Gorilla Safari Lodge
cottage in the forest lounge
cottage in the forest
lounge

Gorilla Safari Lodge

Gorilla Safari Lodge

Gorilla Safari Lodge provides the ideal base for outstanding gorilla trekking opportunities. The lodge focuses on top quality service, good food and comfortable accommodation.

Gorilla Safari Lodge is a relaxed and luxurious lodge on the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi has a population of around 340 mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei); roughly half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. The ancient forest is home to the biggest ever troop of gorillas that are familiarised with humans. It is a humbling once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to observe these shy and peaceful animals in their natural habitat.

Country

Uganda

Highlights

Gorilla Habituation

Gorilla Trekking

Need to Know

Accommodation

Gorilla Safari Lodge offers its guests luxury accommodation in eleven spacious cottages, each providing the perfect setting to relax after an exciting day of trekking. The well-appointed cottages all have solar-powered lighting, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flush toilets and individual verandahs offering excellent views of the unspoiled tropical rainforest. Two of the cottages have two rooms (both en-suite and featuring a cosy fireplace) with an inter-joining door making them the ideal choice for families or larger groups of people traveling together. The main lodge includes a restaurant, bar, lounge and campfire area overlooking the forest.

Activities

Gorilla Safari Lodge provides the ideal base for an unforgettable gorilla safari experience. Take a fully guided trek into the dense rainforest and meet its inhabitants; the shy and peaceful mountain gorillas. Enjoy the privilege of observing and photographing the gorillas as they interact in their large habituated troop.

 

Gorilla Safari itineraries


Other activities at the Gorilla Safari Lodge include:

  • Guided community walks
  • Guided forest walks
  • Guided bird watching
  • Volunteer tourism

We can also tailor a safari including “fly-in” packages to  your needs, including flights, accommodation and transportation to and from nearby airstrips and activities. Please inquire with our Reservations Team, for more details.

Special discounted rates are available for children between ages 5-12 years and those under 5 years, sharing with adults, are free of charge.

Discounted rates are also offered for East African Residents, international wholesalers, travel agents and tour operators – please inquire further to discuss these options. Accommodation and preferential rates can be provided for local guides, tour leaders and also international guides travelling with guests.

Please contact us for further information or to make a reservation.

Reservation / Payment / Cancellation Terms & Conditions

  1. All standard tariffs quoted in the contract rates include accommodation and meals (3 meals per day) and include current government taxes and VAT subject to change and we reserve the right to alter prices to cater for this.
  2. The tariffs are quoted in US Dollars. Payment can be made in US Dollars or local currency (Ugandan Shillings) at the exchange rate ruling on the day payments are made.
  3. Contract and discounted rates apply to Accommodation Full board Rates only. All other rates for additional services and transfers are quoted net and non commissionable.
  4. Tariffs quoted for East African Residents are only applicable for use with proof of residence validated upon confirmation of the reservation. Crystal lodges uganda reserve the right of decision on applicable rates.
  5. A deposit of 20% of the value of the booking is required on confirmation of the reservation.
  6. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, full payment is required at least 30 days prior to client arrival.
  7. All cancellations or amendments are only accepted when received and acknowledged in writing by crystal lodges uganda

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (collectively known as a cancellation) are subject to cancellation and “no show” fees payable at the discretion of  crystal lodges uganda under the following terms.

* 30 days prior to client arrival date – 20% cancellation fee will be charged

* 30 – 15 days prior to client arrival date –35% cancellation fee will be charged

* 14-5 days prior to client arrival date – 50% cancellation fee will be charged

* Less than 5 days prior to client arrival date – 100% cancellation fee will be charged

  1. Failure to comply with the above terms may result in all bookings being automatically cancelled by crystal lodges uganda
  2. Final rooming lists and client names are required in writing by crystal lodges uganda 30 days prior to group’s arrival.
  3. Check out time is 10.00 am unless otherwise agreed with lodge/camp management
  4. Additional activities, meals, drinks and other services taken at the lodge/camp will be charged for at ruling rates
  5. Easter Weekend and Christmas Holiday Period supplements  are not included on the contract rates and are subject to  confirmation  upon booking.
  6. National Park Entry and other UWA fees are not included in rates and need to be paid separately.


SafarisSafaris


Three-day Gorilla Safari

  • Five-day Gorilla Safari
  • Other activities at the Gorilla Safari Lodge include:
  • Guided community walks
  • Guided forest walks
  • Guided bird watching
  • Volunteer tourism

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Gorillas

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Other activities at the Gorilla Safari Lodge include:

  • Guided community walks
  • Guided forest walks
  • Guided bird watching
  • Volunteer tourism

 

FacilitiesFacilities

The well-appointed cottages all have solar-powered lighting, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flush toilets and individual verandahs offering excellent views of the unspoiled tropical rainforest. Two of the cottages have two rooms (both en-suite and featuring a cosy fireplace) with an inter-joining door making them the ideal choice for families or larger groups of people traveling together. The main lodge includes a restaurant, bar, lounge and campfire area overlooking the forest.

AccommodationAccommodation

Gorilla Safari Lodge offers its guests luxury accommodation in eleven spacious cottages, each providing the perfect setting to relax after an exciting day of trekking. The well-appointed cottages all have solar-powered lighting, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flush toilets and individual verandahs offering excellent views of the unspoiled tropical rainforest. Two of the cottages have two rooms (both en-suite and featuring a cosy fireplace) with an inter-joining door making them the ideal choice for families or larger groups of people traveling together. The main lodge includes a restaurant, bar, lounge and campfire area overlooking the forest.

SeasonSeason

open all year

Average StayAverage Stay

stay as long as you like.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

 The prices are per person per night

Family cottage,  the prices are  per cottage per night.

Gorilla Safari Lodge

Low season: April, May, November

  • Luxury Double / Twin room – $165
  • Luxury Single room – $212
  • Standard Double / Twin room – $147
  •  Standard Single room – $177
  • Family cottage-$650

High season: January-March, June-December

  •   Luxury Double / Twin room – $236
  • Luxury Single room – $295
  • Standard Double / Twin room – $212
  • Standard Single room – $271
  • Family cottage – $708

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children between 0-4 years sleeping with their parents are free of charge

  • Children between 5-12 years sleeping with their parents pay 50% of the adult cost
  • Children between 5-12 years sleeping on their own pay 75% of the adult cost

Supplements

There is an Easter, Christmas and New Year supplement ;$25 per person per night.

Extra bed in a double room is; $150

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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