Welcome to Gorilla Heights Lodge

 

Luxurious rooms with an African blend

 

Modern kitchen with dining area.

 

Lock eyes with man's closest relative

 

A panaromic view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

The Bwindi canopy view from your balcony

 

Morning coffee while enjoying the sunrise.

 

Bathtub in the sky moment with breathtaking view.

 

Ensuite Bathroom

 

The Children's Sanctuary

 

Humura Lounge

 

Heated Swimming Pool

 

A view of Nyiragongo active volcano

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THE ARRIVAL OF LUXURY.

High End Exclusivity.

The thrilling safari experience of trekking Uganda’s mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, beckons for an exclusive sanctuary for you to retreat. Gorilla Heights Lodge sits on the axis of Nkuringo hill, offering lavish blends of the breathtaking sights of a rolling forest canopy and jagged mountain ranges. These, have been delicately woven with modern architecture and African design, to create the ultimate blend of luxury.

Nkuringo hill sits at the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, providing multiple options for gorilla trekking. The closest being the Nkuringo trail head, which is about 10 minutes from the lodge. The others are Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Mgahinga.

The Lodge

The 15 cottages at Gorilla Heights Lodge, derive their names from the attractions surrounding the lodge. The 1 family cottage is named Silverback, after the alpha male and head of a gorilla family. Our 5 Deluxe cottages are named after the jagged mountainous backdrop of the Virunga ranges. These are framed by the large aluminum door & window frames, overlooking the Virunga terrace which shelters our main restaurant. They are: Volcanoes, Muhabura, Sabinyo and Virunga. Mgahinga, our 5th deluxe cottage, is one of the gorilla trekking points neighboring the Virunga ranges.

The naming for our 9 standard cottages was inspired by the attractions facing the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. They are: Bwindi, Bunyonyi, Mutanda, Mulehe, Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Kanaba. The lodge’s main restaurant and lounge area is called Humura, a translation of the word rest in the area local language.

The lodge also has a heated swimming pool and a spa facility with a steam bath and sauna.

Gorilla Heights Lodge is an exclusive luxury facility. Admission is by reservation only.

Blend With Nature.

At Gorilla Heights Lodge, you are assured of the most breathtaking #SightsOfBwindi, showcasing nature’s richest blends. The horizon, as seen from the lodge, hovers over the ceiling of Bwindi Impenetrable forest canopy, creating a surprising blend of a blue & green hued skyline. As the sun rises over the horizon, it casts prisms-of-light through the misty-blanket covering this vast canopy.

Temperatures here rise and fall in a seemingly uncoordinated sequence: one moment, the skies clear up to reveal a green carpet of forest-cover rolling up right before your eyes. In another captivating tease of nature’s artistry, your gaze wanders through a series of patterned contours, far away on to the jagged Virunga ranges of Western Uganda. And just as you start to take in the beauty, framed by this breathtaking backdrop, the lights go off and its misty again

Blend with Community


You see, this project has brought all these people to Nkuringo.
said Mzee Innocent Rwerekanaa resident of Nkuringo Village


We have never seen such houses. We have been receiving visitors and we are going to get more.
he added.

Nkuringo Community has witnessed not just the arrival of trucks carrying sand, bricks, steel bars, cement and stones but also visitations that have impacted its social fabric. More than 200 workers, each carrying not just their skills-set but also their culture, has enriched the Nkuringo community. The income earned as salaries and from mining the black volcanic stones, has improved the livelihood of households: families can now pay school fees for their children and also afford healthcare. Some of the workers have been retained as permanent staff in various departments at the lodge. They have also partnered with the community to grow the food, fruits and vegetables that will be served to the guests.

Blend with African Interior Design

The large aluminum window & door frames not only provide perfect landscape framing of the exterior views around the lodge, their earthy vanishing blends with the wooden mahogany ceilings and floors, to create a sophisticated fusion of African elegance. African Hut-shaped chandeliers and African-Wildlife lampshades filter the interior lighting to create the perfect mood for reflection.

The rooms warm up with heat from the gas burners and electric heaters, giving guests the perfect opportunity to cozy-up in the interior lounges with a cup of African coffee or tea.

Blend of Architecture.

The lodge sits on a 12-acre piece of land, decorated with 15 luxurious cottages, a heated swimming pool and a spa with steam & sauna. Modern green roofs incline to seamlessly blend with the surrounding nature. Supported by orange steel pillars, they shelter wide terraces that guarantee panoramic views of Bwindi Impenetrable forest for each of the cottages and the Virunga ranges from the dining facility. The ingenious use of miniature brick-stones and black volcanic stones mined from Kyambura and Kisoro respectively, is seen on the exterior walls, walkways and wall skirting.

