In the lush Afro montane Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – the icon of Uganda Gorilla Safaris, private proprietors have come up with a range of facilities including accommodation to serve the visiting groups and the Gorilla Valley Lodge is one of them.
It actually sounds very exciting to learn that at about one (1) meter, you are already in the home of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas! This makes the stay at Gorilla Valley Lodge a home sharing moment with these unique species.
Gorilla Valley Lodge is a midrange facility serving the mid market travelers on gorilla safaris and tours in Uganda tracking the region of Rushaga to the South of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Rushaga sector is a popular region gifted with seven habituated groups (though two are still undergoing habituation) – making it the only region in Bwindi with the highest number of habituated gorilla groups. These include; Nshongi which was the first to be habituated in the region and the largest group ever been habituated, Kahungye, Busingye, Mishaya, Bweza, Bikingi and Bushaho.
Accommodation here is presented in twelve (12) self contained / en suite rooms each equipped with a private terrace with the views of the forest and solar water heaters. The medium sized rooms feature comfortable beds that can be configured as Single, double and twin. Unlike many other lodges that offer accommodation in cottages, Gorilla Valley Lodge has rooms.
The lodge enjoys a majestically set restaurant with panoramic views of the forest on one side and the community on the other side. The guests are lost in the spacious restaurant building housing the well stocked bar and featuring a double sided fire place to the comfort of the guests seated in the two restaurant sections. It is indeed a fascinating evening experience chilling in the hills of Bwindi after a long day Mountain Gorilla trek generating ultimate Uganda gorilla Safari memories.
Gorilla Valley Lodge is accessed via Kabale following Kisoro road before branching off to join the rough section heading to Rushaga. It can also be accessed from Kisoro via Rubuguri if the guests are coming in from Rwanda on Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari. It is close to Rushaga ranger post – the starting point for gorilla trekking.