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Buhoma Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

This lodge is one of the few located inside the park Bwindi with easy walking distance to the park headquarters and the village.  In addition to gorilla treks, visitors can also visit local cultures like the pygmies. Buhoma Lodge works well for those looking for a moderately priced lodge, albeit the rooms are tightly packed in and quite close together. 

Buhoma Lodge, an intimate and charming property that commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. One of only two lodges situated within the National Park, within a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking. An elevated central area, complete with lounge, bar and dining area, offers a cozy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.

All ten comfortable chalets have been individually designed and built using local materials. Inside the spacious chalets are comfortable, a well-appointed and roomy en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and rain. Some chalets also offer a bath-tub for relaxation and enjoyment after the day’s activities. Each Chalet is fitted with insect proof window screens, eco-friendly solar lighting, and a secure safe. The family/honeymoon chalet, in addition to all of the above, also features a separate lounge room with open fire place.

Each morning, guests with trekking permits depart in groups of six, accompanied by two guides and four guards and head out in search of the mountain gorillas. These special animals are rare and gentle, like us yet so different. This can be humbling and thrilling at the same time. Gorilla tracking is an intense experience that can take all day. The guide will lead you through the gorillas world, explaining aspects of their ecology and behavior along the way. 

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