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Nteko Ridge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 000256 Uganda
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 40 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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4.8
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4.9
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4.6
Travelers' Choice
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge sits at a 7000-ft altitude on a magnificent ridge with stunning views across the rugged landscapes and beyond to the Virunga Volcanoes chain. Ten luxurious cottages and three exclusive suites sit above the Bwindi Forest canopy with distinctive elegance and startling luxury amid trees, flowers, and shrubs. Locally styled furnishings grace the spacious rooms, and light fills the space from private viewing decks above the steamy forest swath. The Lodge has been named Uganda's leading Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and prides itself as a community and conservation powerhouse. It runs on solar power and rain-harvested water for operations. It's constructed from volcanic rock deposits and reusable material and employs from the local communities for sustainability. A stay at Nkuringo is like visiting grandma's warm, loving cabin with luxury amenities. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is a perfect base for gorilla trekking adventures in Uganda, and our reviews show of it.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Entertainment staff
Walking tours
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Mike Brcic wrote a review May 18
Toronto, Canada29 contributions8 helpful votes
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My second visit to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge was even better than the first (and the first was amazing)! The staff are incredibly welcoming, the lodge and villas are gorgeous, and the setting is unmatched. Can’t recommend it more highly - if you are coming to Bwindi to see gorillas, this is the place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Consider coming in the off-season! Even in rainy season it often only rains an hour or two a day,...
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Ginny H wrote a review Feb 2022
70 contributions3 helpful votes
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In early January 2022, we were delighted to find Uganda a surprising safe haven from pandemic, crowds, and global chaos. Instead, it was quite the opposite. Specifically this lodge was most welcoming and peaceful -- far beyond our expectations. With stunning views, charming suite (complete with wood-burning fireplace, walk-in shower, lovely decor + hot water bottle in bed), we were impressed with all staff, eco-friendly lodge amenities, and mountain top location. The was staff extremely friendly serving good food (veggies from their garden) & providing a relaxing atmosphere. We felt like we didn't want to leave. We appreciated that this lodge is locally owned, strives to be extremely eco-friendly while maintaining high standards in a luxury experience. Thank you Jude, the manager who started with the lodge from a tent to what it is today, Rosemary for your massage & housekeeping excellence and entire staff for your hospitality! We highly recommend traveling now. There was only 1 other couple at this lovely lodge while we were there for our gorilla trek. Great time to travel!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 25, 2022
Dear Ginny H, Thank you for letting the world know what a gem Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is. We appreciate your review. We are extremely pleased that you had a wonderful experience. It was very special having you around! We look forward to hosting you again soon 😊. Happy Adventure filled 2022!
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Chancetourguideuganda wrote a review May 12
Kabale, Uganda5 contributions1 helpful vote
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What a nice lovely place! Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge. Me and my wife we had an offer for 2 nights we really enjoyed our stay there. Staff is friendly, welcoming.Food is tasty and delicious, place is in a good location with best views of the forest. Edward waiter and Erasmus housekeeper made our stay the best. Erasmus would make sure our room is clean all the time. We recommend NBGL we will come back soon.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ethel Kimbowa, Sales at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Chance, thank you so much for that raving review. We hope to have you visit again, as you've attested, Nkuringo is the perfect escape for 2-a place to re-kindle, amidst spectacular views way from the huslte and bustle of the city. Thank you!!!
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Lionel M wrote a review May 11
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The new dining area is marvel and fine piece of art. Combining modern and rustic furniture gives it an authentic feel. It was lovely to sip on a cup of coffee as we enjoyed the views of the volcanoes. Rosemary was an excellent butler and I very much liked her personalized touch in our room. The food is filling and very delicious... and the portions were perfect.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ethel Kimbowa, Sales at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Lionel, we appreciate the compliments, with particular emphasis on the food... Don't take that for granted, coming from a top chef of your calibre :-)..Loved having you around and hope to have you visit again soon! The dining is a true gem, a resplendent beauty. It's the perfect place to sit and reflect with friends after a long day of tracking. Thanks Lionel.
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Ethel K wrote a review Apr 2022
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Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is already a home to me, but there was something different about this time. I had last visited in June last year, so I hadn't yet gotten a chance to see for myself how astonishing both the dining and Forest Suites looked. I gaped as I marveled at how much work had gone into the enhancement of this property. Cudos to Madam Lydia Nandudu. Everyone must visit. Their food menu is rich and the bar selection does not disappoint, their barrister Isaac will make you a cocktail you'll never forget! My bed was comfortable and pre-warmed with 2 hot water bottles every time I was ready to get some shut-eye. I truly valued how Wesley and Sunday went out of their way for us each time we sat down for a meal. Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Forest Suites are the best I've seen in Bwindi.
