Welcome to the Four Gorillas Lodge Best Luxury Accommodation Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park Uganda – Rushaga Sector

Four Gorillas lodge is located at the peripheral of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Rushaga sector – The Best Luxurious Accommodation in Bwindi Forest National Park – why not Book Now

Four Gorillas lodge offers the best of all worlds to those who travel to Bwindi Forest National Park. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just Mountain Gorillas as well as the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views – the Four Gorillas Lodge is the closest to the headquarters of the National Park, only 10 minutes away from the Gorilla tracking and briefing centre.

The Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi Forest Uganda offers perfect contemporary luxury while satisfying the human craving to become one with nature and our fellow apes.

Our signature cottages are surrounded by dense forest and feature upscale elegance within a cozy homesteading.

The Four Gorillas Lodge offers facilities such as free shuttle service to and from Kisoro Airstrip – an atmospheric restaurant and bar as well as a gift shop. Designed to be eco-friendly, it is elegantly integrated into a rain forest setting. Our restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast and we also offer activities like Bwindi gorilla trekking, nature walks, hiking and many Read More.

All rooms are ensuite and the on-site restaurant serves up a mouth-watering menu of both local and international cuisine with a patio area that provides an internet connection with the forest canopy.

The curious story of the Four Gorillas Lodge located in Rushaga Sector Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda

The cataclysmic events that would change my life forever started to unfold in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park on the afternoon of 5th of January 2019.

I was alone on my building site, deep inside the Bwindi Impenetrable forest Park Uganda. I had given all my workers leave to attend a funeral in Mbarara earlier in the day. Ominous black clouds had started to roll in across the great tree mass that surrounds my property. Read more

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What to pack for a gorilla trekking tour: The Best backpack for Gorilla trekking

After all bookings have been made, there is one thing that can tarnish your great safari from being an unimaginable experience.

Having secured your Uganda gorilla trekking permit, accommodation and transport – it is vital to consider what you are going to pack, as incorrect clothing can spoil the experience.

Today, we have compiled a list of what you should have before embarking on a gorilla trekking safari in the thick Jungles of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The good news is that most of the gear can be bought here in Uganda.

So if you were not able to obtain everything before you left home then worry not!

  • Waterproof boots

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park’s floor has boggy soils, ever wet. In order to cover your legs from the soggy ground and river waters that will be crossed on several trails, waterproof boots are essential.

Waterproof light boots on your feet, the thrill has started because your feet are dry and comfortable. Due to high amounts of rainfall received in this park, the thick vegetation makes the soil soft and wet.  These shoes can be bought in most Entebbe or Kampala shops. Feel free to contact us to them delivered.

  • Rain jackets

Gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable forest are worthy being taken part in but your have the right gears.  At this park, rain falls any minute thus calls for rain jacket of water proof clothing worn. The memories are so beautiful however while in the forest, anticipate rain at any time even in the dry season, because the season can’t dictate on rain falling in this park. 

In case it does not rain, there is a thick vegetation here that the dew can stay till afternoon hours of the day. The dew cab soak you real wet if not dressed on waterproof jacket and this may affect the would be gotten real experience.

  • Garden gloves

Bwindi Uganda during your trekking safari will take you to the slippery spots, take you to the thorny and itchy weeds. This is where the garden gloves come in to help so as to avoid touching mud on the slippery area or grabbing on itchy or thorny weeds in this forest that will give you discomfort if touched physically with a hand.

We tell you some slippery places tend to make the trekking experience harder at times and you will by all means be forced  to grab something for support and if you have your garden cloves on, everything will remain normal and the continues. 

Also trekking trail may go to one thorny point where you may grab one accidentally and end up being hurt by thorns but if the gloves are on, safety is guaranteed. You got them? Well let’s enter the jungle then and locate our jungle based relatives.

  • Pair of binoculars

The beauty in is too vast and varied. For the ardent bird lovers taking part in the gorilla trekking safari, don’t leave your equipment behind because this park is rich in bird species. A few of the roles of the binoculars on this safari could be for spotting/viewing birds, tiny features that come your way on your trekking trail at a far and you may need to have the binoculars help to magnify them. 

This is an optional; requirement on this kind of safari. We put it down because many have always regretted for having not carried them when their need arose.

  • Energy boosting snacks and drinks

The gorilla trekking safaris always tend to be lengthy yet they involve a lot of trekking, hiking in pursuit for mountain gorillas. This calls for you to pack something to add up on the early morning breakfast had at the lodge. 

The normal gorilla tracking safaris last between 2-8 hours. This therefore renders the breakfast energy alone to meager to sustain you till you return back to the lodge for lunch after the gorilla trekking experience.

