We look forward to planning your dream trip to Africa.

Follow Us On: facebook X instagram


  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Africa
Silverback Lodge Bwindi


Are You Planning An African Safari To Bwindi In Uganda? Scroll Down..


Silverback Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

Silverback Lodge is a part of a chain of properties across East Africa owned by Marasa Africa. Sitting atop a ridge overlooking the valley below, this lodge is a value establishment in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is just a five-minute walk away from the park headquarters gate. Safari vacationers staying at the lodge will be charmed by the sight of the structures constructed out of naturally occurring materials like sisal rope, volcanic rocks, forest vines, and purple slate stones, topped by woven thatch roofs.

Beautifully-landscaped gardens with flowering bushes form the setting of the property, with a vine-covered shaded veranda furnished with wicker furniture to relax. The indoor lounge is adorned with quaint, hand-carved sofas, giving the room a cozy feel. In between your gorilla-trekking trip in Bwindi Impenetrable Park, you must stop by the spa for expert massages that soothe away the aches and pains.

Key Takeaways

  • Belonging to the hospitality chain of Marasa Africa that has lodges and camps in different locations in Uganda
  • Located within the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Park which can be reached with a five-minute walk
  • Built out of sustainable materials sourced from the surrounding forests
  • Spa for getting expert massages after gorilla-tracking excursions
  • Indoor lounge and outdoor veranda for relaxing and taking in the picturesque views
Silverback Lodge Bwindi Park View

What To Expect At Silverback Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Value Safari Tier 3 Experience. Total of 12 rooms of which 6 are close to the lounge
  • Choice of rooms with a large double bed or twin singles furnished with unpretentious beds covered with mosquito netting
  • Veranda for sipping on a morning cup of tea or coffee
  • Ensuite bathroom featuring a curtained-off shower area and single vanity
  • Attractive landscaped gardens with a view of Bwindi Forest
Silverback Lodge has just 12 rooms to accommodate touring guests who are seeking value accommodations. Of these, 6 are located side-by-side in the structure that adjoins the main lounge. If you are traveling alone in the scenic environs of Bwindi Park, the lodge has a single room for you. You can also choose from 4 rooms with double beds or 7 rooms with two single beds. Modest wooden beds with mosquito netting add to the countryside charm of the room, which also includes a closet, side table, and area rugs.

All rooms have a stone-floor veranda – the perfect place to spend time sipping on tea or coffee as you view the mists gently rising above the forest canopy, or perhaps look for some of the 350 bird species that thrive in the wilderness reserve. The ensuite bathroom features a curtained-off shower area and single washbasin.
Silverback Lodge Accommodation Bwindi

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

Key Takeaways

  • Tracking gorillas through the mist-covered forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Park
  • Looking for some of the 200 species of butterflies and 25,000-year-old flora dating back to the Ice Age
  • Exploring Bwindi Park’s that has attained the prestige of being a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Spending time with the local Batwa people also known as “keepers of the forests”. Option of participating in the Ride for a Woman Biking program
  • Spotting some of the 9 other species of primates that also thrive in the reserve
Gorilla safari is the primary activity in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Watching these incredible ape primates in their natural habitat is a life-changing experience – one that you will cherish in your lifetime. The trek to locate these creatures is memorable in itself. Your guide will point out some of the superb avian life of the reserve, along with mammals, insects, amphibians, and reptiles. Your journey through the forests will be made all the more enjoyable thanks to the 200 species of butterflies and 25,000-year-old flora, which experts believe survived the last Ice Age.

As you safari holiday in the environs of Bwindi Park (best season and time to visit), you will be fascinated to learn that the reserve earned the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide will explain that aside from the rare mountain gorillas, the reserve hosts nine other species of primates, each more fabulous than the one before e.g. red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, vervet monkeys. You can also take the time to interact with the local Batwa Pygmy people who have lived here for centuries. Learn about their traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyles, arts and crafts, and music and dance forms. You can also take a guided mountain bike excursion on the Ride for a Woman Biking program.
Silverback Lodge Safari Bwindi Tour

