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Rafiki Safari Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Kanungu, Southwestern Uganda is a comfortable Rafiki Safari Lodge Bwindi. From Rukungiri, this lodge is accessible 25km and from the premier Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, it is 37km drive. Rafiki Safari Lodge is a hidden gem of its own, and a perfect gateway, especially if you intend to explore the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


The lodge is comprised of 8 cottages, 6 of which feature double beds and 2 are fitted with twin single beds.

Rafiki Safari Lodge is set on a 6 acre piece of land and is overviewing the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest canopies and is not far from Buhoma gate. In the surrounding, there are natural flowered gardens with remarkable views offers of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest canopies and guests also enjoy the melodious birds.

At Rafiki, each cottage has aluminum windows, solar panel lighting, circular roofing and a luxurious seating area with warm heated water available in the bathrooms.

Natural Retreat awaits

A night at Rafiki Lodge comes with plenty of opportunities. If you are an enthusiastic birder, then be rest assured of melodious birdsongs as you rise to start your day. This is a nature-haven priding itself of its remarkable tranquility.

Set foot onto the balcony of the lodge’s room, enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding of true beautiful Uganda –the Pearl of Africa. This hospitality property is one of the best places that observes sustainable practices.


At Rafiki, guests are guaranteed of 3-star service. The lodge is run by 100% dedicated staff known to provide 24-hour front desk service and in any need of our services, we are just a call away. Connecting to the airstrips –Kihihi/Kisoro is also made easier using the airport shuttle services or the rental car from the tour operator you planned your gorilla safari with.

Available rooms

At Rafiki, comfort is rest assured. The rooms at this lodge are haven of comfort. A night here guarantees unforgettable experience. The rooms come with a private balcony where you can enjoy views of the surrounding while relaxed and also breathe the refreshing air. The rooms have free toiletries and slippers.

Popular facilities

The main facilities at Rafiki Safari Lodge include room service, family rooms, bar, free parking, airport shuttle, non-smoking rooms, high speed internet (Wi-Fi), and more.

Culinary experiences

At Rafiki Lodge expect to enjoy a comfortable stay and also unforgettable culinary experience. There is a classic restaurant offering a range of menu that suit within all guest’s desires. Choose from our delicious local dishes to international delicacies prepared by professional chefs.

Other experiences –go gorilla trekking, birding, nature walks, gorilla habituation experience and community visits in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park.

Getting to Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge is accessible both by road and air. By road, drive off from Kampala/Entebbe through Mbarara-Kabale route, about 8-9 hours or take 4-5 hours’ drive via Katuna or Chanika border. By air, fly up to Kihihi airstrip which is 40km away from the lodge.

Experience the Best of Bwindi

Experience the best of Bwindi hassle-free with a range of tours on offer below. These trips will take you to see some of the best attractions and do the best activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Simply browse the range of single and multiday tours across Bwindi to book an unforgettable trip today.
$1,050 $995 Bwindi Mountain Gorilla

1 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trek

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$1,195 $1,050 Bwindi Gorilla Relaxing

2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek

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$2,500 $2,190 Gorilla Habituation
$1,390 $1,290 Nkuringo Gorilla

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari

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$1,595 $1,495 Bwindi Gorilla in the Woods
$1,800 $1,615 Bwindi Forest Canopy