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Where is the best place to stay for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Diary of a Muzungu's Ultimate Guide to Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Take a deep breath, Enjoy the Ultimate Guide to Mountain Gorilla Trekking.


The Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) Gorilla Conservation Camp offers comfortable budget accommodation just 2 km from the Buhoma entrance to the national park for gorilla trekkers, students and researchers. 100% of Gorilla Conservation Camp’s profits go to gorilla conservation.

Bwindi Lodge

Buhoma Lodge is one of two lodges inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The lodge is a luxury eco-lodge, set into a hill with beautiful views of the rainforest.

Bwindi: Ruhija / Nkuringo / Rushaga

Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is set on the crest of a small hill. In the one direction, the camp overlooks Bwindi impenetrable Forest. In the other direction, on a clear day, guests can see the eight volcanic peaks of the Virunga.

Travellers’ Rest in Kisoro has simple, comfortable rooms and was a frequent stop for renowned primatologist Dian Fossey when she travelled through Uganda. It is about an hour’s drive from the Bwindi park gate.

Budget accommodation options can be arranged through the innovative Gorilla Highlands project.


Where to stay in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mount Gahinga Lodge is just five minutes’ walk from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Nestled beneath the volcanic peaks, this four-star eco-lodge has fabulous food. Every stay includes a complimentary massage and numerous well thought-out community initiatives which a real hit with visitors.

For gorilla trekking stories and Uganda and Rwanda travel advice, click on the hyperlinks in the
 Ultimate Guide to Mountain Gorilla Trekking. Still got a question? Contact the Muzungu.