Ruhondeza lodge is a beautiful Mid-range accommodation found in Buhoma region of Bwindi National Park. The lodge is beautifully designed and surrounded with lush vegetation and an ideal place to spend a night because it’s close to the start of the gorilla tracking and Buhoma village but nestled in quiet area where you can only hear the noise of the river and the local wildlife. Generally, an ideal place to rest and unwind.

The Lodge & campsite was built so close to the park’s headquarters even sometimes you can see gorillas from the grounds and on the mountainside opposite.

The lodge offers a perfect on site café that serves breakfast, packed lunch boxes to go with if you prefer it that way and evening meals. They also have friendly staffs and skilled chefs.

Ruhondeza lodge offers clean toilets which were built in western style with water flush as well as cold water showers.

The lodge boosts with comfortable bandas that en-suites facilities and specular views over the mountain and towards the rain forest. On visit, you can plan to carry your own tents or hire one from us.

Gorilla trekking is the main done activities arranged through a visit to Ruhondeza lodge & camp site and apart from gorilla trekking; visit the Batwa village, forest walk to the waterfall

Activities offered at Ruhundeza lodge –Bwindi National Park

Guided nature walks; The lodge has its own beautiful nature trail from the site down to the river. While on nature walk, you will walk through native trees and plants in the woodland walk and emerge next to one of Uganda. You can hike to water falls where you can sit and be able to watch variety of notable bird species and if you’re you even see the great Mountain Gorillas. You will also be able to sight see the diverse flora and fauna and primates like L’hoest’s monkeys, duikers and beautiful flowers and butterflies.

Bird watching

This is also a great location for the bird lovers because the park hosts over 348 bird species including; grey-throated barbet, Petit’s cuckoo-shrike, Elliot’s woodpecker, bar-tailed trogon, dusky and barred long tail cuckoos, blue kingfishers, blue and black billed turacos among others.

Ruhondeza Lodge
Ruhondeza Lodge

 Gorilla Trekking; This is the reason that attractions number of tourists who engage and this activity is quite an exciting experience to get close up and person to these beautiful animals. However, there are three gorilla group fully habituated to eye contact. Some of the gorilla families which are habituated to human visitors; Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegura. Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning with a briefing about gorillas. Then you will be accompanied with the park ranger in a group of eight people and the activity can take about 30 to 7 hours depending on their movements. Once you find them, one hour is given to you to watch them as they play, feed, behave among others.

Community walk; At visit to Ruhondeza lodge, you can go for community walk where you will be able visit the local community in and around Buhoma. You will also get amazed by traditional dancing organized by the Batwa ‘’pygmy’’ tribe.

Bwindi National Park is located in southwestern region of Uganda, estimating 9 to 10 hours’ drive from Kampala and by flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip it will land you within 1:30 minutes to Kihihi airstrip .The park is renown as home to diversity of endangered mountain gorillas ,bird species and over 220 mammal species .More so ,Bwindi is home to more than 22 habituated gorilla families which are divided into four gorilla sectors such as ;Buhoma ,Ruhija ,Nkuringo and Rushaga .The gorilla trekking experience is done among the four gorilla sectors .

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