CLOUD’S MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a luxury lodge set on a forested ridge near the entrance of Bwindi impenetrable national park also referred to as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge is set high up on a hilltop and is normally described as resembling a ski chalet in the Alps, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is set in a remote, intimate and beautiful location boasts breathtaking views of the vast tracts of Bwindi impenetrable Forest, the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda as well as a cross the border into the Congo where the glow of the active Mount Nyirangongo can be seen on clear night.
At over 2,000 meters above sea level, Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge is the highest lodge in Uganda.
This is an excellent luxury safari lodge option for keen gorilla trekkers providing luxury accommodation, exciting mountain gorilla trekking and other activities. The property is located on a fabulous location on a hill top on the south-western side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – the iconic mountain gorilla trekking destination and a home to the largest mountain gorilla population in the world.
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge is owned and operated by Wild Places, the lodge was built in partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Uganda Safari Company and many more.
Gorilla treks from Clouds are some of the most physically demanding experience in the whole of Bwindi impenetrable national park, however other easier routes are also accessible from here albeit by the way of a 1 hour drive to the departure point in Rushaga.
ACCOMMODATION AT CLOUD’S MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE
The Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a total of 7 cottages including 2 family rooms, these cottages were constructed from local volcanic stones and have tall ceilings with large exposed wooden beams. The cottages boasts views of the Virunga volcanoes and the gorgeous forests of Bwindi, family rooms are a double cottage and contains two bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms.
Both options of rooms at the Lodge have comfy bed and beddings, a large lounge area featuring overstuffed armchairs and a hand-woven carpet, a cosy fireplace and very well appointed en-suite facilities including flush toilet, twin washbasins and a walk in shower. The guest rooms’ walls are decorated by artworks by some of Uganda’s most highly acclaimed artists. Each cottage has a lovely private veranda where you can relax in between activities.
- 24-Hours Electricity
- Laundry Services
- En-suite bathrooms
- Local airstrip transfers
- Sundowners (Excluding Premium Drinks
- In-room safe deposit box
- Private deck/veranda
- Non-premium brands drinks
FACILITIES AND SERVICES AT CLOUD’S MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE
There are lounges with comfy sofas and coffee tables, a sophisticated dining room with separate tables and well stocked bar, the Lodge also offers a dining terrace which is perfect for tucking into a scrumptious meal while enjoying the scenery. Another facility at the lodge is the Spa perfect for guests who need a little pampering time.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Lodge is situated in South Western region of Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park, the property is accessed via road transfer from Kigali International airport located in Kigali the capital city of Rwanda which is a distance of about 6 hours. Alternatively, you can access the property on a drive of about 8-10 hours from Kampala the capital of Entebbe or fly from Entebbe International airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kisoro airport which is approximately 2 hours away.
Activities at Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge
In addition to gorilla trekking a famous activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge offers a range of exhilarating activities including wildlife viewing and cultural experiences.
Mountain gorilla trekking
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located in a short distance from where one gorilla-trekking trail begins and a 45 minute drive from the start of the trail leading to the Rushaga gorilla group/family.
Both of these trails are steep in part thus requiring a good level of fitness, however offer a rewarding gorilla experience in their nature habitat. On gorilla trekking, gorilla trekkers are allowed to spend up to an hour in company of gorillas and to approach to a point only 6 meters from the group.
Birding and waterfall hike
The Lodge offers the breathtaking birding and waterfall hike through the rainforest of Bwindi on which a journey which goes as far as Munyaga waterfall, along the way lookout for over 350 bird species residing in the region. The captivating beauty of the rainforest provides lots of photo opportunities.
Cultural visit to the Batwa Tribe
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge offer a cultural visit to the Batwa tribe, on this wonderful walk you will have an opportunity to visit the Batwa settlement, learn more about these people who were once inhabitants of the forests, interact with them and enjoy a music performance.
All activities offered by The Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge are led by the knowledgeable guides who do their utmost to ensure that guests have a terrific time when meeting the gorillas and exploring the area of Bwindi.