The Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is 2161m ASL on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the World-renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha River Valley to the forested hill known as ‘Nkuringo’ and the surrounding swathe of trees of the Bwindi Forest. 

This section of forest is home to the three Nkuringo Gorilla families of Mountain Gorillas from where the Lodge provides a prime access point to the start of the amazing activity. The Lodge has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain, across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DRC Congo..

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, formerly Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, has organically grown over the years from a campsite in 2007 to fully-fledged lodge and now name ‘Uganda’s leading Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards  in 2016.2017,2018,2019.

Accommodation at Nkuringo comprises of Eight Garden Cottages3 Villas made up of 2 interconnecting superior cottages and 1 family Villa with shared balcony, all cottages are hand-crafted using local materials, each cottage featuring sitting area, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and private Veranda/Balcony. The   offering the tranquillity of the rainforest, the atmosphere of a mountain chalet and the warm hospitality Ugandans are known for.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge prides itself on its green credentials and through its various initiatives including solar energy and rainwater harvesting proudly operates as a carbon neutral lodge. In order to reduce on use of plastic in the Lodge, we provide water in Jars and encourage all clients to come with their water bottles that they can refill from the dinning.

The Lodge is situated in the heart of the Nkuringo local community and not only provides a fantastic base from which to go Mountain Gorilla Trekking andbirdlife of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but also allows it’s guests to experience the rich and vibrant culture of the communities that surround it.

And by virtue of the altitude of the Lodge and cool evenings the presence of mosquitoes are very rare.

QUICK FACTS

Location

300m from the Lodge to the Nkuringo visitor’s reception, you can take 10-15minutes walk to the briefing point, we are 23kms from the Rushaga Briefing point, its 45minutes drive from the Lodge.

Facilities

Enjoy our Cozy Restaurant serving home-made meals and freshly baked bread, a bar and fireplace. The Upstairs lounge with fireplace, in house craft shop. The dining room and Lounge have stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes

Meals

Our rates are Full board arrangement including Breakfast, lunch (packed lunch for those tracking Gorillas) and 4-course Dinner. We cater for special diets on request.

Cottages

Eight cottages all with en-suite, fireplace and private Balcony with stunning g views of either the Virungas or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The 3 Villa – are 2in1 Bedrooms cottages each with en-suite, private entrance and terrace with interconnecting door, perfect for families and friends traveling together. The Family cottage has 2 cottages that share a balcony.  The Villas and family cottages are overlooking the Bwindi Forest.

Electricity and Wi-Fi

The Lodge is operated on both Solar and electric Generator as our main power supply.

The voltage is 220V – UK outlet and charging can be done in the main dining area and also each cottage has sockets for charging.

Wi-fi is only available in the Dining and lounge area.

Mist Spa

At our mist spa, be prepared to feel rejuvenated after this fabulous treatment. Take this holistic journey to well being where you will slumber into relaxation with a 60-90 minute relaxing full body massage. Restore harmony of body, mind and spirit in a natural surrounding. End your treatment in our relaxation area with some herbal teas and fruit or herb infused water.

Gorilla Trekking

Uganda’s forests are home to over half the world’s 1004 or so mountain gorillas (as of May 2018) – the rest live in the neighboring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As they do not survive in captivity, preservation of these fragile habitats is essential for their survival…