Uganda's highest lodge is catchily named after its unique location. It's set on a forested ridge close to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, nearly 7000 feet (2,100 meters) above sea level.
The cottages are built from volcanic stones, and the interiors are decorated to give a sense of comfort. Plushy armchairs, exposed wooden beams on the high ceiling, African artworks on the walls, and wood-burning fireplaces ensuring a cozy and warm stay. The Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge has uninterrupted views of the green hills and the Virunga Volcanoes – located in Rwanda and the DRC - through the oversized windows. The seven spacious and elegant rooms come with a private veranda with awe-inspiring views of the Ugandan natural habitat.
The room rates include all the meals made from fresh ingredients taken straight from the botanical garden outside of the lodge. There are personal butlers and housemaids assigned to every guest who can organize private dining on your terrace or even give you a hand massage.
The lodge's sharing is caring attitude contributes to the local community through a development fund, so you know your money goes to the right place. It's helping the local people of Nkuringo to get better education and healthcare.
Nkuringo gorilla family is the most friendly towards humans from the five gorilla families living in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. However, reaching them is not an easy feat. The trekking trail starts and ends at the lodge, but the time to reach the gorillas will take at least four hours. Axel and Gillian, the German/Ugandan management couple, will share their insider knowledge about gorilla tracking and life in Uganda to make your stay even more fascinating.