Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge
Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge is one of the many luxury lodges that serve Bwindi impenetrable national park’s southern sector. The Lodge is just about 15 minutes away from the Nkuringo sector gorilla briefing point. In addition it is also only about an hour away from the Rushaga. This lodge can accommodate tourists who are tracking gorillas from both sectors of Bwindi national park.
Beautifuly and nicely designed lodge with stunning views from every point, especially from the rooms to the dining area. Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge recently finished its new main area with a high ceiling and wooden beams located on top of a gentle hill soars above the surrounding feature giving you a 360-degree round view of part of Bwindi forest.
Nkuringo safari Lodge is just 8 hours drive from Kampala, 1 hours drive from Kisoro, and 4 hours drive from Kigali. For those doing a gorilla safari Rwanda and gorilla safari Uganda combo, Nkuringo is the perfect luxury lodge to stay at.
Nkuringo safari lodge has got 21 rooms in total and all of them are well-furnished and stocked with all the amenities needed to make the guest feel safe and comfortable during their stay. The 21 rooms come from 18 residences which are; six garden cottages, four luxury forest suites, three two-bedroom family villas, and lastly 5 Standard Garden Cottages. Every room has got of course a bedroom area, an en-suite bathroom, and a reasonable size shower with hot and cold water. There is a little living area where you sit and relax. With fie places, you can choose to sit in the room or on the verandahs to warm up as you gulp in the spectacular views of the surrounding environment.
Other than the amazing rooms, this lodge has got two dining and lounge areas. Mylica and Rafiki bar/ Lounge areas have got clear beautiful views of part of Bwindi Forest and Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge’s main dining area is very spacious and open to allow you to enjoy your meals with a view. All meals are prepared by skilled chefs. Freshly baked bread and cakes are available at the lodge. There are fireplaces in the dining and lounge areas which they light up in the evening hours when it becomes cold.
Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge offers free WIFI which is only limited to the lounge and dining areas. It also offers a Hand Massage on arrival or after the trek. Full body massage is available at an extra fees. Laundry services will be offered on request, and a key lock safe, among other services.
Rates and Prices
Like other lodges or hotels, rates or prices are bound to change anytime. However Nkuringo lodge at the moment offers the following rates. Rates are in USD dollars and at a per person basis with meals inclusive. One basic drink is offered at every meals however the bars is stocked with all kinds of drinks that you would prefer.
Single occupancy rates start form USD 500 per person in the Lode season and USD 900 per person during the high season
Double occupancy starts from USD 500 per person in Low season and USD 700 per person during the high season.
Low Season: March, April, May October and November
High Season: Jan Feb June, July, August, September and December
What to do while staying at Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla Lodge
From the lodge, you can be a part of various activities. The main activity is of course gorilla tracking/ habituation. Other than that, there are;
Nature walks, volcano mountain climbing, canoeing, birding, community and cultural visits in the communities, among others. Right outside the rooms, keen birders will be able to see so many different bird species. Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge also hosts a community of the Batwa people every evening.
Excellent services and a group of welcoming employees, make friendly employees make Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge one of the best choices in the area.