Gorilla Heights Lodge
Gorilla Heights Lodge is a new luxury accommodation situated in the south western part of Uganda in Kanungu district in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. The lodge is found in the Nkuringo sector close to the trailhead. It takes approximately 7-8hr drive (540 KM) from Kampala Via Masaka -Mbarara to Bwindi forest impenetrable national park and 2hrs flight from Entebbe international airport to kihihi / kisoro airstrip then an hours drive from the airstrip to the lodge. The lodge is convenient for luxury guests visiting the Nkuringo sector Bwindi forest national park.
Gorilla heights lodge consists of 15 spacious and comfortable cottages that are well decorated and furnished . Rooms are equipped with mosquito nets , satellites , driers , private en suite facilities like flushing toilets ,hot and cold running showers/bathtubs. Rooms have terraces/ sitting areas with wooden balconies you relax while enjoying the fantastic view of the park from any angle and the canopy forest. Rooms have excellent and clean Comfortable beddings. The lodge has fireplaces that provide warmth to the guests during night, Rooms varies in Different categories single, double, twin, triple and family cottages. Rooms cost 1000$ and above per person per night and its always slightly high in peak season.
Gorilla heights lodge offers different services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different types of meals both local and international served by well trained and organized staff like; Breakfast in the bush while enables guests to watch over the bwindi forest canopy, Lunch, dinner both in and outdoor dinner(in the bush), Outdoor swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon with well-stocked pool bar serving both hard and soft drinks, you sip cocktail while enjoying the great view of landscape and the park, laundry services available at the lodge, WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors/guests to keep in touch with their families and friends, Airport pick up and drop off services offered, stand by generator available, Ample parking space, business centers like meeting rooms, conference halls, Honeymoon Packages etc, healthy and fitness center available like, Spa, GYM, saunas, steam bathe etc, craft shop with African craft gifts like; shoes, clothes, safari essentials, etc.
Bwindi forest Impenetrable national park is found in the south western park of Uganda in Kanungu district. The park has more endangered mountain gorillas almost 19 gorilla groups in the park. The park occupies a total area of 330.8 square kilometers. There are more than 600 mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park of which 19 gorilla families are habituated . The park consists of different 5 sectors namely; Nkuringo sector, Rushaga Sector , Buhoma sector and Ruhijha sectors where gorilla trekking takes place. The lodge is found in Nkuringo Sector which is the home of three gorilla families namely; Nkuringo, Christmas, & Bushaho. Nkuringo family was the first family to be habituated in the southern sector of Bwindi national park.
A gorilla permit in bwindi is at 600$ but it will be at 700$ in 2020 July. There are more than 786 mountain gorillas in the whole world. Uganda holds close to half of their total population, and the majority of them live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, whereas the others are found in Mgahinga National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable national park has different accommodations in all sectors Budget, Mid-range, and luxury accommodation . The best place to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park is Feb, March, June, July, September, October and December. There are many activities to do while in the park include; Gorilla trekking experience, gorilla habituation experience, Batwa trail, cultural experience (traditional dances) bird watching, nature, and forest walk, community tours in bwindi forest and many other activities.