Bwindi Forest Lodge is one of the perfect budget safari lodges in Buhoma in Northern Bwindi and lies at the perfect place for a getaway into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. However, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to the highest population of the remaining total of mountain gorillas left in the wild. More so, the park can be accessed from Kampala City /Entebbe ‘’8 to 9 hours hour drive’’ through the most scenic part of Africa’s rich forests, lakes, mountains and wildlife. Different driving routes can take you either through Mbarara, Kabale, Kanungu, or Butogota to Buhoma Bwindi or you drive through Fort portal, Katunguru, Ishasha, Butogota , Buhoma Bwindi among others.
Bwindi Forest Lodge offers identified seven extraordinary natural features that can be sampled in an average 15-day tour, as an option.
The lodge is privileged to be the vision bearer behind the ‘’Albertine Indigenous Communities Empowerment ‘’ ‘ALICE’ project and whose goal is the integration of communities that have been affected by environment conservation and urbanization into sustainable economic activities. While on a visit to Bwindi ALICE Hub, local and international guests are given astonishing experiences including the Bakiga Batwa Indigenous Skills Institute.
More so, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famous for its gorilla trekking safaris as it harbors the largest number of habituated gorilla families and is easily accessible for guests.
Bwindi is comprised of beautiful montane and lowland forest and is easily accessible on foot. The park lies at a high altitude between 1160 and 2607 meters above sea level and stretches within several steep slopes and valleys which make the Eastern edge of the Albertine Rift valley.
The park experiences an average rainfall of about 1500mm and it is a major water catchment area, the source of 5 main Rivers that flow into Lake Albert. More so, Bwindi Impenetrable National park is known as a UNESCO Heritage Site that was designated in 1964 as an animal sanctuary mainly to offer protection to critically endangered mountain gorillas. The park is not only home to mountain gorillas but also home to over 120 mammal species including forest elephants,360 bird species of about 23 are endemic to the Albertine Rift,14 are not found anywhere else in Uganda including; Brown-necked parrot, Fraser’s eagle owl, white-tailed blue flycatcher, African green broad bill, Cream banded swallowtail many more,1000 flowering plants,163 tree species and 104 fern species among others.
Bwindi is home to the rare mountain gorillas that makes up half the total remaining gorillas in the wild about 650 individuals and other small primates can be seen such as wild chimpanzee’s m colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkey, Red tailed monkeys, vervet many more. These mountain gorillas are split into four main sectors which include; the Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo sectors. There are 22 habituated gorilla families set aside for gorilla trekking or habituation experience.
Facilities and Amenities Offered at Bwindi Forest Lodge;
They offer stunning room services
Outdoor dining area and fireplace
Comfortable seating area
They have luggage storage
Reception services; Private check-in/check-out, ATM-Cash machine on site, tour desk,24-hour front desk.
Cleaning services; Daily housekeeping
They have welcoming and friendly staff
Drying rack for clothing
Kitchen service; Dining table toaster
Bedrooms are featured with clean linen, mosquito nets
Activities to do at Bwindi forest Lodge; include Batwa people, Gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing, nature walks in Bwindi