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Where to Stay in Buhoma Sector Bwindi impenetrable national park

Buhoma Sector being a backbone of gorilla trekking experience and the most visited sector by mountain gorilla lovers in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, it has a variety of nice Lodging accommodation facilities providing international standard services

Where to Stay in Buhoma Sector Bwindi impenetrable national park

Buhoma Sector being a backbone of gorilla trekking experience and the most visited sector by mountain gorilla lovers in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, it has a variety of nice Lodging accommodation facilities providing international standard services ranging from camping grounds to super luxury lodging options where guests can comfortably stay on their gorilla tour to Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Most of the mid-range and luxury lodging facilities provide a collection of high quality accommodation amenities in traditional African style such as Parking space, Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant serving both local and international cuisines, Well-stocked bar, Business Services, Laundry services, Well-treated swimming pools, Health club and transfers. Africa Adventure Vacations stands out for over 5 years in its accommodation selecting concept. Every year, we accommodation survey by visiting all lodging facilities in each national park to be able to select the best accommodation facilities to guests from our personal experience!


When recommending or selecting accommodation to use, we focus on our key accommodation selection criteria such as; the view of the lodge, service and other key amenities, location, construction style, price and standard of each lodge. Most of the lodges in Buhoma sector and other sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park offer perfect setting and have been built with locally made and eco-friendly materials reflecting African Tradition & Culture such as wooden cottages, tree houses & cottages, Bandas, tented camps etc. The Staff at most of these lodge facilities are well trained, so welcoming, and committed to making every guest comfortable.


Different accommodation categories in Buhoma sector.


Lazy Camping – These facilities are mostly used by guests who are traveling on a tight budget not minding much about where to stay as long as they will be able to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  Some camping grounds provide sleeping tents and others only provide camping grounds where you need to travel with your own tent and the sleeping bag. Camping is the most affordable accommodation style where you can have accommodation at as low as $20 when you have your own tent and sleeping bag and $30 when you use the accommodation camping facilities. At most camping accommodation facilities, they provide camping ground, campers normally use public shower places, security, restaurant and bar and then you buy your food separately from the restaurant.   When planning for camping, we would recommend you to carry your own camping tent and sleeping bag, linens and other items that you would need for your tour.


Standard / Budget accommodation facilities – The Standard accommodation facilities would be recommended to travelers traveling a tight budget but looking for accommodation facilities that are slightly modified, providing at least one meal on the accommodation fee (breakfast), very clean, providing private amenities like private toilet and bathroom. Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, has affordable and a nice safari lodge with ordinary tents, serving good Meals on full board basis i.e. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at as low as $50 – $100.


Comfort / Mid-range accommodation facilities – These are moderate facilities preferred by travelers who minding much about their comfort ability but not so expensive. Comfortable / Mid-range accommodation facilities have Self-contained rooms, permanent safari tents, many service amenities such as Wi-Fi, Swimming pools, health clubs and others. Most of the safari lodge in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park fall in this category and price can be as low as $150 or $250.


Luxury accommodation facilities – These are used by travelers with a high-end budget with need for maximum comfort ability. These facilities have a variety of services, well-stocked bar, and restaurant serving both international and local cuisine, Wi-Fi, free laundry services and many others that are exclusive. Most of the Luxury safari lodges in Buhoma sector range from $500 up-to $2000 per night or even higher depending on the type of lodge & location and majority of lodges in Buhoma sector are luxury facilities since it’s the pioneer of mountain gorilla trekking tourism in Uganda.


Budget / standard Safari Lodges in Buhoma sector – Bwindi impenetrable National Park


Budget safari lodges in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, Buhoma sector is the main gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park due to the fact that it was the first place where mountain gorilla families were habituated for tourism. Mubare Gorilla family was the first to be habituated in 1993. Due to much love that people showed to activity since it was introduced in the country, attracted many potential investors to construct number of safari lodges in Buhoma sector to offer good services to tourists. Budget safari lodges in Buhoma sector include;

Bwindi View Bandas


The Bwindi View Bandas are located in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park providing budget accommodation services to visitors on a gorilla trekking safari to Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi View Bandas is approximately 100 metres from the Buhoma sector entrance thus making it an ideal place to relax to travelers traveling on a budget. The Bandas were built in a way that each has a beautiful view overlooking Bwindi forest.


