Animalia gorilla lodge Buhoma sector – Set in the heart of the jungle of Gorilla land -Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Animalia Gorilla Lodge is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, hospitable and comfortable lodges to stay before visiting one of Uganda’s premier safari attractions, the gorillas.
The lodge has been carefully designed rooms to blend with the natural environment which provides luxury and hospitality.
Animalia Gorilla Lodge offers superb chalet accommodation, fine dining, an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities, a well-stocked bar, Wine Cellar, Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection, digital satellite television, Hair dryer, Gift Shop with the Best Unique Gifts, Tea and Coffee making Facilities, traditional entertainment, a mini library with magazines and books about the beautiful continent of Africa. All the major credit cards are accepted.
Animalia lodge has nice cottages, a restaurant and gardens where you can relax after tracking mountain gorillas.
This lodge is a unique luxury facility and has the finest choice for both upper class and medium class.
Buhoma sector is situated in the North Western part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park mainly in Kanungu District, and it faces the dark amazing evergreen and hilly impenetrable forest of Bwindi. Out of the four regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma region is one of the major sectors that cannot be left out especially concerning Gorilla trekking because of its History. Buhoma is the first sector of Bwindi to be opened up for gorilla trekking in other words, it’s where Gorilla tourism in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park started from, and in Uganda as a whole in the year 1993 just after Bwindi was established into a National Park. It is for this reason, that the region has the oldest habituated gorilla family known as Mubare which was the first to be visited by the first team of tourists to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. Today Buhoma region boasts 5 gorilla families which include; Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Katwe and Muyambi.
Buhoma region is easy to access as compared to other sectors of Bwindi National Park. From Kampala, travelers can take the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara-Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi route to reach Buhoma, which is a distance of approximately 550km and should take between 9-10 hours to drive. Travelers can also access Buhoma from Kabale town via Kunungu which should take about four hours and three hours from the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. By air, a flight from Entebbe International airport or Kajjansi takes one hour to Buhoma.
Buhoma is also in close proximity with other National Parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Mountain Rwenzori National Park. This therefore, makes it an easy option to visit the above national parks after the gorilla trekking experience.
Buhoma is also within easy reach with other gorilla trekking sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For example one may choose to stay at Buhoma, then drive for two hours to Ruhija sector for their gorilla trekking activity, or One can also choose to walk through the impenetrable forest to the southern sector of Nkuringo, which is a three hours of adventurous and rewarding walk.
Bwindi National Park lies in south-western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and has a variety of attractions ideal for both tourists and researchers. There are a number of activities one can do in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. As the saying goes, “Independent of what you are looking for, you will find something here”.
.Visit the women’s project at, “Ride for a woman”
.Visit the Bwindi Community hospital.