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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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  • type: Safari
  • price: From ZAR 17525
  • capacity: 12
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge consists of eight luxury cottages, each built from volcano stone, with two of these being double bedroom family units. The main lodge building has a reception, a dining room, a shop and a bar area, each is heated by an open fireplace to keep it a cosy area on the coolest mountain nights. The views from the lodge stretch across lush botanical gardens, to Rwanda and the.....
Gift of Nature Lodge

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  • type: Lodge
  • price: From ZAR 2011
  • capacity: 24
The Gift of Nature Lodge is located in the Kabale Ruhija Country, the ideal place to stay while tracking gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The lodge is situated near to the famous gorilla trekking site, and offers a peaceful atmosphere.Accommodation is offered in comfortable, elegant rooms, all of which offer local traditional décor to give you a feeling of Ugandan .....
Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris – Gorilla Safari

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  • type: Safari Package
  • price: From ZAR 2000
  • capacity: 3200
Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris specializes in organizing off the beaten track Uganda safaris, Rwanda gorilla tours and wildlife trips to Kenya for solo travellers, families, private groups as well as business tourists. We believe in giving all our clients an unforgettable safari experience in East Africa catering for the on-ground transportation, accommodation plus all permits/ entrance fe.....
Gorilla Conservation Camp

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  • type: Tented Camp
  • price: From ZAR 790
  • capacity: 36
CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp is one of Bwindi’s only budget options offering accommodation on the edge of the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For those who don’t want to splash out on staying in one of the high end lodges and also want to give something back to a local project, CTPH Gorilla conservation camp offers rustic but comfortable accommodation for tourists, stude.....
Cuckooland Tented Lodge

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  • type: Lodge
  • price: From ZAR 2520
  • capacity: 8
Situated 30 minutes drive from Ruhija gorilla tracking centre, Cuckooland offers a wilderness experience with stunning views over the forest.The accommodation comprises of four tented houses, which all feature beds, bathrooms, solar-heated hot water, and a table and chairs. There is excellent mainly home-grown food, sculpture and botanical gardens, and total peace and quiet.Guests .....
Buhoma Community Rest Camp

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  • type: Tented Camp
  • price: From ZAR 1465
  • capacity: 26
Buhoma Community Rest Camp gives outdoor enthusiasts a taste of safari-style living and is an excellent base camp for gorilla trekking, as well as observing the many endemic bird species that inhabit the region.This pleasant and well-kept camp provides guests several lodging options such as bandas, self-contained safari tents, dormitory style accommodations, and levelled terraces for those.....
Buhoma Lodge

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  • type: Lodge
  • price: From ZAR 4022
  • capacity: 20
Buhoma Lodge is situated within the Bwindi National Park, home to the Mountain Gorillas. The lodge offers accommodation in ten spacious cottages all with balconies from where you can enjoy views of the surrounding mountains covered by a rich indigenous forest.The intimate camp cottages all have a bedroom area with double or twin beds, mosquito nets, an en-suite bathroom and outside balcony.....
Ecomarvels Gorilla Resort

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  • type: Lodge
  • price: From ZAR 1436
  • capacity: 8
Ecomarvels Gorilla Resort is situated in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and has been carefully designed to blend in with the natural environment. Guests can spend their days just relaxing, taking in the natural beauty and enjoying the prolific wildlife at the forest edge, or just viewing the magnificent canopy of the impenetrable forest.Accommodation is offered in self-contained ba.....
Nshongi Camp

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  • type: Safari
  • price: From ZAR 1092
  • capacity: 8
Nshongi Camp, is the perfect location to start your gorilla tracking, in fact it's the only place in Uganda and in the world where you can track five different gorilla groups; Nshongi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Busingye, Bweza. Nshongi Camp is just a few minute’s walk to the Ugandan Wildlife Service hut, the starting point of the Gorilla tracking. The camp is located few meters from the edg.....
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

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  • type: Safari
  • price: From ZAR 2298
  • capacity: 16
The Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated on the Nteko Ridge overlooking a beautiful part of the world-renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha River Valley to the forested hill known as Nkuringo and the surrounding trees of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.We have two beautifully hand-crafted en-suite Cottages and six Vir.....
Mahogany Springs Lodge

