Looking for that best logdes to spend a night on while on safari in Bwindi National Park? What makes a safari in Bwindi National Park complete is usually availability of good accommodation or lodging facilities. In Bwindi, there are wide range of safari lodges right from budge to luxury and they are distributed in and around the 4 main trailheads where gorilla treks usually kick start.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp:
This is a budget facility in Buhoma area in Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park. This camp is a community program of Buhoma Mukono Community Development Association that brings together more than 7000 community members for the benefit of improved livelihoods and conservation of natural resources. They have 6 well-furnished and self-contained safari tents, 3 self-contained cottages, two non-self-contained twin cottage as well as six bed dormitory and not to forget campsites.
Sanctuary gorilla forest camp
This is a luxury camp which is situated within Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park and ideal for visitors on gorilla safari. It is composed of 8 stylish tents each comprising of 2 queen sized beds. They also have huge bathtub which looks straight to the forest canopy.
Gorilla Mist Camp
This is a midrange safari lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is situated suitably within Ruhija region about five minutes’ drive off the park headquarters where briefing is usually conducted. It features a spacious restaurant with bar and lounge for your relaxation.
Gorilla Valley Lodge
This is another good midrange lodge in Rushaga area south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park just a few meters off the park boundary and overview the forest. It features about 12 rooms-self-contained, restaurant, bar fire place and due to its strategic location, you have the best of panoramic views of the forest. It is ideal for visitors who wish to track gorilla families like Bweza, Kahungye, Mishaya, Nshongi and Busingye.
For visitors who are interested in luxury accommodation options, Buhoma lodge is that one lodge you need to consider for your overnight stay while on safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This lodge is situated within Buhoma sector of Bwindi and ideal for visitors on gorilla safari and wish to track groups like Mubare, Rushegura and Habinyanja. It features bar, lounge, fire place, dining area and others.
Chameleon hill lodge
This is another incredible luxury lodge which is set along the shores of Lake Mutanda and comes with breathtaking views of the lake, volcanoes and Bwindi national park. It is ideal for visitors who wish to explore the southern sectors of Nkuringo and Rushaga. It comprises of 10 private cottages with distinct colors that make up the background for its name. This lodge has a restaurant accommodating about 20 visitors and good kitchen where both local and international cuisines are prepared and other incredible facilities.
Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge
This lodge is set around Nkuringo sector at elevation of about 2000 meters making it the highest lodge over viewing the Virunga Massifs and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It has about 8 cottages built by local volcanic stones and two of these have two bed rooms ideal for family stay. It is spacious sitting room, fire place, hand woven carpets, en-suite washroom with showers, bar, restaurant, reading area, lounge and others.
Gorilla forest camp
This is part of the Sanctuary gorilla forest camp properties and equally set within Buhoma sector of Bwindi national park. It is composed of 8 chalets with adequate space, 2 queen sized beds, lounge, bar, dining area, camp fire and others.
Broadbill forest camp
For budget travelers, this is one of the best lodges you can choose for overnight stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is set within Ruhija sector of Bwindi and ideal for gorilla trekking in groups like Bitukura, Oruzogo and others.
Wagtail eco safari camp
This is another budget facility and it is ideal for visitors who wish to explore gorilla families like Mishaya, Nshongi, Bweza, Kahungye, Busingye as well as Nkuringo.
The other lodges for you to stay while on safari in Bwindi National Park include Bwindi View Bandas, Gorilla safari lodge, Mahogany Springs Camp, gift of nature lodge, Nshongi Camp, Nkuringo gorilla camp a mention but a few.