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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 25641 Uganda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 31/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is the ideal base from which to trek Gorillas as it just a few meters away from the starting point. The lodge offers accommodation in 18, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 25641 Uganda
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Kihihi Airport45 kmSee all flights
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Clara Ribeiro Betancourt wrote a review Yesterday
Valinhos, SP3 contributions
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The hotel is simply amazing! You will have the best view of the forest and in 5 minutes drive you arrive at the place where the Gorilla trekking starts. The accommodations are very spacious, clean and comfortable! The food is delicious and the cooker can make anything you like. Lastly, the hosts were fantastic. All of them were really kind and helpful, making us feel at home. They even made us a delicious welcoming cake and sing a traditional song welcoming us. I never before saw such attentive and caring hosts. I recommend this place 100%!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Gabriela B wrote a review Mar 2022
Frick, Switzerland18 contributions2 helpful votes
We were so fortunate! we were able to spend 2 nights at the Gorilla Safari Lodge. The people are amazing, extrordinary friendly always trying to do their best. The chef cook is amazing too, always comes and discusses the menu with each guest. The staff is outstanding! They help you to prepare for the trekking, they even wash your cloths and shoes free of charge after you come back from the Gorilla trekking. The rooms are fantastic, spacious, very nicely decorated, big and beautiful bathroom. Food is delicious and the whole surrounding is beautiful. Within walking distance you can visit some shops and the local community. We would love to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Diane G wrote a review Feb 2022
Santa Clarita, California14 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at the Gorilla Safari Lodge which exceeded all our expectations. The lodge was in a perfect location. The ride from the airstrip is about 2 hours, but what a cultural experience to watch the Africa communities at work. Once at the lodge we were treated like royalty. JB the manager and the staff met all our needs and beyond. Daniel & Anold were exceptional. The tables that they set up for us each night was something from another world. The food was amazing. The beds were so comfortable with extra blankets and the warm water bottle was divine. The trek was physically challenging as we had to trek about 2 hours before catching up with the gorillas. The gorillas were spectacular. The Siverback walked right by us that he almost brushed up against us. One female gorilla pushed one of our friends out of the way, which was CRAZY fun!! We saw the mom nursing her baby and little ones wrestling and the silverback beat his chest. Bring warm waterproof gear, appropriate footwear and GLOVES. The thorns are gnarly. We did NOT get 1 bug bite, but we did use some repellent. Surprisingly the bugs were not an issue. It was majestic and words can not describe the experience. We highly recommend the Gorilla Safari Lodge and the trek experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from baruka barbara, Other at Gorilla Safari Lodge
Responded 18 Feb 2022
Dear Diana Thank you for taking off some time to write us this wonderful superb review. It was really nice to host you. We hope to see you again at Gorilla safari lodge. Stay safe. Thanks
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Michiel R wrote a review Nov 2021
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Travelling during Covid we were the only guests in the hotel (as in all other establishments). The servicelevel we experienced exceeded all expectations and past experiences in other hotels. Massages were fabulous, the food was beyond delicious (ask for the chocolate mousse) and at one point we discovered our rooms and beds were cleaned two times a day. I also read some old reviews that were less positive. Looking at the content of these reviews we can only conclude that the management takes the feedback very seriously, as all the mentioned critiques were not applicable at all to our stay. If I must name one point of improvement it is the bathroom. It was very clean, but a little bit worn out and could use a restyle. 10/10. Would come again. With kind regards, Koen, Wijnand, Jochem and Michiel
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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GabrielaAufReisen wrote a review Nov 2021
Emmendingen, Germany447 contributions1296 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights to do the gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We were greeting most friendly, got something to snack and drink immediately and got a good overview what is going to be expected. Then we wer shown to our bungalow, that is situated in the middle of a lush garden. I felt like being already in the rainforest. Blooming flowers everywhere. Our bungalow was spacious and nicely decorated. In the evening, the birthday of my husband, the whole stuff sang and danced for him, the table was set with flowers and candles. So beautiful! Food is delicious and enough to get stuffed. After our gorilla tracking, we could leave our dirty clothes with the staff and got it back clean at the next morning. My shoes looked better than before... Great service and and a great location!!! Thanks to all members of the staff! 'As we did the trip before most people in the world could get a vaccination, only our temperature was checked, as every foreigner needed a PCR-Test to get into Uganda. I can´t tell, if the would need to see the vaccination proof.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Any bungalow is beautiful and quiet.
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionBwindi Impenetrable National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorilla Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Gorilla Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gorilla Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gorilla Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a fireplace, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Gorilla Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gorilla Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gorilla Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Does Gorilla Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.