Fodor's Expert Review Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Buhoma, Western Region, Uganda Fodor's Choice

This award-winning eco-lodge has the grandest vantage point of Bwindi in its own reserve of secondary forest, creating a 50-acre gorilla-friendly buffer zone. On occasion guests are lucky enough to observe the Rushegura group of gorillas within the lodge grounds. The ten thatched luxury bandas (named after local gorillas) are the epitome of sophisticated Afrochic: for 25 years, Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of developing and promoting primate tourism in Rwanda and Uganda and they continue to "reimagine" their gorgeous lodge interiors. The two deluxe bandas (complete with fireplace, day bed, and heart-stopping forest view) are Buhoma's best and perfect for honeymooners. Each guest is entitled to a complimentary massage, conducted in the charming Humula Forest Spa. Your personal butler (and staff who dance out of the kitchen to serve you dinner) make Bwindi Lodge unforgettable. One of Uganda's most environmentally committed luxury lodge providers, Volcanoes invests in sustainable community projects through its Partnership Trust. The community-run Bwindi Bar is a must-visit. For fans of Volcanoes Safaris’ Afrochic in magnificent settings, Mount Gahinga Lodge is a more intimate destination for tracking gorillas (and golden monkeys) and learning about the Batwa, the original forest-dwelling tribe. Mt Gahinga is the only high-end property that serves the volcanic landscape of the pocket handkerchief-sized Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

PROS

  • Extensive verandah and living area look straight into the forest
  • Friendly, well-trained staff with great attention to detail
  • Innovative food menus, superbly prepared

CONS

  • Wi-Fi only available in main building
  • Lots of steps in and out of the lodge
  • Gorilla sightings in lodge grounds can't be guaranteed

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 256-414-346--464 | 256-772-741--720

HOTEL DETAILS

10 luxury bandas
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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