Bwindi Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Parks, Uganda

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Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi Lodge offers Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Parks, Uganda

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Bwindi Lodge

  • Eight plaster and timber glass-fronted guest bandas with thatch roofs (six doubles and two twins) reflect the local building style.
  • One new Deluxe Banda (opened in June 2019).
  • En-suite shower rooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
  • Personal butler service for all guests.
  • The Humula Forest Spa (with sauna opening in mid-2019).
  • Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, charging stations, hairdryers, and 240v lighting.
  • Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.
  • Wi-fi is available in the main lodge building.

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 luxury forest lodge in Bwindi, fully renovated in 2018, 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 eight 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. A new Deluxe Banda has opened in June 2019.

The Humula Forest Spa

The Humula Forest Spa was opened in April 2018 and a sauna and new massage room are planned for 2019.

Bwindi Bar

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. It's the Harry's Bar of Bwindi! Guests can even make their 'rolex' wrap. The bar was set up by Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust to train disadvantaged local youngsters in hospitality.

Gorilla Tracking

Tracking mountain gorillas through the dense African forests is a magical experience. Only eight visitors are allowed per gorilla group each day, and to minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours and requires some agility and fitness; however, all fitness levels can be accommodated and no one should feel deterred from missing this once in a lifetime experience.

Bwindi Bar

In August 2015, the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) opened Bwindi Bar on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Buhoma. The bar provides a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths, and a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy an ice-cold local beer or handcrafted latte.

Tea Processing

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.

School & Orphanage Visit

Led by a community guide, guests to Bwindi Lodge can take a walk through Buhoma town to visit various local schools and orphanages.


Both Uganda and Rwanda offer 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. Rwanda has over 700 bird species and is home to the second highest number of Albertine endemics in the Albertine region. Each of our lodges offers the chance to see a number of different birds, with the vast majority endemic to the Region.

Bwindi Community Hospital

This internationally supported hospital is a beacon of hope to the local communities. Walkable from Bwindi Lodge, guests are welcome to visit the hospital and learn about the daily challenges and successes of the institution and remarkable staff.

Bwindi Lodge 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From $370 Per Person Sharing: Based per person sharing per night in the Standard Banda during Low Season on a Full Board Basis and more. See rates for more information.

Bwindi Lodge

(Rates are per person per night)
High Season:
High season rates are applicable on bookings from 1 June to 30 September and 15 December to 28 February
Standard Banda:
Per Person Sharing:
Single Occupation:

$495 per night
$595 per night
Deluxe Banda:
Per Person Sharing:
Single Occupation:

$635 per night
$760 per night
Low Season:
Standard Banda:
Per Person Sharing:
Single Occupation:

$370 per night
$445 per night
Deluxe Banda:
Per Person Sharing:
Single Occupation:

$475 per night
$570 per night
The rates above include: accommodation and meals, house alcoholic drinks (excludes premium drinks), soft drinks, laundry services, any activities at the lodges, and one 30 minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.

Residents Rates

For rates for East African residents and the DRC, as well as bona fide conservation organisations please contact us

Volcanoes Safaris Terms & Conditions:

Payment terms are as follows:

  1. 20% non-refundable deposit upon receipt of invoice.
  2. Final balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  3. Bookings within 30 days of arrival - full payment due upon receipt of invoice.
  4. For full Terms and Conditions please visit our website: Terms and Conditions

Services at Volcanoes Safaris Lodges for International Guests:

  1. Rates are effective on new bookings made from 1 April 2017 and valid until 31 December 2018.
  2. Book Bwindi Lodge and Kyambura Gorge Lodge combined for 4 nights and get the 5th night free.
  3. *Deluxe supplement is based on per room per night.
  4. Low season rates are applicable on bookings from 1 October to 14 December and 1 March to 31 May.
  5. At Virunga Lodge, children of 12 - 16 years staying in the same room as their parents pay US $100 per child per night. The minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.
  6. Rates are inclusive of current government taxes, which may be subject to change without notice.
  7. The rates above include: accommodation and meals, house alcoholic drinks (excludes premium drinks), soft drinks, laundry services, any activities at the lodges, and one 30 minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  8. Extra massages are available at a cost of USD 50 per person for a 50 minute massage
  9. A selection of premium drinks is available at a cost, clients to pay on consumption.

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-0.983489, 29.617411

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From $370 Per Person Sharing
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Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Parks, Uganda
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