Overview of Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge is one of the original camps in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the some of the last remaining bands of endangered mountain gorillas. The camp is located within the park and enjoys views over the lush forest canopy.

Buhoma has an intimate, homely atmosphere; during the cool evenings, you can sit by the fire in the lounge and chat about your day’s adventures. Return to your room, which is heated by hot coals and hot-water bottles in your bed, for a peaceful night’s sleep. This is a good base from which to trek into the ancient rainforest in search of gorillas, a truly life-changing activity. Other less strenuous activities include scenic forest walks, birdwatching, and searching for smaller primates.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Track endangered mountain gorillas with skilled guides
  • Stay in comfortable hillside cabins
  • Enjoy the beautiful forest location of Bwindi
  • Go on guided forest and birding walks
  • Be treated to freshly prepared meals using local produce
Bird watching

Bird watching

Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Gorilla tracking

Gorilla tracking

Guided walks

Guided walks

Local village visits

Local village visits

General Facilities

The elevated central lounge area features cosy fireplaces for chilly evenings, a welcoming bar and dining area  and views across the impenetrable forest.

Complimentary massages are offered on your return from trekking to find the gorillas.

Bar

Bar

Concierge service

Concierge service

Laundry service

Laundry service

Restaurant

Restaurant

Room service

Room service

Secure parking

Secure parking

Wi-Fi available

Wi-Fi available

Dining

Meals at Buhoma Lodge are freshly prepared using local produce and are served in the central dining area.

A variety of international dishes are served, as well as traditional local dishes such as matoke (starchy green bananas that are stewed) and groundnut sauce.

Expert Opinion

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Located within the National Park the chalets are scattered on the hillside with lovely elevated views over the forest. Little extras like a complimentary massage, a boot cleaning service and hot water bottle in the bed make this lodge the perfect stop off for your gorilla trekking experience.

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Traveller Reviews

  • CB

    exceptional. Exceptional service (especially from Frank and the manager). Great food, great rooms. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and like family. “Itchy” ensured our transfers and activities went smoothly. Gorilla trekking was a wonderful experience. Buhoma Lodge and their staff was our favorite accommodation of the whole journey.

    Christine Bolan
  • RG

    Excellent setting in the middle of the Bwindi Forest. Excellent views from the dining room and the people were very friendly and helpful. Food also of very high quality.

    Ray Garber
  • ED

    Buhoma Lodge was also excellent in all ways. The location, staff, accommodations, and food were all first-class. Our room, up two flights of 77 steps, had a magnificent view of Bwindi Forest, and was very comfortable.

    Erika Daileda
  • ED

    Buhoma Lodge was also excellent in all ways. The location, staff, accommodations, and food were all first-class. Our room, up two flights of 77 steps, had a magnificent view of Bwindi Forest, and was very comfortable.

    Erika Daileda

Traveller Reviews

  • CB

    exceptional. Exceptional service (especially from Frank and the manager). Great food, great rooms. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and like family. “Itchy” ensured our transfers and activities went smoothly. Gorilla trekking was a wonderful experience. Buhoma Lodge and their staff was our favorite accommodation of the whole journey.

    Christine Bolan
  • RG

    Excellent setting in the middle of the Bwindi Forest. Excellent views from the dining room and the people were very friendly and helpful. Food also of very high quality.

    Ray Garber
  • ED

    Buhoma Lodge was also excellent in all ways. The location, staff, accommodations, and food were all first-class. Our room, up two flights of 77 steps, had a magnificent view of Bwindi Forest, and was very comfortable.

    Erika Daileda
  • ED

    Buhoma Lodge was also excellent in all ways. The location, staff, accommodations, and food were all first-class. Our room, up two flights of 77 steps, had a magnificent view of Bwindi Forest, and was very comfortable.

    Erika Daileda