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  • type: Safari
  • price: From ZAR 5890
  • capacity: 28
Mahogany Springs Lodge offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. It is the ideal base from which to begin your gorilla tracking or birdwatching adventures.Mahogany Springs Lodge offers six Superior Suites and a Presidential Suite, which can be made for two to three guests. The suites offer comfortable three-quarter beds with wrap-around mosquito net.....
Engagi Lodge

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  • type: Lodge
  • price: From ZAR 6321
  • capacity: 24
Engagi Lodge is a small and exlusive property on the edge of the Impenetrable Forest, close to the park headquarters. The lodge is open-ended at the front allowing a dramatic view of the Bwindi National Park from every corner inside the building.The accommodation consists of eight en-suite Cottages which are evenly spaced out and hidden in the foliage. Each Cottage has either double or twi.....
Gorilla Resort

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  • type: Resort
  • price: From ZAR 5028
  • capacity: 16
This intimate, exclusive safari camp with breathtaking views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located on the mountain side at Buhoma. The camp has been constructed and built to the highest standards whilst retaining sympathy with the local surroundings, and wherever possible we have used local materials and craftsmen.The Main Lodge building features the dining area, lounge, restaurant,.....

There are two subspecies of the eastern gorilla, one of which is the mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei beringei). The gorillas are divided into two populations. One of them lives in the Bwindi National Park in the southwest of Uganda. The other population lives in the Virunga volcanic mountains and is divided into three national parks:

  • Mgahinga National Park in southwest Uganda
  • Volcanoes National Park in northwest Rwanda
  • Virunga National Park in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Adult mountain gorillas reach considerable proportions: The male animals are just under 2 meters tall and the arms have a wingspan up to 2.3 meters. The weight is up to 220 kg. The female animals are much smaller and weigh around 100 kg. The thicker fur of mountain gorillas unlike other monkey species allows them to live in the relatively cool mountainous regions. Because of the gray-silver colour of the fur on the back of adult males, they are called “silver backs”. The hair is shorter at this point than at other parts of the body.

Most of the time the gorillas stay on the ground. But they also climb trees for food. The long arms, which are longer than the legs, help them to do this. The mountain gorillas are active in daylight from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, spending most of their time eating.

Mountain gorillas are herbivores and prefer mainly leaves, branches and branches of more than 100 plant species. Bark, fruits, flowers and roots complete the menu. The male animals eat up to 30 kg, the females just under 20 kg per day. To sleep, the gorillas nests build on the ground with plant material of the environment, and every day they build a new one.

Mountain gorillas: mother with baby At birth, mountain gorillas weigh no more than 2 kg. In the first few months the newborns stay with the mother, usually riding on his back. With about 5 months they also start to walk. For the first 6 months, they live exclusively on breast milk, and then start to eat plants as well.

Mountain gorillas live in groups of five to thirty individuals that roam the woods. The leader of the group defends so no specific territory, but only his group. Most groups have only one silverback and a few younger male gorillas. The silverback determines where to move, protecting the group from external threats and acting as a mediator in internal conflicts.

Gorilla safaris, gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park
The Bwindi National Park in Uganda, with around 350 individuals, houses almost half of all mountain gorillas living in the world. For gorilla safaris there are four groups:

Mubare group (10 gorillas, 1 gorilla silverback) since 1939
Habinyanja group (18 gorillas, 1 gorilla silverback) since 1998
Rushegura group (10 gorillas, 1 gorilla silverback) since 2002
Nkuringo Group (19 gorillas, 2 gorilla silverbacks) since 2004.
Mountain Gorilla in UgandaTo protect the mountain gorillas, gorilla trekking is severely restricted and strict rules apply. For example, all tourists must be healthy. Due to the strict rules, you should apply for one of the coveted visit certificates at least 3 months in advance.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park means long, exhausting walks through the dense rain forest. Therefore, you should bring along a good dose of physical fitness. The excursions start at 8:30 in the morning. If you want to observe the mountain gorillas, strict rules have to be observed:

Nobody is allowed to enter the national park when he is ill (eg diarrhea, cold)
The tourist group must always stay close together and you have to keep a distance of at least 7 meters to the gorillas
Flashlights are not allowed
You are not allowed to eat or smoke within 200 meters of the gorillas, and garbage is generally to be avoided.

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