Trekking rare and endangered mountain gorillas is a bucket-list activity for many nature lovers, and Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Uganda has easy access to at least six gorilla families who live in nearby Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Built as a conservation project between the Nkuringo community, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Uganda Safari Company, Clouds’ goal is to support long-term protection of the gorillas. Clad in natural stone and featuring tranquil forest and Virunga volcanoes views from its large windows, the lodge has a cosy, comfortable feel with spacious en suite bathrooms, fireplaces, a bar and friendly staff, which includes personal butlers.

In addition to seeing our closest living relatives, there is plenty else to see and do at Clouds. Go birding with guides deep into Bwindi; take a walk through Buniga Forest and meet members of the Batwa community of Sanuriro; experience a local church service or visit a school; play football against a community team on a pitch named ‘On Top of the World’ or just relax with a massage in the Okuruhuuka Spa and private dinner in an awe-inspiring location.

All guests must be 15 or older to participate in gorilla trekking but there are numerous age-appropriate activities – like dancing, drumming, art, treasures hunts and interactive games with village children – to keep your little ones entertained during the day.


  • Trek rare mountain gorillas
  • Search for red-tailed & colobus monkeys
  • Meet the Batwa people
  • Take forest walks & go birding
  • Enjoy private dinners & picnics
  • Experience a truly authentic slice of Ugandan life
  • Child-friendly activities for under-15s

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At Clouds, the mountain gorillas and the exceptional beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are allowed to take centre stage. In the evening, enjoy a tipple at the bar or use the Wi-Fi in the communal areas, which are heated by open fireplaces.

You can also unwind in the Okuruhuuka Massage Spa, where women from the Nkuringo community have been trained in the art of African massage using all natural products, including lemongrass and essential oils.

The staff at Clouds are also able to arrange many interesting activities like birding, forest walks, church services, village and school visits, football games and a photographic journey led by an experienced guide to nearby beauty spots and incredible landscapes.

During the day, under-15s who are not permitted to go gorilla trekking can be entertained by members of the Nkuringo Community Conservation and Development Foundation with African dancing and drumming lessons, art projects, treasure hunts and interactive games with village children.

In the evenings, enjoy sundowners and a dramatic view of the Virunga volcanoes as a local group perform indigenous songs and dances.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Babysitting service available


All meals at Clouds are included but special extras include special packed picnics (which can include champagne) to the Buniga Pocket Forest and private dinners in out-the-way locations.

Double Cottage

There are six suites with double beds and spacious en suite bathrooms with double vanities and walk-in showers. All rooms are comfortable and cosy with fireplaces with ward off the cool evening mist.

Double Cottage AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom


  • Bird watching
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Biking
  • Picnics
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $610 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $395 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $610 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Cottage Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Anza Snyman

Anza Snyman

Africa Safari Expert

"A small luxury lodge in the southern part of Bwindi with beautiful stone cottages as well as a family cottage. Perfect for tracking the Nkuringo gorilla family."



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