Diwaka Tours & Travel
Aqua Plaza, 4th Fl.
P.O. Box 17001-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: +254.20.268.5134 / +254.20.375.0391
Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. We offer a top quality, intimate lodge for the Lodge's guests’ enjoyment in this area. Situated within the National Park, Buhoma Lodge is a short distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area.
As part of the Lodge's commitment as an organization with a responsible tourism policy we have designed the lodge using sustainable local materials where possible, with the emphasis being on natural products, which has in turn given support to the local communities and businesses. Supplies are obtained from as nearby as possible from local sources and staff are also generally recruited locally and trained on site. The Lodge's water supply is gravity fed and solar power is used for lighting with power points limited to a central area allocated for recharging cameras and videos.
Ten comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private verandah, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages you will find comfortable beds, a well appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower and also some rooms with bath tubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cosy, comfortable environment, to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.
The camp has well designed accommodation with double cottage units along with verandahs to give a perfect view of the immaculate tropical rain forest. The bathrooms and toilets are up to standards with a better solar system to give dim light to the cottages as well as enough power for charging any gadget. Depending on what you want, nature walks are also accessible. The evenings are always cold but there is a provision of the camp fire. It’s pleasant with a friendly atmosphere that makes visits meet and get to know each other. The bar is fully stocked.
The cuisine is up to standards with both local and international dishes that well known to be so delicious. Food is served depending on where to want to be for instance dining room or on the terrace. But in most cases, the weather condition usually determines the suitable place. The design of the lodge is so beautiful; the local materials used for construction make it so unique. The lodge is eco-friendly and the grown food is given to the neighbors.
Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, offering a balance of international and locally flavoured cuisine with meals being of several courses. Our bar has a selection of local and imported beverages and our friendly local staff will attend to your needs.
Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self service basis, but, are delivered to your cottage with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing you to awake gently and savour the early morning sounds of the forest.
The village is easily accessible and you can tour schools, orphanages and hospitals without a tour guide. There is a small fee paid that goes to help the community. Another interesting aspect about this community is the pygmy tribe that you find quite exciting and fun.
Wildlife & Activities
Bwindi is popular for its large population of gorilla. Many tourists frequent this place to see them in their natural setting. The park is also well known for other animal species such as primates and different species of birds that are in plenty. The best view of these animals and birds can obtain through nature walks with a tour guide.