Gorilla Safari Lodges in Uganda and Rwanda (Luxury, MidRange, and Budget)

Gorilla Safari Lodges in Uganda and Rwanda; Luxury, MidRange, and Budget. This Page shows the Best Lodges For Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.

Mountain gorillas: Sadly, a trekking safari to observe these gorgeous primates is a once-in-a-lifetime event due to their highly endangered status and a low natural population of less than 1,000. The good news is that most of the money made from gorilla trekking tourism is invested directly back into efforts to protect the gorillas and their rainforest habitat, and those funds are growing as more and more charming lodges draw even more charming trekkers (like you!). Check out this page if you want to know which nation is best for your gorilla safari. However, this one focuses on the best gorilla safari lodges to stay at while on a gorilla trekking safari. Check out our favorites below…

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge;  Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Staying at Sabyinyo is like seeing an old friend because it is a staple on the gorilla trekking circuit in Rwanda. The terracotta chalets are cozy, warm, and gaze out over a scene straight out of “Gorillas in the Mist,” complete with undulating hills and lulling fog. Your gorilla trek will take place against the stunning backdrop of the ever-present Virunga Mountains. A delicious meal and morning coffee (excellent for the energy levels!) may be enjoyed before hiking as the lodge is only a short distance from the entrance to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the beginning site of the walk.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge bedroom

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Clouds is unquestionably a fitting name for this cozy lodge, which is located 2,000 meters above sea level and offers the kind of breathtaking views that will make you halt in your tracks. Eight stone cottages overlook the swooping forests and soaring treetops of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to almost 330 mountain gorillas—roughly half of the species’ remaining population. And the main attraction here—aside from the scenery—is the gorillas. Treks to the spectacular Nkuringo family start just a few meters from the main area, giving you plenty of time to prepare bacon and eggs the Ugandan way before your once-in-a-lifetime adventure. That truly is luxury.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Volcanoes National Park

With Singita Kwitonda Lodge, which just debuted in August 2019, explore the depths of Rwanda’s beautiful rainforest and take in a breathtaking experience. This sanctuary is devoted to Kwitonda, a renowned 40-year-old silverback gorilla who touched the lives of those who had the honor of meeting him at Volcanoes National Park. Trek with passionate guides on exhilarating treks at Singita Kwitonda Camp while contributing to sustainability and conservation.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Singita Kwitonda Lodge
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