Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique jungle experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi!
Bwindi Lodge sits right on the border of the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of the most remarkable ecosystems in East Africa. A self-guided river walk will take you on a loop around the lodge that will pass by an idyllic stream. This is the border of the National Park, ensuring that Bwindi Lodge has the best location for its eco-luxury style.
The lodge itself opens up to offer tremendous views over the forest canopy, as do each of the private bandas. The main lodge also has a large open terrace that faces the forest, making for a truly atmospheric dining experience should you wish to eat outside in the sun! Whether outside on the terrace or in the comfort of the indoors by the fire, Bwindi Lodge brings you and the primeval jungle together.
The bandas are each equipped with en-suite bathrooms boasting low-flushing toilets and expansive showers. The rooms themselves all feature the front wall being made largely of glass, making for some unbelievable views over dawn and dusk as you lie in bed and hear the sounds of the forest coming to life.
The atmosphere this close to the forest is immersive and you really feel part of nature. The most popular activity from the lodge is trekking the mountain gorillas through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but it’s not uncommon for the tables to be turned and the gorillas to visit the lodge itself, indulging in their own people-watching trek!
Other available activities include visiting the local Bwindi Community Hospital, renowned and supported by international celebrities such as Stephen Fry and Sir Elton John. Take a tour of the remarkable hospital facilities. You can also visit a local women’s project, Ride for a Woman, which helps teach around 300 local women the art of sewing. It’s the perfect place to buy local craft and high-quality presents and souvenirs for home.