Gorilla Valley Lodge- Bwindi Gorilla forest-Uganda
Gorilla Valley Lodge is strategically located in the Southern edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on a hill near Rushaga, close to Rushaga Uganda Wildlife station. This is one of the Lodges with excellent services provided to all visitors.
The Lodge has 12 excellent rooms with spacious private bathrooms, Toilets, Dining/Waiting area beautifully situated in lowland evergreen Forest allowing breathtaking views of the African Eden, rich with wildlife and at a close distance the majestic Virunga Volcanoes.
Every room has been lovingly furnished with twin beds and decorated in a modern retro style to suit the eco system. Bwindi impenetrable National park holds the country’s tourism sector by hosting the chief tourist attraction of Uganda- Mountain Gorillas. To that note therefore, there is no doubt, Gorilla Valley accommodates a large number of visitors.
Gorilla Valley Lodge is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world. And trust, one could never get closer to Bwindi! While at the Lodge, lucky visitors can be visited by the gentle giants of the forest- Gorillas and can be seen at your veranda while seated in your chair taking tea.
On the highest part of the hill is the location of the main building with restaurant and bar. From here the view is amazing! In our lounge you can relax by the fire but you can also make yourself comfortable on the veranda. In the restaurant we offer the best of two worlds: an international buffet prepared by the professional Ugandan chef.
Activities while at Gorilla Valley lodge include, Gorilla trekking, Nature walks to water falls, birding in forest, cultural exploration in the Batwa community, Biking through Bwindi community, chilling off and Gorilla Habituations.
Proposed Itinerary for 3 day Uganda gorilla safari with 2 nights at Gorilla Valley Camp/lodge
Day One: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Breakfast at your hotel around Kampala or Entebbe, leave by 8:00AM to western Uganda with a stop over at the Equator for photographs, en-route lunch in Mbarara Town, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Valley Lodge in southern Bwindi National Park
Day Two: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventure
Heavy breakfast followed by briefing from the park headquarters about mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park, the trek is quite strenuous and takes between 2-7 hours in the forest. This will depend on how the gorillas move in their natural habitat as they search for food. The evening can be for community walk or forest walk, or drive to Lake Bunyonyi.
Day Three: Departure
Breakfast and drive back to Kampala / Entebbe Airport (8 to 10 hours drive). Or we can cross the boarder to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, this is only 3 to 4 hours drive. This marks the end of your safari.
Cost of the 3 day gorilla safari with 2 nights at Gorilla Valley Camp
This will cost 1095 US Dollars, based on 2 persons and it includes a gorilla permit per person (600 US dollars each), private transport from Kampala and back, en-route meals and bottled mineral water for refreshment, 2 night accommodation at Gorilla Valley Lodge with meals, services of a professional English speaking driver / tour guide. Excluded are flights, accommodation in Kampala and other personal expenses like tips for staff. If you are on tight budget, you can choose not to book a guided trip and take a self drive safari to Bwindi forest to see the gorillas. In this case, you can rent a 4×4 car in Kampala cheaply from tour operators on Kampala from US$40 per day (Toyota Rav 4) and US$70 per day Toyota Prado. For more information about escorted and self drive safaris, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.