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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, good food, a lot of details to make yourself comfortable. Peaceful and beautiful surrounding to relax. Including the massage and all drinks in the price contributes to a restful stay.Highly recommendable. Better pay a little more and be happier!

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mase_xavier, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback on the lodge. We are delighted to read that you had good service, good food and a comfortable stay at Bwindi Lodge. Our staff will be delighted to read your feedback. Thanks again for recommending us and for the review. We hope to host you again at Bwindi Lodge...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bwindi Lodge was everything we expected and more. With the stunning backdrop of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest each evening was more special than the next. The staff were warm, welcoming and totally responsive to our needs and requests. Special mention to Joseph and Mariana who seemed to do everything there! Highly recommend this place for your trip and only a...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Philly L, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback on the lodge. We are delighted to read that a stay at Bwindi Lodge was everything you expected and more. It’s very heartening for Joseph, Marianna and the lodge staff to read your feedback, and useful for future guests to read your tips. It is also good to...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This has to be one of Africa's best lodges with a relaxing and peaceful location. The rooms (bandas) are very comfortable and those with a veranda can sit and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the forest. Gorillas do come to the lodge perimeter but I did not see any. There are walks around the lodge, which are fun to do....

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VolcanoesSafaris, Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AlphaDawg61, Thank you very much for your five-star review. We are delighted to read that you consider Bwindi Lodge as one of Africa's best lodges. Our staff will be delighted to read your feedback. As you rightly say, all drinks are included in the full board room rate, as is the complimentary massage. Thanks again for your great review,...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I Visited this place in 10/2016 it was a fantastic place and staff were on point Chef was good and Mariana thanks for the Time we had with while at the property. What a great personality in You We would love to come back in this Year 2017 with family

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VolcanoesSafaris, Bwindi Lodge Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bahereza, Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to read that you had 'a fantastic stay.' It’s very heartening for Mariana and the lodge staff to read your feedback, and useful for future guests to read your tips. We will be happy to welcome you back to Bwindi Lodge in 2017. Thanks again for your...

Reviewed 10 November 2016

The lodge looks even better than advertised. You are welcomed by Marianna, and what a great host she is! We were just 4 guest for the 2 nights I spent there, but everything was running so smooth. Everybody is so nice and polite, they even do your laundry for free or clean your boots after the tracking. The food was...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Bwindi Lodge Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Deliky Thank you very much for your five-star review. We are delighted to read you had such a good time with us. We have recently refurbished a number of areas of the lodge. We have upgraded, converted and refurbished two of the bandas to deluxe standard, making them perfect for honeymooning couples. We have also extended the main veranda,...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Undivided attention and a gin & tonic is a must after gorilla tracking. Try hanging around the main house with a camera handy in case some gorillas come passing by. I myself was lucky to see the group of gorillas twice during my 4 nights stay. Also a good place for birding watching. The portion of the food may be...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear judysiu Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. How exciting that you saw the gorillas so close! Since your visit, we have learned that one of the female gorillas from the Rushegura family (who visit the lodge occasionally) gave birth. It is very exciting that we have a baby gorilla on our doorstep. The...

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This stunning Lodge has all the comforting 1st world elements you may not expect from a lodge in the middle of a rain forest but still the ethnic African feel you would hope for when going on a remote vacation. Hot showers, lovely fire pits, comfortable beds and EPIC food! The staff are all very good and very knowledgeable of...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Front Office Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caz L Thank you very much for your review. We are honoured that you chose to stay with us on your honeymoon. Our staff will be delighted to read your feedback. Bwindi Lodge is the closest lodge to the start of the gorilla tracking. No doubt the lodge staff told you how the gorillas themselves sometimes come to visit...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good food (excellent vegetarian options) friendly and attentive staff, excellent complementary massage (great after gorilla tracking), and a quick turnaround on laundry (also great after gorilla tracking). They also clean your boots and gaiters up so they come back looking like new. Apparently? Rated as the top class lodge in Buhoma, it is very well situated for gorilla tracking in...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeandJaki Many thanks for your great review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Bwindi Lodge has a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The recent upgrade and refurbishment of two bandas to deluxe standard makes Bwindi Lodge the most luxurious lodge in Buhoma. These two bandas each has a 52 m² private living space. All bandas...

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Lodge is owned by Volcano Safaris and run expertly by the manager, Jocelyn. It is quite a steep climb from the road down to the lodge and can be tricky if raining. The communal area were clean and comfortable and each lodge is close to the main building - max 2/3 min walk. Our room was comfortable but due...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Robert D Many thanks for your review. We appreciate reading your feedback. Bwindi Lodge is the closest lodge to the start of the gorilla tracking in Buhoma, Uganda's (and indeed the world's) most popular location for gorilla tracking. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a mountainous rainforest. It can rain most days and in many places the terrain is steep. Lodge...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Part of the Volcanoes Safaris group, this small lodge has an amazing location looking right out to the forest (and somewhere the gorillas!) Close to the park entrance, it is well managed by a Jocelyn and her friendly team, food was excellent and the bandas very comfortable. The lounge area has wifi but more importantly a fantastic and atmospheric view....

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SuttonHill Many thanks for your five-star review. Jocelyn, the chef and the rest of the team will be delighted. Bwindi Lodge is the closest lodge to the gorilla tracking, so close that sometimes the gorillas pay us a visit! We hope you enjoyed the recently extended veranda. Perhaps you stayed in one of our new deluxe bandas? We hope...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique Uganda jungle safari experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi! The adventure lodge in Uganda boasts eight bandas facing the forest canopy, each with a private terrace from which you can spot wildlife, including chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and monkeys jumping from tree to tree mere metres away. Each room in our gorilla safari lodge has en-suite bathrooms and the eco-luxury comforts are all provided in eco-sensitive ways. A cosy fireside bar and lounge in the main building offers the chance for you to relax while sharing stories of your gorilla tracking experience with other guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bwindi Lodge

Address: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Bwindi Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Lodge Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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