Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a community owned lodge in the heart of the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, it is stylish, elegant and simply the best Clouds mountain gorilla lodge boast its self with beauty and a most sought of accommodation when it comes to Bwindi national park a world UNESCO site hosting half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas and other primates, Nkuringo is part of the four sectors of Bwindi Buhoma, Ruhija, and Rushaga. Nkuringo sector is known for its gorilla families including the chrismas family and the Nkuringo family.
The lodge offers panoramic views of the magnificent Virunga volcanoes and the great rift valley with over 500 species of birds around the premises of Nkuringo, a variety of primates for example l’hoest monkey, black and white colobus monkey, are present together with the mountain gorillas. The Nkuringo family home range is approximately one and half hours beginning from the lodge, it typically depends on how far the gorilla family has moved, it may take shorter or longer hours, one has a chance to track the five gorilla families in Rushaga because these two sectors are close to each other in the southern part of the impenetrable forest.
The lodge is beautiful, remote but very intimate with feelings like your living up in the clouds, this lodge has continuously won prizes ever since they started operating among Uganda’s legend of eco-tourism lodges that was built on different partnerships, it appreciates community and indulgent services to its standards composed of soaring ceilings, massive exposed wooden beans, big pictures with endless looks of the top tree canopy and mountains with the most hospitable staff to give the best first impressions, the untold smiles that reach out for the extra mile., the main lodge consists of reception, lounge, dining area, and balcony, cuisines are international and excellent with a lead service team providing the best services to customers.
Cloud gorilla lodge guests stay in large cottages built in volcanic stones each with a big sitting room, double sided fire place, warm arm chairs, carpets and comfortable bedrooms within the suites that give a perfect beautiful stay the facility has 5 cottages and 1 family cottages, the rooms are categorized into double chalets, single chalets and family cottage. This has two doubles I one room joined by a sitting room.
The lodge is a community conservation project established as partnership between wild places, African wildlife foundation, the international gorilla conservation program and the Nkuringo local community. The lodge employs full time local staff working closely with the Batwa community involving clients in cultural tourism the pygmy experiences traditional dances, songs, cultures and ways of the forest keepers.
Trekking gorillas, children have to be above 15 years of age, however the lodge welcomes families with any stage of children, they can actually organize children’s games as their parents go to trek. Cloud gorilla lodge is open throughout the year, best visited during the dry season.it is approximately 8 hours’ drive from Entebbe chatter flights can be organized to Bwindi impenetrable national park.