Agandi Eco Lodge Ruhija – The Ruhija sector is situated in the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and it harbors four gorilla families namely; Bitukura Gorilla family, Oruzogo family, Mukiza and Kyaguriro family. The Kyaguriro family was habituated mainly for research purposes and only 6 visitors are allowed to visit this group in a day with prior permission from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Ruhija is situated between Buhoma sector to the north and Kibale forest National Park to the east thereby making it easily accessed from parts of north and south and connects 218km to Queen Elizabeth national park.
By road, Ruhija can be accessed from Entebbe/ Kampala via Kabale or from Kampala via Rukungiri, Kihihi, and Butogota then to Ruhija. A 4×4 vehicle is required for this journey due to the bumpy and muddy nature of the road.
By air, there is no direct flight to Ruhija but you one can fly to Kihihi airstrip and then drive two hours to Ruhija.
This is a new Eco friendly Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Ruhija, which is a few minutes to the Uganda Wildlife Authority briefing point. The lodge offers a typical reinvented Ugandan style accommodations only made with local materials and arts. These include the Ugandan Huts, the Volcanic Cottages and, the Tree Nests. These will bring you all the comfort you need to enjoy during your stay whether while tracking gorillas or just taking your time to visit the region.
A stay at Agandi Eco lodge would not have you waking up at dawn to get to the Gorilla trekking briefing point because of its close proximity to the area.
Upon arrival at the lodge, you will be welcomed by a wonderful team fully available to make your stay memorable.
The accommodation types at Agandi lodge include the following;
2 self-contained units with toilets and a shower.
2 tree nests for the ones who want sightseeing adventures.
2 traditional Ugandan huts made of wood
2 platforms with grass roofs for campers
1 reception and dining room with a relaxing area.
2 public toilets and 2 public showers for campers.
1 campfire place to spend the evenings for discussing, listening to stories, listening to music and sharing a drink
1 barbecue to make your stay pleasurable.
1 green farming school garden
WIFI is provided through 3G network.
Traditional meals, based on indigenous and local food prepared by local chiefs.
.The lodge maximizes the use of renewable energy such as solar for lighting with the use energy efficient equipment.
.There is provision of renewable electricity for visitor’s gadgets.
.The lodge pays important attention to water as Ruhija is not connected to the water supply network. The lodge harvests water and treats it onsite.
.The lodge uses improved cooking stoves for preparing meals to reduce the use of fuelwood.
.Part of the lodge’s land is dedicated for a green farming school garden for farming demonstrations.
.Gorilla tracking experience.
.Community walks especially during local market days.
.Visiting the Batwa (pygmies) to experience their culture.
.A visit to the vulnerable and orphan schools.
.A visit to community programs.