4 of the best luxury travel lodges for gorilla trekking in Uganda

Have you ever sat watching a travel programme on television thanks to the TV Aerial Installation Cheltenham company Steve Unett Aerials who fitted you a great aerial, and thought “Oh I would love to visit there”?

Well, trekking to see the shy mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda is at the top of many peoples’ travel list. As more tourists visit this beautiful country, tourism is expanding and the available facilities are growing in diversity. Now whilst you will want to make sure that you pack some sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for trekking you might also want to consider some cooler clothing options for the evenings.

Here are some of the areas that you may want to consider looking at when planning your trip to Uganda.

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Visit the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi is home to one of the last remaining groups of about 340 mountain gorillas, and these peaceful animals have been habituated to the coming and going of trekkers who wish to observe them in their natural surroundings.

Modern-day tourists travel on a wide range of budgets and have varying expectations of the facilities offered by the hotels and lodges that will accommodate them during their stay. Tourism in Uganda is maturing, and a number of opulent hotels have been built in the Bwindi National Park that cater for visitors who want to return to luxurious comfort after a day of trekking to see the gorillas through the forests.

Recommended Lodges

According to the Uganda Traveller, four lodges currently stand out as the best on offer for tourists visiting the Bwindi Forest.

Gorilla Forest Camp is a recently renovated exclusive tented camp situated within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Due to its unique location, it is often visited by gorilla families, so you may not have to walk far to observe these amazing animals.

Mahogany Springs is a relatively new and modern lodge offering simple but stylish accommodation on a reasonable budget. It is located near the start of the trekking route.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is an eco-friendly and community-supporting establishment that has one of the most spectacular views of any luxury lodge in Uganda. It is situated close to the park boundary, with only a short walk to the park gates.

Gorilla Safari Lodge offers luxury accommodation in several small cottages that are situated to offer expansive views of the tropical rainforest.

Travel to Uganda to observe the mountain gorillas can be arranged through travel agencies and other agents. Agents will arrange everything from your flights, permits to visit the gorillas with guides to hotels and internal travel.

Visiting the gorillas is probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so while you are there, make sure that you enjoy the best Ugandan hospitality.

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