Silverback Lodge is located in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in western Uganda, Silverback Lodge is only a 5 minute walk to the national park and has sweeping views of the valley and forests that surround it. The lodge is 478 km around 8 hours 30 minutes drive from Kampala.
The lodge has sweeping views of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - a 124-square-mile site home to approximately 350 mountain gorillas (half of the world's remaining population), non-habituated chimpanzees, more than 100 other species of mammals, 346 species of birds, 200 butterfly specie, 50 Amphibians and Reptiles and 163 species of trees
Silverback Lodge is perched on high, a top the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy Apes-tracking cocktails. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room. With 12 rooms, we are the largest lodge in the area and will remain one of the best value properties in the region, whilst keeping the Marasa Africa standards of comfort and hospitality.
The tilled rooms, big enough, have modern feel, with nets, en-suite hot shower and private balcony the beat deal for comfort- conscious visitors.
Silverback Lodge is perched high above the valley overlooking beautiful flora and fauna. From the Summit Bar you can enjoy après-trekking cocktails with friends and family. Bird watching and primate viewing are possible right from the front door of your room.
The lodge has beautiful gardens, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent landscape of the Bwindi forest after a long day’s hike.
What to do and see at the Lodge
- Gorilla trekking:
Tracking the Gorilla in Bwindi ranks among the absolute highlights in Africa travel. The exhilaration attached to first setting eyes on a wild mountain Gorilla is difficult to describe. These enormous animals, up to three times as bulky as the average man and their size exaggerated by a shaggily luxuriant coat.
- Bird watching:
Bwindi impenetrable forest holds over 346 species of birds and contains 90% of all the Albertine Rift endemics, difficult or impossible to see in any part of East Africa. For the ornithologist, close to 100 bird species can be identified in a day birds like Abdim’s stork, Sacred Ibis, Spur-Winged Plover, African Jacana, Eurasian Roller, Woodland Kingfisher, Cape Rook, African Paradise Flycatcher, Red-billed Oxpecker and many more
Nature walks into the national park can arranged at the lodge, the steep nature of the descent and ascent makes it a less appealing prospect than at the other trailheads.
- Day and night trips to Queen Elizabeth National Park (2 hour drive to Ishasha)
- The Batwa Trail