Accessing Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma in Bwindi

You can get to Bwindi Lodge directly from Kabale or Entebbe / Kajjansi by private means of transport and this will take you around 8-9 hours to drive from Kampala to the lodge.

Bwindi Lodge In Buhoma sector Of Bwindi Forest Park.

The Bwindi lodge is based in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park situated on the northern side of the Park. As you visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for Gorilla trekking, then you can consider Bwindi Lodge as the luxury accommodation facility where you can stay and enjoy the beautiful views of the park famous for its endangered mountain gorillas. Once you at Bwindi Lodge, you will be able to see Cleary the Bwindi forest with primates such as monkeys jumping over the trees as you see birds hovering all the places and keeps you busy at the lodge. In your early morning, you will wake up in mists and a reason for your vaccination.  The lodge is a chain lodge of volcano lodges and other lodges that operate under this chain include Gahinga lodge, Virunga lodge, and Kyambura gorge Lodge. The Bwindi lodge features 9 Bandas, free internet connectivity, charging facilities, one 1 deluxe, bar, forest spa, and sauna, and other all sorts of drinks including Premium wine, whisky, and cocktail menu among others.

The prices of Rooms and Rates at Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma

The rooms at Bwindi Lodge are spaced and self-contained with en-suite bathrooms and a toilet. The cottages offer private verandahs offering beautiful views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you can take wonderful pictures. The services are standers and match the value of your money especially when you opt to stay in Deluxe Banda or standard Banda. You can also have the charging spots where you can charge your phone from and wood-burning boilers to supply hot water so in short Bwindi Lodge. The rooms prove are different depending on the season of the year and the Banda that you choose to stay at. According to the price card of 2021, the room prices at Bwindi Lodge range from $800 sharing per person per night for a Standard Banda and USD 1040 sharing per person per night for a deluxe Banda during high reason months of December to February and from June to September, The room rates are inclusive of meals on a daily full board basis.

Accessing Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma in Bwindi

You can get to Bwindi Lodge directly from Kabale or Entebbe / Kajjansi by private means of transport and this will take you around 8-9 hours to drive from Kampala to the lodge. Visitors using public transport will need to board a bus from the Kampala Kisenyi bus terminal and the buses charges around 12 dollars per seat. Bwindi Lodge is found in the Buhoma gorilla trekking region in the Northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The bus will drive you in the southwestern direction up to Kabale and then to Kisoro towns and once you have arrived in these towns then you can now use the services of a Boda Boda or a special hire to drive you to the lodge. A special hire can charge you around USD30 depending on your bargaining power. There are also domestic chartered flights from Entebbe / Kajjansi to Kisoro/Kihihi airstrips and then from here, you can link with the driver-guide.  Bwindi Lodge can as well be accessed from Kigali Rwanda and in fact, this is a shorter distance as it will take you only 4-5 hours to drive from Kigali to the lodge via Cyanika or Katuna Rwanda border with Uganda. Upon reaching Kisoro or Kabale towns, you again drive for an additional one to two hours to reach the Bwindi Lodge.

Activities to engage in while at Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma

There are a lot of activities that visitors staying at Bwindi Lodge can do within the park for enhancing their experience. You can engage in the following activities while at Bwindi Lodge.

Birding and Nature Walk

Buhoma is an excellent bird-watching sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. That visitors staying at Bwindi Lodge can effectively do. Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park records over 348 species of birds which include the twenty-five 25 restricted-range species with twenty-three accustomed to the Albertine Rift. Some of the bird species that only be spotted in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Buhoma sector include Shelley’s Crimson-wing – which is vulnerable, Chapin’s Flycatcher, -African Green Broadbill, and Grauer’s Rush Warbler among others. Staying at Bwindi Lodge will enable you not only to see gorillas but also different bird species. The birding trail that leads you to River Munyaga is exciting since the place is full of bird species. Birds such as African Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Warbler (and Short-tailed Warbler can only be seen in the Bwindi Buhoma sector and the broadbill are believed to be close to Asian species as compared to African species.

Gorilla Habituation Experience

It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park that the Gorilla habituation process is done. Staying at Bwindi Lodge is of great importance for visitors to go for gorilla habituation experience trips. In this activity, visitors will be allowed to spend 4hours with a gorilla as they learn how they are being trained to get familiar with people. However, only 4 people will be allowed for this great experience. The cost of a gorilla habituation permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in United States dollars 1500 per visitor per trek. Just book with us in advance your gorilla habituation experience permit in advance.

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking is the chief activity do in the Buhoma trekking sector for visitors staying at Bwindi Lodge. This activity of gorilla trekking in the Buhoma and Ruhija Gorilla trekking sectors will enable you to see the habituated mountain gorilla families. And therefore you don’t know to miss this activity while on your flying safari to the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector.  The journey to gorilla trekking starts after a briefing at the headquarter at Buhoma at 7:00 am. The briefing is done to ensure that the visitors don’t deviate from the gorilla trekking rules that might the behaviors of the gorillas. Some visitors have found gorilla trekking so tiresome and ended up hiring porter services to help them with their luggage and sometimes may give you a hand while walking. Mountain gorillas are not far ways close to human beings as they share 95% of the DNA with that of humans. This makes it so interesting to come and be nearby these human-like creatures

Community and Batwa experience

While staying at Bwindi Lodge, you will be able to visit the local communities especially those around Buhoma in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park should be an activity that you should not miss. Batwa people’s community experience is the best. These were known as pygmies until when they were removed from the park and now stay around the park as adjacent communities. These people are so good and have been integrated into the conservation of the park. Your stay at Bwindi Lodge will enable you to interact with the Batwa and learn more about their culture and their ways of life. See their ancestral homes which are the forests, communicate with them as they will lecture you on how best they used to hunt and gather fruits since these were their livelihood activities. There are different women groups engaged in making local crafts and selling different kinds of foodstuff. There are several community schools around the park and feel that you can as well visit these community schools and support them with simple scholastic materials at your will.

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