Rushaga Gorilla safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – home of the endangered mountain gorilla.
You can easily reach the lodge using Charter Flights from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kisoro, with a road transfer from the airstrip in Kisoro to the lodge.
You can hire a car from Car rental Uganda for those who need private transport. You will travel through Kabale at about 427km.
Once you reach Kabale, break off and drive past Muko to Nshongi where the lodge is located.
The lodge offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest.
It is a newer lodge in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and if you are tracking the Nshongi Gorilla Family Group this is the place for you to stay.
This nicely designed Lodge straddles the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and if you are coming to Bwindi to track gorillas in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest this is the place to stay.
This is also the only area in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you can go on a Gorilla Habituation Experience which means 4 hours with the Mountain Gorillas.
You are not far from Park headquarters in the Rushaga area of the park and you do not have to drive great distances on the morning of your gorilla trek.
The Lodge is small and intimate, it is composed of the main lodge which includes the restaurant, bar and a lounge where one can relax and sit back – there is usually a fire in the evening which adds to the ambiance of Gorilla Safari Lodge.
The food is excellent and expertly prepared for the guests and vegetarians can easily be accommodated.
For the guests, there are 8 cottages, two of which are double-roomed family units for families or for those traveling together. The rooms are nicely furnished and one of the added pluses is that each cottage has a fireplace to take the chill out of the cold Bwindi Impenetrable Forest nights. It does get chilly here due to the elevation of the area.
The cottages are solar-powered and there is plenty of hot water for a nice shower after gorilla tracking.
The lodge and the cottages are tastefully furnished; the beds provide that extra touch of comfort for guests that make Gorilla Safari Lodge a good choice if you are tracking one of the gorilla families in the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Tourist activities at Gorilla safari lodge.
- Gorilla tracking
- Gorilla habituation experience
- Bird watching
- Visiting the Batwa people
- Sightseeing views
- Nature and forest walks