Gorilla Safari Lodge

Gorilla Safari Lodge - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

A unique and exhilarating opportunity to explore the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorilla.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has a population of around 340 mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei); roughly half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas in the world. The dense and pristine forest is also home to the largest ever habituated troop of mountain gorillas, Nshongi Group; for which the starting point for trekking to is literally within a few minutes of Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Gorilla Safari Lodge is a relaxed and luxurious lodge ideally situated on the boundary line of Bwindi Forest. The lodge focuses on top quality service, good food and comfortable accommodation and it provides the perfect base for outstanding gorilla trekking opportunities.

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world and as such has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its biological significance. In addition to large troops of mountain gorillas, it is also home to an abundance of life, including 93 mammal species (with 11 types of primate) and 350 species of birds.

Responsible travel

The lodge offers employment and training of local staff that wouldn't otherwise be available. Solar-powered lighting equips all of the cottages and organic waste is recycled for use on gardens. Guests are encouraged to participate in community walks that provide direct funding for community initiatives.

Good combined with...

Enhance your trip to Uganda by combining your mountain gorilla tracking experience at Bwindi with a visit to the Crater Safari Lodge in Kibale Forest National Park for an exciting opportunity to enjoy some of the best chimpanzee trekking in the world. Including a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park en route between the two makes an ideal Uganda holiday itinerary.


Gorilla Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in 13 spacious en-suite rooms with individual verandahs offering excellent views of the surrounding unspoiled tropical rainforest.

The superbly appointed cottages provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind after an exciting day of trekking. Each room has solar-powered lighting and is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, with hot and cold water and flush toilets. Luxury rooms also benefit from a fireplace and bathtub.

Two of the eleven individual cottages comprise of two rooms with an inter-joining door, making them the ideal choice for families or larger groups of people travelling together.

The camp comprises of a main lodge, which includes a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as a campfire area overlooking the forest.


Gorilla tracking

Gorilla tracking is a once-in-a-lifetime and unforgettable experience. Take a fully guided trek into the dense rainforest and meet its inhabitants, the shy and peaceful mountain gorillas. Enjoy the privilege of observing and photographing the gorillas as members feed and interact in their large habituated troop.

Other activities at the Gorilla Safari Lodge include:

  • Guided community walks
  • Guided forest walks
  • Guided bird watching


By air: Scheduled or charter flights from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kisoro, with a road transfer from the airstrip in Kisoro to the lodge.

By road: Travel from Kampala, crossing the Equator, through Mbarara to Kabale.

Kampala – Kabale = 427km

Once you reach Kabale, break off and drive past Muko to Nshongi where the lodge is located. 

Guest areas

The main lodge includes a restaurant, bar, lounge and campfire area overlooking the pristine tropical rainforest.





  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Bar, lounge and campfire area
  • Hot running water


Three delicious meals are served per day and a packed lunch is provided for trekking.


  • Couples
  • Families (the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years old)
  • Anyone wishing to experience a truly unique opportunity to trek with mountain gorillas, including the local Nshongi group, the largest group ever habituated!


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