Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is a luxury hospitality establishment within the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park southwestern Uganda. It is reachable within 8-10 hours’ drive from Kampala and 3-4 hours’ drive from Kigali capital city.
Despite its class status, visitors of all categories are welcome to have a night stay here while on Uganda gorilla safari. A stay at Ruhija Safari Lodge lets you enjoy the refreshing natural ambiance and you return home when you are filled with lots of memorable experiences.
Its strategic location on the Eastern sector-Ruhija region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park makes it an ideal place for stay for visitors who would like to trek habituated families such as Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kyaguliro, and Mukiza.
Ruhija Gorilla Lodge is a home for visitors to seek total comfort while on Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This accommodation facility features luxurious rooms all of which are well-furnished to suit every traveler’s needs.
At the Lodge, guests get the best of the scenic views and calm environment, enjoy the amazing melodies of birds, spot out a variety of colorful butterflies, insects, primates, and many others.
This lodging facility features chalets, dining, and a well-stocked bar, Wi-Fi, a hair drier, a gift shop, DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, a library with magazines, books. The rooms range from double, twin, family suite to self-contained and they are all within the guest pocket range.
Facilities in Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
The available facilities/amenities and services at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge include parking space, laundry service, mini library, comfortable rooms, free internet, security, gift shop, and many more.
Activities to do while on a stay at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
Gorilla trekking is that one thrilling primate safari experience visitors on Uganda safari shouldn’t miss engaging in while staying in Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. It is an ideal area to start your treks from the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where there are 4 habituated gorilla families set for trekking that is Mukiza, Oruzongo, Bitukura, and Kyaguriro.
Gorilla permits are obtainable at $600 for foreign non-residents, $500 for foreign residents, and shs. 250000 for East African citizens. However, the rate will change to $700 for foreign non-residents and $600 for foreign residents starting 1st July 2020.
The other activities to embark on while staying in Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge include biking, traditional dances from Batwa, guided nature walks, bird watching.
- How to get to Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge in the Ruhija area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, southwestern Uganda. This lodge is accessible either by road or by air. By road, your safari guide can pick you from Entebbe or Kampala drive via Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale then connect to the Ruhija area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge and is about 8-10 hours’ drive.
Visitors who are in Kigali can drive through Katuna or Chanika border through Kabale/Kisoro then connect to Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. Driving from Kigali to the Ruhija area of Bwindi National Park can cover between 3 and 4 hours.
The other alternative is for you to fly from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi airfield then you land at Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip where you will meet your safari guide to transfer you up to Ruhija Gorilla Lodge.