Bwindi Impenetrable Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Park, photo by Justin Norton
Bwindi Impenetrable Park (photo by Justin Norton)
 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda.

The park protects the last remaining piece of primary forest in the area, and is known for its tropical alpine mountains and carved valleys.

The Bwindi forest allows visitors the unusual experience of “gorilla tracking” – a system to view mountain gorillas in the wild.

Despite the park’s intimidating name, there are actually two major points that are penetrable (accessible): Buhoma and Nkoringo. Both offer similar opportunities to see the Gorillas.

NOTE: Permits must be obtained prior to arrival from the Uganda Wildlife Administration office in Kampala.

Share:
FacebookredditpinterestmailFacebookredditpinterestmail
Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

BOOK A LOW-COST FLIGHTBook a Top-Ranking Hotel
XXX

Ruhija Gorilla Lodge

Offering a restaurant and free bikes, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge is located in Luhiza. Free WiFi access is available in this chalet. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries and slippers. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$132

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Buhoma Lodge

Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Buhoma Lodge is located in Bwindi Impenetrable Park. Registration Office Gorilla Tracking (Nkuringo) is 13 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a seating area. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$375

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a remote luxury camp within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the southwest of Uganda. The camp has spacious and stylishly decorated tented units. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$380

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Mucha Bistro and Guesthouse

Situated in Kisoro, 100 metres from Supermarket, Mucha Bistro and Guesthouse features a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Silverback Lodge

Located in Buhoma and perched up high, Silverback Lodge overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Guests can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the views from the Summit Bar. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$280

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW
See all hotels in Bwindi Impenetrable Park.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ecomarvels Gorilla Resort

Ecomarvels Gorilla Resort

Situated in Luhizha, Ecomarvels Gorilla Resort features a garden and sun terrace. Bwindi park boundary is 2.2 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a seating area. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Located 200 metres from Supermarket in Kisoro, Kisoro Tourist Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has a barbecue and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

$65-
Tourland Cottages Kisoro

Tourland Cottages Kisoro

Set in Kisoro, 3 km from Supermarket, Tourland Cottages Kisoro features a barbecue and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Mucha Hotel

Mucha Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a sun terrace, Mucha Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kisoro, 6 km from Lake Mutanda. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78

$78-
Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Rushaga Gorilla Camp is located in Bugambira. Rushaga Gorilla Tracking (Nshongi Group) is 6 km away. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a seating area. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

$120-
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Situated in Bwindi Impenetrable Park, 700 metres from Registration Office Gorilla Tracking (Nkuringo), Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge features a barbecue, children's playground and terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$124

$124-
Ruhija Gorilla Lodge

Ruhija Gorilla Lodge

Offering a restaurant and free bikes, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge is located in Luhiza. Free WiFi access is available in this chalet. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries and slippers. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$132

$132-
The Gorilla Resort

The Gorilla Resort

Set in Buhoma on the mountainside ,The Gorilla Resort offers en-suite accommodation and gorilla trekking experiences. Bwindi Headquarters (register here) is 600 metres from the property. Bed linen is featured. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$135

$135-
Lake Chahafi Resort

Lake Chahafi Resort

Offering a garden and barbecue, Lake Chahafi Resort is located in Kisoro. The accommodation boasts a hot tub. Supermarket is 500 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a seating area. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$140

$140-

Highlights:

Click highlighted activity to see details.
Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Gorilla tracking

Gorilla tracking can take from anywhere between 15 minutes to a full day, depending on where the gorillas are. They move often and far -- one group of tourists can be back at the UWA camp within two hours on one day, while the next day, tracking the same group of gorillas can keep require walking until night falls.

Registration for tracking starts at 8.30AM, briefing is at 9. The trackers leave before that, and will communicate with your guides to let them know if and where they have found the gorillas. After getting there, you will have a maximum of 1 hour near the gorillas.
Tropical Forests
This is the last remaining old-growth forest in the region. Because of Bwindi’s mountains, trees and other flora change as one gets higher up.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Lowland Mountains
Alpine Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

By the Month

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Best Weather
Avg Min (° F)626362636362616362626262
Avg Max (° F)838180787879808181807880
Daily Chance of Precipitation35% 47% 56% 56% 41% 14% 3% 18% 50% 51% 60% 53%
CURRENT WEATHER