Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge (a.k.a Nkuringo Gorilla Camp) is an award wining Gorilla Lodge that provides affordable Bwindi accommodation in Southwestern Uganda and walking safaris through its child travel agency Nkuringo Walking Safaris.
The eco friendly and romantic lodge is located off the beaten track at 2161m ASL on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that’s inhabited by the world’s most sought after animal, the Mountain Gorilla. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha river valley to the forested hill known as ‘Nkuringo’ and the surrounding plethora of trees of the Bwindi Forest.
This section of forest is home to the Nkuringo group of Mountain Gorillas (Nkuringo Gorilla Family) and Rushaga Gorilla groups from where the Gorilla Lodge provides a prime access point to the start of this amazing Gorilla Trekking activity. The lodge has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain and across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DR Congo.
A lucky few visitors will observe the clouds envelop the forested valley below the gorilla lodge and be party to views to the north as far as the glaciers on the Rwenzori peaks some 160 kms distant. In January 2010 visitors where thrilled to witness not one but two active volcanoes in the DR Congo from Nkuringo.