Gorilla Safari Accommodation; Bwindi Gorilla Safari Lodges – Uganda
Gorilla families to track differ depending on the part of the park where you will be tracking the Gorillas. In Uganda Gorillas can be tracked in Bwindi forest and Mgahinga national park; the Gorilla permit you buy dictates the Gorilla family you can track. One aspect to make your Gorilla safari in Uganda a success is to reserve the right accommodation near your tracking area.
In Bwindi forest there are four regions where you can track gorillas; Buhoma, Nkrungo, Ruhija and Rushaga. Three gorilla families can be tracked in Rushaga; Nshogi, Kahungye and Mishaya families. The Buhoma area of Bwindi has two gorilla families i.e. Rushegura and Mubare.
Ruhija has Bitukura, Oruzogo and then Habinyanja. Nkuringo section has the Nkuringo gorilla Family.
Selecting Accommodation for your Gorilla Trek in Uganda
After purchasing a Gorilla permit, you will know the area of the park where you will go gorilla trekking in Uganda; you can choose between budget, mid range or luxury accommodation for your gorilla safari.
When Tracking Gorillas in Buhoma – Most popular area in Bwindi
Buhoma is the most preferred region as there many lodges and camps for selection. If you are to track Mubare, Rushegura and even Habinyanja, Bitukura and Oruzogo (The last three need to drive for one or two hours to reach the starting point), then choose from the below lodges
-Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge, Volcano Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs
-Mid Range: Gorilla Resort, Kitandara Tented Camp, Silverback Lodge
-Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
If you are to track a gorilla family in Nkuringo, and or Rushaga i.e. any of these Nkuringo, kahungye, Nshongi and Mishaya. The best check-in point is Kisoro; you will choose from the lodges below:
-Luxury: Clouds Lodge
-Mid Range: Gorilla Safari Lodge
-Budget: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp and Mishaya Camp