A stay at Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Four Gorillas Lodge is one of the most luxurious accommodation facilities that are found in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the famous national parks in Uganda and it specifically hosts the endangered mountain gorillas. You can stay at Four Gorillas Lodge at any time of the year and the lodge can be accessed by road transport or air transport from Kampala/Entebbe.
Four Gorillas Lodge is an elegant, and beautiful luxury lodge offering the best luxury services in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The lodge offers facilities like transport, free parking, Wifi, free breakfast, and much more. The lodge has 8 cottages that are surrounded by dense forest and all the rooms are ensuite with a restaurant which has the best food both local and international prepared by well-trained staff.
Can I get to Four Gorillas Lodge in a single day?
Four Gorillas Lodge in the southwestern part of Uganda can be accessed by road transport from Kampala/Entebbe taking only 9-10 hours. This is achieved by using Kampala/Entebbe – Masaka – Mbarara – Kabale road with a stopover at the equator, Igongo cultural center, having beautiful views of the country, hills, rivers, lakes, and smiling people. People from Kigali can access Four Gorilla Lodge using Katuna border in Kabale or Cyanika border in Kisoro and reaching the lodge takes only 4-5 hours. Luxury travelers can fly to Kisoro airstrip using scheduled flights at Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip taking only 2 hours and from here you will be driven to the lodge by our well-trained guide.
Activities to take part in while having a stay at Four Gorillas Lodge
Spending time with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Gorilla trekking)
Four Gorillas Lodge is located a few kilometers from the starting point of gorilla trekking at Rushaga sector so tourists staying at this lodge can have a gorilla trekking safari in the park. Mountain gorillas are the closest relatives to human beings so having a stay in this park gives you an opportunity to be around these apes for 1 hour. Rushaga is one of the trekking sectors that are in Bwindi and this sector we find over 7 habituated mountain gorilla families namely Kahungye gorilla family, Kutu gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla, Bikingi gorilla family, Mucunguzi gorilla family, and Busingye gorilla family. To trek any of these mountain gorilla families, you will need a valid mountain gorilla trekking permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority at a fee. Trekking starts with a briefing at Rushaga park offices after which the trekkers lead the tourists into the jungle to look for the assigned mountain gorilla family. During the trekking, the trekkers have chances of meeting different park animals, birds, and tree species. After meeting the mountain gorillas, you will be given a maximum of 1 hour to be around these human close relatives as you learn about their habits, watch them play as you take photos.
Spending 4 hours with mountain gorillas
The mountain gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi is an activity that comprises tourists being around endangered mountain gorillas for up to 4 hours as they make them get used to human presence. Travelers having a stay at Four Gorilla lodge Bwindi have an opportunity to take part in the unique activity of spending 4 hours with mountain gorillas since Rushaga is one of the 2 sectors where mountain gorilla habituation activities are done in Bwindi. Gorilla habituation at Rushaga sector can only be done when you have acquired a permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and it all starts with a briefing at the park headquarters after which a group of rangers and guides lead you to the semi habituated mountain gorilla family with opportunities of meeting different park animals, birds and tree species. Once you have found the mountain gorilla family, you will be allowed to be with them for 4 hours with chances of making them get used to the human presence around them, learning about their habits, watching them play, and taking photos.
Birding in Bwindi
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the best destinations that are famous for bird watching activities in southwestern Uganda. The park is a home to over 350 bird species so travelers having a stay at Four gorilla lodge Bwindi can be part of this exciting activity with opportunities of seeing birds like Handsome Francolin, Handsome Francolin, Regal Sunbird, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Rwenzori Batis, Turner’s Eremomela, Green-headed Sunbird, Evergreen Warbler, Rwenzori Nightjar, Rwenzori Turaco, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Grauer’s Warbler, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Rwenzori Batis, Buff-throated Apalis, African Pitta, Cabanis’s Greenbul, Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, Montane Masked Apalis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Collared Apalis, Cassin’s Honeybird, Stripe-breasted Tit, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Cardinal Woodpecker, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Yellow-crested Helmet Shrike, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Common Bulbul, Compact Weaver, Coppery Sunbird, Dark-backed Weaver, Dusky Crested Flycatcher, Kivu Ground Thrush, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Dusky Tit, Stripe-breasted Tit, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Red-headed Malimbe, Fork-tailed Drongo, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Neumann’s Warbler, Lagden’s Bush-shrike, and Blue-headed Sunbird among others.
Encounter the Batwa pygmies
Encountering the Batwa pygmies is one of the activities you shouldn’t miss out on while having a stay at Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi. The Batwa lived, hunted small animals, and gathered fruits and honey in the forest before the government evicted them to protect the endangered mountain gorillas in the park as well as the forest. This cultural experience will be led by a Batwa guide through the forest as they show you how they used to survive in the park, hunt using bows and arrows, make fires using sticks, use trees as local medicine, and much more. They will at the end sing for you, dance and tell you stories of long ago and you will see how they live in their grass thatched houses as well as taste their local foods.
Nature walks at Four Gorillas Lodge
Travelers at Four Gorillas Lodge Bwindi have an opportunity to engage in different activities and among these include the nature walks. The nature walks are done around the lodge and are led by a well-trained UWA guide who leads the guests through different trails of the park. During the nature walks, the guests get an opportunity to learn about different tree species in Bwindi impenetrable forest, see different birds like the Dusky Tit, Common Bulbul, Stripe-breasted Tit, Dusky Crested Flycatcher, Fan-tailed Widowbird, get opportunities of seeing animals such as elephants, black-fronted duikers, giant forest hogs, baboons, monkeys, buffaloes, otters, and jackals among others.
What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?
Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, birding, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.