Located in the south of Bwindi National Park with views out to the Virunga Volcanoes, this luxurious lodge is just a short walk from the start point for tracking the Nkuringo group of mountain gorillas.
The lodge consists of eight stone-built cottages with a living area, bedroom, en suite bathroom and open fireplace. The attractive main building, which is set in a lush botanical garden, houses a spacious lounge, a cosy library, the dining room and bar area, reception and a shop, with various fireplaces to keep it warm throughout the day. The furnishing are soft and plush, with lots of turned wood, and walls adorned with works commissioned from Ugandan artists.
Situated at over 2,000 metres above sea level, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is Uganda’s highest lodge. Far-reaching views from the verandah stretch over the thick canopy of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and beyond to the golden grasses of the Western Rift Valley, taking in the Virunga Volcanoes in Rwanda, and extending right across the border towards Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Constructed with the ultimate goal of protecting the mountain gorilla's natural habitat, the lodge works closely with the community of Nkuringo, who have a significant stake in the venture.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Uganda is a land full of stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife. This itinerary begins in the mists of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of mountain gorillas, and culminates in a relaxing stay on the tranquil shores of Lake Victoria, with wildlife highlights such as lion, leopard, elephant and chimpanzee in between.
When to go: Dec-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £5,295 pp
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has an exceptional range of altitude and is one of Africa’s most extensive belts of primary montane forest. Although there is a fine array of birdlife, the prime attraction is its mountain gorillas (over 300), and four family groups have been habituated to allow human approach.
Where: Kanungu District
Ideal for viewing: chimpanzee, golden monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey, mountain gorilla