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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were amazing in addition to the friendly staff at the lodge, the closeness the lodge has to Bwindi Impenetrable national park is just exciting. Don't get me started with the food, they have an amazing menu with all cousine both continental and African dishes. With nature surrounding us during the time we stayed it's such a cozy place...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While moving with Spring Gorilla Safaris, we traveled to bwindi impenetrable national park to track gorillas and we had a couple of nights at Gorilla safari lodge and their services were fabulous. It was in March 2017 when me and a friend decided to go out for a tour, we moved out the spring gorilla Safaris and it was an...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a very lovely , beautiful cozy place! we stayed there for a night and the food was so delicious and the service is amazing too! The managers Nick and Markarius are the best hosts ever, they made us feel at home, they gave us many great offers and we shall forever be grateful! great service, its a place i...

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Glostrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Gorilla Safari Lodge is located five minutes walk from the entrance to the Rushaga area at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The surroundings are beautiful and there is a great view from the bungalow terraces. The rooms are spacious and have a good bathroom with hot water in the shower at all times of the day, which is not always...

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usa
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Stayed here for a couple of nights in Jan 2017.....all I can say is that the staff were very good, friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and very well kept. Food was very good. No complaints at all.

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Texas
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights around a super gorilla trek. Agree with a prior review- 3 star place posing as "luxurious"5 star. It is comfortable in a remote to get to location. Staff is friendly, courteous, helpful. Pretty clean ( except 1 bathroom w sludge), a bit tired overall. Room locations very nice , comfy beds, liked the hot water...

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baruka b, Director of Sales at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nikos, Thanks for taking time to write us this review.First and fore most we would love to know when you travelled to our lodge. Please do send us your names via email-info@crystalsafaris.com Secondly,we do have shampoo in our rooms if a photo is needed,we can provide it .we just dont understand why it wasnt provided. Thirdly,we are always FULLY...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband were in Bwindi Gorila Safari Lodge from the 29th of December to the 1st of January 2017. We had 3 amazing days and nights there. The rooms are cozy and the staff is very friendly and awesome, always looking after you. Joan the lodge manager, the cook, the waiter, the gardener, the room maids, they were...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The lodge has been above expectations. Very nice and clean in a wonderful place. Excellent welcome and hospitality. . We always felt looked after and cared for all our needs. Food was very very good !!! Thanks for the wonderful experience that we had thanks to you. We really hope to come again.

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Duca888, It was really nice having you at both our lodges- Gorilla Safari Lodge and Crater Safari Lodge Kibale. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Crystal Lodges Uganda

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We arrived late at night having driven from Kigali, and hadnt booked but there was plenty of space and they were generous in negotiation of a lower price as they were above our usual range. The chalets were delightful and well decorated with sweet little messages decorated with flowers on the beds, which was a lovely touch. We thought we...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Juliet, Thanks for your beautiful review. Sorry about the noise from the Batwa, but now days, they nolonger make noise because the tourism police gave them a warning. When you woke up in the morning you were faced by the batwa community and the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It was really nice to have you and we hope to...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Gorilla Safari lodge was amazing. The place, in front of the rain forest, the lodge but most of all the service: perfect. When we came back from the gorilla tracking we were really dirty. In half an hour we had our shoes washed! Very close to the park entrance.

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Matteo, Thank you for writing us such a lovely review. It was really nice having you and your team at the lodge. We hope to see you again in future. Best Regards Gorilla Safari Lodge Team

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is the ideal base from which to trek Gorillas as it just a few meters away from the starting point. The lodge offers accommodation in 13, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 25641, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: $259 - $555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gorilla Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“the nearer the room is to the restaurant, the better!”
927charityk, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Away from the pygmies!”
JulietWaterkeyn, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in one room and it was great. The rooms are separate from each other so I think any room would be great.”
  • The room is bigger than this what it looks like in the pic. The bathroom is behind me.
K3370YGmarkv, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Need hooks on bathroom doors to hang towels and more pathway lighting”
, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Power was an inconvenience in the rooms, but not a big issue. Comfortable, clean and value for money.”
MarkJonesDownUnder, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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