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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Why we like it
- Tracking mountain gorillas is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences
- A guided Forest Walks brings this fascinating forest to life
- Identify more than 350 species of birds with the help of some of the best birding guides in Uganda
- A visit to the local village will highlight the lifestyle and culture of the Bakiga people
Spend a late afternoon by the fire enjoying a drink while reminiscing about your close encounters with the gorilla's during the day.
My wife, Cindy, and I travelled with A&K this September. Saying that we were “very satisfied” would be an understatement. I did not feel that the survey I received provided a way for me to say how satisfied we are and to commend some individuals.
- DM, London
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is in the southern part of Bwindi National Park which is situated in the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi extends over a series of steep ridges, its massive rainforest almost impenetrable, its secretive interior providing the perfect habitat for the gorilla population. The lodge has 8 stone bedrooms with two of these being double-roomed family units perfect for friends and family travelling together. Each room has its own twin basin en suite bathroom, as well as electric lights, plugs points and a cosy fireplace. The main building with reception, dining, shop and bar area also have 6 fireplaces to keep it cosy throughout the day. Many of the fixtures and furnishings and the artwork in and around the lodge has been commissioned by Ugandan artisans and artists.
8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.
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