Highlights of Buhoma Lodge
- Inside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Close to the start of the gorilla trekking start point
- Superb views over the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- All cottages have private verandas
- Eco-friendly lodge using sustainable local materials
Buhoma Lodge is a small friendly lodge situated actually in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Buhoma is conveniently located less than 5 minutes walk from the Rangers Headquarters of Bwindi (starting point for the gorilla safaris) so it’s a great base for tracking some of the world’s last surviving mountain gorillas.
Accommodation inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Buhoma Lodge offer great views over the rainforests of the valley. Ten comfortable chalets have been carefully built from local materials and are designed to minimize the human footprint on the forest. Each suite has a private veranda and enormous windows, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted views of the forest canopy and the Bwindi National Park. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cosy place to discuss the day’s activities. Evenings are generally chilly at this elevation (1500m) and a homely fireplace adds warmth to both the bar and the atmosphere!
Solar power is used inside the chalets for lighting, with a central area available for recharging video cameras and cameras. Inside the spacious chalets you will find comfortable beds, a well appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower. Meals are freshly prepared from local produce, offering a balance of international and local cuisine. Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self-service basis, but morning tea or coffee is brought to your chalet, allowing you to savour the early morning sounds of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as it awakes. WiFi is available.
As well as gorilla safaris and trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers superb bird watching with over 360 bird species and forest walks. You can also visit the village community at Bwindi on a guided walk seeing the school, hospital and orphanage. The small fee goes directly to the community.
Though children of all ages are welcome only teenagers age 15 and above may track gorillas.
This is the most environmentally-sensitive lodge inside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and is very close to where gorilla treks start.