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Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Ruhija Village | Bwindi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruhija Lodge is the perfect place to stay when you embark on your gorilla trek. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and the dining area is spacious too. There are views over the surrounding forest from the balconies, where you can relax with a local beer after your gorilla experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I was at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge around Christmas. The cabin was amazing. The view was stunning, overlooking the valley, and the mountain range. In the room was a fireplace that was freshly lit every night. The cabin was cozy and to make it even more cozy was the hot water bottle that was placed in my bed at night... More 

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Francis O, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amiengle, We are so delighted that you chose to stay with us during your holidays at Ruhija Gorilla lodge as you came for your Gorilla tracking. It is very much paying to have hosted a client like you especially for the fact that you chose to give us your independent view of our level of performance here. Without any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Ruhija for our honeymoon in low season. The place was empty just for us and it was a cool experience because we could chat with all the staff and they were very friendly. The place is simple but nice, with a beautiful view and quiet. Good food. We had a good driver from Primate Expeditions called Alex.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ended up in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the first part of our honeymoon. We had no idea what to expect and for that reason had a truly magical experience watching the Gorillas. Our accomodation at the low-key, very well-run Ruhija lodge gave us the support we needed to make the adventurous parts of the trip (ie.... More 

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Babra A, Owner at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Roberto Thank you for your kind words we hope that you will be able to share you experience with many of your friends and family and also hope that you will celebrate some of your anniversaries with us in future. Have a pleasant day RUHIJA Team More 

Toronto, Canada
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264 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Perfect location for gorilla hikes, and great views of area from your room. Staff friendly and helpful, food pretty good. Packed lunches not great but I was hungry. Wifi in dining area slow. PROBLEMS are related to water and power. Luke warm water in some cabins I can live with but consistent dark brown water with real chunks of materials... More 

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Francis O, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, We greatly that you for the great choice that you made of staying with us at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. It is with great honor that we receive this review from you. This is one nice review that has pointed at issues that create inconvenience while in a luxury facility like this. We kindheartedly regret that you were subjected... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

lazy staff who could do a few little things well have turned this relatively expensive stay into a disappointment. We gave feedback when we were there in November last year and my family went again recently as I thought it would have improved. Little things like having the fire going early to warm up the bar/dining area and making it... More 

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Babra A, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir My name is Paul Magiri, the new Operations Manager for both Ruhija Gorilla Lodge and Ntoroko Game Lodge - a sister property to Ruhija. I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for choosing to book Ruhija Gorillah Lodge. I appreciate and thank you for your comments i received through the TripAdvisor Sir, I assure you that it... More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have been to this lodge quite a number of times but since the end of 2014 up to August 2015, the times when I have been there again a number of times, the lodge is no longer what it used to be. It is very poorly managed to the extent that trainee interns are used to serve guests at... More 

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Babra A, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mathew S. My name is Paul Magiri, the new Operations Manager for both Ruhija Gorilla Lodge and Ntoroko Game Lodge - a sister property to Ruhija. I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for choosing to book Ruhija Gorillah Lodge. I appreciate and thank you for your comments i received through the TripAdvisor. Sir, I assure you... More 

Texas
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is the best lodge for trekking out of Ruhija. The rooms are large and comfortable, as was the bed. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The drawback to this lodge was that the food was terrible. We went other lodges for our meals. We would recommend this lodge simply because the rooms and views are so nice.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I spent 2 nights at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge. It is nice , clean, easily accessible off the main road to Kisoro and a walking distance to the main Gorilla tracking point. Its cottages are new and fresh and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Bwindi forest and the Virungas.

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Francis O, Manager at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this beautiful comment you made of Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. Dear sir, It's at the Center of our interest that we should keep providing you with such soothing experience that one can enjoy on a Safari coupled with the right choices that you make in life. We have chosen that right spot for the lodge well knowing... More 

Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed at the lodge for 2 nights in January 2015. Great location, very close to the starting point for trekking the Kyaguiro gorilla family. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There is a big porch on the main building with fantastic views of the mountains...a great place to relax with a beer after gorilla trekking. The entire staff, especially... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ruhija Gorilla Lodge Bwindi is a unique safari lodge suitable for all classes of travelers; it welcomes you with breath taking scenery of the forest, peace and tranquility – a home away from home, enjoy the melodies of insects and birds, surprise visits of monkeys or even gorillas.Come and experience the Hospitality that is immersed in an entirely new and Refreshing natural ambiance which will make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one!Accommodation:We have three types of rooms all unique from each other: the deluxe cabins, the Superior cabins and standard rooms, they are all carefully designed to blend in with the Natural environment around. All cabins are well equipped with comfortable beds and Furniture that is designed to maximize your comfort. The bath rooms are fitted in with hot and Cold water…Every detail has been taken care of to give you the comfort you deserve! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: Ruhija Village | Bwindi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $129 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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