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Response from Herbert Baguma, Marketing at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much, Ethel, for sparing your precious time to write us a review. We are incredibly happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It's words like yours that fuel our energy to excel. We can't wait for you to visit with us again. Cheers from the Nkuringo team!
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Timo2056 wrote a review Apr 2022
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions4 helpful votes
Last year we spent a night at the Nkurunga Lodge. The location is situated such that the hotel has both views of the Virunga volcano mountain range on one side of the property and the Bwindi Forest on the other side. The lodge also engages in activities that benefit the local population - enhance their appreciation of the need to protect the environment and tourism. The rooms are spacious and very well decorated. We particularly liked the fire place inside our room as the temperatures drop quite a bit at night due to the high elevation. We also found the entire staff to be courteous and friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Herbert Baguma, Marketing at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you, Timo, for your generous words. Indeed our need to work in a sustainable environment and grow with the communities around us is essential to our success in hosting powerful and generous guests like you. We hope you come back with your tribe. Warm regards!
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Bethany Poole wrote a review Mar 2022
32 contributions2 helpful votes
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We visited Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in March 2022. This lodge is exceptional and the natural beauty surrounding it stunning. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the staff, management and Rosemary with her hand massage, until the time we left and every moment in between was nothing short of extraordinary. The lodge and our room were adorned with local culture and decorations. The food excellent and delicious. The room was spacious, clean and beyond beautiful. The spectacular views and accommodations were topped only by the staff. There were loads of unexpected moments, from Rosemary’s daily floral art on our beds, hand written nightly notes, nightly fires and bed warmers nestled in our beds at night. Wesley was our waiter, attendant and friend. He was the ultimate professional, in tune with our every need, anticipatory and always adorned with his contagious smile. I cannot think of one thing that would have made our stay any better. This place is absolute perfection. I would highly recommend this lodge if you are ever staying in Bwindi.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Mariam Nchai, Marketing at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Apr 1, 2022
BPsafari2022, It was special having you around. We are extremely pleased that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to hosting you again very soon. Have yourself an adventure filled 2022 with lots of memories to keep you smiling always.
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Elie123_456_789 wrote a review Mar 2022
New York City, New York14 contributions2 helpful votes
Hard to put into words our stay at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge. I visited with my wife for our honeymoon in February 2022. The lodge sits on the cliffside overlooking the rainforest. The views are simply majestic. The food is second to none, with three-course Michelin-level meals. The rooms and grounds are pristine, incredibly comfortable, and perfectly decorated. And yet the highlight of Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is its exceptional staff, who tend to every one of your needs before you even know you needed it! Special thanks to Lydia, Jude, Wesley, and Rosemary. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge will forever hold a special place in our hearts. It is simply paradise.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Mariam Nchai, Marketing at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Mar 13, 2022
Ellie, You hold a special place in Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge's heart too. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are extremely pleased that you had a memorable experience. We look forward to hosting you and beautiful Liza again soon 😊. Happy Adventure filled 2022!
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Scott K wrote a review Mar 2022
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My family spent three days at the Nkuringo lodge and I cannot speak more highly. From the spectacular views, to the over the top service, to the excellent food. I don't think I have ever had a better experiece at a hotel/lodge before. I cannot speak highly enough of the place.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 13, 2022
scottkoke, We are extremely pleased that you had a wonderful experience. It was very special having your family around! We look forward to hosting you again soon 😊. Thank you so much for the review , We wish you a Happy Adventure filled 2022!
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floramanz wrote a review Mar 2022
Bern, Switzerland1 helpful vote
it was a awesome time at your place. my family and I enjoyed it very much and loved it al together. The place and what we were allowed to see and the experience we made werde just breathtakening:) The staff was nice and lovley and so taking care of everey little things. f.e. the fire in the rooms and the hot waterbottles under the bedsheets and the GodNight-Note on the pillow:) just to name a few of this awesome little attentional things.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Mariam Nchai, Marketing at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Mar 10, 2022
Thank you for this review and for staying with us at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.We are extremely pleased that you had a wonderful experience. It was very special having you around! We look forward to hosting you again soon to an extraordinary 5 star Lodge now 😊. Happy Adventure filled 2022!
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PRICE RANGE
$458 - $843 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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nkuringo gorilla camp hotel bwindi impenetrable national park
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionBwindi Impenetrable National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.