Location & How To find the lodge

The highlands of southwestern Uganda

Southwestern Uganda is well-known for its unrivaled natural beauty. Pristine jungles, spectacular waterbodies, mountainous landscapes, coupled with vast cultivated steep fields and imposing mountain peaks — you name it! What’s more – at Nkuringo, you can actually enjoy these gorgeous landscape views from the comfort of your cottage room!

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is located in the southwestern corner of Uganda. The lodge is perched on the Nteko Ridge at 2,161 meters (7,090 ft) altitude projecting over the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest swathe and beyond the highlands to the imposing peaks of the Virunga mountains chain.

The lodge has a great vantage point to access both trekking centers in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Visitors walk only 5 minutes to the UWA visitor's center to start their daily gorilla trekking excursions into the misty Bwindi woods. Alternatively, visitors drive 30 minutes to Rushaga Sector, another trekking center.


The Virunga Views

Nothing is more comforting than lounging your heart away on a laid-back seat overlooking the uniformly terraced hills outlined by the view of mountain peaks guarding from afar. Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge is a green haven where your wildest romantic dreams come true. Its gorgeous vacation villas are surrounded by panoramic natural wonders; ranging from terraced steep valleys, rainforest to evergreen hills. Here, you can rest while being completely guarded by mother nature.


Tranquil forest views from your room

Perched at an elevation of 2160 meters on the Nteko Ridge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge offers unparalleled views of the world-renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to half of the world's remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas and one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. From the cottage rooms, you can gaze across the Kashasha River valley to the forested hill known as 'Nkuringo' and the surrounding pristine woods that make up the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

When you stay in the Family Villas or Luxury Forest Suites, you'll have the pleasure of facing the steamy rainforest canopy from your sitting area. The ambiance of your balcony, and the serene majesty of the forest's scenery is delighting, elevating, and renewing for a relaxing soul. We invite you to the immersive Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge and experience the exotic tranquility and splendor of the location.


Encounter The Batwa People

Encounter the Batwa people (the hunter-gathers, who originally lived in Bwindi Forest) learn about the local community in Nkuringo, visiting schools, local markets, coffee and tea plantations and our projects that support their hearty transition into the modern lifestyle. Venture across the beautiful Lake Mutanda in traditional dugout canoes, Hike across Bwindi forest; and, for more active, trek the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes.