- Volcanoes Bwindi is an upscale eco-lodge that overlooks the forest canopy of Uganda’s beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and specialises in gorilla-trekking expeditions.
- It offers exceptional service in a spectacular setting that even entices the gorillas to visit due to its unique location.
- Located within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to almost half the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas.
- This beautiful lodge has just 9 stone and timber glass-fronted bandas, which face the lush forest canopy. The bandas are individually styled with spacious bedrooms and living areas and private balcony from which to spot wildlife, including chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and monkeys and prolific birdlife. The bandas come with personal butler service.
- Guests can enjoy delicious meals and and evening drink at the cosy bar and dining area, which overlooks the forested slopes, or relax by the fire in the lounge and share exciting gorilla tracking adventures with other guests. After gorilla tracking, indulge in a complimentary massage, log into the Wi-Fi or amble around the grounds on marked walking trails.
- Guided scenic nature walk, tea-picking tour, opportunity for community interaction, including the local Batwa Pygmies.
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.
There are 3 gorilla families that can be easily tracked from Bwindi Lodge at the Buhoma Sector of the forest, just a 5-minutes walk from the lodge. Guests can also track 3 other gorilla families from the Ruhija sector, a 2-hours drive from the lodge.
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. CTPH is a non profit organisation, founded by Dr. Glady Kalema, which focusses on the interdependence of wildlife and human health in and around the protected areas of Uganda. They are located in Buhoma, walking distance from Bwindi Lodge.
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.
In 2013 the VSPT began simple tea processing in partnership with the local communities, at the Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge, which is located at the edge of the primordial Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, World Heritage Site and home to the famous Mountain Gorilla, in South West Uganda. Tea has proven to be a very useful buffer crop when planted between forest areas with protected wildlife, and local human communities. Animals do not eat tea so feel no need to come out of the forest to “crop raid” which is the source of much human-wildlife conflict in areas around National Parks. A tea tour is available to interested Volcanoes Safaris guests, demonstrating how tea is grown, picked and traditionally processed in Uganda. The tour also shows how ‘black’, ‘green’ and ‘white’ teas are produced and differentiated. Guests are invited to sample the fine teas at the end of the tour whilst looking out over the impressive forest.
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.
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.
At Bwindi Lodge 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!
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.
Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is the finest luxury lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique properties. The gorillas frequently come to relax in the verdant bush around the lodge! The lodge is perfectly located for a Uganda jungle gorilla tracking experience. The lodge was fully renovated in 2018, and now features a redesigned guest lounge and dining area that bring the feel of the forest into the stylish interiors. The main living area has a central fireplace which acts as a focal point for guests to relax and discuss their gorilla tracking experience. A newly designed outdoor terrace gives dramatic views of the impenetrable forest and is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage.
The 9 individual bandas, each having their own view of the forest, have been been totally restyled with warm luxurious interiors and inviting four poster beds and locally-inspired furniture. The Humula Forest Spa includes a sauna and massages. The award-winning Bwindi Bar, in the high street of the village nearby is the most stylish and colourful bar in the area! Guests also enjoy informal tapas style meals inspired by Ugandan dishes, evening drink at the cosy bar and dining area which overlooks the forested slopes, or relax by the fire in the lounge and share exciting gorilla tracking adventures with other guests. Other activities include scenic walks in the rainforest, guided hikes to the stunning waterfalls nearby, a massage at the Forest Spa, a tea processing tour, visit to the Bwindi Community Hospital and interacting with the local Batwa Pygmies.
The 9 individual bandas, each having their own view of the forest, have been been totally restyled with warm luxurious interiors and inviting four poster beds and locally-inspired furniture.
9 newly renovated luxury bandas. All rooms offer spectacular views of the forest. All rooms are complete with en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity and shower with hot & cold running water. Terrace overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with scenic panoramic views. Personal butler service for all guests.
After your jungle adventures, you can return to the comfort of the lodge’s cosy bar and dining area.
Bwindi Lodge Restaurant
A creative blend of the culinary highlights of Ugandan and European dishes are served using freshly grown ingredients, including the traditional “Luwombo” chicken wrapped in banana leaves. Guests will love our new delightful canapés, exotic cocktails like the Passion Fruit Mojito and premium wines and whiskies.
At the award-winning Bwindi Bar informal local tapas are served in the wonderful garden overlooking the forest. Guests can even make their own “rolex” wrap. It’s like the Harry’s Bar of Bwindi! In 2015, the VSPT officially opened the Bwindi Bar, located near the Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The bar provides a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths living near the Bwindi National Park in Buhoma.
Onsite spa provides an array of soothing treatments.
Humula Forest Spa
Indulge in a soothing massage at the spa.