Have you booked a Gorilla Trekking Permit for Nkuringo Gorilla Group and wondering which Lodges should be your best choice? Well, you’re here. We have 2 choices for you, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge and Mountain Gorilla Lodge but in this post we’ll talk about the former as our best choice and the later in another post some day.
Nkuringo gorilla group is famous with most gorill trekking enthuiasts because it is the best to trek in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Located Southern sector of Bwindi with 2 other gorilla groups, this area has very few safari lodging choices and Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge has proven a great choice over the years, which explains this post.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located in Nkuringo-south western part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda; at Clouds visitors enjoy scenic views of the Virunga Volcanoes, the Forest, the rift valley and beyond into Congo, the Lodge has a tremendous location about 6800 feet high of Nkuringo – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Clouds is a luxurious lodge with world class butler services.
The lodge directly assists the local community through creation of job opportunities at the lodge to work as Porters, cleaners, gardeners among others.
The paramount benefit of Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is that guests can have breakfast and then walk from their cottage to the trailhead where they will start with briefing from the park rangers and then go for their gorilla trekking and sometime Mountain Gorillas are seen walking around the lodge premises.
The starting point of the gorilla trekking activity is just outside the lodge, the Nkuringo gorilla group is almost an hour hike from the lodge.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge contains 8 stone cottages and 8 family cottages. Guests stay in their cottages, constructed in local volcanic stones, each cottage has a spacious bedroom and large sitting room with a fireplace to ensure the rooms are kept cheerful and warm in the cool evenings, private balcony and en-suite bathroom. Both local and international food can be prepared at the lodge.
The main activity at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is of course Gorilla trekking, bird watching and nature forest walks in the forest and walks to the top of the hills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Bwindi is gifted with one of the best birding sites with more than 350 bird species and about 25 of them are Albertine endemics namely Black-faced Rufos Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Black-throated Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Black- flycatcher, Ashy flycatcher, Black-faced Apalis, Shrike-flycatcher, Pale breasted Illadopsis, Mountain Illadopsis, Redthroated Alete among others.
Amenities at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
- Fireplace connecting the sitting room and bedroom to keep the guests warm during cool evenings
- Stylish armchairs
- Unique artwork by Cloud 9 per cottage
- En-suite showers and washrooms
- Spacious sitting room
- Bar and restaurant
- Reading area and a library
Gorilla Tracking Africa includes Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge on most of the gorilla trekking safari packages for those savy travellers that would enjoy a luxury stay while on a jungle safari. You can also check out their website at https://www.wildplacesafrica.com/our-lodges-camps/clouds/ for more details.