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

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Gorilla CloseUp Lodge

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

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Gorilla CloseUp Lodge

  • Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board Accommodation Options
  • Located on southern sector of Bwindi Np sharing the boundary with Bwindi National park with nkuringo and Bushaho gorilla groups accasionary visiting it to the door close-up
  • You can get a very close range photo shot of the rare mountain gorilla
  • 6 different types of cottages and rooms
  • Each with a unique design and setup and pricing
  • We serve English breakfast, 3 course meals, packed lunches, complementary tea and organic coffee in rooms
  • Free room service
  • Free wifi internet
  • We give special price to tour operators, clients booking with us for the first time, families, special discount for long stays, researchers and volunteers, 10% discount for advance payment.
  • We offer airport pickups and drop off to Kigali and Entebbe on request
  • 4X4 Self-Drive Tours
  • Cultural and Culinary Activities
  • Nature and Trekking Activities

A mid range and luxury lodge located on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where some times gorillas come very close to Rooms and cottages. You can get a very close range photo shot of the rare mountain gorilla.

Gorilla Closeup lodge is strategically located on southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you easily track Mountain Gorillas from Rushaga and Nkuringo Gate. The lodge is built on a 40 acre piece of land that shares the boundary with the park that has made it possible for mountain gorillas more especially the nkuringo gorilla groups visit our lodge in search for myrica,eucalyptus tree backs,fans and many other indigenous shrubs gorillas like feeding on. The lodge is ecologically build in harmony with nature.

Accommodation

All our rooms and cottages were setup and designed differently, with different prices and views. They all have Unobstructed views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla National Park. The are described as follows according to their size and views: We have got capacity to accommodate up to 70 people.

George Schaller Cottage

This is a luxury cottage that was built in honour of Dr.George schaller who visited Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in 1959 and immediately started research on mountain Gorillas. Stay in this cottage to enjoy all his publications on mountain Gorillas.

Diana Fossey Cottage

This cottage is very spacious with the best views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Virunga National Park in Congo, Albertine Rift Valley, surrounding communities and many more. It was named after Diana Fossey who did a lot of Research on rare mountain Gorillas. During her research on Mountain Gorillas, she would come and camp exactly where that cottage is built.

40% of the revenue from it is given back to the surrounding communities to support them earn a living and also. The sun raises from this cottage. It is a spot you shouldn't miss to have the photo from even if you are not sleeping in this cottage. While sleeping in it you get to read free reading materials/books about her great work towards mountain gorillas as well as gorilla movies.

Jungle Luxury Family Cottage

This is a real family cottage with 3 spacious rooms connected together each room with 2 big beds and you can as well add a third bed if you wanted. It is in the middle of the jungle with a specious Verandah where you can decide to hold meeting for about 20 people. The cottage veranda has all sorts of sounds of nature from birds to chimpanzees. On a Lucy day you can spot mountain gorillas feeding on a close range. We do free room service so you can decide as a family or a group of 6 to 9 people decide to come and enjoy your retreat or vacation from here,be free from noise and pollution in towns and cities. Come and enjoy our ecologically built lodge in harmony with nature. Its connected to Internet as well. Being surrounded by virgin shrubs and trees you spot alot of endermic albertine and rain forest bird species.

Royal Luxury Family Cottage

This has 2 rooms all self contained with showers and bathrooms en suite, Has a private Kitchen well equipped with kitchen ware including gas cylinders,cookers and fridge and a private chef in case you want him. Each room is a deluxe with 2 big beds and both rooms each has a balcony of its own with another universal spacious balcony overlooking the forest. It is also crafted with a local touch. You can decide to use it for self catering or you tell us and we customize your stay with us. Its verandah can horst up to 10 people enjoying fresh breath from the Forest.

Silverback Luxury Cottage

Double/Twin occupancy cottage. This was called Silverback because by the fact that we share the boundary with the park and have conserved all the trees and shrubs which mountain Gorillas like eating like myrica and eucalyptus, the Bahati silverback from nkuringo family as on many occasions been sported from this spot after feeding on myrica, fan terminals and also backs of eucalyptus trees.

