Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Come here and relax, enjoy the surroundings and take home wonderful memories. With Buhoma set just steps away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in for an occasional visit, while the resident L'Hoests monkey troup visit the gardens in front of the lodge almost daily, much to the delight of guests.
Mountain gorillas are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 90%. Once sighted, visitors are allowed an hour with the gorillas. The terrain is often steep and through areas where there are no marked paths, and an early start is required.
When you return to the lodge, put your feet up and take advantage of the deep, comfortable couches of the lounge and relish in the warmth from the glowing fireplace, or perhaps enjoy a few drinks at the bar while getting to know new friends and sharing the day's experiences.
For those wanting to experience the area more, you can enjoy a community village walk - highlights include meeting a traditional healer, visiting the banana brewery and popping into the Mukono Primary school where you can interact with the local children. Or explore the Bwindi Forest on a guided walk, which also offers great bird watching opportunities. A 3-4 hour longer hike will take you to the beautiful waterfall here.
Ten comfortable en-suite cottages have been carefully built from local materials. Each suite has a private verandah and enormous windows, allowing guests spectacular views of the forest canopy and the Bwindi Forest. One of the rooms is ideal for families.
In the early mornings, as you awaken, you will be surrounded by the chattering of birds, and occasional screech of a monkey - sometimes the eerie mists of the forest envelope you, and the sounds almost echo…other days it's beautiful, crisp and bright, as the forest wakes. Enjoy morning tea/coffee on your private verandah with sweeping views over the primal forest and soak in the sounds and the sights – what better way to start the day.
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General Information For Guests
Each chalet is fitted with insect proof window screens, eco-friendly solar lighting, and a secure safe. The family/honeymoon chalet, in addition to all of the above, also features a separate lounge room with open fire place.
Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self service basis, but are delivered to your chalet with early morning wake up calls if required.
The open air lounge and bar area offers interrupted views.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the bar area.
The spa treatment room is available to all overnight lodge guests who are entitled to a complimentary massage by the trained in-house masseuse. The lodge also offers a complimentary laundry and hiking-boot cleaning service, all invaluable after a day of gorilla trekking!
Solar power is used for lighting and power points which are hence limited to the central area for recharging electronic equipment.
A curio shop is on site with a range of locally made crafts.
Kihihi Airstrip is approximately a 1.5 to 2 hour drive from the lodge, depending on road conditions.
Activities (cost on request) include mountain gorilla tracking, forest walks in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, bird watching in the forest with local qualified guides, birding around the lodge, guided community walks through the local village, visits to the Bwindi Community Hospital, visits to the Batwa Pygmy tribe to learn more about their unique culture, visits to the local orphanage and school, and curio shopping in the village.
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