Bwindi National Park, Uganda
This award-winning mountain lodge is situated in Nkuringo on the border of the Bwindi National Park. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is Uganda’s highest lodge, lying over 2,000 metres above sea level. It offers awe-inspiring views of the Virunga Volcanoes on one side and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on the other. Kigali Airport in Rwanda is six hours away.
This luxury eco-lodge combines rustic elegance with modern comforts and has a laidback vibe. Private butlers are on hand to attend to your every need. The main lodge feels like an alpine chalet with soaring ceilings, exposed beams and huge picture windows overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful landscape.
Offering unrivalled service and warm hospitality, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge will appeal to adventurous travellers seeking a remote and intimate wilderness escape. Families are welcome although there are no specific facilities for children. Please be aware children under the age of 15 are not permitted to track gorillas.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge accommodates up to 18 guests in seven spacious and elegant cottages built from local volcanic stone. Each cottage features a large sitting room, plush furnishings, a fireplace, artworks from one of Uganda’s renowned artists and a private verandah. There are two family cottages.
Meals are prepared using fresh local produce and private dinners can be arranged.
The area is home to an abundance of wildlife including over 560 species of birds but the main activity at the lodge is tracking gorillas. The Nkuringo gorilla family home range is approximately a one and a half hour hike from the lodge, and there are another five gorilla families within easy reach. You can also go on forest walks, go bird watching, visit a local community, indulge in a massage or simply relax on the verandah and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Information
- Location: 90 minutes from Kisoro Airstrip
- Accommodation: 7 rooms
- Activities: Gorilla tracking, spa treatments, bird watching,
- Facilities: Spa, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi in main area,
- Weather: The best months to travel are between January to February and June to September
- Children: Welcome
- Price Guide: From USD 360 per night for a sharing room