Panoramic windows look out over the primeval, misty slopes of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest at the luxurious Bwindi Safari Lodge. The lodge’s eight glass-fronted bandas face the rainforest, and gorilla and chimpanzee sometimes wander through the surrounding bush. Each en suite banda includes four-poster beds and it personal butler service.
The focal point of the communal area is an open fireplace, the ideal spot to sit and chat with other guests. You can spot monkey and birds from the terrace, and will undoubtedly enjoy a drink or two in the colourful bar, which was set up to train disadvantaged youth in hospitality. Ugandan and international dishes appear on the menu and meals are served in the impressive dining room.
Tracking mountain gorilla in Uganda is without doubt one of the most exciting wildlife experiences in Africa. Trekking through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a guide you’ll be amazed when you come across troop – watch as they relax, make their beds in, and munch on the emerald undergrowth. We also recommend guided bird walks through the rainforest, and visits to local villages where the indigenous Batwa people live.