Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park is known first and foremost for its population of around 350 mountain gorillas.

The forest here is located in the Great Rift Valley, covering an area of around 32,000 ha and famous for its incredible biodiversity. Home to over 100 species of ferns and 160 species of trees as well as several types of birds and butterflies, this is paradise for nature lovers.

The forest is also home for other primates including baboons, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, black-and-white colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys. Around 79 mammal species, from small cats right up to elephants, ensure that this is a great place for wildlife.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and with stunning views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, Bwindi Lodge is one of Africa’s unique lodges. The property has dramatic views of the impenetrable forest and is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage. This beautiful lodge has just eight stone and timber glass-fronted bandas, which face the lush forest canopy. Guests can enjoy delicious meals and evening drink at the cosy bar and dining area, which overlooks the forested slopes, or relax by the fire in the lounge.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Set on a forested ridge near the entrance to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge boasts eight spacious cottages built from volcanic stone. Spectacular views stretch all the way to the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda, as well as across the border into the Congo, where the glow of Nyiragongo Volcano can be seen on a clear night. Each cottage features a bedroom, ensuite bathroom and separate lounge. The outdoor verandas provide the perfect vantage point to admire the unforgettable vistas of the forest below.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure. There are just eight luxury tents, ensuring and intimate, exclusive feel to the camp. Each is decorated with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials and features a spacious, stone-walled bathroom and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking.