Discover the epitome of comfort and luxury at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge in the heart of Rushaga sector, nestled within the enchanting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Elevate your Uganda Gorilla tracking safari experience with the exceptional offerings of this lodge, providing a seamless blend of mid-range and luxurious accommodations.
Strategically positioned in the Rushaga region, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is surrounded by the captivating presence of eight habituated Gorilla families, adding an extra layer of fascination to your stay. The lodge is more than just a temporary abode; it is a sanctuary where guests are embraced by warm hospitality, courtesy of the friendly and well-trained staff. The very essence of the word “Ichumbi” translates into a cool, comfortable home, capturing the essence of the lodge’s ambiance.
Nine self-contained cottages grace the quiet, forested hillside of Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, offering panoramic views of Bwindi forest and the Virunga volcanoes. Each cottage is a testament to African aesthetics, featuring locally sourced timber for floors and balconies, providing a distinctive touch. Glass doors usher in natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere. Spacious balconies offer moments of relaxation and birdwatching, enhancing the connection with nature. The rooms boast en-suite bathrooms and modern conveniences, including flushing toilets.
Guests are treated to a culinary journey featuring delectable local and international dishes served at the lodge’s restaurant. The well-stocked bar in the main house provides a perfect setting for unwinding with a variety of soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic drinks. The expansive balcony becomes an idyllic spot for post-Gorilla tracking relaxation and sunset appreciation.
Situated a mere 15 minutes from the Rushaga Gorilla tracking trailhead, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge ensures convenient access for guests attending their Gorilla trek briefing.
Reaching Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is an adventure in itself. Situated in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the lodge is approximately a 10-hour road journey from Kampala or Entebbe International Airport. Alternatively, guests can opt for a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Kisoro Airfield, followed by a scenic two-hour road trip to Rushaga sector.
For a more expeditious journey, travelers can fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and embark on a five-hour drive to Rushaga sector, seamlessly connecting to Bwindi Gorilla tracking. Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge beckons, offering an oasis of tranquility amid the untamed beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.