location

Gorilla Heights Lodge is located in Nkuringo, Kisoro district in South Western Uganda.  The lodge can be accessed by road from Entebbe Airport-Kampala-Kisoro or from Entebbe airport to Kisoro by air. Other accesses are through the Rwanda border. The lodge provides airport pick-up services from Kisoro airport to the lodge. Guests can plan their itineraries with the lodge for easy transfers.

GPS Coordinates: 1.085582,29.632934  |  see on map

Climate

Bwindi has a montane forest climate. Average temperatures range from a minimum of 7-20°C to a maximum of 20-27°C. Bwindi receives up to 2390mm of rain each year. It can get really cold especially in the mornings and at night. Warm clothing is therefore a requirement when planning a trip to Gorilla Heights Lodge. The peak of the rainy season happens in March to April and from September to November. Altitude varies from 1160m to 2607m above sea level, which results in variations in temperature. The Lodge is also close to the equator so rain can come when you least expect it.

Restaurant and Bar

Humura Restaurant

Elegant dining offering a variety of buffets, set menus, theme nights and ‘a la carte’ menu, serving local and international cuisine. Special themed tea evenings sampling local teas and beverages

Canopy Bar

Overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable forest offering a variety of exotic, local and international brand drinks as well as ‘a la carte’ snack menu

Activities

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Gorilla habituation
  •  Community visits
  • Hiking and Nature walks
  • Bird watching

Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Heights Lodge is in proximity to the Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla families. This guarantees our guests multiple options for Gorilla Trekking.

Special Services

Airport Transfers

The Lodge offers free airport pick-ups and drops offs to and from Kisoro airstrip

Dietary Requirements

Gorilla Heights Reservations office must be informed in advance of any special dietary requirements.