Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a lovely new luxury option in the southern part of Bwindi National Park. There are ten stone cottages, each featuring a spacious bedroom, lounge area and an en suite bathroom with a shower. A fireplace links the bedroom and lounge ensuring the rooms are kept cozy and warm in the cool evenings, and all of the rooms boast dramatic views of the Virunga Volcanoes beyond. Food is cooked using local produce and the main lodge facilities include a cozy library and lounge area, a lush botanical garden and sheltered verandahs where you can relax with a cup of tea enjoying the amazing views. High ceilings, pale canvas furnishings and pale wooden beams really maximize the sense of space and grandeur in the main lodge area, befitting the amazing location perfectly. The lodge directly assists the local Nkuringo community through a development fund, ensuring the local population can benefit from jobs and support from the lodge. A major advantage with this lodge is that guests can walk from their cottage to the trailhead where they will start and end their gorilla tracking day, making it superbly located in this part of the park.
Please note that the Nkuringo group of gorillas which is the group that visitors will track from Clouds Lodge is a challenging group of gorillas to visit, and the walk may take at least four hours to reach the group.
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The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Tracking Mountain gorilla is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences. It is difficult to describe the exhilaration attached to first setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.