Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is an incredible safari accommodation that caters for visitors stay who visits the park on Gorilla Trekking Tour, Walking Safari, Birding and Cultural Encounter. Well the lodge is situated in the park’s southern section where Nkuringo sector originates and base for gorilla trekking experience. Since 2007 has been lodging for thousands of trekkers that visits to this part of the world to encounter rare mountain gorillas. Generally, a perfect accommodation to cater for the tourists who visits this beautiful jungle wilderness.

Interestingly, it was built out of local material using locally sourced papyrus for ceiling and wooden floors with a touch of volcanic rock. More about, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge lies in the heart of the Nkuringo gorilla region near local community where tourists can experience the thrilling cultures from the villages surrounding the lodge. Its location is a rewardable base from which to go mountain gorilla trekking, nature walking, hiking and birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest trails, reach out the region’s untamed wilderness, meet the local tribes and immerse yourself in captivating scenery gainful view.

 Facilities; They have two lounge and dining spaces offering with stunning views of our surroundings, the Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge is good in serving homemade meals and freshly baked bread and warmly furnished with fireplaces.

The upstairs lounge also offers a fireplace where guests gather with other guests chill with a drink as you jazz about the gorilla trekking activity or any other activity done during the day. The lodge was designed in house craft shop and the best views of the Virunga.

Meals- Restaurant; They have got amazing garden cottages. The lodge offers full board arrangement including breakfast, lunch and a 4 course dinner. This spacious restaurant also caters to special diets on request. All suits are designed with full time butler services.

Cottages; The lodge consists of six cottages with en-suite, private balcony with impressive views of either the Virunga or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The 3 villas are 2 in 1 Bedrooms cottages. Each with comfortable en suite, private entrance and terrace with interconnecting door, perfect for families and friends traveling together. They come with all-inclusive butler service and offer with stunning views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Gorilla Permits; Since the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home to mountain gorillas and one to be able to trek these gorillas you need to hold valid Gorilla tracking permits and each permits costs USD700 per person per day. One of the safe place of stay while on gorilla trekking is Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Location; Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is positioned 300 meter from the Nkuringo Sector visitor’s receptions and can hike 10 -15 minutes’ walk to the gorilla trekking briefing point. It is just 23 kilometers from the Rushaga Sector briefing point and a 45-minute drive from the lodge.

Activities offered at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Bird Watching; This activity is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through interesting walking trails like Buhoma waterfall trail, Bamboo Zone, Mubwindi Swamp trail in Ruhija and some of bird species to see include; white tailed blue, Crowned hornbill, Giant Kingfisher, Common bulbul, African Emerald cuckoo, Cinnamon-chested bee eater, Crowned hornbill, Giant kingfisher, Kiev gerund thrush, Fly catchers among others. The best time for birding starts from November to April best time to see migratory birds, December to February a rewardable time for birding and May to June good in food supply and main season for bird nest.

Walking safari here is impressive experience that involves in hiking across Bwindi forest from Nkuringo to Buhoma in the north while giving you emotional experience and chance to encounter the world’s arrests flora and fauna in one of the oldest jungle on the planet.

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