Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Ensuite Twin Cottage Nkuringo Breakfast
Ensuite Twin Cottage
Nkuringo Breakfast

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

In 2007 Robert Brierley established Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge with the local community promoting walking safaris between Buhoma the helmet of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through rural villages with canoe excursions on Lake Mutanda unto the town of Kisoro. This undertaking created job opportunities for local guides and promotional of sustainable eco-tourism in South west Uganda. We now have a raft of quality up market accommodation possibilities at Gorilla Lodge as we strive to be an all inclusive and not an exclusive venue. The location of the Lodge is too special to be selfish!

Country

Uganda

Highlights

Nkuringo Bwindi  Gorilla Lodge is located at 2161m ASL on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha river valley to the forested hill known as 'Nkuringo' and the surrounding plethora of trees of the Bwindi Forest. A lucky few visitors will observe the clouds envelop the forested valley below the camp and be party to views to the north as far as the glaciers on the Rwenzori peaks some 160 kms distant. In January 2010 visitors where thrilled to witness not one but two active volcanoes in the DR Congo from Nkuringo. Both Nyiragongo and Nyimuragira continue to light up the night sky on clear evenings for the intrepid travellers to Nkuringo.

Need to Know

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge prides itself on its green credentials being one of only two venues in the entire country operation with a carbon neutral footprint. We are working through the Uganda Carbon Bureau www.ugandacarbon.org offsetting out carbon footprint. By virtue of the altitude of the camp and cool evenings the presence of mosquitoes are very rare.


SafarisSafaris


Our safari company Nkuringo Walking Safaris is a fully registered member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators – AUTO; We have our own fleet of 4x4 safari vehicles to support our safari programs. As a tour operator we are certainly more flexible than most and ready to work in partnership to deliver a fully tailor-made proposal for you. The company operates tours in Uganda and Rwanda. Our range of services include: tailor made Safaris. Hightlights for visitors to Uganda and Rwanda • Mountain Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi Forest or PNV • Chimpanzee Tracking - Kibale Forest or Kyambura Gorge and Nyungwe Forest • Birding - Bwindi Forest, Budongo Forest, Semliki,Nyungwe Forest • The Murchison Falls • Margherita Peak 5102m - Rwenzori Mountains • Great Safari Camps • Virunga Volcano hikes in Uganda and Rwanda and multi day treks with Nkuringo walking Safari guides • Cultural safari


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

This section of forest is home to the Nkuringo group of Mountain Gorillas from where the camp provides a prime access point to the start of this amazing activity. Birding enthusiasts will find Nkuringo of interest as a starting point to traverse the Bwindi Forest some 12 kms to the national parks HQ visiting parts of the forest not normally frequented by those staying only in Buhoma. Nkuringo has its own high altitude pocket forest where visits can be arranged with community guides.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Amazing vista's of the gallery forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and volcanoes of the Virunga, visit Batwa pygmies and Buniga pocket forest,walks with trained guides for bird spotting activities along forest trails and in the nearby pocket forest,guided multi-day trek to/from Kisoro via Lake Mutanda and track the Nkuringo or Rushaga Gorilla families

FacilitiesFacilities

4 Luxury en-suite private cottages and 6 en-suite Virunga Terrace rooms together with a family cottage ,Low voltage electric lighting and paraffin lanterns provides light at night.

AccommodationAccommodation

Accommodation at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is provided in 4 beautifully handcrafted luxury cottages with en-suite facilities, 6 en-suite Virunga Terrace rooms and a Family cottage with great views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The Family cottage can also be used as two separate cottages.

AccoladesAccolades

Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence 2012, 2013, 2014,2015 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame

SeasonSeason

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge has two seasons where we have the low season and the high season. The low season starts in March, April, May, October and November. The High season starts in January, February, March, June, July, August, September and October and December.

Average StayAverage Stay

2/3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Ranging between USD 200 to USD 700- per room on full board meal arrangement. Our fly in Gorilla Safari package at USD 2100- per person sharing to include internal flights, 4x4 vehicle transfers, Gorilla permit and accommodation on full board.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children below 5 years are accommodated free of charge. Children between the age of 5-12 years pay half price when sharing with an adult. Children above the age of 12 are considered adults and pay full rates.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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