So to avert incidences of collapsing, you are recommended to carry soft easy snacks and drinks to help you along the way till when the activity is over.  However, ensure to remember that littering at the park is highly prohibited and has a prize attached to it if caught.  Also don’t get tempted to feed the gorillas!! For more Dos and Don’ts while in this park, look out for our next article.

  • Drinking Water

Due to constant hikes, treks and movements, the body loses water and you must replace it on the lengthy hours spent in the jungles of the park. Enough water for drinking must be carried to cease thirst from spoiling the experience and the thrill. 

We recommend you to carry at least 1.5-2 litres of water to ensure that your experience is a great moment of your life.

  • Camera with extra batteries.

For the purposes of storing the memories for centuries, take Ugandan invisible product to your home country, why not carry a camera to record the unforgettable thrilling experience in the thick jungle of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park? 

The risk of going for classy experiential gorilla trekking activity and then fail to capture moments with the gentle giants, the landlords of the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is so immense.  The ultimate experience and memories can be reminisce don both in the soul and in the digital equipment. 

 Or rather you carry it with just a single battery that may run down in the climax of getting superb memories. To be safer, carry a spare battery in case the first one runs out of power/energy.

  • Hat and sunglasses

The mood is too high and nothing should limit and cut your expectations. You should carry even the minor ones of the requirements just to be on the safer side and avert being disappointed when near the The hat and sunglasses work efficiently during the dry season where the sunshine is somehow hot and need as to be paralyzed as it should not cut the thrilling gorilla trekking experience expectations.

  • Long sleeved shirts and trousers.

These are so necessary because of the kind of vegetation at Bwindi impenetrable fort national park. The hype in you can be cut short by the kind of trousers or shirt you are wearing when you are in the middle of the trail tracking mountain gorillas. We also recommend that you pack both shirt and trousers waterproofed to keep you so untouchable by all sorts of weather conditions.

  • Porters

 Porters are readily available within the park and they offer assistance to you to carry your luggage during gorilla trekking safari. Worry not about safety of your stuff because these porters are wholly reliable. They will assist you, reduce heavy weight burden of luggage on your back yet its fun time. However, they do it at a fee. We therefore recommend you to get porters to carry your luggage prior commencing your gorilla tracking experience to avert tiring while still on the a safari.

Are you interested or done with making your bookings? Check your pack list, compare and Update. For more Gorilla tracking safari related information, Contact Four Gorillas lodge and you will surely receive the responses. 

For more details concerning on how, where and when to purchase these gears, still let US know.

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How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

How best and fast can I reach to Bwindi?

Bwindi National Park Uganda can be reached either by road or air depending on the itinerary, time of stay, kind of safari (luxury, moderate or budget) and other factors of the visitor. 

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is located 530km away from Kampala Uganda’s capital and 576km from Entebbe Airport.

You can opt to hire a tour operator to make all necessary travel arrangements for your trip to avoid getting lost in a foreign land while trying to fix things by yourself.

What are the available modes of transport reaching to Bwindi Uganda?

There is no hard struggle when it comes to reaching to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. There are available modes of transport that include both air transport using the airlines lines serving the airstrips here like aero link, eagle air and many others or rather road transport with moderately developed road system though a 4*4WD is recommended. 

There available routings for the modes of transport serving this part of the country where Bwindi are expounded below.

By road.

From Queen Elizabeth national park via Kihihi to Buhoma (2-3 hours), 

Kampala through Mbarara (6-8 hours), 

Kampala-Kabale-Kanungu-Buhoma (4-5 hours), 

Kampala-Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi-Buhoma (390km) and Kampala-Kabale-Nkuringo (4 hours). 

For all those routes mentioned above, a 4×4 vehicle is required for the journey because of the kind of terrain, long distance, the rains and mud along the way.

If interested in taking the public local bus, you can board a bus from Kampala to the southern section of Bwindi via Mbarara, Kabale and Kisoro town.

Or rather opt for the one from Kampala to the northern Bwindi via Mbarara, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, and Kihihi to Butogota. 

Note: While using these public buses, be alert and aware of thieves so keep your belongings safer near you or where you can see them at all times!!

By Air, 

There are two options of either flying from Entebbe or Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro. This flight lasts for about 1hr20mins. And those going to track from the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can use this flight. This is mostly serviced by Aero link see link below.

https://www.aerolinkuganda.com/en/Destinations/Bwindi-Impenetrable-National-Park 

For the ones tracking gorillas in the northern part of the park at Buhoma region, they can charter planes and land at Kayonza Airstrip. Kayonza Airstrip is more dominated by Fly Uganda. 

Reach out to Four Gorillas Lodge and they will offer help to see you get the best experience in Uganda’s gorilla tracking safari. 

Now that you know how to get to the home of the mountain gorillas, what plans do you have this year?

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