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Uganda has a perfect weather with temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius throughout the year which is favorable for a holiday even in the 2 rainy seasons. There are many advantages to booking a lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park area which is in the southern part of Uganda and a home to approximately half of world’s mountain gorillas’ population, certainly visitors are enable track gorilla families. Uganda safari lodges are privately run and therefore less regulated. Uganda speaks English as her official language and proudly host the friendliest people on the continent, with enthusiasm warmly welcome visitors.

Here are Categories of Uganda Safari Lodges

Uganda safari lodges are a fantastic type of accommodation to enjoy when on holiday in Uganda. These are usually in places very close to the wildebeest migration routes which mean that visitors get to see these amazing wild animals close-up. Staying in a lodge really helps tourists get back to nature and experience and feel the real nature in Uganda. This list presents the best luxury, mid-range, budget accommodation safari lodges in Uganda, as rated by visitors. Thus, accommodation in Uganda varies according to one’s budget.

Luxury Lodges

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Volcanoes Safari Lodge

It is located north of Bwindi Impenetrable forest in the Buhoma sector. The lodge has eight bandas with the views of the canopy of the forest.

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Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge

A luxury facility found in the remote area of Nkuringo, south east of the Bwindi National Park. It overlooks the Virunga Mountains and the Bwindi Forest. The lodge has about 8 cottages with spacious and self contained. The lodge has lounge, bar, restaurant and reading area. It also has a spa and gardens. The gorilla families that can be tracked from this lodge include Rushaga family and Nkuringo family just 10km away from the lodge.

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Buhoma lodge

The lodge is a luxury accommodation facility located in the north of Bwindi National park? It’s quite close to the park entry point and it’s the base for tracking three mountain gorilla groups of Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegura. The lodge is built well with about 10 cottages which are spacious with comfortable beds and are self contained. The lodge has a lounge and dining facilities with a fire place, solar power, Wi-Fi access.

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Mahogany Springs Lodge

The Lodge is Located near the entrance of the Buhoma sector in the north of Bwindi and has a presidential suite and superior suites. The presidential suite has twin, double, triple and quadruple, large living area, a private terrace overlooking the river.  It has a fire place, reading area

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Chameleon Hill Lodge

Located on the shore of Lake Mutanda and can view the virunga volcanoes from here. The lodge has about 10 private cottages in different colors hence it’s name being “chameleon hill lodge”. The rooms are cozy and have all self contained facilities.The gorilla families to be tracked near the lodge include Bweza, Kahungye, Busingye, Mishaya, Nkuringo and Nshongi.

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Gorilla safari lodge

It is located at the entrance of Rushaga in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with about 8 cottages overlooking the forest.

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

It is located north of Bwindi Impenetrable in the Buhoma area near the entrance. From here three gorilla families can be tracked and those include Habinyanja, Rushegura and Mubare.

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Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge

Its located near the Ruhija gorilla trekking point with about eight cottages. It has amenities like self contained rooms, hot water bottle, fire place, dining, bar, gift shop, DSTV and WiFi

Mid Range Safari Lodges

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Sliver Back Lodge

It’s located in the Buhoma area providing midrange and standard accommodation to tourists. The lodge has a restaurant, bar, gardens and bonfire.

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Gorilla Mist Camp

A midrange/standard accommodation located in Ruhija area just outside the boundary of the park. The camp is a five minutes drive to the briefing area of the Park headquarters. It has all the basic amenities inlusive a lounge, spacious dining area

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Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

It’s located on the Nteko ridge, overlooking Kashasha river valley and the park. It’s synonymous for tracking the families of Rushaga and Nkuringo. The lodge has some luxurious handcrafted cottages, family cottages and lazy camping with tents.

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Gorilla Valley lodge

Its located in the Rushaga area south of Bwindi National park just a few metters from the park.  Has a fire place, bar, restaurant. It provides a rich ground for tracking groups of Nshongi, Mishaya, Bweza, Busingye and Kahungye.

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Engagi Lodge Bwindi

It’s a mid range standard accommodation facility located in Buhoma Area north of Bwindi impenetrable National Park with amazing views of the forest. The lodge was built using local material and local workmanship. The lodge has about 8 cottages that are self contained with private verandahs. The lodge has solar power, backup generator, hot water supply, dining room and a platform for viewing.

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Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

It’s an African styled camping accommodation place north of Bwindi in the Buhoma area. The lodge has 20 tents named after bird species in Uganda. The tents are self-contained with comfortable beds and furniture and solar power running with a bar and restaurant.

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Eco Marvels Gorilla Resort

It is Located near Kitahurira ranger post in between Buhoma and Ruhuja hence a good tracking area for the families of Rushegura, Habinyanja and Mubare at Buhoma side as well as Oruzogo, Bitukura and Kyagurilo families. The lodge has beautiful cottages, tented bandas and a campsite with a kitchen, intercontinental restaurant and WiFi.

Budget Accommodation

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Buhoma Community Rest Camp

It is a camp owned and run by the local community. It has six safari tents, 3 cottages, bandas, dormitories and campsites. Amenities include shower facilities, laundry services, massage place, parking lot, restaurant, transportation, back-up power generator.

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Broadbill Forest Camp

Its situated on the eastern side of Bwindi impenetrable National Park in the ruhijja area. There three habituated gorilla families namely; the Oruzogo, the Bitukira and Kyaguliro which formerly was a research group but later opened for tracking.  It has budget accommodation arrangement without compromising comfort and quality.

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Wagtail Eco Safari Camp

Is a budget accommodation located in Rubuguri town in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a place for tracking rushaga families of Bweza, Kahungye, Nshongi, Mishaya, and Busingye along with the Nkuringo Gorilla group. Both are 10km from Rubuguri. Wagtail Eco Safari has a restaurant for fine dining and bar.

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Bwindi View Bandas

It is located in Buhoma sector to the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park presenting budget accommodation just 100m from the entrance of Bwindi thus presenting an ideal ground for the travellers. The lodge has heated showers, bar, storage facilities, secure parking and rental facilities.