Bwindi Jungle Lodge is located on Lake Mulehe, Mucha area, about 10 km from Kisoro town along the road to Rubuguri.
It is about 20 km from the Southern gate of Bwindi National Park in Rushaga and Nkuringo.
The lodge is located a few kilometers away from Kisoro Airstrip, where landing domestic flights from Entebbe Airport connecting to the Southern sector of Bwindi National Park land.
This is a beautiful location, ideal for the tourist activities in Bwindi National Park (Southern sector) and Mgahinga National Park. The lodge, embedded into a forest cover, enjoys the peace of the Lake, it is a natural birding area and it has a natural bay on the shores of the lake.
Bwindi Jungle Lodge is made by cottages, all en-suite and with raised verandah overlooking Lake Mulehe, built using the local volcanic stones and timber.
Tourist Activities at Bwindi Jungle Lodge
- Canoe Boat Ride on Lake Mulehe
The canoe trip in Lake Mulehe is a guided activity which takes about two hours, starting from the dock along Lake Mulehe, particularly for birding in the delta of rive Mucha, where you can see variety of bird species including pelicans, African Jacana, kingfishers, cormorants, fish eagle and many more. Continue your excursion at leisure as you also visit the fishing site and some islands.
- Batwa visit at Echuya Forest
- Meet the Batwa the original human inhabitants of Echuya Forest Reserve who have now been moved out of the Forest and now have taken on the responsibility of guarding this forest. They will give you briefing and a demonstration of their lives including hunting, harvesting and way of life.
You can also have a beautiful view of Lake Bunyonyi and the neighboring environments. This forest also offers fantastic sites for picnic lunch. This activity starts at 9.00am and can take between 4-5 hrs.
- Gorilla Tracking
Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable may run between 1-5hours of trekking and hiking the sleeply slopes. Upon meeting the gorillas, people tracking spend an hour with the gorillas as you enjoy the alpha male (silver back) take control of the family while young ones play around with mothers where as gorilla habituation clients spend more time looking for the gorillas and once found clients stay with the gorillas for 4 hours in the wild trying to monitor their behaviors.
- Villages walk on Lake Mulehe.
Here you will meet a family of farmers and you interact with them as they show you how to make bee hives and how crops like Matooke (banana), beans and rice are cultivated in this area.
From the house you can also see the preparation of food and the head of the house will tell stories about traditional dances, music and about life in the Bafumbira region.
- After the interaction, you continue for a walk along the hills and see more gardens, some plants, fruits and vegetables as you proceed toward Muhanga village, visit Muhanga Primary and Secondary Government School where you can interact with the pupils and students. This walk is about 2 km. Slope to the dock where the canoe is waiting to take you back to the lodge