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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge nestles in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge accommodates guests in eight stone cottages, each of which has its own fireplace for keeping warm on cool evenings.

At a Glance

  • Each stone cottage has an open fireplace for cool evenings

  • Two family cottages each offering two bedrooms for ample space and privacy

  • The main area has specially commissioned artwork from Ugandan artists on the walls

  • The views from the main balcony area stretch across to Rwanda and the Virunga Mountains

  • A fantastic base to trek in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to a population of about 330 Mountain Gorillas

Adventure, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Insider's View

Room 3 is the easiest walk from the main lodge, and there are breathtaking views over the pink-tinged Virunga mountains from the bed.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

The main area has the most insane views of the Virunga Mountains

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Description

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge has a beautiful position in the southern part of Bwindi National Park. Each of the eight cottages is en-suite with a spacious bedroom and lounge which are linked by a fireplace, ensuring the rooms are kept warm and cozy in the cool evenings. The main lodge facilities include a library and lounge area, a lush botanical garden and a sheltered veranda where guests can relax with a cup of tea enjoying the views. Food is cooked using fresh local produce and is plentiful and tasty. On arrival, you are appointed with your own personal butler, who will attend to your every need, around the clock.

A major advantage with this lodge is that guests can walk from their cottage to the trailhead where they will start and end their gorilla tracking day. The group of gorillas tracked is the Nkuringo Group which can be challenging to visit, and the walk may take four hours or more. The lodge is very involved with the local Nkuringo community and a development fund ensures that the local population directly benefits from each guests stay at the lodge.

Step beyond the luxury of Clouds and you enter the other worldliness that is the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Home to approximately 330 Mountain Gorillas (almost half of the world's total population), Bwindi is the only forest in Africa which has chimpanzees and mountain gorillas co-existing. As well as hosting five other species of primate, the forest contains 113 species of mammal, over 200 species of butterfly, 360 bird species, 324 tree species and even a herd of forest elephant.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is in eight stone cottages including two family cottages. Each cottage is en-suite with a spacious bedroom and lounge which are linked by a fireplace, ensuring the rooms are kept warm and cozy during the cooler evenings.

Double Room

The stone bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms and a cozy fireplace.

Suite

There are 2 rooms that have 2 double bedrooms both have bathrooms as well as a cozy fireplace.

Childcare

Although there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome, with two family cottages specially designed for families. Food and meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests and babysitting can easily be arranged for those that need it. However, it should be noted that children under the age of 15 years are not permitted to visit the gorillas.

Facilities

The main lodge facilities include a library and lounge area, a lush botanical garden and a sheltered veranda where guests can relax with a cup of tea enjoying the views. Food is cooked using fresh local produce and is plentiful and tasty.

Activities

The main activities from Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge are guided Forest Walks, bird watching and gorilla trekking. In addition, visits to the local community can be arranged to give you a further taste of the local culture life.

Services

On arrival at the lodge, you will be appointed with your own personal butler, who will attend to your every need.

Location & Directions

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Nkuringo borders the South Western Corner of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, at an altitude of 2,100 meters.

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.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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