Bwindi View Bandas has 3 Bandas each with four beds, 2 small bandas each with two beds and Camping facility. There are amenities like hot showers, grocery, bar and restaurant, laundry services and tents, rain gear, gum boots, binoculars for hike. Bwindi view bandas provides three meals and lunch boxes.


Ride 4 A women Guest House, Buhoma sector


Ride 4 a women Guest House –This is a guest house is found in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park approximately17 kilometers from kanungu town Centre and very and with walkable distance to the Buhoma sector entrance making it a convenient place to stay before and after gorilla trekking.


Ride 4 a woman guest house is community based project helping to drive the local economy and supporting the progress of women and their families in the community by providing job opportunities to locals, Empowering women with microfinance and investing in community developing projects like providing clean water to the community, constructing schools and hospitals. The lodge has a nice restaurant where you can get served food, well-stocked bar with wine, beer and a selection of spirits. There is free parking space for guests with maximum security, free WI-FI internet and the guest house offers bike to guests to enjoy cycling in the surrounding areas. Each accommodation unit is fitted with a seating area, private bathroom and toilet, a working table, steady power supply and featuring enough children’s playground.


Mid-range safari lodges in Buhoma sector – Bwindi impenetrable national park


Silverback Lodge – Silverback lodge is situated high above the valley overlooking the beautiful Bwindi forest located in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Silverback is located about 5 minutes to walk from the lodge to Buhoma sector Uganda Wildlife Authority offices. Silverback Lodge is a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent landscape of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.


Silver Lodge is and one the largest safari lodges in Buhoma sector with 12 rooms these include 1 single room, 4 double rooms and 7 twin rooms. All these rooms were built and designed using local materials which are eco-friendly, such as sisal rope, forest vines, and purple slate stone that gave them a perfect African style outlook. Each room has a private bathroom and toilet (with hot water showers) and comfortable reading table and chairs on the veranda for relaxing while viewing the flora and fauna that make up the surroundings in the valley. Silverback Lodge has a good restaurant and bar serving both local and international cuisines, beautiful relaxing gardens with a magnificent landscape.


Engagi Lodge Bwindi – Is one of the mid-range standard accommodation facility located in Buhoma sector with an amazing views of the Bwindi forest national park. It is about 5 minutes’ walk from Buhoma park headquarters thus making it an ideal facility to stay before and after gorilla trekking. Engagi Lodge has 8 accommodation Cottages all overlooking the forest, each cottage has a verandah where you can relax in the evening and you may decide to be served your meals from the verandah. All rooms are self-contained with en suite bathrooms, well-spaced with unique location making them extra private.


Engagi Lodge was built using local and eco-friendly materials and equipped with self-motivated staff from the surrounding communities. The restaurant area is wide enough also overlooking the forest giving you that relaxing mood while enjoying you meal and drink.  When you book to stay at Engagi lodge, you can trek Gorilla families such as Mubare Group, Rushegura Group, Habinyanja Group and then Oruzongo and Bitukura group.


Besides gorilla trekking, you can participate in a number of activities while at Engagi Lodge such as the Batwa Experience, Buhoma Village walk, and forest walks with in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


Buhoma Lodge – Buhoma Lodges has its own style and developed basing on unique ethos in mind and giving much attention on service delivery and offering an exceptional safari experience to the guests. Its location was carefully selected, and designed to be eco-friendly in African architecture outlook in a way to minimize the impact or ‘footprint’ on the surrounding area. Buhoma Lodge has a spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park offering top quality and relaxing environment to guests. On some lucky days, Mountain Gorillas have even been seen around the garden.


Buhoma Lodge has comfortable couches at the lounge where you can relax after a hard day of gorilla trekking or driving from Kampala / Kigali with a bottle of beer or water. In the early mornings, you will be awaken up by good melodies of birds, and occasional screech of a monkey. Buhoma Lodge has 8 well-furnished and comfortable cottages that were carefully built from local materials and each cottage has an enormous windows and a private verandah allowing guests to have spectacular views of the forest canopy and the Bwindi National Park. The lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities and solar power in each cottages for lighting.


