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Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda

Gorilla Safari Lodge is a 4-star lodge on the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Rushaga Sector), a primeval forest and lush jungle region in southwest Uganda. The lodge overlooks the Tropical Rain Forest, approximately 5 minutes from the park entrance. 

This national park is home to wild gorillas, forest elephants, and 23 species of birds endemic to the area. Located a 5-minute walk from the briefing point for trekking makes it a sought-after lodge for gorilla safaris.

The lodge is a 1 1⁄2 hour scenic drive from the Kisoro airstrip – accessible from Entebbe Airport. The driving time from Kigali to Gorilla Safari Lodge ranges from 4 – to 6 hours while Kampala is about 7 – 9 hours.

Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Park Uganda

Gorilla Safari Lodge’s main lodge area houses the dining room, a relaxation lounge, a deck/big balcony, where you can sit to sunbathe and also have your meals outside, a spa treatment room, and a quaint nook where the bar is situated. WiFi in the main area.

This remote lodge comprises 21 individual units, each with private wooden balconies overlooking the wilderness and named after individual gorillas or their tribes. 3 of these units are inter-leading rooms, making them ideal for families. 

Another 2 rooms are joined but aren’t inter-leading. The lodge is also well equipped for disabled guests, 2 rooms have been designed for wheelchair access with wider doors & bathrooms. Rooms are either twin or double, Each room has a wooden balcony with a view.

The architecture and decor are comfortable, and all amenities from home are provided. Rooms have solar-powered lighting, an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water, and flush toilets. Each unit is designed to look like a stand-alone log cabin that blends in with the surrounding rainforest, ensuring that the lodge does not look out of place in its wild surroundings.

Cobbled paths with wooden banisters join the well-appointed rooms, each of which has been named after individual gorillas or gorilla tribes. Some of the units come with a deep-set stand-alone bath and a fireplace. Other lodge facilities include; Massage, spa treatments & a Honeymoon room.

Activities available from Gorilla Safari Lodge include; Gorilla Trekking, Gorilla Habituation, Guided community walks, Batwa Pygmies, Mountain Biking with Guide, Guided Forest walks to the Bayenda Falls, Biking, etc.

Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda Accommodation Rates

2023 Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda Accommodation Rates Per Night;

Full Board Accommodation Only Rates Include;

Accommodation on Full Board Basis(All meals, teas & coffees, drinking water)

Dates From

Dates To Chalet
(Rate Per Person)

Honeymoon Suite
(Rate Per Person)

1st Jan 2024

28th Feb 2024 370 US Dollars 390 US Dollars
1st Mar 2024 31st May 2024 245 US Dollars

270  US Dollars

1st Jun 2024

31st Oct 2024 370 US Dollars 390 US Dollars
1st Nov 2024 30th Nov 2024 245 US Dollars

270 US Dollars

1st Dec 2024

31st Dec 2024 370 US Dollars

390 US Dollars

Notes

* No single supplement applies
* A 3rd adult sharing a chalet with an additional bed will pay 75% of the adult rate
* There is a supplement of 50 US Dollars per person per night on festivals – Easter, New Year’s Eve, New Year
* Honeymoon Suite booking includes a bottle of red wine in the room on arrival, breakfast in bed (if required), and a private dinner on the grounds of the lodge
* All guests on breathing machines are entitled to pay a supplement of 100 US Dollars per night to enable us to run the generator the whole night during their stay as the solar or electricity are not stable


Full Board Accommodation Rates Exclude;

* Laundry
* Activities
* Medical insurance
* Chimpanzee permit
* Soft & alcoholic drinks
* All items of a personal nature
* Gratuities to driver/ guides and staff
* Transport to/from Chimpanzee tracking
* Telephone calls and curio shop purchases


2024Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda Fully Inclusive Accommodation Rates Per Night;

Full Board Accommodation Only Includes;

Accommodation on Full Board Basis(All meals), local soft and alcoholic drinks, transport to and from Gorilla Trek, and laundry. Activities include a community walk, a visit to the local Rushaga Batwa (Pygmy) Village, and Nature Trails from the lodge to the various nearby lakes

Dates From

Dates To Chalet
(Rate Per Person)

Honeymoon Suite
(Rate Per Person)

1st Jan 2024

28th Feb 2024 490 US Dollars 640 US Dollars
1st Mar 2024 31st May 2024 470 US Dollars

540 US Dollars

1st Jun 2024

31st Oct 2024 490 US Dollars 640 US Dollars
1st Nov 2024 30th Nov 2024 470 US Dollars

540 US Dollars

1st Dec 2024

31st Dec 2024 490 US Dollars

640 US Dollars

Notes

* No single supplement applies
* A 3rd adult sharing a chalet with an additional bed will pay 75% of the adult rate
* There is a supplement of 50 US Dollars per person per night on festivals – Easter, New Year’s Eve, New Year
* Honeymoon Suite booking includes a bottle of red wine in the room on arrival, breakfast in bed (if required), and a private dinner on the grounds of the lodge
* All guests on breathing machines are entitled to pay a supplement of 100 US Dollars per night to enable us to run the generator the whole night during their stay as the solar or electricity are not stable