High End Exclusivity.

The thrilling safari experience of trekking Uganda’s mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, beckons for an exclusive sanctuary for you to retreat. Gorilla Heights Lodge sits on the axis of Nkuringo hill, offering lavish blends of the breathtaking sights of a rolling forest canopy and jagged mountain ranges. These, have been delicately woven with modern architecture and African design, to create the ultimate blend of luxury.

Nkuringo hill sits at the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, providing multiple options for gorilla trekking. The closest being the Nkuringo trail head, which is about 10 minutes from the lodge. The others are Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Mgahinga.

The Lodge

The 15 cottages at Gorilla Heights Lodge, derive their names from the attractions surrounding the lodge. The 1 family cottage is named Silverback, after the alpha male and head of a gorilla family. Our 5 Deluxe cottages are named after the jagged mountainous backdrop of the Virunga ranges. These are framed by the large aluminum door & window frames, overlooking the Virunga terrace which shelters our main restaurant. They are: Volcanoes, Muhabura, Sabinyo and Virunga. Mgahinga, our 5th deluxe cottage, is one of the gorilla trekking points neighboring the Virunga ranges.

The naming for our 9 standard cottages was inspired by the attractions facing the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. They are: Bwindi, Bunyonyi, Mutanda,Mulehe,Rushaga,Buhoma,Ruhija,Nkuringo and Kanaba. The lodge’s main restaurant and lounge area is called Humura, a translation of the word rest in the area local language.

The lodge also has a heated swimming pool and a spa facility with a steam bath and sauna.

Gorilla Heights Lodge is an exclusive luxury facility. Admission is by reservation only.

Blend With Nature.

At Gorilla Heights Lodge, you are assured of the most breathtaking #SightsOfBwindi, showcasing nature’s richest blends. The horizon, as seen from the lodge, hovers over the ceiling of Bwindi Impenetrable forest canopy, creating a surprising blend of a blue & green hued skyline. As the sun rises over the horizon, it casts prisms-of-light through the misty-blanket covering this vast canopy.

Temperatures here rise and fall in a seemingly uncoordinated sequence: one moment, the skies clear up to reveal a green carpet of forest-cover rolling up right before your eyes. In another captivating tease of nature’s artistry, your gaze wanders through a series of patterned contours, far away on to the jagged Virunga ranges of Western Uganda. And just as you start to take in the beauty, framed by this breathtaking backdrop, the lights go off and its misty again.

Blend with Community


You see, this project has brought all these people to Nkuringo.
said Mzee Innocent Rwerekanaa resident of Nkuringo Village


We have never seen such houses. We have been receiving visitors and we are going to get more.
he added.

Nkuringo Community has witnessed not just the arrival of trucks carrying sand, bricks, steel bars, cement and stones but also visitations that have impacted its social fabric. More than 200 workers, each carrying not just their skills-set but also their culture, has enriched the Nkuringo community. The income earned as salaries and from mining the black volcanic stones, has improved the livelihood of households: families can now pay school fees for their children and also afford healthcare. Some of the workers have been retained as permanent staff in various departments at the lodge. They have also partnered with the community to grow the food, fruits and vegetables that will be served to the guests.

Blend with African Interior Design

The large aluminum window & door frames not only provide perfect landscape framing of the exterior views around the lodge, their earthy vanishing blends with the wooden mahogany ceilings and floors, to create a sophisticated fusion of African elegance. African Hut-shaped chandeliers and African-Wildlife lampshades filter the interior lighting to create the perfect mood for reflection.

The rooms warm up with heat from the gas burners and electric heaters, giving guests the perfect opportunity to cozy-up in the interior lounges with a cup of African coffee or tea.

Blend of Architecture.

The lodge sits on a 12-acre piece of land, decorated with 15 luxurious cottages, a heated swimming pool and a spa with steam & sauna. Modern green roofs incline to seamlessly blend with the surrounding nature. Supported by orange steel pillars, they shelter wide terraces that guarantee panoramic views of Bwindi Impenetrable forest for each of the cottages and the Virunga ranges from the dining facility. The ingenious use of miniature brick-stones and black volcanic stones mined from Kyambura and Kisoro respectively, is seen on the exterior walls, walkways and wall skirting.

ACCOMMODATION.

STANDARD COTTAGE

Starting from $700 per person/night

DELUXE COTTAGE

Starting from $1,000 per person/night

FAMILY COTTAGE

Starting from $1,500 per person/night