Where you should stay for gorilla trekking in Uganda!
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famously known for its endangered inhabitants, the mountain gorillas. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, located in the park's southern section of Bwindi, provides superb accommodation and a base for gorilla trekking in Uganda. The multi-award-winning eco-lodge offers mid-range to luxury forest escapes offers multiple options for travellers, including private garden cottages, family villas, and luxury suites nestled on a forested ridge with bewildering views of the rural landscape.
The lodge offers walking safari adventures around the rural landscape to complement the gorilla trekking excursions. One of the favourites with many guests is the walk across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Nkuringo to Buhoma, a renewing nature hike with a local guide. Several other trails around the lodge take you through the paradise of pristine nature and local mountain communities in the sophisticated landscape. The guided walking safari is a must for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Read more >>
In harmony with nature
The lodge is built out of local material, using locally sourced papyrus for ceiling and wooden floors with a touch of volcanic rock. We used corrugated iron sheets to support rainwater catchment, which is our primary water source. We operate ‘In Harmony with Nature’ and on ‘Carbon Neutral footprint, ‘working with clients to preserve the environment through our go–green endeavors. All clients are encouraged to come with water bottles to refill drinking water from our main dining area.
The local community connection
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated in the heart of the Nkuringo local community, where guests can experience the vibrant cultures of the villages surrounding the lodge. Its position is a fantastic base from which to go Mountain Gorilla Trekking, nature walking, hiking, and birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Stay longer, explore the region's untamed wilderness, meet the local tribes, and immerse yourself in captivating scenery.
Discover the exclusive beauty rituals at the only Mist Spa, well recommended by our guests after the pleasurable but tiring gorilla-tracking excursion. Take a holistic sundowner to well-being, where you will slumber into relaxation at the Top of The World with unmatched 360 views of the entire southwestern Uganda landscape. Restore harmony of body, mind and spirit in a natural surrounding. End your renewing stay in our exotic lounge with herbal teas, fruit, or indulgence wine selection.
The lodge is located 300m from the Nkuringo Sector visitor’s reception; a 10-15 minute walk to the gorilla trekking briefing point. We are also 23 kilometers (14 mi) from the Rushaga Sector briefing point, a 45-minute drive from the Lodge.
We have two lounge and dining spaces, Mylica Bar and Rafiki Lounge, with stunning views of our surroundings, the Virunga Volcanoes, and the Bwindi Forest – both serving homemade meals and freshly-baked bread and warmly furnished with fireplaces. The Upstairs lounge also has a fireplace, an in-house craft shop and the best views of the Virungas.
The garden cottages and villa rates are Full Board arrangements, including breakfast, lunch (packed lunch for those tracking Gorillas), and a 4-course dinner. We cater to special diets on request. All suites come on an all-inclusive arrangement with full-time butler service.
There are six cottages with en-suite, fireplace, and private Balcony with stunning views of either the Virunga’s or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The 3 Villas are 2in1 Bedrooms cottages, each with en-suite, private entrance, and terrace with interconnecting door, perfect for families and friends traveling together. Three forest suites – coming with all-inclusive butler service, with stunning views of Bwindi.
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 dinning and lounge areas.
We are very instrumental in sourcing Gorilla Tracking permits for clients that wish to stay with us at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge with our timely response to your inquiry. Each Gorilla Permit costs USD700, and we charge USD30- facilitation fee per tracking permit. We cannot make tentative bookings for tracking permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority, unless you make permit reservation with cash.