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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Watching the gorillas a few meters away in the jungle is a life time experience. The Gorilla Travel Lodge is the right place to stage the visit. The staff is extremely attentive and ready to cater any needs. The bungalow units are nicely built on the sides of a lush valley. Each one has a nice sofa on the veranda;... More 

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Westerham Kent
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was the holiday of a lifetime for myself & my daughter.I have never met such friendly & caring people. Nothing was too much trouble & very professionally run. The tents were clean & very comfortable & the massage by Barbara was second to none,,,she is just a lovely,lovely person.The food was amazing & every service supplied was excellent. Congratulations... More 

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1 Thank FluffyDebst
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I was very happy with this place, it is about 5mins drive from where you go to do the trek with the gorillas, beautiful location. The rooms are very well presented, simple, big and clean. Beds are very comfortable but we didn't get a double bed that we had booked, instead we just got 2 single beds, not very romantic!... More 

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1 Thank Melissa P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I have mixed feelings on this lodge! If it was 1/3 of the price I would be raving about it! but at $300 its pretty basic in terms of facilities. The destination is stunning and location amazing right next to Bwindi. However the facility was well ok at best! The good bits bar the location is that the beds are... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Very close to the park gates so depending which troop you go to see this is great , getting up at 7 rather than 5 .The final track up to the lodge is 27km on a single track mud road clinging to the mountain , best done by daylight I would say . The room no 9 we stayed in... More 

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boston,ma
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Spent a fantastic 3 nights with family of 5 (kids ages 21, 17,15). Arrived late and the owner rushed out to greet us warmly with hot towels and then quickly arranged dinner for us and our driver. Lodges were spacious and clean. No electrical outlets in the individual lodges but there was solar powered electricity and gadgets could be charged... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The lodge is situated close to the Gorilla Trekking Station in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, so it is very convenient. It is right next to the forest, so the views are quite mystical and beautiful. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and we had hot water in the evenings. The hot water bottles... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

The rooms and food were ok. The staff were pleasant and friendly. We stayed 2 nights and only had hot water on one evening (we had to ask in order for this to happen). We slept very well the first night, but the Sunday night after our trek, the lodge was so noisy, I hardly slept. It appears the noise... More 

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2 Thank Caroline A
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The lodge is about 300 meters from the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Tours are available to visit the school, orphanage, pygmy village and weaving/basket making center. Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. Food was average, not exceptional but good. The rooms were fairly bland except for the very nice touch of adding a hot water bottle to your bed... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

The lodge is situated in a beautiful environment a place to stay when you going to visit the gorilla's. The road to the lodge is very nice, but you need to walk a very steep way downside to get there. People are friendly and accomodation/restaurant was fine. It's build in a mysterious place, the land of the gorilla's.. In the... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $345 - $569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gorilla Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Need hooks on bathroom doors to hang towels and more pathway lighting”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Power was an inconvenience in the rooms, but not a big issue. Comfortable, clean and value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkJonesDownUnder, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is 23 kms off the Kabale-Kisoro Road and the cottages are all placed in a quiet setting”
 of 5 bubbles Kakooza, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Evidently there are rooms with bathtubs and fireplaces, may want to vie for one of those! Higher up on the hill, less of a climb.”
 of 5 bubbles 1mountain, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you don't like to climb a lot of stairs ask for a room that is closer to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles mkobrin, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
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