Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Buhoma Lodge is an intimate property that gives you stunning and picturesque views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Perfectly located for gorilla tracking and various other activities in the surrounding area.
At a Glance
Offers spectacular views of the picturesque Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Located a short distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking in the National Park
Over 350 bird species have been recorded in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Just ten cottages allow for a secluded and peaceful stay
To start planning your vacation to Buhoma Lodge
Buhoma Lodge is situated in Uganda in the idyllic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, well known for being home to the rare and elusive mountain gorilla. From the private veranda of each cottage guests can enjoy views overlooking the forest whilst relaxing and taking in the stunning natural surrounds. Buhoma is an ideal accommodation for guests interested in gorilla trekking, being closely located to the meeting point for the treks.
Buhoma’s ten cottages all accentuate the natural beauty of the surrounds of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With stunning views from each private veranda guests are sure to gain a new appreciation of Africa’s stunning natural beauty. Each cottage contains comfortable beds, an en suite bathroom, flushing toilet and hot shower with a few having the added luxury of a bathtub. All of the cottages have been built with eco-tourism in mind and are built with locally-sourced materials. Communal areas of the lodge include an elevated lounge area with bar and dining facilities. Encouraging guests to gather together and share stories of the day’s adventures is a cosy, communal lounge area, surrounding a warm fireplace.
The meals provided at the lodge consist of freshly prepared and local ingredients offering a variety of traditional and international dishes. Each meal is several courses paired with local and imported beverages. Hot beverages are available to guests throughout the day and a special added extra, greatly enjoyed by all, is one delivered to your door along with your daily wake up calls. All power and water supplied to guests is provided with responsible tourism in mind. The water supply is gravity fed and solar power is used for lighting and electricity with powerpoints is limited to the central area being mainly allocated to recharging cameras and phones.
There are a variety of activities on offer to guests staying at the lodge. Mountain gorilla tracking is the most popular, with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest being the main area for this. Pre-purchased permits must be obtained along with a number of other regulations, including eight visitors per gorilla family and a time limit of one hour. To appreciate the remaining local wildlife, forest walks and bird and butterfly watching are highly recommended. To experience and learn about the culture and customs of the local area, visits to meet members of the Batma Pygmy tribe and trips to the local orphanage and school can be arranged, giving guests a greater appreciation of the country.
There are ten comfortable cottages at Buhoma Lodge, each complete with a private veranda offering superb views of the forest. Cottages are traditionally decorated with wooden furnishings, but each is comfortable and spacious. Each cottage has en-suite facilities, and some provide bathtubs.
Meals are taken in the main, elevated lounge area, and are prepared using local ingredients to create an international cuisine. Located in the lounge, the bar is the perfect place to relax after the day's activities, or enjoy a drink around the fireplace.
Buhoma Lodge has a wealth of activities on offer, the most popular being gorilla trekking. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit a habituated mountain gorilla family, and spend an hour watching as they play and interact. Forest walks are also available, for the chance to encounter some of the smaller species, and to admire the flora of the area. Cultural visits to the Batma Pygmy tribe are also on offer, giving guests the opportunity to learn about the culture and customs of the local area.
Location & Directions
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Buhoma Lodge is located in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in western Uganda.
When to go
Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.
It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.