Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region, Uganda

Fodor’s Expert Review

Not only the most exclusive lodge in Bwindi, Clouds also has one of the greatest views in Uganda: high on a ridge, verdant hills tumble away to a valley below, under distant volcanic peaks. At dawn, when mist sits low in the valleys, they really do look like islands in the clouds. Each cottage is crafted, grottolike, from lumps of igneous rock. Inside, the effect is light and airy by day and cozy by night: vast picture windows frame the landscape; contemporary Ugandan art adorns the walls; and plump cream couches face onto a two-way hearth, its flames stoked by your personal butler. What's more, the lodge is a shining example of community conservation—it is run as a partnership between local people, the lodge operator, and African Wildlife Foundation. So you can feel pampered and worthy.

PROS

  • a butler at your beck and call
  • romantic surroundings
  • excellent meals full of fresh produce grown on-site

CONS

  • rates are pricey
  • not all cottages have the view. Ask for Safari or Rafiki if this is important to you

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Romantic, Service, Views, Family
Intimate
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0414-251–182

HOTEL DETAILS

6 double cottages, 2 family cottages
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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