The Haven Lodge Buhoma – Buhoma haven lodge is one of the high quality mid-range accommodation facilities situated in Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park approximately 5 minutes from Buhoma village in Kanungu district. The Haven Lodge Buhoma has spectacular views of the uninterrupted Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


The lodge has 6 beautiful twin/ double cottages all self-contained, 3 self-contained cottages, 2 non self-contained bandas and 1 family cottage all were made with local materials in African style design. The lodge serves both African and international cuisine prepared by Ugandan professional chefs using locally grown products.


Facilities and services in Buhoma haven lodge


The lodge provides free WI-FI, Laundry services, Craft shop with local African art, Car parking space and drinking water in room.


Luxury Safari Lodge in Buhoma Sector

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Buhoma sector- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, it is one of the only two lodges found deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is positioned on the top of a flat ridge, the camp is one of the best luxury camps to stay in Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The camp being situated inside the park provide a favorable opportunity to the guests to have breathtaking views of the Bwindi forest and wildlife species such as various birds sing in their  sweet melodies hence making your stay at the camp a memorable one. The camp has classic tented accommodation with eight private elegant and luxurious safari tents set on the forest’s misty slopes, which are beautified and furnished with mahogany floorboards and private porches, together with other local artefacts hence making it have a real African look.


The camp’s tents have good looking Queen-sized beds and large deep bathtubs that are perfectly positioned in a way that they enable you to have a look out unto the forest canopy. There is electricity and following water for all hours making your stay at the camp more comfortable. The camp also has a tailor-made campfire where guests always gather around the camp fire as they chat and enjoy conversations of the day’s adventure in an atmosphere.


This camp has skilled and experienced staff who handle quick service delivery and always ready to help and they always ensure that they prepare and serve the delicious meals in time.


Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp has several amenities and facilities such as Wi-Fi, SPA where you will be treated with sweet massages after a long day adventure in the forest, Beauty or wellness, Therapist, A well- stocked Bar and many other which make it a nice home to stay outside home.


Mahogany Springs Lodge – Mahogany springs lodge is one of the most magnificent luxury safari lodges in Buhoma sector offering serenity blended with optimal comfort in the wilderness. Mahogany Springs Lodge is centrally situated in Buhoma sector, on the northern side of Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park on its own private section of the River Munyanga and mountain gorillas can regularly be seen from the terraces crossing the river outside the lodge making it an exceptional luxury accommodation facility to stay at Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Mahogany springs Lodge has 8 stone and thatched cottages each cottage overlooking the Bwindi forest giving occupants the beautiful views of the forest. All cottages are fitted with private bathrooms with hot and cold shower, flashing toilets, large wood bed and writing desks. Each room has sockets and mosquito nets to provide a comfortable night with any case of disturbance. While at Mahogany Springs Lodge, you can decide to spend your evening at the wooden bar or camp fire with a glass of wine accompanied by a reading jungle book. Mahogany springs lodge provides private breakfasts and dinners at the river side.

Mahogany springs Lodge is also situated very close to the Buhoma sector gorilla trekking meeting point and bird watching routes. It was built a dazzling African style while using locally made and eco-friendly materials. Amenities at Mahogany Springs Lodge include; Security 24/7, Internet connection, Laundry services Shower Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and hair drier, Credit cards


Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge – Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is found in the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park Buhoma sector, it is a finest luxury relaxing lodge at Bwindi. Since Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is overlooking the Bwindi forest, it has a dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene water stream making it one of Africa’s unique safari lodges in Buhoma sector. Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge and run ecological principles such as using natural energy sources like solar power and high level of controlling water consumption to reduce its environmental footprint.

The lodge has a natural, warm and welcoming air that will give you a conducive environment to relax after a long of gorilla trekking or traveling. The camp is consisting of 9 bandas (1 deluxe), Personal butler service for all guests, the Humula Forest Spa (with sauna opening in 2021), well-stocked Bar and Tea Project, Wi-Fi in the main lodge building and each banda has charging facilities available.

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