Four Gorillas Lodge is the best Super Mid-range safari lodge that sits at the border of Bwindi National Park in the Rushaga sector. This is truly a Super Mid-Range Accommodation that was established for travelers who visit gorillas in Bwindi with an overnight stay amid the wilderness.
The lodge offers the best Super Mid-range accommodation to those who travel to Bwindi Forest National Park. It also offers privacy, serenity, and rejuvenation, there are no crowds but mountain gorillas and the soothing sound of bird species, rustling trees, soft breezes, and breathtaking views. More so, Four Gorilla Lodge sits near the headquarters of the Bwindi National Park which is just 10 minutes away from the Gorilla trekking and briefing center.
Well, the lodge is located in Bwindi Forest National Park offering excellent contemporary Super Mid-Range while satisfying the human craving to become one with nature and our fellow apes. It consists of beautiful signature cottages which are surrounded by dense forest and feature upscale elegance within a cozy homestead.
The Four Gorillas Lodge Uganda offers perfect facilities like shuttle service to and from Kisoro Airstrip and an atmospheric restaurant and it was designed to be eco-friendly to the guests on their overnight stay in Bwindi. More to that, the lodge is elegantly in a rainforest setting.
The lodge has got a spacious restaurant that serves a full buffet breakfast and hospitable staff.
The Four Gorillas Lodge has got a perfect room which is en-suite and the onsite restaurant serves up a mouthwatering menu of both local and international cuisine with a patio area that provides an internet connection with the forest canopy that offers a gainful view.
This lodge is located in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
What to carry for a Gorilla trekking tour /The Best backpack for Gorilla Trekking;
Well, having secured your Uganda gorilla trekking permit, accommodation, and transport, the next step is to consider what you are going to pack, as incorrect clothing can spoil the experience. Here is the list of what you should have before embarking on a gorilla trekking safari in the thick wildness of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park including;
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has boggy soils and is ever wet. So you need to cover your legs from the soggy ground and river waters that will be crossed on different trails, waterproof boots being essential. And due to the high amounts of rainfall received in this park, the thick vegetation makes the soil soft and wet thus requiring you to pack your comfortable waterproof boots.
Gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is worthily unforgettable when you have carried the right gear. The rain might fall any minute since the Bwindi is a tropical rainforest thus pushing you to carry a rain jacket or waterproof clothing. Thus rewarding with beautiful memories.
In case the rain does not fall, there is thick vegetation that allows the dew to stay till the afternoon hours of the day. Meaning the dew leads you to put on a waterproof jacket and you will have real experience.
Bwindi gorilla trekking safari takes you through a slippery trail in search of gorillas, the trails are filled with thorny and itchy weeds. In this case, pushes you to put on garden gloves to help so as avoid touching mud on the slippery area or grabbing an itch in this forest that give you discomfort if touched physically with a hand.
Remember, the park’s trails tend to be slippery during the wet season thus making the trekking experience harder at times, and by all means, you will be forced to hold for support.
Pair of binoculars
Travelers who visit Bwindi on gorilla trekking safari at the same time are bird lovers. We recommend you carry birding equipment in the great reward of bird viewing since Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is rich in bird species. The most useful essential for birders is a pair of binoculars. As your track through an interesting trail at a far and you may need to have binoculars to help you magnify them.
Other essentials to carry on your Bwindi Gorilla Safaris include; Energy boosting snacks and drinks, Drinking water, a Camera with extra batteries, a Hat and sunglasses, Long sleeved shirts and trousers, and Porters among others.
How to Get to Gorilla Lodge;
Four Gorillas Lodge is situated in the southern part of Bwindi National Park in the Rushga sector one of the four gorilla sectors in the park and the only sector where you can do a Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Rushaga’s sector harbors a wide range of habituated gorilla families including; Nshongi, Kahungye, Bweza, Busingye, Bikyingi, Mishaya, Mucunguzi, and Rwigi.
From Kampala or Entebbe, you will drive via Masaka with a stopover at Kayabwe for a Quarter experience, then proceed to drive Mbarara to Kabale. From there proceed on the Kisoro highway up to Mika town where you will make a right turn off after the Muko police outpost.
The turnoff has got many signposts of different lodges as well as Four gorillas lodge’s signpost is located around.
On the last drive after the turn-off, you will drive straight and roughly takes an hour to the last bridge.
Then from the bridge continue to drive over 300 meters to a signpost, which roughly takes one 1kilometers to access the lodge. However, the whole road trip takes approximately 8 to 9 hours with minimum stopovers.
There are daily scheduled early morning flights to and from Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip from Entebbe International Airport. You may use chartered flights to Kisoro airstrip that offer flexibility in time. You may request to use it to and from Entebbe International Airport. From Kisoro airstrip to 4 gorilla’s lodges offers to pick up services to the lodge at a cost.
Travel from Kigali Rwanda;
You can fly to Kigali International Airport and then connect by road to Rushaga sector through the Cyanika border in Kisoro which takes about 4 to 5 hours to Four Gorilla Lodge.