A big thank you to Rob Brierley and his welcoming and very helpful staff at Nkuringo gorilla camp. We had a fantastic stay.
We ate very well at Nkuringo: a four course dinner both nights. I love the freshly baked bread and rolls. Vegetarian options can be catered for but should ideally be booked in advance.
Wine is purchased by the bottle, not by the glass as is available some places. Good quality wine is available for approx 60-80,000 shillings /bottle. The camp does allow you to bring your own, if you prefer. Drinks are reasonably priced e.g. a tot / measure of Uganda Waragi is just 1500 shillings.
It can be cold up in the mountains, particularly at night. There’s a fantastic campfire area too. While you are eating dinner, hot water bottles are put in guest’s beds.
Currently there are two self-contained en suite cottages, each with incredible views across to the eight volcanic peaks. Two more of these s/c cottages are being built. The six Virunga Terrace rooms each has a verandah. Bathroom facilities are shared. The new showers and flushing toilets are almost ready for use. Everywhere is very clean.
Lazy camping is at the highest point of the camp. Each tent has two single beds. Accommodation rates are flexible e.g. room only, bed-and-breakfast, half-board or full board.
A little electricity is provided through solar. A generator is available for charging phones.
The Nkuringo gorilla camp is the ideal starting point for: gorilla tracking, hiking volcanoes, hikes across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Buhoma on the northern side of the Forest, hikes to Lake Mutanda and across the Lake towards Kisoro, amongst others. All of this can be arranged through the camp or through Nkuringo walking safaris, for very reasonable rates. Everything can be customised to your taste, physical fitness and interests.
We did a day trek, led by our excellent guide Adolf. The total tracking time was around six hours, in which we covered 17.5 km (most of which seem to be uphill!) He paced our walk just right though. Along the way, our guide pointed out lots of flora and fauna, particularly birds, mushrooms, and giant ferns several metres tall.
It’s a shame we were pressed for time, I can’t wait to go back and do the trek down to Lake Mutanda, the canoe trip along its length, and the short walk on to Kisoro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated on the South of Bwindi National Park with stunning views over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes and the Great Albertine Rift Valley. There are 12 individually hand-crafted cottages, each offering the tranquillity of the rainforest, the atmosphere of a mountain chalet and the warm hospitality Ugandans are known for. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge prides itself on its green credentials and through its various initiatives including solar energy and rainwater harvesting proudly operates as a carbon neutral lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park