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Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Bwindi


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Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

The Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is an entirely eco-friendly safari holiday accommodation located on the Nteko Ridge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This value, carbon neutral lodge stands at an altitude of 2161 meters and offers marvelous views of the Kashasha River Valley, its namesake Nkuringo Hill, and the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes in the distance, part of the Great Albertine Rift Valley.

Committed to operating with a minimal carbon footprint, this establishment has a series of structures constructed by hand using sustainable, locally available materials. The lounge is a pleasing place to unwind, with a thatched roof, a tree growing in the center, and big windows that provide superb views of Bwindi Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Solar panels provide power, while rainwater is harvested for use in the lodge. Generators are used only when necessary.

Key Takeaways

  • Located at the edge of the Nteko Ridge at an altitude of 2161 meters
  • Offers spell-binding views of the Virunga Mountains, Bwindi Forest, Nkuringo Hill, and the Kashasha River Valley
  • Constructed out of sustainable materials harvested from the local surroundings
  • As a carbon neutral lodge, it follows eco-friendly principles with solar panels for power and rainwater harvesting
  • Lounge centered around a living tree with large windows to let in the panoramas
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Bwindi Park View

What To Expect At Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Value Safari Tier 3 Experience. Total of 16 rooms in 2 categories
  • Families can opt for the two-bedroom Family Villa that can house upto 8 guests
  • Garden Cottage Rooms available that are suitable for up to 3 guests
  • Villas with interconnecting bedrooms for 6 members also available
  • Ensuite bathroom with stone-lined shower area and hairdryers on request
You can reach your cottage at the Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge by following paved pathways through the lush, natural gardens. The lodge has 16 rooms in 2 specifications to meet the requirements of every budget-conscious traveler, including 8 Garden Cottage Rooms, which may have a double bed or twin singles. You can also opt for one of the 3 Villas with 2 interconnecting rooms (can be independent too) or the two-bedroom Family Villa with a shared balcony. Each villa room can sleep up to 4 guests while the Garden Cottage can be converted into a triple room.

Built on a raised hardwood platform, each room has expansive windows, a wooden floor, and a thatched roof. Open racks are provided so you can unpack, and other add-ons such as a safety deposit box, area rugs, a small seating space, and a potbelly heater lend comfort at an altitude of 2161 meters. You can also spend some safari vacation time on the large patio outside enjoying coffee, the panoramas of the mountains, and the melody of some of the birds that call Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home (birdwatching in Uganda). Ensuite bathrooms have a stone-lined shower area, and hair dryers are provided on request.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Accommodation Bwindi

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

Key Takeaways

  • Tracking the elusive mountain gorillas in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Forest Park
  • Viewing some of the 10 different varieties of primates that inhabit here
  • Birdwatching to spot some of the 350 species of avian life
  • Cultural tours to visit the Batwa community and learn about their traditional arts and crafts
  • Trip to Lake Mutanda for a dugout canoe ride and lunch at the restaurant by the lake
Follow pathways through the forest accompanied by an expert guide, who will help you find the gorilla family allotted to you in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi. You also have the option to track them down in the Rushaga Sector which is a 60-75 minute drive from the lodge. Upon spotting the mountain gorillas of Bwindi on your safari, the tour guide will direct the hour that you spend in the company of the rare and awe-inspiring gentle giants of Uganda. The reserve hosts a total of 10 species of primates, including the black and white colobus monkey, L’Hoest monkey, vervet monkey, and olive baboon.

You may also spot some of the more than 350 varieties of avian life, 120 mammals, and various reptiles, amphibians, and insects present in the park. The landscape of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is marked by hilly crests, vales, and waterfalls that you can enjoy exploring its other trails. Many tourists also take the time to visit the Batwa community to learn about their hunter-gatherer lifestyle and traditional arts and crafts of the Uganda culture. Take a trip to the nearby Lake Mutanda for a dugout canoe ride and lunch in the lakeside restaurant.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Safari Bwindi Tour

How Is The Dining At Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Indoor and outdoor dining options available. Dinner is a four-course meal
  • Restaurant located within the lounge providing fabulous views as you eat
  • Packed lunches provided to guests wishing to go on day-long excursions
  • Freshly-baked breads, soups and a range of authentic Ugandan and international cuisines available
  • Specific dietary preferences are welcome; the chef prepares meals on request
The lodge restaurant is located in the lounge area and also has a bar where you can order drinks and charge electronics. Dine on simple, home-cooked meals served indoors or outside beside the campfire. The chef serves fresh bread baked in the kitchen, delicious hot soup, beverages, and a selection of local and global cuisine. You can also request a packed lunch to bring along on your gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (best time to visit and seasons to go to Uganda).
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Pros & Cons At Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge In Bwindi

What We Like About Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

  1. Has a strategic location atop the Nteko Ridge, providing travelers superb views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi Forest Park, and Kashasha River Valley.
  2. Has just 16 rooms, providing a tranquil safari experience with few other visitors. The lodge rooms have a fireplace, and hot water bottles are tucked in bed each evening.
  3. Eco-friendly lodge committed to a neutral carbon footprint; uses solar panels for generating power, performs rainwater harvesting, and has structures constructed by hand out of locally available, sustainable materials.
  4. Has a small massage room that provides basic care to guests, helping them relax in between hiking and wildlife viewing excursions.
  5. Has family-friendly facilities like the interconnecting Family Villa housing upto 8 guests.

Things To Note When Staying At Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

  1. Has a series of structures scattered across the Nteko incline and is not suitable for physically challenged vacationers.
  2. Uses a generator for power in the absence of sunshine. Delivery of hot water from showers can be variable at times.
  3. Offers only modest amenities and facilities, so high-end or even deluxe seeking guests looking for luxurious services might find the lodge lacking.
  4. Does not have a swimming pool or fitness center for the right reasons. It is an authentic primate base lodge.
  5. Rooms have variable views, with some of them facing the Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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When staying at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla 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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