Reaching Buhoma in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a full day’s drive from Entebbe or Kampala; six hours drive from Lake Mburo National Park, two hour’s drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha Sector.
By air, twice daily scheduled light-aircraft flights land at the nearby Kihihi airstrip approximately 90-120 minutes’ drive from Buhoma, depending on the road conditions. It is also possible to charter a flight to Kihihi from Entebbe or various locations around Uganda or other major hubs in East Africa.
From Kihihi, turn Left at the roundabout and after a few hundred meters turn Left again.
After about 8 km turn Right at Kanyantorogo roundabout and follow the signs to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest staying on the most used road.
Buhoma Lodge, a top quality and intimate property, commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla
The lodge is a walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area.
An elevated central lounge area, complete with bar, dining and spa facilities offer a cozy comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.
Buhoma’s Chalets with a View
The ten comfortable chalets have been individually designed and carefully built using locally sourced materials wherever possible, without compromising levels of comfort.
Each of your own private verandas allows wonderful views and vistas of the forest canopy of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Inside the spacious chalets you will find large, comfortable beds and everything you need to make yourself at home.
The well-appointed and roomy en-suite bathroom with flush toilet contains a rain shower with a copious supply of hot water and equipped with locally produced natural ranges of complementary bathroom amenities.
Some chalets also offer a bath-tub for relaxation and enjoyment after the day’s activities.
Each Chalet is fitted with insect proof window screens, eco-friendly solar lighting, and a secure safe. Our family / honeymoon chalet, in addition to all of the above, also features a separate lounge room with open fire place.
Restaurant and Bar
The open air lounge and bar area offer uninterrupted views, and whether the eerie mists of the forest envelope you, or your views are crisp and bright, Buhoma offers its own special magic.
After a hard day tracking gorillas, relax around the open fireside, or enjoy a few drinks at the bar. The four course meals are freshly prepared from local produce, ensuring you take away warm homely memories of your time with us.
Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self service basis, but, are delivered to your chalet with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing you to awake gently and savor the early morning sounds of the forest.
The spa treatment room is available to all overnight lodge guests whom are entitled to a complimentary massage by our trained in-house masseuse.
A complimentary laundry and hiking-boot cleaning service, all invaluable after a day of gorilla trekking is also available.
Tourist activities at Buhoma lodge
- Buhoma Community Village Walk
This walk provides guests with an opportunity to support the local community whilst enjoying visiting various interesting places as you follow a walking trail through the village. Highlights include the traditional healer, banana brewery and Mukono Primary school where you may interact with the children.
- Bwindi Community Hospital
Established during 2003 and has grown from small beginnings to become an essential service provider for the immediate communities and much of the surrounding areas too, caring for more than 100 000 individuals. Visit it to learn how it is helping to improve the quality of many lives.
A guided walk of around 1-2 hours established to provide its visitors with a better understanding of the Batwa’s early way of life whilst assisting them with additional income.
- Batwa Cultural Experience
A full day experience provided by the Batwa Development Program allowing one to see, understand and participate in the lifestyle of the Batwa when they lived in the forest and depended upon their hunting and gathering skills for their daily needs.
This can be undertaken with a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide to allow you to hike along the trails and enjoy the forest flora, fauna and wildlife such as monkeys at close proximity. A popular choice is the 3-4 hour hike to the waterfall.
This can be done around the lodge and walks in the forest with local qualified guides. This forest area has recorded over 350 bird species. Of particular interest are the 23 species endemic to the Albertine Rift and at least 14 recorded nowhere else in Uganda
Around this area you have a chance to see over 200 species, some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley.