Budget Bwindi Backpackers lodge is of one kind travellers paradise located on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National park, a world heritage site the home to two great apes i.e. Chimpanzee and Mountain Gorillas. They have budget and mid-range accommodation starting from self-camping, Rooms with shared bathroom, self-contained rooms and cottages. They do organise and process Gorilla tracking permits for clients at no extra fees and also clients can pay by card or bank transfer or if near our offices pay by cash in US dollars or Uganda shillings or pounds and Euros. They do also organise active Nyiragongo hikes, Queen Elizabeth trips and many other activities
Budget Bwindi Backpackers lodge is on a top of a hill that shares the boundary with Bwindi forest with immediate access of the road network suitable for all cars from saloon cars to big over lander trucks. The lodge site is frequently visited by Nkuringo Gorilla families and sometimes visitors watch Gorillas from the lodge compound.
You walk from the lodge to the Boundary of the Bwindi Forest where you will have a chance to interact with Central Africa’s most ancient ethnic group. The Batwa people left the forest and were relocated into an area of 13 hectares, where today they are learning sustainable lifestyles.
The Batwa people are the most fascinating of Ethnic groups that people can interact with: their wealth of knowledge about nature and their primitive hunter-gather ways will keep you captivated while you wonder to yourself how people live like they are still somewhat in the Stone Age and are yet so warm and friendly.
The Batwa will guide you through their lifestyles today showing you their homes and farming as well as displaying their wealth of knowledge such as the many uses of plants and their talents in basket weaving, collecting honey and many other things that are unique to these fascinating people
This is set up for you in a variety of locations. Enjoy some of our finest wines and a gourmet dinner while our trained butlers ensure you enjoy an evening to remember.
The varied habitats of Uganda’s oldest forest mean it is the ideal habitat for a variety of birds, with 350 species recorded, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) such as the Short-tailed Warbler and Blue-headed Sunbird as well as seven IUCN red data listed species.
Easy to see are the African Emerald Cuckoo, Common Bulbul, African Blue and White-tailed Blue Flycatchers and Red-headed Bluebill.
Enjoy bird-watching in Mgahinga and Bwindi, with a variety of bird species including the African piculet, Dwarf Honey guide, Short Tailed Warbler, Tabora Cisiticola, African Green Broadbill, to the large Handsome Francolin, Black Wattled casqued hornbill.
Be led by some of the best birding guides south-western Uganda has to offer. Whether walking and viewing, or sitting in a hide and watching from a distance are your thing, we will be able to provide a birding experience which will be sure to impress any birder. If you are a beginner, our guides have the passion and knowledge to open this whole new world up to you.