This is a round cottage reflecting African traditional housing with spacious windows where you see through the window overlooking forest views and enjoy a lot of sounds of nature. Its so private, spacious and refreshing. All researchers, honeymoon couples can as well enjoy romantic bush dinners and lunches around this vargin jungle surrounding the cottage.

Royal Crafted Cottage

This is a 4 in one cottage that is handcrafted that it has 4 rooms each with Double King beds/Twin each room with a porch of 2 people. Sounds of nature during the day and night is what you can not afford to miss. King,Queen,Prince and Princes cant miss to stay in this. Also families or friends can keep together in this cottage. It also has compound relaxing gardens all overlooking the forest.

Rafiki Crafted Rooms

It was named Rafiki because one of the gorillas called Rafiki from nkuringo gorilla group was sighted several times feeding on the very spot where the rooms are located. This has 4 rooms each self-contained with unobstructed views of the forest with an immediate organic garden which works as our source of organic food. Once you are Lucy to visit during fruits harvesting season, you are allowed to harvest and test from the garden any of our fruits and fresh vegetables. Each room has a balcony for 2 people where you can sit and watch the forest, Birds, Mist and many more.

Rafiki Ordinary Rooms

The are 4 rooms self contained all built of eco bricks and has all the ambiance you may need and also connected with internet.

4X4 Self-Drive Tours

We offer vehicle rental and itinerary planning for self-drive holidays and safaris across Uganda and Rwanda.

We have got 4x4 Toyota land cruisers, Toyota Rav 4 and 4x4 air conditioned Vans with the following specifications and accessories:

  • 8 seater including driver
  • Equipped with 24 hr mobile Wifi internet
  • Its 4x4 wheel drive for rough roads and good roads
  • Camping tents
  • Gas cookers
  • Fridge
  • Camping chairs
  • Camping solar lantens
  • Private chef
  • Private sim card.
  • All our cars are rented according to any of the following categories
  • A-Budget Car Rental
  • You hire the car with driver/guide without fuel and you keep fueling the car according to where you want to to.

Cultural and Culinary Activities

  • Community Village Tour
  • Visiting the Batwa Community of Nyabaremura
  • Volunteering in the community projects
  • Traditional Healers
  • Batwa Community Homestead Visit
  • Batwa Hunting Experience
  • Batwa Cultural Experience
  • Private Romantic Dinner
  • Picnic
  • Photography Journey

Nature and Trekking Activities

  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • A walk through the Nombe Forest
  • Hill Hiking
  • Hakitute Hill Climbing
  • Volcano Hiking in Mgahinga
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Batwa cave trail in Mgahinga
  • Walking Safari
  • Canoe Trekking on lake Mutanda
  • Chameleon Tracking
  • Batwa/Pygmie Forest Experience
  • Kabaya Cave & Rock Trail

About Us

The lodge is located on southern sector of Bwindi Np sharing the boundary with Bwindi National park with nkuringo and Bushaho gorilla groups accasionary visiting it to the door close-up. It's a new Lodge built in the memory of Dr. Diana Fossey for her great work researching on mountain Gorillas and also Dr. George Schaller the author of mountain Gorilla Kingdom book and the first researcher on mountain Gorillas in 1959 when he first visited Bwindi. With its proximity to the Road and Bwindi Forest, these 2 first great researchers used the premises where the Lodge is Build as their base and accommodation During that period of research 1959-1963

Book now the "Diana Fossey Cottage" Read all the information on the research she did on Gorillas and also " George Schaller cottage and access all that information

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George Schaller started the research on Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei) in 1959 and in 1963 he published the Mountain Gorilla; Ecology and Behaviour that first conveyed to the general public just how profoundly intelligent and general gorillas are,contrary to then common beliefs. Schaller also in 1964, recounted this epic 2 year study in the Year of Gorilla, which also provides abroader historical perspective on the efforts to save one of human kinds nearest relatives from the brink of extinstiction and Diana Fossey completed the research. Dian Fossey with assistance from National Geographic society and Louis Leaky, followed schallers ground breaking field research on mountain Gorillas and became instrumental in dispelling the public perception of gorillas as brutes,by demonstrably establishing deep compassion and and social Intelligent evident among gorillas and how very closely their behavior paralles that of human beings. We have hosted the famous mountain Gorilla Researchers including George Schaller the author of mountain Gorilla Kingdom book who used to stay round during the mountain gorilla research in 1959 when he first visited Bwindi and on several accasions Diana Fossey also during her research on Gorillas used to stay here.

