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Best Uganda and Rwanda Lodges

Trekking for mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda means tough hiking in wet and muddy conditions; thankfully, each country has a range of comfortable accommodation dedicated to gorilla trekking.

Located either in the gorilla reserve or on its borders and built to exacting environmental standards, Uganda and Rwanda lodges are a welcome sight after a day in the jungle. Your suite will be well-appointed and you’ll have your own bathroom; blazing fireplaces and wholesome home-cooked food are the order of the day, creating a homely and convivial atmosphere. And after your trek, you’ll explore other aspects of the rainforest on guided walks, birding tours and visits to local villages with opportunities to watch dancing displays, often rated as one of the highlights of the tour.

Browse our recommended Uganda and Rwanda lodges for inspiration or simply contact us with your requirements and we’ll find the most suitable accommodation for you.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
In Short: Rwanda’s top-end gorilla lodge in prime setting
Location: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Lying in the foothills of the Virungas, this lodge is just a few minutes away from the Volcanoes National Park. Excellent service & quality plus a wide range of activities after your gorilla trek; your chalet comes complete with fireplace & bath.
USD 490p/p sharing
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
In Short: Rwanda chimp trekking from modern jungle lodge
Location: Nyungwe Rainforest NP, Rwanda
Combine Nyungwe with your gorilla trek for an unforgettable rainforest experience. This sleek, sophisticated and contemporary lodge specialises in chimpanzee trekking as well as birding and forest wildlife tours with expert guides.
USD 295p/p sharing
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Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
In Short: Rwanda’s got-it-all gorilla trekking lodge
Location: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
A stunning hill-top setting with vast views & easy access to prime gorilla trekking country has made this 8-chalet lodge one of our most popular choices. You can treat yourself to a massage after your trek, hike for golden monkeys or visit local villages.
USD 740p/p sharing
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Kigali Serena Hotel
Kigali Serena Hotel
In Short: The perfect overnight stop in Rwanda
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Most Rwanda gorilla trekking itineraries include a night in the capital Kigali. This is rated as Kigali’s best hotel and it works hard to keep the reputation. Friendly & accommodating, the hotel has a spa, gym, Wi-Fi & a choice of two restaurants.
USD 160p/p sharing
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
In Short: Intimate gorilla lodge in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest
Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Uganda
With only six chalets, this is one of the smallest gorilla trekking lodges & a good choice for families – it offers age-appropriate activities as well as excellent gorilla trekking & other rainforest adventures. Your stone cottage has an en suite bathroom & fireplace.
USD 395p/p sharing
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
In Short: Uganda’s most luxurious gorilla lodge
Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Uganda
A private setting in the Bwindi Forest gives this superior lodge prime position in Uganda’s gorilla-trekking hotspot – gorilla families sometimes wander through camp! Your grand tented suite looks out over the rainforest canopy – pure magic.
USD 375p/p sharing
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Top Experiences

The diversity is almost unbelievable

1. Track Mountain Gorillas

Sitting with a gorilla family in their natural surroundings is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Uganda & Rwanda are the best places in Africa to do it.

2. Go on a Game Drive

Add on a few days in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls national parks & you’ll enjoy big game viewing as well – elephants, hippos, antelope & Uganda’s famous tree-climbing lions.

3. Trek for Chimpanzees

Uganda’s forests are home to many other primates & several destinations offer chimp tracking adventures. We’d recommend Kibale Forest Reserve, renowned also for its bird watching & dazzling butterflies.

4. Take a River Cruise

One of the best ways to experience Uganda’s big game parks: cruise along Queen Elizabeth’s bird-filled Kazinga Channel or take a trip to see the River Nile thunder over Murchison Falls.

5. Go Bird Watching

With over 600 species to look for, keen birders should add a few days of Uganda travel to their itinerary. Birding hotspots include Kibale Forest & Queen Elizabeth National Park.

6. Find Tree-Climbing Lions

Everyone wants to see lions on safari; at Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park the big cats have taken to climbing trees, offering you unique photo opportunities.

7. Track Golden Monkey

With only a small number remaining in the world, the Golden Monkey can be found in the foothills of the Volcanic Virunga mountains of Mgahinga in Uganda and in the Parc National De Virunga in Rwanda.

8. Walk the Forest

Uganda & Rwanda are blessed with beautiful ever green forests where different tourism activities like nature walks, waterfall walks or forest walks are conducted.

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