Found on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the home of the mountain gorilla, Buhoma Lodge is a top quality, intimate lodge. The outlook from the lodge delivers overwhelming views of the ancient forest that are nothing short of spectacular. Recently renovated the lodge is less than five minutes' walk from the start of the gorilla tracking point.
Buhoma Lodge offers 8 chalets, each one built from local materials. Each room features huge windows and a private veranda offering stunning views of the forest canopy and the Bwindi National Park. Inside the spacious rooms are comfortable beds and an en suite bathroom with hot shower (and a special treat for honeymooners).
The lounge and bar area is an open yet cosy area with a warm, homely fireplace in the evenings - being elevated, guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the forests making you feel like you are part of the surroundings. Freshly prepared meals from local produce offer a balance of international and local cuisine. The lodge is largely solar powered with a central area available for recharging videos and cameras.
Full day's drive from Entebbe or Kampala; 2-3 hr drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector); 6-7 hr drive from Lake Mburo; 6 hr drive from Kigali in Rwanda and 1 hr, 40 min flight by light aircraft followed by an approximately 30km drive to the park entrance.
Gorilla tracking, forest walks, birding, guided community walks through the local village, visits to the Batwa Pygmy tribe, visits the community hospital and local orphanage and school, curio shopping and massages from the lodge.
Read what our previous clients thought of Buhoma Lodge
Food and staff were excellent. Perfect base for the gorillas. Accommodation was slightly more rustic then Kenya but expected for the location and we still enjoyed our stay here.
Lodging was amazing - Even though I am gluten free, I put on a good five pounds with their delicious 3 course meals! The staff at the lodges was friendly and professional, and the scenery was beautiful. Staying here was like staying in a treehouse - without climbing a tree.
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