Luxury Safari Lodges In Ruhija.

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Ruhija Sector is one of the 4 gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi impenetrable National park and is located in the Eastern part of the park. This sector is positioned between Buhoma in the north of the park and Kibale town in the south thereby making it easily accessed. The sector connects to reach Queen Elizabeth National Park at a distance of 218 square kilometers, making a combined safari of tree climbing lions in ishasha and gorilla trekking possible. The terrain of the Kisoro road is steep but offers stunning panoramic views of the landscape as the road dips and dives over high ridges.

The sector also has a number of accommodation facilities that one can choose from, ranging from luxury, mid-range to very budget lodgings, the luxury lodgings at the ruhija sector includes;

Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge;

Ruhija gorilla safari lodge is a luxury accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in the southwestern part of Uganda. It is situated in the southern part of the park in Ruhija sector.

All staffs at the lodge are very hospitable and well trained in all lodge activities and are easily accessed at any time while at the lodge.

The restaurant is spacious and prepares a variety of local and international dishes. You can request for juice made with fresh local fruits and it shall surely quench your thirst and perfectly accompany your food. The dinning is designed with local materials to reflect a touch of the afrisn tradition al style. The lodge has a well stocked wine cellar and a well stocked bar that offers lots of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks at affordable prices.

There are a lot of things to make you busy and occupied at the lodge including Dstv, a mini library with travel books and entertainment by the local dancing groups.

Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge is located on a hill which offers spectacular views of the forest and other surroundings.

Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge consists of 8 en-suite cottages each with spacious rooms that are designed with attractive materials. There are 4 superior room cabins, 4b deluxe room cabins and 6 standard rooms. They have both hot and cold running water. The cottages offer magnificent views of the tropical rain forest and home to the endangered gorillas.

The lodge has a gift shop where you can purchase locally made African items for memories of the safari, for decoration in your room back home and for gifts your loved ones.

Rooms and rates;

Single rooms goes for, $186 full board

Double or twin rooms are for $312 full board

How get to Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge;

Ruhija is one of the most visited sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. it takes 9-10 hours to reach the lodge from Kampala by road. Charter flights can be arranged for tourists who do not want to sit for long hours when travelling to this place.

Trekkers tavern cottages;

Trekkers Tavern cottages is an accommodation facility in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. it is located in Ruhija sector on top of a hill that offers spectacular views of the forest. One of the loveliest things about the lodge is the numerous birds that survey around the cottages.

Trekkers Tavern consists of 5 self contained cottages with en suite bathrooms. They have accommodation rooms for single occupancy, double occupancy and executive bedrooms. They are spacious with kind size and smaller comfortable beds and decorated with pictures of animals of Bwindi forest like mountain gorillas, birds. Each cottage accommodates 4 people, they have wide verandahs with African traditional style chairs where guests can relax after the tiresome hike.

The location of the lodge offers beautiful views of the forest, Virunga volcanoes and Lake Edward.

Their restaurant is one of those with the best chefs who serve local and international cuisines. The bar stocks a variety of soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and other non-alcoholic drinks. The bar and restaurant is well furnished with local materials which give them an epic look. The treat offered by the staffs of the lodge will make your safari perfect.

Trekkers Tavern cottages Facilities;

Bar and restaurant,Parking space,Wi-Fi.

How to get to the cottages?

From Kampala by road, it takes about 10 hours to reach the lodge and by air, it takes about one and a half hours to arrive at Kihihi airstrip in Kanungu and then extra one and a half hours to drive to the lodge. the lodge is located a few minutes from Ikumba trading centre.


Gift Nature Lodge;

Gift of nature lodge is located in Ruhija area of bwindi in Kabale district. It is one of the best budget accommodation facilities in the area for travelers on their gorilla safari. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the world’s finest mountain gorilla trekking destination with almost half of the total population of mountain gorillas remaining in the world. Ruhija sector has gorilla families such as Oruzogo, Bitukura and Kyaguliro.

Gift of nature lodge is a very comfortable place because of the cool environment favorable for a good relaxation after tiresome activities during the day. It has caring, friendly and well trained staffs.

The lodge has a total of 8 self-contained accommodation rooms in different categories; single, double and twin rooms. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and warm and cold water for their guests. These rooms have a touch of the African traditional style.

The restaurant is spacious as well and serves local and international meals.


Getting to the lodge;

Gift of nature lodge is located in Kabale Ruhija sub-county-Mburameizi. Ruhija area is in the north eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and can be accessed by both road and air transport.

By road transport

From Kampala or Entebbe to Ruhija area and to the lodge, it takes about 9 hours. From Kigali, it takes about 7 hours.

By air

Daily flights are operated by Aerolink from Entebbe to Kihihi. The flight takes one hour and a half to Kihihi airstrip form where you are picked up and transferred to the lodge by road. It takes about one hour and a half from the airstrip to the lodge by road.



Broadbill Forest Camp;

Broadbill Forest camp is located in Ruhija area of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. it is a  accommodation facility with well trained staffs with very good customer care. The ;lodge is situated at the border of Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the prominent destination for mountain gorilla trekking. It is just 3 km from the park headquarters and guests are always assured of being on time for their activities in the park.

Broadbill Forest Camp is situated in a very calm area where guests’ mission for the vacation is fulfilled by staying in this place with no disruption of moving vehicle sounds, loud music and noises by people. The location of the lodge also offers cute views of the forest and the hills in the region. Since the place is close to Bwindi national park, it is visited by a lot of birds which entertain guests all the time.

Broadbill lodge consists of four spacious en-suite tents. They are well furnished with locally made African style beds in different sizes to be used for different room occupancies; single, double and twin room occupancy.

Broadbill Forest camp has professional well experienced chefs and guests enjoy their local and international cuisines. There are always lots of soft and hard drinks at the bar and any of the waiters and staff can serve you at your most comfortable place of the restaurant and lounge and watch the magnificent hills and forest.

Facilities rendered;

Spacious en-suite tents,Bar and restaurant,Fire place,WiFi.

Getting to the lodge,

The lodge is located in the eastern part of the park known as Ruhija. It takes about 10 hours by road from Kampala or Entebbe and a total of about 3 hours by air and transfer to the lodge by road.

 What to carry for gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector?

Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector Uganda? Then you need to know the most important things to carry on your trip and some of them include; long-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved trouser, a hat, camera among others.




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