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Gorilla Closeup Lodge

Gorilla Closeup lodge is strategically located on southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you easily track Mountain Gorillas from Rushaga and Nkuringo Gate. The lodge is built on a 40 acre piece of land that shares the boundary with the park that has made it possible for mountain gorillas more especially the nkuringo gorilla groups visit our lodge in search for myrica,eucalyptus tree backs,fans and many other indigenous shrubs gorillas like feeding on. The lodge is ecologically build in harmony with nature using local materials available. Its owned by a local ugandan one Seith Byarugaba who whose grandfather was born in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and later on shifted his family to the boundary of the forest the home to more than a worlds population of rare mountain gorillas. It was purely built by local comunities and using local materials to be in harmony with nature and is also managed by local community as staff members of which some are reformed park poachers


Gorilla Tracking

This land is located 4km to Nkuringo gate . This is the starting point of 3 gorilla groups of which each its 8 persons daily per day x3=24 persons . Its also 12 km to Rushaga gate which has 8 gorilla groups for tracking per day 8×8= 64 tourists plus 1 group for habituation experience for 8 persons. The land is also located only 1.5hrs driver to mgahinga Gorilla National park with 2 gorilla groups meaning 8×2 =16 persons. So in total you can host 24+16+64+16=120. All these people normally require at least 2 nights stay. People who pay $600 to track gorillas may need a high end facility(Hotel)


Gorilla habituation experience

Rushaga Park gate is 12km from the land and it’s the only place you can do gorilla habituation experience in the whole world. This is a very exciting experience with mountain gorillas that are being habituated to accept human presence comfortably.

September 2017. The Batwa Pygmies were evicted from their home lands in the forest in the early 1990s when the National Parks were established, leaving them landless and poor in a society that saw them as a lower class. Today some of them try to make ends meet by hosting trail walks; cultural tours that include examples of where and how they use to live in the forest as well as singing, dancing, and handicrafts for sale. Buhoma, Uganda. Photograph by Jason Houston for USAID

Batwa Forest Experience

The Batwa cultural experience was put in place by the displaced Batwa pygmies to educate their children and to share their amazing heritage and traditions with the world. The Experience takes place outside of the park in an old-growth forest on land that is next to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park. The Batwa experience begins with a nature-walk, hike through the forest seeing the forest in a new way, through the eyes of the original people of the Forest. Learn how they hunted the small animals they used for food, what things they gathered, how traps and nets were used.


Bird Watching

Bird watching with over 350 species of birds of which many albertine rift endermics Walking safaris from Nkuringo to Buhoma via the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the best birding destinations in Africa. There are 350 bird species have been recorded at Bwindi.