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Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Gold price level

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This is a sweet little lodge located in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Recently renovated by Volcanoes Safaris, the location at the base of the park is prime for gorilla trekking. Complimentary gear like gaiters and gloves, along with massages help work out the kinks from guests’ gorilla trekking.

Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge is the finest gorilla lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique lodges. The property has dramatic views of the impenetrable forest and is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage. A recent refit features 2 deluxe bandas, 7 standard bandas, a new dining room, and sauna added to the Humula Forest Spa.

The award-winning Bwindi Bar, in the high street of the village nearby is the most stylish and colorful bar in the area! Guests also enjoy informal tapas style meals inspired by Ugandan dishes. It’s the Harry’s Bar of Bwindi! Guests have a Gorillini Cocktail, a must-have after a gorilla tracking in Bwindi! The bar was set up by Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust to train disadvantaged local young people in hospitality.

Each morning, guests with trekking permits depart in two 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. The guide will lead you through the gorilla’s world, explaining aspects of their ecology and behavior along the way. Only 600 of these magnificent animals remain worldwide, and Bwindi is home to just over half of them. The variety and abundance of birds and butterflies only adds to the magic of this mystical forest.

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