We have 6 different types of cottages and rooms each with a unique design and setup and pricing. We serve English breakfast,3 course meals,packed lunches,complementary tea and organic coffee in rooms, free room service and free wifi internet.

We give special price to tour operators, clients booking with us for the first time, families ,special discount for long stays,researchers and volunteers, 10% discount for advance payment. Don't hesitate to contact us we market through services and pricing. Double the fan half the price.

We offer airport pickups and drop off to Kigali and Entebbe on request.

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

From $80 Per Unit: Based on the Rafiki Crafted double Room for 2 people which would = $40 per person sharing when the rate is split. See rates for more information.

Gorilla CloseUp Lodge

(Rates are per unit per night)
Rafiki Crafted single Room:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$40 per night
$50 per night
$65 per night
$80 per night
Rafiki Crafted double Room:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$80 per night
$90 per night
$100 per night
$140 per night
Rafiki Crafted Twin Room:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$80 per night
$90 per night
$100 per night
$140 per night
Royal crafted cottage single:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$45 per night
$55 per night
$70 per night
$85 per night
Royal crafted cottage double Bed:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$90 per night
$110 per night
$140 per night
$170 per night
Royal crafted cottage Twin Beds:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$90 per night
$110 per night
$140 per night
$170 per night
Royal Luxury family cottage of 2 rooms for 6 pax with lounge Balcony & kitchen:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$260 per night
$320 per night
$410 per night
$500 per night
Price per person in case its not 6 pax:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$50 per night
$60 per night
$75 per night
$90 per night
Diana Fossey cottage upper:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$170 per night
$190 per night
$220 per night
$250 per night
Diana Fossey cottage upper Twin Beds:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$170 per night
$190 per night
$220 per night
$250 per night
Diana Fossey cottage upper Single occupancy:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$90 per night
$100 per night
$115 per night
$130 per night
Dian Fossey cottage lower Double Bed:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$120 per night
$140 per night
$170 per night
$200 per night
Dian Fossey cottage lower Twin:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$120 per night
$140 per night
$170 per night
$200 per night
Dian Fossey cottage lower Single occupancy:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$70 per night
$90 per night
$95 per night
$110 per night
George Schaller Cottage Double Bed:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$150 per night
$170 per night
$200 per night
$230 per night
George Schaller Cottage Twin Beds:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$150 per night
$170 per night
$200 per night
$230 per night
George Schaller Cottage Single occupancy:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$80 per night
$90 per night
$105 per night
$120 per night
Silverback Luxury Cottage Double Bed:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$135 per night
$155 per night
$185 per night
$215 per night
Silverback Luxury Cottage Twin occupancy:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$135 per night
$155 per night
$185 per night
$215 per night
Silverback Luxury Cottage Single occupancy:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$135 per night
$155 per night
$185 per night
$215 per night
Jungle Luxury Family cottage with 3 rooms 6 beds all suitable for double/twin occupies up to 6 to 8:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$414 per night
$420 per night
$510 per night
$600 per night
Jungle Luxury Family cottage double:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$120 per night
$140 per night
$170 per night
$200 per night
Jungle Luxury Family cottage single occupancy per room:
Bed Only:
Bed & Breakfast:
Half Board:
Full Board:

$80 per night
$90 per night
$105 per night
$120 per night

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Co-ordinates:

-1.102975, 29.650866

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From $80 Per Unit
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Plot 1, Nkuringo Road, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Parks, Uganda
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