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London
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a professional photographer and photograph a lot of lodges across the world. I was surprised by this lodge in many ways, firstly its positioning could not be better, the rooms are delightfully warm and inviting with fireplaces to boot for the cold Bwindi nights! service is excellent with Ambrose being the star performer here, efficient methodical and nothing...

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last month I stayed at Gorilla Safari Lodge and enjoyed it very much!! It is the perfect gateaway for Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi NP. The rooms are actually cabins with a porch overlooking the valley and with sights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! The staff was very friendly and one felt at home immediately. The rooms were very clean, spacious and...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing location and lodge. Quaint overlooking the impenetrable forest, cottages all spaced out and spacious. Food was tasty but the service but a bit slow, which was improved. The wifi speed was very good and the staff very friendly and cheerful. Its just 3 mins drive to the briefing point for gorilla tracking in Rushaga sector and very...

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baruka b, Front Office Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Usha, Thanks for your wonderful review. We really appreciate.The last time you were at the lodge,there were no torches,but they were bought,so each room has one And the service has improved. Hope to see you soon at our lodge. Best wishes Gorilla safari lodge team

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice staff and food was great! The view was great of the mountain side. Took ten minutes to get to gorilla tour area which was great. Other people we met traveled an hour and a half to get there!

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Recently spent three days near Bwindi impenetrable forest in search of the gorillas. We arranged the trip at short notice over the internet and our agent suggested this lodge because of its proximity to the forest.It is situated only a short walk from the gates to the start of the gorilla trek.Considering its isolation it is clean and comfortable with...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ian C, It was really nice having you at Gorilla Safari Lodge Kibale. We would really love to say a big THANK YOU for taking your time to write us such a wonderful review. In future, we hope to see you again at Gorilla Safari Lodge. All the best, Gorilla Safari Lodge team.

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The lodge is well placed for Gorilla Safaris, it is clean and comfortable and all of the staff are fantastic and accomodating. The chefs are first class, and we enjoyed quality food at every meal. We all would recommend the lodge, and the Gorillas are well worth the expense and trip - life changing !!!

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MarkJones, It was really nice having you at Gorilla Safari Lodge Kibale. We would really love to say a big THANK YOU for taking your time to write us such a wonderful review and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. In future, we hope to see you again at Gorilla Safari Lodge. All the...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed at the Gorilla Safari Lodge in August and were impressed by the warm, attentive staff. The rooms themselves were spacious and were spotless. Our party consisted of both veg and non-veg diners and we all agreed that the food that was prepared was delicious. We highly recommend staying here!

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nishant P, It was really nice having you at Gorilla Safari Lodge Kibale. We would really love to say a big THANK YOU for taking your time to write us such a wonderful review.We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge In future, we hope to see you again at Gorilla Safari Lodge. All the...

San Carlos, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I came to Bwindi for gorilla trekking. I stayed one night at the lodge. I was traveling by myself. The stay was exceptional. The service, the room, the location. I simply could not have asked for a better stay. Joann (the manager) tended to every request. The food was delicious and the attention to detail rivaled Michelin starred restaurants. I...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kate, It was really nice having you at Gorilla Safari Lodge Kibale. We would really love to say a big THANK YOU for taking your time to write us such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really try our best to make sure all our guests are comfortable and happy....

Loenhout, Belgium
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed here 2 nights during our 2-weeks Uganda-tour. This lodge is from the same owner as the Crater Safari Lodge near Kibale Forest. Same friendly welcome, same friendly and dedicated staff !! The room was very nice with a view on the garden and has a balcony with seats. The food was simple but very well prepared. We were...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Karinevdheuvel, Thanks for writing us such a wonderful review.It was really our pleasure to have at both our lodges(Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi and Crater Safari Lodge Kibale) We hope to see you again. Thanks Crystal Lodges Uganda Team

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It's good lodge location, close to the park and villages we love to walk and meet local people. Lodge are clean and all staffs very friendly, they also had special show from school, lovely. Our group 8 people from Thailand. Thank you very much.

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Den, Thanks for the beautiful review. It was really nice having your group at our lodge. We wish to see you in the future again at our beautiful lodge. Best Wishes from Staff Gorilla Safari Lodge

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is the ideal base from which to trek Gorillas as it just a few meters away from the starting point. The lodge offers accommodation in 13, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 25641, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $325 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gorilla Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Need hooks on bathroom doors to hang towels and more pathway lighting”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Power was an inconvenience in the rooms, but not a big issue. Comfortable, clean and value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkJonesDownUnder, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is 23 kms off the Kabale-Kisoro Road and the cottages are all placed in a quiet setting”
 of 5 bubbles Kakooza, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Evidently there are rooms with bathtubs and fireplaces, may want to vie for one of those! Higher up on the hill, less of a climb.”
 of 5 bubbles 1mountain, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you don't like to climb a lot of stairs ask for a room that is closer to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles mkobrin, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
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