PARK AT A GLANCE

The Mubare gorilla group was the first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993. Nine groups are now habituated for tourism, and one for research.

Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major rivers, which flow into Lake Edward.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas, and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls, and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops, and village walks.

Park Activities

What to do

Park Accomodation

Where to stay in and around the Park

BUHOMA

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

Buhoma Lodge

CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp

  • Tel: +256 414 531 389
  • Email: gorillaconservationcamp@ctph.org, info@ctph.org
  • Website: http://www.ctph.org

Silverback Lodge

Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge

  • Tel: +256 414 346 464/5, +256 312 263823
  • Email: salesug@volcanoessafaris.com
  • Website: www.volcanoessafaris.com

Engagi lodge

  • Tel: +256 414 321552
  • Mob:+256 701 563437
  • Email: mantana@africaonline.co.ug

Gorilla Resort

  • Mobile: +256 785 790690, +256 772 419238
  • Email: reservations@gorillaresort.com

Mahogany springs camp

  • Mobile: +256 792 740300/9
  • Email: blueink@sympatico.ca

Bwindi Guest House

Bwindi View Bandas

  • Mobile: +256 738 78437, +256 772 399224
  • Email: bwindiview@yahoo.com

Eco Marvels Gorilla Resort

  • In Kitahurira, close to Buhoma and Ruhija. Suitable for those tracking the Oruzogo and Habinyanja gorilla families
  • Mobile: +256 792 345000
  • Email: info@ecomarvelsafrica.com
  • Website: www.ecomarvelsafrica.com

Gorilla Friends Lodge

  • Mobile: +256 782 822043, +256 774 836371
  • Email: magrichard@yahoo.com

Jungle View Lodge

  • Mobile: +256 772 549088

NKURINGO

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Nshongi Camp

  • Mobile: +256 774 231913
  • Email: nshongi@gorillamail.com

Chameleon Hill Lodge
On Lake Mutanda, close to Nkuringo and Rushaga. Suitable for those tracking the Rushaga, Misyaya, Nshongi,Nkuringo,Busingye,Kahungye and Nyakagezi of Mgahinga gorilla families

NYUNDO

Nyundo Valley Hill Bandas

RUHIJA

Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp

Trekkers Tavern cottages

  • Mob: +256 772 455423
  • Email: access@utline.co.ug, mutebihassan@yahoo.com

Gift of Nature Lodge

  • Mobile: +256 756 731767

Ruhija Gorilla Resort

  • Tel: +256414503065
  • Mobile: +256 756 000598, +256 712 187411, +256 776 000598
  • Email: reservations@asyanuttours-safaris.com, info@asyanuttours-safaris.com
  • Website: http://www.asyanuttours-safaris.com

Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort & Campsite

  • Tel: +256 772 480885, +256 382 275160, +256 772 874803
  • Email: bitariho@gmail.com, mcleakankwasa@yahoo.com

Ruhija Community Rest Camp

  • Mobile: +256 771 846635, +256 772 635142, +256 777 472967

RUBUGURI

Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp

  • Tel: +256 392 969222, +256 414 590408
  • Mobile: +256 755 208775 +256 772 220252
  • Email: kanyamunyu@yahoo.com, info@nkuringo.com
  • Web: http://www.wagtailecocamp.com

Chameleon Hill Lodge
On Lake Mutanda, close to Nkuringo and Rushaga. Suitable for those tracking the Rushaga, Misyaya, Nshongi,Nkuringo,Busingye,Kahungye and Nyakagezi of Mgahinga gorilla families

RUSHAGA

Gorilla Safari Lodge

Chameleon Hill Lodge
On Lake Mutanda, close to Nkuringo and Rushaga. Suitable for those tracking the Rushaga, Misyaya, Nshongi,Nkuringo,Busingye,Kahungye and Nyakagezi of Mgahinga gorilla families

Rushaga Gorilla Camp

  • P.O. Box 710, Kabale(U),
  • Tel . +256-752409510 , +256-774633331
  • Email: info@rushaga.com
  • Email: bwindigorilla@gmail.com
  • http://www.rushaga.com