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Buhoma Lodge Bwindi


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Buhoma Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

The Buhoma Lodge offers easy access to the Buhoma trail, making it a perfect safari base for tracking down mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This deluxe vacation accommodation, one of the only two located inside the park, is an entirely eco-friendly establishment constructed of natural, locally available materials. Water is supplied by way of a gravity-based system, and solar panels generate power for lighting and charging electronics. The lodge also sources most of its supplies from nearby communities. It has a pleasing two-story lounge furnished with furniture made of rough-hewn wood and bamboo poles. Enjoy the lodge’s rustic ambiance, with views of the mist-covered Bwindi Park from the upper story, which is open-sided, with a roof of woven thatch.

Key Takeaways

  • Perfect base for accessing Bwindi Impenetrable National Park thanks to its proximity to Buhoma Trail and lodge location inside the park
  • Built using naturally-occurring materials including bamboo and thatch harvested sustainably from the park
  • Eco-friendly accommodation using solar panels for power and gravity-based water supply system
  • Rustic ambiance offering stunning views of the forest canopy
  • Supports local communities by sourcing supplies from closeby farms
Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Park View

What To Expect At Buhoma Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Deluxe Safari Tier 2 Experience. Total of 10 chalets reached by climbing a series of steps
  • Surrounded by lush foliage giving guests the treehouse feel
  • Family/Honeymoon Suite with a separate living area for newly-weds and couples on safari holiday
  • Ensuite bathroom featuring a shower area and single or twin vanities, some units have a bathtub
  • Balcony with each room for relaxing and enjoying the views
The Buhoma Lodge offers just 10 chalets to gorilla-seeking tourists in Uganda, which can be reached by climbing a series of steps from the lounge area. The moment you step into your room, you will be charmed by the lush foliage that surrounds it, giving you the feeling you’re sleeping in a treehouse or a gorilla nest in comparison! A large custom-designed wooden double bed or twin singles grace each room. The rooms also feature an open rack for unpacking, area rugs, and side tables, along with an electronic safe and mesh windows to let breezes flow while bugs are kept out.

Should you opt for the Family/Honeymoon Suite, you will find that it has a separate living area with a fireplace that lends a cozy feel. The rock-lined, ensuite bathroom at the back features a stand-alone vanity or twin vanities and a curtained-off shower area. Some rooms also have a bathtub. You will also have a private balcony where you can spend time reveling in the jungle vistas and, perhaps, even spot an adventurous gorilla intruding into the lodge grounds (best season to visit Bwindi).
Buhoma Lodge Accommodation Bwindi

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Buhoma Lodge On Bwindi Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Tracking down the incredible mountain gorillas inhabiting the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Watching primates and their feeding, grooming, and napping habits
  • Spotting some of the 10 species of primates along with 200 kinds of butterflies and 350 avian varieties of birds
  • Visits to the local community of the Batwa people to understand their medicine-making methods using plants
  • Shopping for souvenirs at the lodge store to support the livelihoods of the forest craftsmen
The 60-minute period that you spend watching the rare mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be a life-changing experience in itself. You will be fascinated to see these fabulous creatures chewing on leaves and bamboo shoots and grooming one another. While tracking down these primates will probably be the highlight of your Bwindi safari tour, take the time to look for the other 9 species of primates the reserve is also famous for e.g. olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, etc.

Should you go on nature walks in the park, you may be able to spot some of the 200 species of butterflies and over 350 species of birdlife present here, some of which are unique to the park. Also, get an introduction to the native plant life, some of which has been growing here for many millennia, having survived the last Ice Age. You can go on community walks to nearby villages, where you can learn about the traditional lifestyle of the people e.g. the Batwa tribe. Take lessons in hunting, making medicines from plants, and brewing beer from banana leaves. Before you leave, be sure to shop for mementos at the lodge store, which supports local artisans.
Buhoma Lodge Safari Bwindi Tour

How Is The Dining At Buhoma Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Restaurant located within the lounge area
  • Delicious four-course meals served using fresh ingredients grown on surrounding farms
  • Provision of packed lunches for guests going on day-long excursions in the park
  • Special meals including gluten-free or other dietary requests welcomed
  • Bar serving sundowner drinks ideal for spending time with fellow travelers and exchanging experiences
The lodge serves delicious four-course meals or buffet out of the restaurant located in the lounge area. All meals are cooked using fresh produce from the local communities, and you will receive packed lunches to bring along for your trekking trips in Uganda. The chef takes special orders for dietary preferences, so if you require gluten-free or any other special meals, do inform your AfricanMecca travel consultant in advance. Sip on drinks from the bar as evening descends on the reserve and share stories of the wonders you saw with your fellow travelers.
Buhoma Lodge Meals Bwindi Dining

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Pros & Cons At Buhoma Lodge In Bwindi

What We Like About Buhoma Lodge

  1. Offers easy access to the Buhoma trail, which you will follow to locate the mountain gorilla family allotted to you by permit in Bwindi.
  2. Provides the services of expert masseuses who can help you relax tired muscles after your trekking trips. Complimentary 30 minute massage each day.
  3. Has just 10 chalets, providing for an intimate safari experience with personalized service. Some chalets have a bathtub.
  4. It’s an eco-friendly establishment that uses sustainable construction materials, solar panels for generating power, and gravity-based systems for supplying water.
  5. Feeling of staying in a treehouse or gorilla nest. One of the only two lodges located inside the park.

Things To Note When Staying At Buhoma Lodge

  1. Rooms, restaurant, and lounge are accessible with flights of stairs, making this vacation stayover unsuitable for mobility-challenged guests.
  2. Rustic accommodation with few amenities and facilities, which high-end, discerning guests may find inadequate for their stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  3. Offers a larger family room with a separate living area, but no other child-friendly services.
  4. Does not have a swimming pool or fitness center. Offers an authentic lodge experience.
  5. Laundry is included in your rooming price. If you are going to do any laundry, ensure that you bring quick dry clothing as the items are line dried.
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When staying at Buhoma Lodge during your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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