Buhoma Lodge is located in one of Uganda’s most remote and beautiful regions. Bwindi is one of the top 10 birding sites in Africa with over 350 recorded species, including 23 endemics. Over 200 spectacular butterfly species, as well as L’Hoest’s monkey, black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, giant forest hog and the African golden cat are found here.
Renowned for its warm welcome and attentive service, guests love the homely ambience of this Africa inspired lodge. Constructed using sustainable materials, the elevated central lounge, bar and dining area (serving delicious multi-course meals) offers a cosy spot for guests to unwind, and offers amazing uninterrupted views over the forest. The crackling fireplace adds a mystical atmosphere to cooler evenings.
With Buhoma set just steps away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in for an occasional visit, while our resident L’Hoest’s monkey troup visit the gardens in front of the lodge almost daily, much to the delight of our guests.
These ancient forests are home to an estimated 400 mountain gorillas. Although mountain gorillas are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed, viewing success rates are over 98%. Once sighted, visitors are allowed an hour with the gorillas. Our complimentary massage following your gorilla trek is a welcome treat! Overnighting in Bwindi is required the night before trekking due to your early morning start. As trekking can sometimes take a full day, a second nights accommodation is a must. Ideally 2 to 3 nights are suggested to enjoy this region. It is essential to pre-book permits.
Buhoma Lodge is eco friendly and has been constructed using sustainable local materials where possible and uses solar power. Each chalet has a private verandah and enormous windows, giving spectacular views of the forest canopy. Awaken to chattering forest birds, and the occasional screech of a monkey. Mountain Gorillas have even been spotted in our garden!