Bwindi Lodge was one of the very first lodges to open for mountain gorilla tracking adventures in Uganda and it has only gotten better and better over the years. With all Ugandan staff, it’s truly authentic, warm and inviting. Overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where gorilla, monkey and chimpanzee roam free, Bwindi Lodge is one of the best places for gorilla tracking in the world. While it feels secluded and far away from it all, it’s less than a ten minutes’ walk from the entrance to the forest. Inside the dark overhangs of the trees, the forest is home to more than half the world’s population of mountain gorilla - 15 troops in the park made up of more than 400 mountain gorillas.
But it’s not just about gorilla adventures here. There are also river walks and a variety of hikes including the Muzabajirro Loop Trail and the Munyanga River Trail, village tours, Ugandan tea tours and visits to the Bwindi Bar – a bar run and supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trusts that gives jobs in hospitality to disadvantaged local youths. Spend your evenings around the enormous stone fire pit or join others guests for dinner around the communal table.