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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent three nights at the Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge while in the area for gorilla tracking and birding. The lodge was absolutely wonderful and in a perfect location! The rooms were large and very comfortable and the fireplace was a really nice touch. The chef at the lodge is fantastic and every meal was great! They also provided an...

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Sandy, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, friendly staff, superb views from the rooms. This is a great place to stay when here for the gorillas, just ten minutes away from the national park base. The hot water bottle for the winter nights was a very welcome bonus.

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Babra A, Owner at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Barrie Thankyou for your review ans appreciation of our services we are humbled by and appreciate your patronage in Ruhija Gorilla lodge. We hope to see your or your friends and family soon. R/ Management

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Just remember you're here for the gorillas... The lodge is in the National Park high up in the mountains so it relies on solar power & a backup generator for electricity for a few hours each day. It can get cold at night at those altitudes but there are warm duvets & cozy hot water bottles (with cute knit covers...

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Babra A, General Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Uganda and staying at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. We appreciate your patronage. Please tell about usome to your friends and family. Management RGL

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Ruhija lodge for 2 nights. It is a nice place, with a breathraking view. It is really near from the meeting point for the Gorilla track. Rooms even have the fireplace! It is localed at 2300 mt height so during the night is a little bit cold, but you Will not feel it in your room. The...

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Babra A, General Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Uganda and staying at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. We appreciate your patronage. Please tell about usome to your friends and family. Management RGL

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Ruhija Lodge is the perfect place to stay when you embark on your gorilla trek. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and the dining area is spacious too. There are views over the surrounding forest from the balconies, where you can relax with a local beer after your gorilla experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the...

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Babra A, General Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Uganda and staying at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. We appreciate your patronage. Please tell about usome to your friends and family. Management RGL

Reviewed 7 January 2016

I was at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge around Christmas. The cabin was amazing. The view was stunning, overlooking the valley, and the mountain range. In the room was a fireplace that was freshly lit every night. The cabin was cozy and to make it even more cozy was the hot water bottle that was placed in my bed at night...

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Francis O, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amiengle, We are so delighted that you chose to stay with us during your holidays at Ruhija Gorilla lodge as you came for your Gorilla tracking. It is very much paying to have hosted a client like you especially for the fact that you chose to give us your independent view of our level of performance here. Without any...

Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Ruhija for our honeymoon in low season. The place was empty just for us and it was a cool experience because we could chat with all the staff and they were very friendly. The place is simple but nice, with a beautiful view and quiet. Good food. We had a good driver from Primate Expeditions called Alex....

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Babra A, General Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Uganda and staying at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. We appreciate your patronage. Please tell about usome to your friends and family. Management RGL

Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ended up in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the first part of our honeymoon. We had no idea what to expect and for that reason had a truly magical experience watching the Gorillas. Our accomodation at the low-key, very well-run Ruhija lodge gave us the support we needed to make the adventurous parts of the trip (ie....

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Babra A, Owner at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Roberto Thank you for your kind words we hope that you will be able to share you experience with many of your friends and family and also hope that you will celebrate some of your anniversaries with us in future. Have a pleasant day RUHIJA Team

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Perfect location for gorilla hikes, and great views of area from your room. Staff friendly and helpful, food pretty good. Packed lunches not great but I was hungry. Wifi in dining area slow. PROBLEMS are related to water and power. Luke warm water in some cabins I can live with but consistent dark brown water with real chunks of materials...

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Francis O, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, We greatly that you for the great choice that you made of staying with us at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. It is with great honor that we receive this review from you. This is one nice review that has pointed at issues that create inconvenience while in a luxury facility like this. We kindheartedly regret that you were subjected...

Reviewed 21 September 2015

lazy staff who could do a few little things well have turned this relatively expensive stay into a disappointment. We gave feedback when we were there in November last year and my family went again recently as I thought it would have improved. Little things like having the fire going early to warm up the bar/dining area and making it...

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Babra A, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir My name is Paul Magiri, the new Operations Manager for both Ruhija Gorilla Lodge and Ntoroko Game Lodge - a sister property to Ruhija. I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for choosing to book Ruhija Gorillah Lodge. I appreciate and thank you for your comments i received through the TripAdvisor Sir, I assure you that it...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ruhija Gorilla Lodge Bwindi is a unique safari lodge suitable for all classes of travelers; it welcomes you with breath taking scenery of the forest, peace and tranquility – a home away from home, enjoy the melodies of insects and birds, surprise visits of monkeys or even gorillas.Come and experience the Hospitality that is immersed in an entirely new and Refreshing natural ambiance which will make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one!Accommodation:We have three types of rooms all unique from each other: the deluxe cabins, the Superior cabins and standard rooms, they are all carefully designed to blend in with the Natural environment around. All cabins are well equipped with comfortable beds and Furniture that is designed to maximize your comfort. The bath rooms are fitted in with hot and Cold water…Every detail has been taken care of to give you the comfort you deserve! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: Ruhija Village | Bwindi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: RM578 - RM729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“All deluxe and superior rooms have great views. The superior rooms have fireplaces.”
 of 5 bubbles 50robr, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“front rooms - more expensive, great view.”
 of 5 bubbles brendam560, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Deluxe Rooms have more privacy and better views”
  • Deluxe Room overlooking the vast Bwindi Forest
 of 5 bubbles SamWaweru, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“These "budget" rooms look really like budget but are not cheap :) there is only small room with bed and a bathroom. We stayed in better places across Rwanda & Uganda for quarter the price. You pay for the location I presume. If you can afford go for the house you will be in paradise.”
  • View from the veranda
 of 5 bubbles b_a_ejf, 24 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Go for a superior room....uninterrupted scenery,& their own log fires,double balcony.......well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles sollady, 1 Oct 2013 | Read review
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