Budget Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Bwindi National Park has got excellent budget lodges good for budget tourists who visit the park on Budget Gorilla Safaris. The park lies in southwestern Uganda region which is 8 to 9 hours’ drive. Alternatively, Bwindi can also be accessed by use of domestic flight Aero link Uganda from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip within 1:30 hours landing.
Below are the wide range of budget accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park;
Broadbill Forest Camp; This is a budget safari lodge offering a comfortable stay to visitors looking to do gorilla trekking in the Ruhija Sector in northern Bwindi.
This a community-based lode aimed for changing livelihoods of the people living adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
Broadbills Forest Camp is located in Ruhija sector where gorilla trekking in Uganda takes place.
This ecolodge is one of the community lodges in northern Bwindi National Park. Its aim is empowering the local communities.
Broadbills Forest Camp is located in a calm and peaceful setting with breathtaking views of the impenetrable forest.
While at the camp, you can engage in different thrilling activities including Gorilla trekking, bird watching, nature retreats, camping, butterfly spotting, among others.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp
The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is eco budgeted lodge, comfortable and affordable on your Gorilla safari in Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is located just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Facility services offered at Buhoma Community Rest Camp;
They have well designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest
They have well stocked bar and spacious restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
Art and craft shop which displays beautiful wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
They provide full night entertainment with dance and drama
The bandas have an African architectural design and the six bandas. They are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of travels.
Things to do while at Buhoma Community Rest Camp;
Visiting the Buhoma Community village and have a chance to experience in activities like banana brewing, cultural dances and singing.
Do butterfly viewing, handicraft sites.
Bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
Bwindi Backpackers Lodge lies on the edge of Bwindi Forest National Park in the southwestern region of Uganda. Bwindi a home to two great apes that is; Chimpanzee and Mountain gorillas.
They all well furnished to offer you comfortable stay.
The offer free internet and free parking. Spacious restaurant.
The rooms are divided into – Single room shared bathroom, Twin room shared bathroom and Double room shared bathroom.
The lodge have got perfect dormitory and spacious space for camping while on your own tent.
The lodge offers free internet and free parking.
The dormitory is divided into four; the big dormitory, mixed dormitory, female and male dormitory.
Bwindi Backpacker consists of three beautiful cottages
The cottages offer perfect room service; free internet and free parking.
A restaurant is located within close proximity to the cottage.
They offer complimentary breakfast.
The cottages on site are divided into Twin -Double bed cottage ,3 Bedroom cottage and single bed cottage.
The lodge is an excellent place with magnificent views of the park.
The staffs are friendly and the services are rewarding.
Bwindi Backpacker is located nearby Bwindi’s tracking groups of Rushaga and Nkuringo.
Getting to Bwindi Backpacker Lodge;
A traveler can get to the lodge by bus to Kabale and get the lodge shuttle while in Kabale. Alternatively, you can use other buses stopping in Kabale and you will be picked from the bus station.
From Kampala Uganda or Entebbe to Bwindi Backpackers lodge takes about 8 to 9 hours’ drive.
From Kigali -Rwanda; The lodge can shuttle from Nyabugongo at Virunga Express Park in Kigali office to Kabale daily at 3:00pm ‘’Rwanda time’’.
Activities at the lodge;
Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the gallery forest of Bwindi Forest National Park and Volcanoes of the Virunga.
Visit Batwa pygmies
Enjoy a guided village walk
Undertake a guided multi-day trek to and from Kisoro via Lake Mutanda
Walk through Bwindi Forest to the park head quarter at Buhoma
Track the Nkuringo Gorilla family
Bwindi Forest Lodge
Bwindi Forest Lodge is one of the beautiful budget safari lodges in Buhoma in Northern Bwindi. The lodge is on one of the excellent places for a getaway into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to world’s highest population of endangered mountain gorillas left in the whole world.
The lodge is featured with beautiful nature around and good amenities;
Perfect restaurant and skilled chef who prepares mouth running meals.
Best done activities are; Gorilla trekking, nature walk, birding among others.
By road; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be accessed easily being approximately 480 kilometers from Kampala City takes 9 to 10 hours’ drive, through the most scenic part of Africa’s rich forest, lakes, mountains and wildlife. Road routes to the park can either go through Mbarara, Kabale, Kanungu, Botogota to Buhoma or – Fort portal, Katunguru, Ishasha, Butogota, Buhoma -Bwindi.
By air; Fly in by a domestic flight Aero link Uganda from Entebbe International Airport to land you to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip’’1:30hours’’.
Buhoma Guest House
The lodge is a budget accommodation located in Buhoma sector northwards of Bwindi Forest National Park. Its location is a perfect location for visitors looking to gorilla trekking in northern sectors of the park.
Buhoma Guest House consists of six guest houses which are owned and managed by Volunteers and Bwindi hospital, its existence is to support and help the work of doctors working in Bwindi Hospital, nursing school as well as Batwa community.
Facilities at Bwindi Guest House;
Free parking space
Free Bwindi community hospital tour
Tourist activities at Buhoma Guest House;
Guided nature forest walks
Bird watching tours
Cultural visits to the Batwa people
Ruhija Community Rest Camp
The Ruhija Community Rest Camp is also a budget lodge offering best services to the guest, located in Ruhija region to the east of Bwindi National Park just few meters from the park boundary. The lodge lies opposite the institute of Tropical Forests Conservation close to the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters at Ruhija.
This camp is presented in 4 en suite cottages with double beds, 2 twin cottages ,2 general campsites for own camping.
Facilities at Ruhija Community Rest Camp;
Spacious restaurant, gift shop and camping
Activities to do at Ruhija Community Rest Camp;
Visiting the neighboring villages
Other beautiful budget accommodation that can make your stay in Bwindi exceptional includes; Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Nshongi camp, Nshongi Gorilla camp, Mutanda Eco Community Center, ITFC camp , Crested Crane Bwindi among others.
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