PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • At 7000 feet, the aptly-named Clouds is Uganda’s highest lodge and one of its most luxurious. With sweeping views over the Virunga Volcanoes, it offers a sumptuous sojourn for tracking mountain gorillas in the rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Set on a forested ridge near the entrance to Bwindi Forest, Clouds Lodge offers 7 spacious cottages built from volcanic stone. Spectacular views stretch all the way to the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda, as well as across the border to Congo, where the glow of Nyiragongo Volcano can be seen on a clear night.
  • Clouds lies in Nkuringo village-Bwindi Rainforest, a 3-hour journey by plane & 4X4 from Entebbe. The trailhead for tracking the Nkuringo gorilla family starts on the doorstep, with another 6 groups in Rushaga, a 45-minute drive away.
  • Guided forest walks and birdwatching expeditions explore the surroundings, while local community visits give a glimpse of traditional life.
  • Each cottage features a bedroom, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, separate lounge, butler service & verandas to admire the vistas of the forest below. Blazing fireplaces create a cosy glow as evening falls.
  • Meals are prepared using fresh local organic produce from the gardens and served in front of a roaring fire in the dining area or in your stone cottage.
  • Enjoy a relaxing foot massage right after your gorilla trekking expedition.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Classic Gorilla Tracking

Clouds lies in Nkuringo village on the south-western side of Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest, a three-hour journey by plane and 4X4 from Entebbe. The trailhead for tracking the Nkuringo gorilla family starts almost on the doorstep, with six groups accessible in Rushaga, a 45-minute drive away. These include the semi-habituated Bikingi family which can be tracked on Bwindi’s longer and more demanding Gorilla Habituation Experience.



Conservation Briefing with Gorillas Doctors

For an in-depth understanding of the behaviour and conservation of gorillas, guests can be accompanied by a veterinary doctor from the Gorillas Doctors or by a researcher from the Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) organisation in Buhoma. Gorillas Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach.



Exclusive Gorilla Tracking

This exclusive experience allows a total group of 8 guests to track a gorilla group in the forest on their own. This enables guests to have a deeper connection with these fascinating animals, accompanied by their own guide who can give them personal briefing.



Tea Processing Tour

Guests are invited to sample the fine teas at the end of the tour whilst looking out over the impressive forest.


Bwindi Community Hospital

Bwindi Community Hospital was established in 2003 to provide health care to the Batwa community and, due to the high demand of health services, the hospital opened its services to all people living in the area. What started as an outreach clinic under a tree is now a 112 bed hospital providing health care and educational services to a population of over 100,000 people. A simple stroll through the village will lead you to the hospital.



Birding

Uganda offers some of the world’s best bird watching, with a vast diversity of bird species. Uganda has over 1,000 bird species with 150 found only in Uganda. Each of our lodges offers the chance to see a number of different birds, with the vast majority endemic to the Region.



River Walk (approx. 30 minutes)

The beautiful walk to the river takes you through the lush grounds of the lodge with the magical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on the other side of the river. Gorillas, chimps and birds can often be heard in the undergrowth. A natural pool in the river can be used for quick cool dip!



Waterfall Walk

This escorted walk in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, traces the river up into the park, where 3 beautiful waterfalls can be found along the way. The forest is home to 350 bird species of which is 23 endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Uganda Romantic Dining

Remote, beautiful, intimate; and at 2,000 metres above sea level, it is Uganda’s highest lodge. Picture this: You are sitting up on a ridge, above the clouds, looking across to the Virunga volcanoes. Behind you is the primordial, mysterious and impenetrable forest that is Bwindi. As you sit there, drinking your chilled wine, you smile. You smile because you know that your personal butler is lighting the fire in your cottage and setting out your freshly laundered clothes. In the kitchen a gorgeous meal is being prepared, and tomorrow after breakfast you will walk from the lodge to the Nkuringo trailhead and track the gorillas. Guests at Clouds stay in their own cottage – there are 5 double cottages and 2 family cottages. Built of local volcanic stone, every cottage has a large sitting room with fireplace, vast armchairs, hand-woven carpets and artwork from Uganda’s best artists.

The lodge is situated within easy walking distance of the trail where guests can begin their gorilla trekking adventure. Tracking gorillas is a highlight, but you can also immerse yourself in the relaxed vibe of the lodge, partake in community activities, indulge in massages and just enjoy the rarity of being pampered in such a spectacular setting. The main lodge feels like a ski chalet – soaring ceilings, massive exposed wooden beams, big picture windows with endless views of treetops, volcanoes and mountains. Activities at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge include gorilla trekking, forest walks, bird watching and cultural visits. The local community is an important stakeholder in both the lodge and the forest, and leads the way in making the tracking the Nkuringa gorillas an enriching experience.

Guests at Clouds stay in large cottages built of local volcanic stone. Each one has a large sitting room with double-sided fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, hand-woven carpets, private verandah and comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. There are 5 double cottages and 2 family cottages (each with 2 private bedrooms and en suite bathrooms).

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Cottage
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Cottage Bedroom
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Cottage Bedroom

Stone Cottages

Meals are prepared using the freshest local organic ingredients, much of it grown in the lodge’s garden, and served in front of a roaring fire in the dining area or in the privacy of your stone cottage. Meals served at Clouds are elegant and varied. Food supply is almost constant, involving hearty breakfasts, three-course lunches and dinners, afternoon teas, and elegant canapés to accompany sundowners. Breakfasts include everything from homemade muesli, breads and jams to fresh fruit salads or the full cooked works (if you can manage that with the early starts needed for gorilla tracking). Vegetarians are well catered for with filling chickpea burgers, cheese soufflé and spicy lentil curry; carnivores can indulge in homemade beef burgers and juicy fillet steaks.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Uganda Indoor Dining
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Lounge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Lounge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Uganda Patio Terrace
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Outdoor Dining
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Outdoor Dining

Clouds lies in Nkuringo village on the south-western side of Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest, a three-hour journey by plane and 4X4 from Entebbe. The trailhead for tracking the Nkuringo gorilla family starts almost on the doorstep, with six groups accessible in Rushaga, a 45-minute drive away. These include the semi-habituated Bikingi family which can be tracked on Bwindi’s longer and more demanding Gorilla Habituation Experience.

The lodge also offers a massage treatment room.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Nearest Airport
Kihihi Airstrip, Bwindi
Local Currency
Ugandan Schilling
Time Change
GMT +3
Language
English, Swahili
Best time to go
January to February and June to September

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