A pioneer eco-tourism hotel, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is also Uganda’s highest lodge sitting on the southwestern corner of Bwindi National Park, home to the mountain gorillas.
The lodge has eight cottages constructed of volcanic stone. Two of the units are double-roomed family units. Every cottage comes with its own sitting room with a cozy fireplace, over-stuffed chairs, hand-woven rugs, and an en suite bathroom. A private veranda is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the stunning views.
Bwindi National Forest is a massive rainforest that provides the perfect habitat for more than 300 mountain gorillas. The landscape varies from swamp to bamboo forest to dense thicket. At an altitude of between 3,500 and 8,500 feet, the park is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa. It is spread over a series of ridges and valleys that form the eastern edge of the Albertine Rift. In addition to the primate populations, the park is home to 120 mammal species including duiker, elephant, bushbuck, bush pig, giant forest hog, and several small cat species, such as the elusive golden cat. There are also eleven primate types such as black and white colobus, red-tailed and blue monkey, and chimpanzee living here. Plus, Bwindi is also one of the principle birding destinations in Uganda with more than 350 bird species on record.