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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I have been to this lodge quite a number of times but since the end of 2014 up to August 2015, the times when I have been there again a number of times, the lodge is no longer what it used to be. It is very poorly managed to the extent that trainee interns are used to serve guests at...

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Babra A, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mathew S. My name is Paul Magiri, the new Operations Manager for both Ruhija Gorilla Lodge and Ntoroko Game Lodge - a sister property to Ruhija. I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for choosing to book Ruhija Gorillah Lodge. I appreciate and thank you for your comments i received through the TripAdvisor. Sir, I assure you...

Texas
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This is the best lodge for trekking out of Ruhija. The rooms are large and comfortable, as was the bed. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The drawback to this lodge was that the food was terrible. We went other lodges for our meals. We would recommend this lodge simply because the rooms and views are so nice.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I spent 2 nights at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge. It is nice , clean, easily accessible off the main road to Kisoro and a walking distance to the main Gorilla tracking point. Its cottages are new and fresh and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Bwindi forest and the Virungas.

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Francis O, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this beautiful comment you made of Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. Dear sir, It's at the Center of our interest that we should keep providing you with such soothing experience that one can enjoy on a Safari coupled with the right choices that you make in life. We have chosen that right spot for the lodge well knowing...

Adirondacks, New York
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We stayed at the lodge for 2 nights in January 2015. Great location, very close to the starting point for trekking the Kyaguiro gorilla family. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There is a big porch on the main building with fantastic views of the mountains...a great place to relax with a beer after gorilla trekking. The entire staff, especially...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This place has very comfortable, pleasant, clean rooms, but then they should be as they are expensive. However there were lots of shortcomings considering the high prices. No torch provided for when there was no electricity, luke warm instead of chilled beer or wine, substandard food etc. Was charged US$25 for the most basic and unappealing packed lunch and US25...

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Ruhija Gorilla S, General Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Oliver East, We deeply regret and apologize for your dissatisfaction with the level of service offered to you at our lodge,there is no reason that we can offer for our defense.We have been consistently working around the clock to match services to level of the facility but on on this occasion we fell short of our services. I will...

North Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 October 2014

My husband and I stayed at the lodge for two nights while doing gorilla treks in Bwindi. I would not describe it as a luxury hotel by any stretch, but it had all the basics: clean, flush toilets, basic good food. The steps leading up to the main building from the rooms below are very steep - you have to...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this nice little place. The main advantage is the location very close to the starting point of the gorilla trekking. The rooms a big and clean, and has a beautiful view over the mountains. The staff is very helpful and the food is delicious. The lodge is located quit high above sea level, so the...

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Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I went on a gorilla trek in Uganda in January 2014. Stayed at this lodge for two nights. The view was lovely. Rooms were clean and spacious. Staff was most helpful and friendly. Note that it is in the mountains and it can get cold at night - bring warm pjs.

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Ruhija Gorilla S, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pam S, We are highly elated for the positive comments you have given Ruhija Gorilla Lodge during your stay with us. We value our customers and your comments can only inspire us to provide better services in future. Kind regards Moses

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I was introduced to this safari lodge by a friend since there are not so many luxury lodges in the Ruhija area and I got a good deal from the safari lodge manager, and this was affordable for three of us including our tour leader. The books were well handled by Moses, and all emails were replied in time. We...

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Warsaw
Reviewed 24 October 2013

My wife and I spent there a night prior Gorilla trecking in mid September. Overall it's a great place with very friendly staff. Advantages: - great view,just amazing, above clounds straight across rainforest - excellent food, beautifull lodge interior - friendly staff as well as manager, great supportive service - very close to the safari starting place (no need for...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ruhija Gorilla Lodge Bwindi is a unique safari lodge suitable for all classes of travelers; it welcomes you with breath taking scenery of the forest, peace and tranquility – a home away from home, enjoy the melodies of insects and birds, surprise visits of monkeys or even gorillas.Come and experience the Hospitality that is immersed in an entirely new and Refreshing natural ambiance which will make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one!Accommodation:We have three types of rooms all unique from each other: the deluxe cabins, the Superior cabins and standard rooms, they are all carefully designed to blend in with the Natural environment around. All cabins are well equipped with comfortable beds and Furniture that is designed to maximize your comfort. The bath rooms are fitted in with hot and Cold water…Every detail has been taken care of to give you the comfort you deserve! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: Ruhija Village | Bwindi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: ₹ 8,854 - ₹ 11,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“All deluxe and superior rooms have great views. The superior rooms have fireplaces.”
 of 5 bubbles 50robr, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“front rooms - more expensive, great view.”
 of 5 bubbles brendam560, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Deluxe Rooms have more privacy and better views”
  • Deluxe Room overlooking the vast Bwindi Forest
 of 5 bubbles SamWaweru, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“These "budget" rooms look really like budget but are not cheap :) there is only small room with bed and a bathroom. We stayed in better places across Rwanda & Uganda for quarter the price. You pay for the location I presume. If you can afford go for the house you will be in paradise.”
  • View from the veranda
 of 5 bubbles b_a_ejf, 24 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Go for a superior room....uninterrupted scenery,& their own log fires,double balcony.......well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles sollady, 1 Oct 2013 | Read review
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