Gorilla Hills Eco-Lodge is strategically situated along the Southern region of Bwindi National Park and from Mgahinga, it is accessible about 44km. It is suitably set to key entry points to Bwindi, making it the best place to retire for a night, especially if you are interested in trekking with Uganda mountain gorillas.
Gorilla Hills Eco-Lodge comes with a distinct design featuring a blend of nature which creates that feel of naturalness. This facility features a number of amenities/facilities including a beautiful garden, terrace, free Wi-Fi, free private parking, free shuttle services, 24-hour front desk, a good restaurant providing dinner, brunch, cocktails and American cuisines.
The room types at Gorilla Hills Eco Lodge include Single Luxury, Double Luxury and Luxury Twin Rooms. At the facility, there is also an outdoor fireplace, a picnic area and other amenities.
Most Popular Amenities & Services at Gorilla Hills Eco-Lodge
The major amenities that make up Gorilla Hills Eco-Lodge include coffee/tea in a common area, snack bar, front desk safe, daily housekeeping, restaurant and lounge, luggage storage, pool loungers, bike hire, hair salon, 24-hour front desk and others.
Getting to the lodge
Accessing Gorilla Hills Eco Lodge is easier starting Mgahinga which is 44km away and 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe city. By air, expect to spend at least 2 hours on a flight and your set off point is Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip.
What surrounds Gorilla Hill Eco Lodge?
Lake Bunyonyi –located between Kisoro and Kabale, Southwestern Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest of all the lakes in Uganda and is known for its spectacular 29 islands. This is one of the few lakes in the world that is safe for swimming because it has no hippos, crocodiles and even any risk of bilharzia. The lake holds up to 200 bird species including the grey-crowned cranes and the best way to explore it is by embarking on a traditional canoe ride.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –This is a special destination where visitors enjoy up close and personal with a family of endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Bwindi was created in 1991 to provide refuge to mountain gorillas and its boundaries stretch up to 331sq.km, featuring a dense tropical forest. At Bwindi, there are over 120 mammals, 350 bird species, several reptiles, and floral species.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park –located in Kisoro, Mgahinga is the right place to find both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. This is also Uganda’s smallest park, occupying the land area of 33.7sq.km and also supports variety of other fauna. These include the giant forest hogs, bushbucks, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, 180 bird species especially the Kivu ground thrush plus many Albertine rift endemic species.
The Volcano National Park Rwanda is just a 108 minutes’ drive. From Rwanda, you can cross over to Uganda to explore the country’s diverse attraction while having a night at Gorilla Hills Eco-Lodge.
Possible activities to do
Cycling –this lodge is suitably located in breathtaking landscape area perfect for cycling experiences.
Gorilla trekking –enjoy a thrilling trek through the dense rainforest with a guide while on a search for the family of Bwindi or Mgahinga gorillas. A gorilla trek through Bwindi or Mgahinga involves exploring more about the endangered mountain gorillas. The up close and personal moment with these apes is entirely enjoyed while in their natural habitat.
Gorilla habituation –this is a distinct experience and only carried out in Rushaga area of Bwindi. A single permit for gorilla habituation costs USD 1500 per person and your tour operator on ground can assist you secure one.
Birding –birds to identify on birding trails in Bwindi & Mgahinga include among others Kivu ground thrush, black bee-eaters, African green broadbills, Doherty’s bush shrikes, Dusky twin spot, red-throated alethe, Mountain yellow warblers, grey cuckoo shrikes, brown capped weavers, and more.
Golden monkey tracking –you can enjoy golden monkey trek in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and cross to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to trek with golden monkey troop.
Cultural experiences –visit the Batwa or Bakiga community, be rest assured of unforgettable African cultural experience. Explore the distinct cultures, traditions, lifestyles of locals with an expert and sum it up with thrilling traditional dances/cultural music performances.