Where you should stay for gorilla trekking in Bwindi!

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, provides incredible accommodation and base for gorilla trekking in Nkuringo Sector. Since 2007, this multi-award-winning jungle wilderness has provided lodging for thousands of trekkers that flock to this part of the world to see mountain gorillas. You too are invited!

Since 2006, our walking safari experience has excitingly well complimented our guests’ gorilla trekking experience. Hiking across Bwindi Forest, from Nkuringo to Buhoma in the north, will open up the whole jungle to your emotional experience, giving you a chance to see the world’s rarest flora & fauna in one of the oldest jungles on the planet. The guided walking safari is a must for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Read more >>

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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.


Safari Beyond Gorillas

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated in the heart of the Nkuringo local community, where guests can experience the vibrant cultures from 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 and explore the region’s untamed wilderness, meet the local tribes, and immerse yourself in captivating scenery. 


Travel With Confidence

Our guests are at the very heart of everything we do, and we can assure you that your health, safety, and wellbeing are our utmost priority. We’re now offering PCR tests in the comfort of your garden or forest room. Please take your COVID-19 vaccine before you travel to have maximum protection during your journey. Major Uganda entry restrictions include a NEGATIVE Covid-19 PCR test 72 hours before your travel, and visas online at visas.immigration.go.ug


Rooms from US$ 230 pp

Including all meals.

Quick Facts


The lodge is located 300m from the Nkuringo Sector visitor’s reception, you can take 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, in-house craft shop and the best views of the Virungas.


The garden cottages and villa rates are Full Board arrangement 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 area.

Gorilla Permits

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.