GORILLA RESORT – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE
Gorilla Resort (Gorilla’s Favorite place) is an intimate exclusive safari camp with breath-taking views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on a Mountain side.
Location: Buhoma, Bwindi National Park. The Gorilla
Resort sits on an area over 4,000 square metres next to the main road.
Usually a 4 minutes’ walk or 1 minute drive to the briefing point at the
Uganda Wildlife Authority park offices where gorilla trekking
The Main Lodge building at Gorilla Resort features the dining area,
lounge, restaurant, bar. Plus an elevated camp fire deck overlooking the
tropical rain forest. The resident expert chef conjures up magnificent
meals, catering to all tastes and dietary requirements. Sun-downers are
served on the bonfire deck whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the
The Gorilla Resort camp features en-suite over-sized, African Safari
Tents, set on elevated wooden platforms boasting one of the finest views
in the area. The Camp is equipped with comfortable rustic log beds with
insect netting. The rooms have private Victorian Bathtubs, shower s and
furniture. The wooden decked balconies offer spectacular expansive
views over the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The mountain vegetation and
close proximity to the park , attracts families of rare Mountain gorillas into the camp.
The Gorilla Resort is located at the Edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest, in Kanungu district. The Camp is 1.5 – 2 hours by scheduled or
private air from Entebbe. Flights to the Bwindi Utilize Kihiihi or
Kayonza airfields. The drive all day drive from Kampala or Entebbe is
through Mbarara, as a mid point. Accessing through Rukungiri or the
Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park.
Gorilla trekking: Guided by ranger guides in search of
the endangered Mountain Gorillas. A total of Five gorilla groups can be
tracked from this location.
Waterfalls trail: This is a 3 hour easy
walk through the equatorial rain forest. Good for blue monkey, l’hoest
monkeys, duikers, butterflies, Forest Duikers, colonies of vocalizing
chimpanzees(not habituated), forest birds, private places and the
magnificent falls of the River Munyaga.
Bird watching: Endemic species rarely seen in other parts of the World can be spotted here.
Game drives: 1 hour by road to the
expansive Ishasha plains for the rare tree Climbing Lions, Topi,
Elephant, Hippo, Uganda Kob and monkeys.
Guided bush walks: Nature trips for both the young and the old.
sun-downers: Served either privately, or on the main lodge overlooking the Impenetrable forest.
Cultural visits: A village walk through
an African setting and interactions with Batwa on a cultural experience.
A possibility to participate in mock hunts as well as dancing with the
Drinks Policy: (Subject to the package
booked), Soft drinks, water, beer and house wines are included in the
room rate. Champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are additional.
Laundry Policy: (Subject to the package booked) Laundry service included
AN IDEA ON HOW THE DAY MAY BE SPENT
06:00am: Wake up call with hot coffee or
Tea, this can be had at your Balcony before sunrise, seeing day break.
07:00am: A full Breakfast consisting of
cereals, tea/coffee/juices, fruits, eggs and pastries, all served in the
dining area overlooking the Impenetrable forest.
07:45am – Depart for the morning briefing by
the Tourism Wardens and guides. The Gorilla trekking starts around 08:30
am and may last up to 8 hours or just a couple of minutes.
Depending on the time one gets back to camp, from now until afternoon
tea, guests will be at leisure, reading the wildlife books or on nature
walks and visiting the nearby villages.
06:00pm – Pre-dinner drinks and snacks will be served at the bar or privately in the rooms.
07:00pm – Three course dinner – generally
speaking the starter and desert is served, whilst the main course is
sometimes buffet style.
08:30pm onwards – Coffee and liqueurs(subject to board plan) will be served by the camp fire and finally dinner.