Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi National park
Buhoma Lodge: Buhoma lodge is one of an intimate property found in the world’s most visited destination for Gorilla trekking .This location of the property provides a spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi National park a home to unique elusive endangered Mountain Gorilla .It is a luxurious lodge that sited within the park just a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla trekking and other activities carried out in the Buhoma areas .The lodge offers outstanding facilities with lounge ,bar and dining area ,a cozy as well as stunning environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fire places which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.
The lodges offer a perfect spotting area to see Gorillas and other wildlife.
It is also a good location for the honeymooners.
They have good staff who are accommodative and hospitable. Above all, their rooms provide the best view. Just know the place is worth it.
While on safari to Bwindi Gorilla trekking is a must do experience and Buhoma Lodge is a must stay
The rooms are enormous and very comfortable with overlooking balcony that provides great views of the nature, wild animals getting closer to the lodge.
The lodge has wonderful massage where you visit after tiresome gorilla trekking to do massage and release the body pain.
Buhoma lodge has a nice restaurant with professional chefs who prepares tasty food with romantic table designs.
In the evening, after your day long activity, you can enjoy hanging out with another guests by the fire.
It has a free speed Wi-Fi
The Airstrip transfers; they provide transfers to and Kihihi airstrip to access the park.
Open air Lounge and bar; It offers uninterrupted views while the forest envelopes you
Friendly staff; They are hospitable and so welcoming to visitors.
The only way to enjoy this comfortable place of stay is to engage in gorilla trekking where visitors are allowed an hour to spend with the gorillas. Trekking gorillas in Bwindi requires a traveler to have overnight stay before tracking due to your early morning start. Tracking –trekking gorillas can take a full day, meaning a second nights’ accommodation is also highly recommended. And the best way to enjoy this jungle, is to spend 2 to 3 nights in order to enjoy your safari here.
Activities to do on visit to Buhoma Lodge;
Gorilla trekking; Tourists engage in mountain gorilla track which is a time unpredictable done in a group of 8 people accompanied by the park ranger, once gorillas are located one hour is given to you to learn the behaviors of gorillas, the way they lay their nest in the evening time as well as enjoying the photo shot.
Guided forest walks which is done in Bwindi Impenetrable forest where you can be able to view variety of beautiful bird species, nature, monkeys as well as wildlife.
Community walk through the local village, visit the Batwa pygmies and learn about their unique culture.
Birding around the lodge during morning hours
You can visit the local orphanage and schools who benefits from direct incomes contributed from the guests.
Enjoy the massage which is available at the lodge
Getting there-Buhoma Lodge Bwindi National Park
Buhoma in the Bwindi takes a full day drive from Kampala or Entebbe by car, from Lake Mburo national park takes 6hours and only 2 hours’ drive from Queen Elizabeth national park driving through Ishasha sector.
Tourists can book a daily scheduled light air-craft flight at the nearby Kihihi airstrip estimating 90 to 120-minute drive from Buhoma but depending upon road conditions. You can as well charter a flight to Kihihi from Entebbe or various locations around Uganda.
When to visit
Bwindi National park is best visited in dry seasons which occurs from the months of June to September and December to February when there is less rainfall.