Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. The original Buhoma Homestead has been completely and now offer a top-quality, intimate lodge for guests’ enjoyment. Situated within the National Park, less than five minutes walk, from the start of the gorilla trekking point. Eight, comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private verandah, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages, guests will find comfortable beds, a well-appointed en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and a hot shower and also some rooms with bathtubs.
An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cosy, comfortable environment, to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings. As part of the lodge’s commitment as an organization with a responsible tourism policy, Buhoma has designed the lodge using sustainable local materials where possible, with the emphasis being on natural products, which has, in turn, given support to the local communities and businesses. Supplies are obtained, as far as possible from local sources and staff are also generally recruited locally and trained on-site.
The lodge’s water supply is gravity fed and solar power is used for lighting with power points limited to a central area allocated for recharging cameras and videos. Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, offering a balance of international and locally flavoured cuisine with most meals being of several courses. The bar has a selection of local and imported beverages and friendly local staff will attend to guests’ needs. Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self-service basis, but, are delivered to cottages with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing guests to savour the early morning sounds of the forest awakening.