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Midrange Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Midrange Lodges in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable forest famous for trekking the mountain gorillas lies in the south west of Uganda. There are a number of properties waiting to host you on your gorilla safari in this part of the world. Below we provide a list of midrange accommodation in Bwindi so as to ease your plans for gorilla trekking.

Silver back lodge -Buhoma Sector

Silver back lodge is one of the latest additions to the Marasa Africa properties. The lodge is lies in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It’s in close proximity to the national park and provides spectacular views of the Impenetrable Forest. It is a 9 hrs’ drive from Kampala to the lodge. Silverback Lodge-Midrange Accommodation Bwindi

Silver back lodge is without doubt the largest in the area with a number of rooms unlike any other.  All rooms are ensuite and have comfy chairs and tables on their balconies.

Additionally, the lodge restaurant serves both local and international dishes. It also has a bar which operates 24 hrs.

What to do at Silver back Lodge

  • Gorilla Trekking experience
  • Munyaga water falls trail
  • Nature walks
  • Birdwatching
  • cultural visits

Gorilla mist Camp -Ruhija Sector

Gorilla mist camp provides midrange accommodation in Bwindi in the Ruhija sector. It lies about 10 hrs. drive from Kampala. Gorilla mist camp can be your base for trekking the gorilla groups of Oruzogo, Bitukura etc in Ruhija sector in Bwindi Forest.

The restaurant serves 3 course meals. A well stocked bar is also in place.

More to mention, Gorilla Mist Camp provides ensuite single, twin and double rooms. It is powered by solar power 24hrs.

What to do at Gorilla Mist Camp

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Visit the Mubwindi Swamp for bird watching and see several fauna and flora
  • Nature walks
  • Community visits

Engagi Lodge -Buhoma Sector

Engagi Lodge is a mid-range lodge that lies a few meters outside the gate to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive from Kampala to the lodges takes just 9 hrs. and 2 hrs. flight from either Kajansi or Entebbe Airport.Engagi Lodge Midrange Accommodation Bwindi

This midrange lodge is one of the best in the area. It is well decorated and has glass sliding doors providing an exclusive feel while lodging there. The lodge’s splendid setting offers spectacular views over the forest canopies.

While lodging at Engagi, you can view the Bwindi Impenetrable forest from all corners.  Each cottage has either double or twin beds, a bathroom with flushing toilets and hot and cold running water. Each has a private balconies where guests can enjoy their morning tea or coffee as they watch out over the forest canopy. As if that is not enough, the whole lodge has solar power.

What to do while at Engagi lodge

  • Gorilla tracking experience
  • Community walks and visits
  • Bird and butterfly watching,
  • Forest walks
  • Water fall walk

Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp – Buhoma Sector

This exclusive camp is on the border of Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park.  If is very ideal for gorilla trekking adventures in Bwindi Forest.

It is a whole 9 hours drive from Kampala  by road. One can as well access it using an aircraft from Kajansi to Kisoro Airstrip. It is 2 hours drive from Kisoro airstrip.

Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp is undoubtedly among the oldest accommodation facilities in Bwindi forest. The lodge operation started in 1994 and has been proving upmarket and midrange  accommodation in Bwindi Forest. It is indeed a midrange tented camp that provides luxuries with a touch of the African wilderness.

The restaurant is open hrs. and serves both international and local food to visitors. It also has well stocked bar providing alcoholic drinks as well as beverages to guests.

Be sure to have full electricity since the property has solar power 24 hours.

What to do at Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Bird and butterfly watching
  • Cultural visits
  • Bird watching activity
  • Site seeing

Bakiga lodge – Ruhija Sector

Bakiga lodge is one of the mid-range accommodation facilities  in the Ruhija sector of bwindi impenetrable national park. It is just a few meters from the  meeting point for gorilla trekking.

Bakiga lodge is about 9hours drive from Kampala. It lies on  top of a beautiful valley overlooking Bwindi forest and it gives a real meaning of an African experience.

The lodge provides comfort and warm Ugandan service. Its restaurant serves both local and international foods. It also has a bar which operates 24/7.

Bakiga lodge offers over 10 roomy cabins, all self-contained with en-suite bathrooms, each cabin has private balconies with beautiful views of the forest. With 6 family cabins and 2 twin tents of which all are self-contained, the wifi internet is available all the time at the lodge. The lodge is one of the nonprofit lodges in Bwindi.

What to do at Bakiga Lodge

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Bird wathing
  • Visit the Mubwindi swamp
  • Forest walks
  • Cultural performances

Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge – Rushaga

Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge provides midrange accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is located just kilometers west of Nyanamo Trading Centre in Kisoro District. Therefore, it can be a base for trekking gorilla families of; Mishaya, Kahungye, Nshongi, Bweza and Busingye.

The lodge can as well be accessed by either road or by air transport from Entebbe/Kampala by road, it’s a drive of about 9 hours to the Lodge. It is just 45 minutes flight from either Entebbe or Kajansi to Kisoro Airstrip, the nearest to the lodge.

More importantly, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge is also in a strategic location with views of the Virunga volcanoes.Gorilla Havens Midrange Lodge Bwindi

What to do at Gorilla Haven Lodge

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Visit Lake Mutanda for the visits to the Islands of the African Rock Pythons.
  • Forest walks
  • Bird watching
  • Batwa cultural trail
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Visit Mgahinga Gorilla park for gorilla and golden monkey trekking
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