Ichumbi gorilla lodge Rushaga Bwindi forest

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Ichumbi gorilla lodge Rushaga Bwindi forest

Ichumbi gorilla lodge Rushaga Bwindi forest

Ichumbi gorilla lodge offers ultimate comfort and luxury. This eco-friendly intimate lodge is a beautiful combination of traditional grandeur and modern facilities. The 6 exclusive guest rooms are furnished with a range of modern amenities such as internet access. The lodge has fabulous views of the mighty Bwindi impenetrable forest and the lodge is 10 minutes’ walk to the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector, nothing beats the fire place at this lodge after your gorilla trekking day as you enjoy drinks and snacks overlooking the misty forest cover across the mountain range.

Ichumbi gorilla lodge Capacity

The lodge has 6 luxury cottages and 4 standard rooms with ensuite bathrooms and comfortable beds that will give you that finest relaxation and sleep after your encounter with the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi forest.

Location of Ichumbi gorilla lodge

Ichumbi gorilla lodge Rushaga Bwindi forest

Ichumbi gorilla lodge is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park commonly known as Rushaga gorilla trekking sector which currently has the biggest concentration of Mountain gorillas anywhere in Bwindi Forest, the lodge is 5 minutes’ drive and 10 minutes’ walk to the gorilla trekking point of Bwindi forest.

How to get to Ichumbi gorilla lodge

Rushaga gorilla trekking is tucked in the southern part of Bwindi forest and access to Ichumbi gorilla lodge can be through

By road

Kampala or Entebbe is the main entry point to Uganda and those heading to Ichumbi from the main capital will take the 9-10 hours’ drive via Masaka-Mbarara-Ntungamo-Kabale road or those on our regular tours will access the area from Queen Elizabeth national park which is approximately 5-6 hours’ drive.

By air

There are scheduled or charter flights from Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip which is a 3 hour drive to Ichumbi gorilla lodge in a 4×4 safari vehicle.

From Rwanda

Both border points of Katuna and Cyanika lead to Ichumbi gorilla lodge and the drive time is 5-6 hours and it’s the most recommended and cost-effective way to get to Rushaga gorilla trekking region.

Things to do while staying at Ichumbi gorilla lodge

  • Gorilla trekking experience
  • Gorilla habituation experience
  • Bird-watching tours
  • Nature walks
  • Batwa pygmy visits
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • -Day trips to Lake Mutanda for boat cruises and canoeing.
Lodge grade by Wilderness Explorers Africa

Our experts rate this lodge 8/10 perfect base for gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience.


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