The Gorilla Resort is such an amazing safari camp with a magnificent sight of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It’s suited at Buhoma along with Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park besides the Mountain.
It’s a luxury resort having cottages and furnished en-suite African luxury tents provided. The camp is enclosed with lavishness cottages in addition to the East Africa Safari Tents that are positioned on an eminent wooden platform providing a beautiful scenic view of the area. The wooden decks will definitely give you a perfect view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as River Munyaga and the neighboring communities.
The major lodge in this area has high quality services and among these include restaurant, bar, dining area with a high minded camp fire deck that offers a gorgeous view of the tropical rain forest.
There are around 8 self-contained “Tents/chalets” spread around the site so all are quite private from each other. They contain the usual beds and washroom facilities ‘out back’ through an insect proof screen. There is even a claw foot bath for your post trek indulgence as well as Washbasin, Vanitory unit and WC. This area is not ‘inside’ and you can admire the view whilst lounging in your bath.
Lighting is by Solar Panel and hot water supplied from the log fired “Kampala” Boiler at the rear. If anything the Tents could do with some hanging space for clothes etc., and maybe a better table to place your Cameras and Binoculars on, but this is being a bit picky. There are no nets as it is too cold. So much so that when they turn down your bed during dinner they place Hot Water Bottles in the bed but it is not really THAT cold.
There is a platform/verandah for each tent -they are built on stilts due to the slope of the ground and the flowers and shrubs bustle with birds. Everything from Turaco to Sunbirds.
You can bird from your balcony or just kick back & admire the excellent view of the Forest Canopy over the valley.
Gorillas and Chimps do actually pass close by from time to time depending on where the food supply is ripe.
The main lapa/restaurant is comfortably furnished and there is also a bar which may or may not have the brand of beer/softie/ or spirit of your first choice.
Food is excellent, prepared to order, but sometime dinner choice is restricted. Pre and post prandial drinks can be taken on a platform outside around the ubiquitous log fire.
Tourist activities at Rushaga gorilla lodge
Gorillas are sometimes in camp and may be viewed from guest rooms. 07:45am – Gorilla trekking program starts here with the morning briefing by the Tourism Wardens and guides. The Gorilla trek starts around 08:30 am and may take a few minutes or last up to 8 hours of strenuous hiking in impenetrable jungle. Gorilla viewing lasts approximately one hour with close up interactions up to a couple of feet away from the group.
Depending on the time one gets back to camp, guests will be at leisure. Reading wildlife literature or participate in nature walks and visiting the nearby villages at a small fee.