How Is The Dining At Silverback Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Summit Bar for ordering alcoholic drinks and cocktails
  • Range of traditional Ugandan and international cuisines available
  • Indoor and alfresco dining options available to enjoy meals with vistas of the forest
  • With prior notice, meals can be prepared to suit special dietary preferences and specific tastes
  • Barbecued dishes cooked onsite as you wait
Enjoy delicious multi-cuisine meals prepared by the lodge chef, who is happy to cook special dishes according to guest preferences. Don’t be surprised if he pops by your table for feedback on his dishes, which you can enjoy indoors or al fresco on the veranda, as you soak in the fabulous forest vistas. Order drinks at the Summit Bar and sip on them as you celebrate the gorillas you met on safari in Uganda.
Silverback Lodge Meals Bwindi Dining

Select Our Highly Recommended & Unique Designed Uganda Safaris & Gorilla Treks That You Want To Tour Visit & Experience

Pros & Cons At Silverback Lodge In Bwindi

What We Like About Silverback Lodge

  1. Close proximity to Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with trailhead just a 5-minute walk away.
  2. A small value lodge with just 12 rooms, offering tranquil safari experience with few other guests.
  3. Built out of naturally-occurring materials like purple slate stones, volcanic rock, sisal rope, forest vines, and woven thatch.
  4. On-site spa where safari vacationers can get massages and relax after gorilla-tracking excursions.
  5. A nice view of Bwindi Forest from its valley location amidst its landscaped gardens.

Things To Note When Staying At Silverback Lodge

  1. Not an entirely eco-friendly lodge – solar panels for generating electricity is lacking or any other green operating methods to lower carbon footprint.
  2. Room standard and aesthetics needs improvement.
  3. The lodge is located outside the Bwindi park boundaries.
  4. Some tourists staying here may find that the connecting lined rooming structures lack privacy (very close to each other), and the uninspired tiled bathrooms and floors are not keeping up with the safari ambiance.
  5. Service levels can be variable at times; though, expected from a Value Safari Tier 3 accommodation.
Silverback Lodge Rating By AfricanMecca
3.6 Star
Service & Quality
Camp-Lodge Size
Users (0 votes) 0

Silverback Lodge Is A Value Tier 3 Safari Accommodation

safari value three

Learn More On AfricanMecca Safari Tier Ratings & Experiences

Write An Accommodation Trip Review On Silverback Lodge In Bwindi, Uganda

Leave your review or comments


What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWSfive star africanmecca safaris reviews

  • AfricanMecca Safaris offers incredibly knowledgeable and skilled services! Our travel arrangements for 2 months of volunteering with TEACH Rwanda in country were made quickly and economically. Honored to work with Raza!
    Janet Brown - TEACH Rwanda Founder - United States
  • I just returned from a month in Africa, specifically Rwanda & Kenya. I am left breathless with my experience. AfricanMecca Safaris coordinated the entire trip for me and left no detail, nothing for me to do.
    Carol Bobb - Pennsylvania, United States
  • Jambo Altaf, Many thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your choice of tented accommodation at the two Tsavos and Amboseli was superb, we didn't have a favourite. We would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone.
    Geoffrey Topliss - Northampton, United Kingdom
  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
    Dan Kobick - Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers - New York, United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States
  • Raza and AfricanMecca Safaris did an outstanding job with all of the arrangements lined up to help make our trip unforgettable. We do thank you from the bottom of our heart.
    Kim and Mike Claiborne - Texas, United States
  • Rwanda was amazing. The accommodations, food, and guides AfricanMecca arranged were great. Raza also helped us through the complicated process of getting permits for gorilla trekking. AfricanMecca is a fantastic company to work with.
    Stephanie Weir - United States


When staying at Silverback 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.

Best Safari Planning Ideas & Trip Experiences For Uganda

Below are guide references on how to plan each of the below safari experience in Uganda. Alternatively, go to the summary section for a quick overview of each trip planning experience.

1. How To Plan Uganda Safari Trips? (Summary)

2. Wildlife Safari Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

3. Private & Tailor-Made Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

4. Honeymoon Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

5. Family Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

6. Luxury Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

7. Photo Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

8. Cultural Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

9. Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Primate Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

10. Hike, Trek & Bush Walk Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

11. Birding Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda

12. Wedding Safaris Trip Planning Guide For Uganda



Do You Need Knowledgeable, Experienced & Specialist Guidance With Silverback Lodge? Let Us Help Plan Your Trip Itinerary Correctly



Write A Travel Or Tourist Trip Review To Share Your Experiences



Contact Us
Send this to a friend