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“Perfect place to stay for seeing the gorillas ”
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Bwindi Lodge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Bwindi Lodge for 2 nights in October 2017. An amazing place to stay if you’re going to see the gorillas. Nearest park entrance and Bwindi village are within walking distance. Lodge itself is beautifully presented, with stunning spacious rooms and lovely attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

One of the best lodges we have been to. Located on the forest near the gorilla park. The lodge has good well trained staff, and the room are very clean, well spaced and well managed.
The food, prepared well and served on time. The night was incredible as we looked forward to the gorilla trekking the next day.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We were met at the Kihihi airfield by Robert, our guide and driver for the whole stay, who took care of our luggage. There is an hour and a half drive to the lodge itself, but Robert kept things interesting with information on the area we were passing though.
On arrival, we were offered cold drinks and refresher towels, whilst our luggage was transported to our Banda. We had Mama Bwindi (each Banda was named after a different gorilla from the area), which was spacious and comfortable. We were well looked after by Joseph, our butler for our stay, who organised our meals, wake up calls and laundry (complimentary). In spite of their own website, there was a power point in the room with a power board to charge all the usual electronic devices, so there was never a need to charge at the main lodge.
Every morning, Joseph would wake us up with a cup of tea and biscuits, before having breakfast in the main lodge. With trekking days, the lodge would prepare a packed lunch, then Joseph would proceed to carry our packs up to Robert. Just before departing to the Park (less than 5 minutes away), staff would fit gaiters over our boots. Robert always ensured we had sufficient water and walking sticks if we needed them.
After the trek, staff would take our boots away to be cleaned, to be returned after dinner.
The communal dining table was a great place to compare notes on the trek taken.
The Banda we had was spacious and comfortable, with quality toiletries and plentiful bottled water (tap water was deemed not potable).
It was heartening to see the lodge supported several local community projects, putting money back into the area.
Tip: Ask your guide to negotiate a trek suitable for your ability. And use your guide if you are walking around the village so you’ll not be hassled into buying things.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Words cant fully describe Bwindi Lodge: On arrival you are blown away by the modern country chic decor, it simply feels like home- A beautiful home. The staff charm you with their warm smiles, they are literally excited to host you. Our dinning experience was simply Unique; A banquet setting, Visitors to the lodge come as strangers but leave as friends, The Chef fed us to an exquisite dinner, the surprise at the end was entertainment from the lodge staff. The rooms were elegantly redecorated too and with modern charming elements and lighting. I would recommend this lodge for a mid range client who wants to have a luxury experience.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I can't say enough about Bwindi Lodge - the service, the lodging, the surroundings, the food, the staff - they all were incredible. From cleaning our boots after gorilla trekking to offering free massages it doesn't get better than this. I loved sitting in the common area after a hike and drinking a glass of wine or just getting to know fellow travelers (or falling asleep for a pre dinner nap). The food took me by surprise and ended up leaving behind all the protein bars I had taken with me anticipating I wouldn't have enough to eat! Agree with other comments that the photos provided on the site do not do it justice. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Lisa M
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Address: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
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Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is the finest luxury lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique properties. The gorillas frequently come to relax in the verdant bush around the lodge! The lodge is perfectly located for a Uganda jungle gorilla tracking experience. The lodge boasts eight large bandas facing the forest. Each of the guest bandas has a sitting area, a terrace and an en-suite luxury shower room. The main living area has a central fireplace which acts as a focal point for guests to relax and discuss their gorilla tracking experience. A large terrace overlooking the forest is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage. ... more   less 
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Bwindi Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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