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Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve in Western Uganda, close to where the gorilla treks start. Guests stay in one of the eight simple stone cottages, each of which offers stunning views over the forest canopy.

At a Glance

  • Stunning views from the lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve

  • Sometimes the gorillas sleep in the grounds of the lodge

  • Use as a base to trek for the mountain gorilla

  • Have a relaxing massage

  • Comfortable stone and thatch cottages

Insider's View

Take a walk down by the river on the property - the birding is amazing!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Each of the banda cottages are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Take a visit to the Bwindi Community Hospital, one of the projects sponsored by Volcanoes Safaris

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Have a relaxing complimentary massage after your gorilla trek

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds. Tracking gorillas in the so-called ‘impenetrable' forest is a magical experience.

The Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is pleasant lodge and is located just outside the reserve, around 500m from the gorilla trailhead. The eight stone and thatch cottages are comfortable but basic, with en-suite bathrooms.

Guests can spend the day mesmerized by exotic sounds, or watching primates and birds in the canopy from the terrace of the cottage, which juts out into the forest. The main areas are similarly simple, but enjoy great views out over the dense forest and down the valley. As well as gorilla tracking itself, guests can go on guided forest and birding walks, as well as village and pygmy visits. There is also a nice river stroll on the property itself.


Accommodation at Bwindi Lodge is in eight stone and tile bandas which are elevated above the canopy commanding stunning views of the forest. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, large wooden beds with mosquito nets and a private veranda looking over the forest.


Although there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge. 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 are not permitted to visit the gorillas.


The dining room and bar both enjoy dramatic views across the valley and dense forest just below. The lodge has a curio shop selling local handicraft.


The main activity available at the lodge is gorilla trekking - there are four families of gorilla that can be tracked from the lodge. Guests can also enjoy guided nature walks or a hike to the nearby waterfalls. Visits to the local village community are on offer to give you a taste of the local way of living. It is also possible to visit the Bwindi tea processing tour as well as the local hospital which are both projects supported by Volcanoes Safaris.

Location & Directions

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

The Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge overlooks the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds.

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 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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