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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge looks even better than advertised. You are welcomed by Marianna, and what a great host she is! We were just 4 guest for the 2 nights I spent there, but everything was running so smooth. Everybody is so nice and polite, they even do your laundry for free or clean your boots after the tracking. The food was...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undivided attention and a gin & tonic is a must after gorilla tracking. Try hanging around the main house with a camera handy in case some gorillas come passing by. I myself was lucky to see the group of gorillas twice during my 4 nights stay. Also a good place for birding watching. The portion of the food may be...

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stunning Lodge has all the comforting 1st world elements you may not expect from a lodge in the middle of a rain forest but still the ethnic African feel you would hope for when going on a remote vacation. Hot showers, lovely fire pits, comfortable beds and EPIC food! The staff are all very good and very knowledgeable of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good food (excellent vegetarian options) friendly and attentive staff, excellent complementary massage (great after gorilla tracking), and a quick turnaround on laundry (also great after gorilla tracking). They also clean your boots and gaiters up so they come back looking like new. Apparently? Rated as the top class lodge in Buhoma, it is very well situated for gorilla tracking in...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeandJaki Many thanks for your great review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Bwindi Lodge has a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The recent upgrade and refurbishment of two bandas to deluxe standard makes Bwindi Lodge the most luxurious lodge in Buhoma. These two bandas each has a 52 m² private living space. All bandas...

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Lodge is owned by Volcano Safaris and run expertly by the manager, Jocelyn. It is quite a steep climb from the road down to the lodge and can be tricky if raining. The communal area were clean and comfortable and each lodge is close to the main building - max 2/3 min walk. Our room was comfortable but due...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Robert D Many thanks for your review. We appreciate reading your feedback. Bwindi Lodge is the closest lodge to the start of the gorilla tracking in Buhoma, Uganda's (and indeed the world's) most popular location for gorilla tracking. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a mountainous rainforest. It can rain most days and in many places the terrain is steep. Lodge...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Part of the Volcanoes Safaris group, this small lodge has an amazing location looking right out to the forest (and somewhere the gorillas!) Close to the park entrance, it is well managed by a Jocelyn and her friendly team, food was excellent and the bandas very comfortable. The lounge area has wifi but more importantly a fantastic and atmospheric view....

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SuttonHill Many thanks for your five-star review. Jocelyn, the chef and the rest of the team will be delighted. Bwindi Lodge is the closest lodge to the gorilla tracking, so close that sometimes the gorillas pay us a visit! We hope you enjoyed the recently extended veranda. Perhaps you stayed in one of our new deluxe bandas? We hope...

North East, England
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Ended our Ugandan experience with 3 nights at Volcanoes Bwindi to include Gorilla trekking. A special thanks to Jocelyn and all the staff who really went the extra mile to ensure our stay (which included trekking on my wife's birthday) was a fantastic experience, the birthday cake and everyone singing 'happy birthday' was a special treat. We stayed in 'Bob'...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear RobB1068 Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your (wife's) birthday stay with us at Bwindi Lodge. We are delighted you chose to stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. We're lucky to have some very committed and friendly staff. They will be very happy to read your positive feedback. Thanks for sharing...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

spent final 2 nights here as part of East Africa safari. Of the 9 accoms. on safari this was no. 1. All saff are fantastic & very freindly-made me feel very welcome. Bandas are excellent with everything you need. Excellent food with drinks incl. Highly recommended

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rik m Thank you very much for your five-star review and your positive endorsement. We are delighted to read that we were number one out of the nine places you stayed in East Africa. We are immensely lucky to have such committed staff. We shall pass on your compliments. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review....

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I rarely give a 5 star ranking, but this Lodge was a real gem. The highlight was the service, the staff are so friendly, and many call you by your name. The rooms were really nice, private, with a beautiful view. There is a massage included in the room rate, and an open bar which looked like it was self...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nikhil Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted that you chose to spend your birthday with us at Bwindi Lodge. We are very lucky to have wonderful, friendly and committed staff at our lodges. The majority of them have worked with Volcanoes Safaris for many years. They are our biggest asset. As you...

Boca Raton, FL
Reviewed 16 August 2016

. Jocelyn is a terrific camp manager and made every possible effort to make our stay memorable. . The location of the lodge is next to the Bwindi Crafts center as well as an orphanage. It is walking distance from an inspiring hospital. The lodge itself is wonderful, with delicious food using many farm to table ingredients. Bananas, corn, tea...

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VolcanoesSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Bwindi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear safaridoc Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback on the lodge. It’s very heartening for Jocelyne and the lodge staff to read your feedback, and useful for future guests to read your tips. We have recently extended the outdoor veranda that looks into the forest, and have refurbished two rooms to create deluxe bandas, perfect for honeymoons...

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Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique Uganda jungle safari experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi! The adventure lodge in Uganda boasts eight bandas facing the forest canopy, each with a private terrace from which you can spot wildlife, including chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and monkeys jumping from tree to tree mere metres away. Each room in our gorilla safari lodge has en-suite bathrooms and the eco-luxury comforts are all provided in eco-sensitive ways. A cosy fireside bar and lounge in the main building offers the chance for you to relax while sharing stories of your gorilla tracking experience with other guests. ... more   less 

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Address: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Bwindi Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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“Choose the lodges with stone floors. Hotel staff will put in a fire pan. Trust me, you'll love it!”
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 of 5 bubbles judysiu, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“all rooms appear to be similar”
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“We went as a family. All the rooms were great.”
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“Good wifi available in the main parts of the lodge but not the rooms.”
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