Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda


In the dense midst of the Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge sits surveying the rich tea gardens and deep vegetation of this dramatic landscape. The ecological diversity of the tropical surroundings, along with highly knowledgeable and expertly trained guides, make this the perfect base from which to undertake your gorilla-tracking expedition of a lifetime.

Key Features

  • Eight newly renovated, luxury bandas and one brand new deluxe banda, all with power sockets and ensuites
  • Excursions including gorilla tracking, tea plantation tour and waterfall walks
  • Cultural and community visits
  • Personal butler service
  • Forest Spa with brand new sauna
  • Children under 15 are welcome at the lodge but unable to track the gorillas

Each secluded, luxury banda offers spectacular views across the forest, with double doors leading onto private decking from which to observe the surroundings. Organic materials echo the Lodge’s stunning natural environment, with high, palm frond ceilings and exposed stone fireplaces epitomising its rustic charm. The elegant dining room and lounge area feature warm wooden furnishings and soft textiles, where staff will grant you their undivided attention as you enjoy the panoramic vistas of the wilderness beyond.

Plunge into the depths of this unique World Heritage Site on a mission to gaze in awe upon its famous, magnificent occupants.  The hours of tracking and hiking will melt away as your witness the magical scenes of gorillas feeding, grooming and eating, totally at ease in their natural habitat. As well as the main attraction, Uganda is home to a staggering 150 unique bird species, making it a true ornithological paradise. Relax on the privacy of your expansive veranda and soak up the sights and sounds of the jungle, with numerous birds singing and soaring overhead.


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust is dedicated to training disadvantaged local young people in hospitality, empowering them with valuable skills for employment opportunities. The trust proudly supports Bwindi Bar, which earned recognition as the winner of the PURE 2016 Community Engagement Award. Through collaborative efforts with the local community, the trust also facilitates tea plantations and processing, effectively mitigating 'crop raids' and eliminating human-wildlife conflict. Furthermore, their commitment extends to extensive conservation schemes aimed at preserving the natural environment and biodiversity of the region.

Why we love it

Bwindi Bar, located on the main street in Buhoma, provides a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax and soak up the local culture, while also giving back to the community. A quaint property with stunning views, the venue provides practical hospitality training for young people in the local area. Sample some authentic Ugandan cuisine after a long day in the jungle, or chat to the welcoming staff over a morning coffee and watch the hustle and bustle of the village go by.

Looking for more Uganda Inspiration?

We have a vast range of experiences and accommodation options available.

Learn more about our luxury holidays and unique adventures in Uganda or call our expert team on

+44 203 848 5424