The location of this hotel is perfect and the views are incredible. For the price however, and the standard they are trying to meet, it's disappointing. We are able to compare it to a neighbouring lodge in the same price range, which we stayed in the previous night. It is in a different league!
The main outside areas of the hotel are attractive with lots of comfy seats on the balcony overlooking the forest. They build a small fire in the evenings which created a lovely atmosphere. The bar and the dining room however were plain and dark and could do with some work.
Each room has its own balcony with chairs and a private entrance. The rooms are very dated, musty and a little damp. They need brightened up, with bigger windows and better light. The double bed was two singles with wooden frames pushed together, so if you roll over in the night, you lie on a hard wooden frame! The lights are so dim it's hard to see anything in the rooms. The shower was lovely and hot though.
The food was terrible. Sorry, very disappointed. Should do a lot better, people are paying a lot of money. On the day of the trek we had to wait until almost 9 to be fed despite being told it would be at seven, and placing our orders around 650pm.
I cannot fault the staff however, who were all very friendly. The touch of a hot water bottle in the bed is lovely, shame it was there at 7 though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy après-tracking cocktails. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room. With 12 rooms, we are the largest lodge in the area and will remain one of the best value properties in the region, whilst keeping the Marasa Africa standards of comfort and hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silverback Lodge Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park