Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is a simple collection of chalets which stand high on a hillside overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Clustered around the central dining area and lounge, the camp is warmly welcoming and ideally-positioned for gorilla trekking.
The camp is located just inside the boundary of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Reserve, which is in south-western Uganda, 120 km north-east of Kabale.
Each chalet has simple mud walls, a thatched roof and an ensuite bathroom (safari shower, chemical WC), twin beds, a vanity unit and a seating area.
Dining and bars
The thatched bar and dining area is traditionally timber built with a thatched roof. Looking out over the forest it features a log fireplace and a broad verandah looking out over the forest. All meals are prepared in the lodge’s kitchen and feature locally-grown produce. The bar offers a wide range of local and international wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.
The lodge welcomes children.
What to see and do
Mountain gorilla viewing is the main attraction in Bwindi. Until recently, two gorilla groups, Mubare and Habinyanja were habituated in the vicinity of Buhoma. In 2003, however, the Habinyanja group split into groups A and B. Six permits to track each of the two established groups are issued daily, while four are issued for the new splinter group. Booking is recommended three months in advance (no longer than a year).
The reserve also offers: primatology talks, guided walks, waterfall walks, ornithological walks, guided village tours.
Wildlife highlights although the park has at least 120 species of mammals, it is particularly known for its mountain gorillas. Other species include; chimpanzee, bushpig, giant forest hog and two types of duiker. There are a few elephant. 364 species of birds.