Ichumbi Safari Lodge; The word Ichumbi was got from the local Rufumbira dialect which means comfortable home. The lodging facility is just 10 minute walk away from the Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Ichumbi safari lodge offers a spectacular view of the park right from your room.  The lodge is designed to offer you high-end comfort and relaxation to be able to enjoy your Gorilla trekking experience, go birding and enjoy forest life surrounded by a scent landscape.

The lodge is eco-friendly that offers a beautiful combination of traditional and modern facilities. They offer a fireplace where guests can sit in the evening after their tiresome activity – gorilla trekking enjoys drinks and snacks overlooking the misty forest shadowing across the mountain ranges.

Ichumbi gorilla lodge consists of 6 luxury cottages and 4 standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds that provide the finest relaxation and sleep after your encounter with the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Facilities and Amenities Services at Ichumbi;

The lodge offers free parking and free breakfast.

They have a spacious restaurant with a skilled chef who prepares perfect meals.

They offer special diet menus

The lodge offers a hot spring bath

They offer laundry services and ironing services

The lodge offers express check-in /check-in

They have a shared kitchen and sun terrace.

They offer free high-speed internet in all the cottages to keep you in touch with your beloved ones.

 They offer a 24-hour front desk    and gift shop where you can buy unique craft material to take back to your friends and family.

They have a standby generator and overlooking balcony

They have airport pickup for their client.

The rooms are featured with a shared lounge- television area.

They have a game room good for the family.

The room features with comfortable desk, wake -up service, and complimentary toiletries.

They offer housekeeping services and bath -showers.

The lodge has hospitality staff who offer warm welcomes to clients.

The lodge has clean room and shower

The lodge is a perfect Mid-range built to serve tourists on Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and resides in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector welcome, just a few meters from the gorilla trekking briefing point.

Ichumbi gorilla lodge is situated in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park in the Rushaga region which currently has the biggest concentration of Mountain gorillas anywhere in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge is 5 minutes drive and 10 minutes to the gorilla trekking point of Bwindi Forest.

Ichumbi Safari Lodge
Ichumbi Safari Lodge

Getting there;

Rushaga region in the southern part of Bwindi can be accessed by road or by air;

By road

From Kampala or Entebbe is the main entry point to Uganda and those heading to Ichumbi to access the main safari destination which takes a 9 – 10 hours’ drive via Masaka -Mbarara – Ntungamo- Kabale road or those on our regular tours access the area from Queen Elizabeth National Park estimates 5 -6 hours’ drive.

By Air

Alternatively, you can use a scheduled or charter flight from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip, a 3-hour drive to Ichumbi gorilla lodge, by a 4×4 safari vehicle.

From Rwanda

Tourists can decide to use one of the border points of Katuna or Cyanika that leads to Ichumbi gorilla lodge and a drive time of 4 to 5 hours; however, this is the most recommended route to use.

Things to do while staying at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge;

Gorilla trekking experience

Batwa pygmy visits

Gorilla habituation experience

Birding tours

Nature walks

Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Visit the Lake Mutanda for boat cruises and canoeing

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