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Nteko Ridge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 000256 Uganda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Updated 08/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 37 Specialty lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is located on the Nteko Ridge overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched at an altitude of 2161 m a.s.l. it is totally mosquito free and it enjoys superb views of the forested hill locally known as ‘Nkuringo”, the Kashasha River Valley, the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes, the world-renowned Bwindi forest and the Great Albertine Rift Valley. The Lodge is named Uganda's leading Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018,2019 and prides itself on its green credentials, being one of only few venues in the entire country operating with a carbon neutral footprint. Guests at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge stay in individually hand-crafted cottages, each offering the tranquility of the rain forest, the atmosphere of a mountain chalet and the warm hospitality Ugandans are known for.When you stay with us, you become family. There are 8 Cottages, 3 Villas made up of 2 interconnecting superior cottages and 1 Family Villa made up of 2 interconnecting superior cottages – each room/cottage is solar powered and can offer twin beds or a double bed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Entertainment staff
Walking tours
Hand massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Nteko Ridge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 000256 Uganda
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Entebbe Airport209 miSee all flights
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amyalyson wrote a review Apr 2020
Morro Bay, California5 contributions7 helpful votes
I have been absolutely blown away by the care, understanding, attention and empathy of the staff at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge. In this time when many travel plans have had to change, I recently had to cancel my reservation (which I literally cried about for weeks since I was so excited about this once-in-a-lifetime trip!). And in this time when other countries have the potential to see an even greater impact than I’m feeling, the Lodge was willing to not only help me cancel my reservations, but re-coup some of my money for the Gorilla Permits. Negotiating with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on my behalf was certainly something they were not obligated to do, and I am very grateful. But as much as Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge has helped me in recent weeks, I feel like it’s MORE important to share how amazing they were when I organized my trip. I researched long and hard to find the right fit for lodging (and tours). We knew we wanted to go to Bwindi, but which sector to stay in? Which lodge to choose? When writing to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, I always got a prompt thorough response, often from the owner herself, Lydia Nandudu Mpanga (whose involvement with the local community is amazing). She answered each and every one of my questions over the course of many emails and many months. There are so many offerings which the lodge provides (even beyond the gorilla tours), and my husband and I booked 5 nights so we could hike up gorgeous rivers, go birding with a local expert, and participate in community programs. We were even able to take advantage of the discount for long-term stays (4+ nights). People may think it’s strange to write a review for somewhere I didn’t get to go (YET), but I wanted readers to know that I couldn’t have asked for more in the planning portion of this trip. I CAN’T WAIT to rebook when all of this has passed. Sending all my wishes of health and safety to the staff, community, and of course, the gorillas, in this time. Thank you, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, for all you’ve already done and for giving me something to look forward to.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Lydia Nandudu, Owner at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Apr 28, 2020
It was pleasure working with you and we are saddened that you couldn't travel this year and we hope when all gets back to normal and we have all conquered Covid 19 that we will see you in Uganda and with the Gorillas in Nkuringo. Thanks for the love for the Gorilla Conservation.
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Roger wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed 3 nights at the Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge in Feb., 2020. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. They would take our meal orders for the next meal while at the present meal plus would adapt the serving times as required. Their wake-up service was appreciated as a staff member would knock on your door with ordered coffee or hot tea. The boot cleaning and clothes washing was very helpful but being in the rain forest, the drying time was lengthy. If you ask the staff, they will start a fire in your cottage fireplace which helps the drying process. At night they put hot water bottles in your bed to make it more comfortable. They have a school group come to sing and dance for the guests. That made the stay even more enjoyable
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Jackie Sato, General Manager at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hello Deepdive2, Thank you for the review and appreciate that you chose to stay in Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge. As a tradition, our staff and service is aimed to make all clients feel comfortable and accommodated. We are all flexible to meet clients need. We are glad your room was warm and comfortable As you experienced, we are an eco-lodge and use natural light to dry laundry. We appreciated your patience for the drying time. Thank you again!
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anng99 wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom75 contributions22 helpful votes
Beautiful lodge ideally located for Gorilla trekking Staff incredible- special mention to Priscilla personal housekeeper who ensured timely hot coffee and wake up call as well as little messages for perfect sleeping each night 💕 Also a shout out to Elias - fabulous driver with countless knowledge and enthusiasm- he will always be a success🤚🏼
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Jackie Sato, General Manager at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Dear anng99, Thank you for your review. We are glad our enthusiastic team especially Priscilla and Elias made your stay memorable and worthwhile. We excel in making all our clients feel special. It was an honour hosting you and look forward to welcoming you again.
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Freedom128467 wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic stay in this hotel near the gorillas. The service was Impeccable! Our room was perched up high overlooking all the mountains. We came back from our trekking to find notes left in flowers on our beds every day! The massages were amazing and food delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Jackie Sato, General Manager at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hello Freedom128467, We are elated that you enjoyed every moment of your stay. We ensure all clients feel special with good service and food. Thank you for this review and look forward to hosting you again.
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BeeDee_1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Münchaurach44 contributions11 helpful votes
The service of this lodge was going above what we have expected. It started with massages upon arrival, nice briefing in a reception area, all associates being always receptive for any question. The food was good. Variety as expected.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Either you look to the volcanoes direction south or you can have direct sight to the impenetrable...
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Response from Jackie Sato, General Manager at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Hello BeeDee_1, Thank you for the kind review. We are humbled and glad that we met your expectations and made your stay worthwhile. We will be honoured to host you again! Thank you.
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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 extra long beds, a fireplace, and a view of the mountains.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.