Ruhija Gorilla Lodge
Ruhijha Gorilla Lodge is a luxury accommodation found in the heart of the Jungle of Gorilla land in the Ruhijha sector in the southern part of Uganda in Bwindi forest national park. The lodge is near the trekking point. One can be at the lodge by road or Air transport from Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip. It takes approximately an 8-hour drive (540km) from Kampala City by road to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and one and a half hour flight from Entebbe to kisoro airstrip. The lodge has a calm and beautiful natural environment with a breathtaking view of the forest.
Ruhijha Gorilla Lodge consists of 15 elegant and luxurious comfortable cottages that are built in a modern style with modern comfort. Well decorated and furnished, equipped with mosquito nets, satellites, driers, private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, hot and cold running showers. Rooms have terraces/ sitting areas with wooden balconies you relax while Enjoying the stunning breathtaking view of the canopy forest and Virunga mountains. Rooms have excellent and clean Comfortable beddings, The lodge has fireplaces that provide warmth to the guests during the night, Rooms vary in Different categories i.e. single, double, twin, triple and family cottages. Rooms cost 300$ and above per person per night and its always slightly high in peak season. The lodge is convenient and affordable to guests visiting the Ruhijha sector in bwindi.
Ruhijha gorilla lodge offers different services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different food types both local and continental food that meets clients appetite served by well trained and organized staff like; Breakfast in the room/gardens while facing the forest, Lunch, dinner both in and outdoor dinner, sometimes /In the bush that enables guests to watch over the forest canopy, well-stocked bar with both hard and soft drinks, You relax en sip the cocktail while overlooking at virunga mountains and the forest, laundry services available at the lodge, WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors 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 package, etc, healthy and fitness center available like Spa, GYM, saunas, Massage, steam bathe, etc, craft shop with African craft gifts like; shoes, clothes, safari essentials.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park is the best and most visited national park in the south western part of Uganda in Kanungu district. The park is the home of more endangered mountain gorillas over 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 4 sectors namely the Nkuringo sector, Rushaga Sector, Buhoma sector and Ruhijha sectors where gorilla trekking takes place. The lodge is found in Ruhijha Sector which is the home of three gorilla families namely i.e. Bitukura, Kyaguriro, and Oruzongo. Nkuringo and Nyakagezi can also be tracked while staying in Ruhijha location. Ruhijha sector is the best and most visited sector with a beautiful view of the forest canopy compared to other sectors thus making up Bwindi Impenetrable national park. A gorilla permit in bwindi is at 600$ but it will be at 700$ in 2020 July.
There are more than seven hundred and 86 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, Visiting lake bunyonyi and lake mutanda, golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga national park and many other activities.