RUHIJA GORILLA LODGE
Ruhija Gorilla lodge Bwindi is set in the heart of the jungle of Gorilla land, Kabale region. The Lodge is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, hospitable and comfortable lodges to stay before visiting one of Uganda’s premier safari attraction.
Gorilla lodge is a unique luxury hotel for both upper class and medium classes Ruhija Gorilla Lodge invites you to surround yourself with the splendor of beautiful calm natural environment and forest-fresh air, while experiencing the luxury and serenity of our lodge with a breath taking scenery of the forest, peace and tranquility enjoy the melodies of insects and birds, butterflies, enjoy the surprise visits of monkeys or even gorillas.
The lodge has carefully designed rooms to blend the natural environment which provides with luxury and hospitality. Each of the eight en-suite rooms faces the Forest and allows views of the forest canopy, with breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountain ranges.
The lodge offers superb chalet accommodation, fine dining, an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities, a well-stocked bar, traditional entertainment, a mini library with magazines and books on the beautiful continent of Africa beds with en-suite bathroom, flash toilets, overhead shower that supplies hot and cold water, an extra blanket and a hot water bottle for those cold nights; all rooms are serviced daily by housekeeping.
Guests can also enjoy and relax at the restaurant and bar area as they delight in local and International dishes. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are served.
The hotel offers a variety of activities such as Mountain gorilla tracking, Village/community walk, Birding, Forest walk, Mountain biking and Scenic viewing.
The hotel is within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Several activities can be done around Ruhija;
Forest and Nature walks
As the only concessionaire luxury camp within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the walk will expose visitors to the forests broad biodiversity with variety of mammal species; primates like L’Hoest’s monkey, black and white Columbus, Chimpanzees, Blue monkey baboon. The trail will expose you to butterfly and moth species; like African blue Tiger, African monarch Tiger, Green Veined Emperor, White Barred Charaxes, Wandering Donkey, Diadem, Forest Mother-of-Pearl, Scarlet Tip and many more. The walk also exposes you to reptile species; like Battersby’s Green Snake, Cape Wolf Snake, East African Garter Snake, Red Backed Frog, Bocage’s Burrowing Tree frog, Southern Foam Nest Frog, Marcarene Rocket Frog, Galam White-Lipped Frog. Tree species and bamboo forests like Mountain Bamboo, Apple Ring Acacia, Candelabra Euphorbia, Crotons, African Pencil Cedar and many more. Wild Flowers like Pavonia, Abutilon, Buttercup Bush, Giant Morning Glory, Daisy / Wild Marigold, Pom Pom Lily and many more. Visitors can also climb through the bamboo zone to find afro-montane vegetation and a good view of Lake Bunyonyi and Mafuga forest
Ruhija being the highest peak of the forest offers rear species of birds like gery cuckoo shrike, banded Prinia, Brown chested Alethe, yellow streaked Greenbul, white browned Crombec, mountain Illadopsis, Ludher’s bush shrike and many more other among the 340 species in the park.
Ruhija is great place for these walks, visitors can visit local schools, traditional healers Banana brewery and a combined nature tour towards Kisiizi waterfall.
Services and Facilities
Airport Shuttle, Safety Deposit Boxes, House Keeping, Room Service 24 hrs.