Fully Inclusive Accommodation Rates Exclude;

* Chimpanzee permit
* All items of a personal nature
* Premium international drinks
* Gratuities to driver/guides and staff
* Medical insurance, and other activities
* Telephone calls and curio shop purchases


Children Policy

* Children aged 4 and younger stay free of charge
* The minimum age for chimpanzee trekking is 12 years
* Children aged 5 – 12 pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing with adults
* Children aged 13 and over are considered adults and pay the adult rate
* Children aged 5 – 12 pay 70% of the adult rate when staying in their own room
* Children of all ages are welcome at Gorilla Safari Lodge, but they aren’t able to trek with the gorillas


Gorilla Permits

* Gorilla Habituation Permit costs 1,500 US Dollars and a 25 US Dollars service fee – per person
* Golden Money Trekking Permit costs 110 US Dollars and a 15 US Dollars service fee – per person
* Golden Money Habituation Permit costs 150 US Dollars and a 15 US Dollars service fee – per person
* The gorilla permit costs 700 US Dollars and a 25 US Dollars service fee. This is per person per trek and excludes the porter fee and tipping/gratuities for the guides
* Permits are at the Rushaga Sector or Nkuringo Sector. Should these be sold out permits can be purchased for the Nkuringo Sector which attracts a surcharge of 150 US Dollars per 4 people for the additional transfer to the start.


Other Activities

* Babysitting – 3 hours
* Community Visits – 35 US Dollars
* Massage 50 minutes – 50 US Dollars
* Nature Trails – Lodge to Nkuringo – 50 US Dollars
* Batwa Experience – Rusaga Bwindi – 55 US Dollars
* Batwa Experience – Mghainga Forest – 85 US Dollars
* Guided Forest walk to Bayenda Falls – 85 US Dollars
* Nature Trails – Lodge to Lake Muhele – 50 US Dollars
* Nature Trails – Lodge to Lake Mutanda – 50 US Dollars
* Batwa Experience – Community at the lodge – 35 US Dollars
* Birding in Bwindi Forest – includes, park entrance fees, and a birder guide – 120 US Dollars


Road Transfers

* Kigali to the lodge is 250 US Dollars per way, 4 people per vehicle
* Gorilla Safari Lodge to Kigali is 250 US Dollars per way, 4 people per vehicle
* Kisoro airstrip to Gorilla Safari Lodge is 180 US Dollars per way, 4 people per vehicle
* Gorilla Safari Lodge to Kisoro airstrip is 180 US Dollars per way, 4 people per vehicle
* Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi from the Lodge- 200 US Dollars per way, 4 people per vehicle
* Transfer to Gorilla Safari Lodge from Lake Bunyonyi- 200 US Dollars per way, 4 people per vehicle
* Transfer to and from Gorilla Safari Lodge to Nkuringo gorilla trekking – 150 US Dollars for 4 people per vehicle
* Transfer to and from Gorilla Safari Lodge to Lake Mutanda/ Lake Muhele – 160 US Dollars for 4 people per vehicle
* Those on an FB basis, transfer to and from Gorilla Safari Lodge to the Rushaga trekking points, it 150 US Dollars, 4 people per vehicle
* Transfer to and from Gorilla Safari Lodge to Mgahinga gorilla trekking points from Gorilla Safari Lodge is 200 US Dollars 4 people per person

Lodge Facilities

* Spa
* Intimate bar area
* Laundry service on site
* WiFi in main area (slow)
* Hot water bottles provided
* Dressing gowns in the room
* Small seating area in rooms
* Guest toilet in the main area
* Quaint curio shop with basics
* Solar power, eco-friendly lodge
* Balconies have chairs or couches
* Safe with personal code in rooms
* Family rooms have 3 beds in each unit
* Tea and coffee station in the main area
* Mosquito nets, Bedside lamps, and tables
* Each room has a wooden balcony with a view
* Wardrobe with hanging space and shelf space
* Dining area/restaurant where meals are served
* Deck/Big Balcony to have your meals or sunbathe
* 21 rooms in total, 3 of which are inter-leading rooms
* Boma- where traditional stories can be told at the fire
* 2 individual rooms are actually joined – ideal for friends
* Conditioner, shampoo, and bathroom amenities provided
* Some of the rooms have a stand-alone bath with a shower
* A few of the rooms have an indoor coal fireplace for warmth
* Comfortable lounge leading down from the dining/bar area
* Plug points in rooms (Type G, 3 prong square plugs, solar power)
* Rooms are either twin or double (must be requested at the time of booking)

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Booking & Reservations Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda Contact

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