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Trekkers Tavern

Bwindi Trekker’s Tavern is located 2 kilometers from the park headquarters past the trading center of Ikumba. It is 52 kilometers from Kabale, 44 kms from Buhoma, 462 kms from Kampala and 502 kilometers from Entebbe.

The lodge rests on a hill top overlooking the magnificent Virunga volcanoes and the panoramic views of the Bwindi forest.

The lodge is very eco-friendly and has a lovely cozy atmosphere with 8 spacious cottages all with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets.

On a clear day, the beautiful sunrise, Lake Edward and Bwindi forest in the south. It is around 2 kms from the park headquarters.

The staff with one of the best chefs in the country Trekker’s Tavern is an unforgettable experience: the lodges’ special atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff all from local villages and trained by the lodge.

The uniqueness of its location provides outstanding views, and a birders paradise as the Albertine endemics and other bird species are often seen in the cottages and around the lodge premises.


Five cottages

Private bath room and showers

Towels and toiletries

Cozy double beds

Each cottage can accommodate four guests

Flush toilets

The Lodge has 24 hour CCTV surveillance system for your security.


  • Gorilla trekking- one gorilla group open for tracking which is Bitukura group.
  • Nature walks
  • Bird watching

Second to gorillas is bird watching whereby a bird watcher may have a chance to see 29 of the 34 Albertine endemics. The African Green Broadbill in the Mubwindi swamp, Grauer’s Rush Warbler and many other Albertine rift endemics can easily be seen here in Ruhija.

A day walk to the mines offers a bird watcher a chance to see the Spotted Eagle Owl in a day roost, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Mackinnon’s Bushshrike, Red throated Wryneck, Dusky Twinspot, a variety of Waxbills and many others

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