behind-the-scenes tours of gorilla conservation, including gorilla health monitoring, community health and livelihood research.

In partnership with the local community, the lodge has also begun planting teas between forest areas and local communities as a buffer crop to limit human-wildlife conflict. As a result, lodge guests can take a tea plantation tour to learn about how the different teas are produced and sample the fine results.

Bwindi Bar