Gorilla Safari Lodges Uganda

Accommodation and Meals


There are a number of choices to cater for the luxury as well as the budget tourists’ accommodation.The local community operates a rest camp, Buhoma Community Cam ground with clean and simple bandas; a restaurant serving simple traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner is also.

Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi N.P
-Bwindi View Canteen is also favorable for low income visitors.
-Buhoma homestead
-Gorilla Forest Camp
-Mantana Luxury tented Camp
-Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp
-Volcanoes Bwindi Camp

There is a self catering Guest house which must be booked in advance through Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters in Kampala.

Savanna Resort Hotel is 43 kilometers to Buhoma and is adjacent to Ishasha sector, of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Road distances:
Kampala to Kabale is a distance of 414 km on bitumen surface and takes 6–7 hours. An additional 120 km from Kabale to Buhoma Park Headquarters via Kanungu and Kanyantoroogo on murram surface takes 3-4 hours and may require a 4WD vehicle. This road is not frequently used by the public. A 4WD vehicle is recommended.

There is also a bus from Kampala to Butogota. Taxis for hire are available for about US$15 from Butogota to Buhoma Park Headquarters. You may travel by bus or public taxi from Kampala to Kabale. In Kabale you can hire a car at about US$ 50, or take a pickup taxi to Butogota. Public transport to Butogota is unpredictable, but most common on Thursdays. Arrange in advance to be picked from Buhoma after your visit, if you are lacking self owned vehicle.

Bwindi impenetrable National Park Accommodation:

These ranges from luxury to Budget and among which include the following;

Volcanoes Bwindi Camp: This attractively low-key camp consists of several secluded self-contained standing tents, carved into individual clearings in the surrounding scrub. The restaurant and bar is on a wooden deck with a great view over the gallery forest on the park boundary. Half board accommodation costs USD 90/130, single/double and full board USD 96/ 144. Discounted by 25% for Uganda residents. Meals are available at USD 3 for a main course or Uganda shillings 5 USD for 3 courses.

Gorilla Forest Camp: This is one of the most preferred Uganda gorilla safari lodge, owned by an up market safari operator. This fabulous tented camp is easily the plushest option in Bwindi. Cut into a lush forest glade about 500 metres inside the park entrance at Buhoma. The secluded self contained walk in twin tents are protected beneath a thatch roof extending over a private deck, while meals and drinks are served in an organically decorated open sided common area. A good variety of birds and more occasionally monkeys, regularly pass through the grounds. Rate USD 137/220 single/double respectively.

Buhoma Homestead:little more than a jumped-up local guest house, the Buhoma Homestead would feel extortionately priced any where else in the country at around USD 60 per person full board for a self contained single/ double with hot water. But it’s a fair compromise between cost and comfort at Bwindi with a friendly atmosphere and an attractive location within the park boundary.

Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp:
This is anew camp which consists of basic self contained standing tents which is located immediately outside the park entrance. It’s a low budget USD 70. Camping is permitted at USD 5 per person.

Budget and Camping:

Buhoma Community Bandas and Campsites:
This is an attractive complex which is set in wooded grounds in a slope facing a forest gallery immediately inside the park entrance gate. A bed in a six berth dormitory costs USD 8 per person while twin and double bandas cost 10 USD per person. Camping is allowed at USD 3 per person. No visitation fee is needed for staying here unless you go on a walk into the park. Basic meals can be ordered for in advance at a cost of USD 3. Drinks of different forms are also available.

Bwindi Travelers Motel Butogota:
It is Located in the middle of Bugotota trading center 15 kilometres for Bwindi National Park Head Quarters. Rate: USD 15

Bwindi-View Bandas and Gorilla Nest Campsite:
This is situated directly opposite the community camp site; this private set up is considerably cheaper, with stunning views of virgin forest opposite and nestled away on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Rate: 8 USD. 2 bed bandas are available at USD 6/8 single/ double while 4 bed dorms cost USD 6 per person or 20 dollars for a full unit and camping costs 2.50 USD. Meals Available. Bookings can be made through the National Park information office in Kabale.

Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite:
This is loved by many budget travelers on Uganda gorilla tours in Bwindi National Park, located in a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Rate: USD 20. You can book a budget or luxury gorilla safari and stay in any of the lodges above that you see best suits your budget.