Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda

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Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda is an eco-friendly lodge located on the Nteko Ridge overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lodge is located 23 km from the Rushaga Sector briefing point, and a 45-minute drive from the Lodge.

By Road –  Nkuringo is approximately 550km (8-9 hours) from Kampala and 35km (1½ hours) from Kisoro.  By Air – Daily scheduled flights from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro Airstrip takes about one and a half hour and two and a half hour from Kisoro to Entebbe. Closest International Airports: Entebbe (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda).

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda offers 12 rooms in 9 residences with full amenities divided into three two-bedroom family villas and six garden cottages. Each cottage features a bedroom, ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower living area with a fireplace, and comfortable chairs to enjoy the golden fire glow.

Each cottage of approx. 50 sqm is individually designed, can become a triple, has a spacious wooden veranda, and enjoys views of either the Virungas or Bwindi forest. The Forest Suites command great views of Bwindi forest comes with both shower and bathtub and have a lounge area and a spacious wooden veranda. A private Butler services the suite.

The Villas, or 2-in-1 cottages, command great views of Bwindi forest and can be used for a family (with interconnecting door) or as two separate private cottages – each room can host up to 3 people. The Family Villa differs from the other 2 villas only in the layout since both its rooms share the same veranda.

Room Facilities for all types of accommodation include; an ensuite bathroom, private veranda, safe box, complimentary drinking water, shampoo and hair conditioner, hairdryer (available in the rooms), hot water bottle in bed in the evening, fire-place, daily housekeeping service, extra bed and baby cots, tea and coffee brought to your room.

Lodge amenities include; a cozy new restaurant serving home-made meals and freshly baked bread, a bar, a coffee shop with an amazing view of the Virungas, outdoor and indoor lounges, free tea and coffee at the restaurant, in-house craft shop, a massage parlor, complimentary Wi-Fi in the main area & 24-hour security.

The lodge has two lounge and dining spaces, Mylica Bar and Rafiki Lounge, with stunning views of our surroundings, the Virunga Volcanoes, and the Bwindi Forest – both serving homemade meals and freshly-baked bread and warmly furnished with fireplaces. The Upstairs lounge also has a fireplace, an in-house craft shop, and the best views of the Virungas.

Activities at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge include; Gorilla Tracking, Community Walks, Nature Walks, encounters with the Batwa people, Birding in Bwindi Forest, Hiking in Bwindi National Park, Mist Spa Treatments, etc.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda Accommodation Rates

2023 Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;

Accommodation on Full Board Basis(breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and coffee) + Local drinks & House wines + A 30-Minute Spa Massage + Community Activities + Vehicle support for Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo and Sundowner

Standard Cottage

Dates From Dates To Single Room
(1 Guest)
 Double Room
(2 Guests)

Child Aged 4-14
Years Sharing

1st Jan 2024

28th Feb 2024 470 US Dollars 700 US Dollars 190 US Dollars
1st Mar 2024 31st May 2024 360 US Dollars 540 US Dollars

150 US Dollars

1st Jun 2024

30th Sep 2024 470 US Dollars 700 US Dollars 190 US Dollars
1st Oct 2024 30th Nov 2024 360 US Dollars 540 US Dollars

150 US Dollars

1st Dec 2024

31st Dec 2024 470 US Dollars 700 US Dollars

190 US Dollars


* Check-in: after 12.30 pm
* Check-out: before 10.00 am
* Birthday cakes are provided at no extra cost
* Kindly request rates for Forest Suite & Villa (Up to 4 guests) 
* Babysitting services are available at the lodge at no extra cost
* Triples are possible, the 3rd person is charged at the per-person sharing rate
* For Honeymooners – A complimentary bottle of wine and a complimentary 30-minute massage is included
* Children below 4 years of age are accommodated free of charge. Children aged 15 and over will be charged at adult rates

Lodge Activities


Rate Per Person

Top of the World community & nature walks including sundowner drinks

1 hour 20 US Dollars

Buniga Batwa Experience

1 hour

40 US Dollars

Guided Buniga Batwa experience & Top of the World including sundowner drinks

1-3 hours

50 US Dollars

1⁄2 Day Activities
* Nombe Pocket Forest Bird Watching
* Suma Waterfalls trail and community nature walk
* Nkuringo Community, Blacksmith, and Herbalist

1⁄2 Day

50 US Dollars

Walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
* Nkuringo – Buhoma via Kishasha River (vice versa)
* Nkuringo – Buhoma via Ivy River Trail (and vice versa)
* Circular forest walk via Kashasha River and Ivy River

1⁄2 Day

150 US Dollars

Canoe Excursions
Kisoro – Nkuringo via Lake Mutanda (vice versa)

Full Day

80 US Dollars

Volcano Treks
Trek any of the 3 Volcanoes in the Mgahinga National Park (Guide and Fees)

Full Day

150 US Dollars

Permit for Gorilla Tracking and the facilitation fee

750 US Dollars

Permits for Gorilla Habituation and the facilitation fee

1,550 US Dollars


15 US Dollars

Bush Picnic Lunch in Bwindi forest (Minimum 2 people

45 US Dollars

Vehicle Transfer (Route – 4×4 Land Cruiser (Maximum 6 People):

* Cyanika to Kisoro one-way – 125 US Dollars Per Vehicle
* Kigali to Nkuringo one-way – 565 US Dollars Per Vehicle
* Kisoro to Nkuringo one-way – 225 US Dollars Per Vehicle
* Entebbe to Nkuringo one–way – 700 US Dollars Per Vehicle
* Nteko Ridge to Nkuringo one-way – 190 US Dollars Per Vehicle
* Kisoro to Mgahinga National Park one-way – 250 US Dollars Per Vehicle
* Nkuringo to Rushaga for Gorilla Tracking return- 225 US Dollars Per Vehicle

Accommodation Rates Exclude:

* Taxes
* Flights
* Champagne
* Premium drinks
* Gratuities/ Tips
* Airstrip transfers
* Items of a personal nature
* Excludes Park entry fees and activity fees
* Game drives and excursions from the camp
* Flying doctors/ medical evacuation insurance
* Transportation, airport, and flight taxes. Transfers to and from the Lodge


* Nature Walks
* Hiking in Bwindi National Park
* Ascents of the Virunga volcanoes
* Excursions in dug-out canoes on Lake Mutanda
* Birding in Bwindi Forest, Nombe, and Buniga pocket forests
* Encounter with the Batwa people, hunter-gatherers originally living in Bwindi Forest
* Community Walks, including local markets, coffee, and tea plantation tours, schools, etc
* Gorilla Tracking – access to several habituated gorilla families (more than half of the gorilla permits available) and to gorilla families under habituation – minimum age 15 years

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda

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