This intimate and charming safari lodge is one of the best luxury lodges in Bwindi. The park offers spectacular views of the Bwindi Forest. It is one of the only two lodges situated within the National Park. It is ideal for tourists looking to gorilla trekking in the Buhoma, the pioneer sector where gorilla tourism was first done in Uganda.
Buhoma Homestead is a small luxury property in Buhoma, north of Bwindi. It is situated within a distance of just less than 5 minutes walk from the Buhoma Office, the base for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest. This intimate and charming safari lodge offers spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is one of the only two lodges situated within the National Park.
It lies on an elevated central area, complete with lounge, bar and dining area. The lodge offers a cosy, comfortable environment for your stay during the life time journey of meeting the mountain gorillas.
Accommodation is in 8, en suite spacious twin / double cottage units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forests of the area. All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. A solar system provides for lighting in the cottages, common areas and central facilities for video and camera charging. As well as gorilla trekking, nature walks are available locally.
The evenings can be cool as the lodge is at almost 1500m above sea level, but the fire the communal area provides a cosy and warm environment in which guests can meet. A bar service provides local beers, waragi (Ugandan gin), sodas and wines for purchase.
Bar and Restaurant
Meals are freshly prepared and served in generous portions. A variety of international dishes are served as well as local dishes. Meals are served either outside on the terrace or in the indoor dining room, according to weather conditions.
The lodge has been designed to be eco-friendly and built in a way to minimize impact or footprint on the surrounding area. Construction is from local materials and locally grown foodstuffs are used to support the surrounding communities.
The village community nearby can be walked around (guided or not) where you can see the school and hospital the village and a medicine man, there is also a local orphanage. There is a small local fee for this community walk but the funds to contribute directly to the village. There is also a local Batwa Pygmy tribe that you can visit.
Wildlife & Activities
More than half the world’s wild mountain gorilla population is resident in Bwindi, with a number of habituated groups which can be visited as part of the National Park’s regulated tracking programme. Although this is the reason most guests come to Bwindi the Park is home to ninety three mammal species, including eleven types of primate, as well as almost 350 types of birds. These animals and birds can be viewed on varied lengths of nature walks alongside a knowledgeable National Park’s guide.