If you are going to do Gorilla trekking than this is the place to stay. Though there are several places to stay in Bwindi - my tour company NatureTrack www.naturetrack-expeditions.com selected this and I am happy they did. Nestled in the mountains and rain forest, you feel like you can reach out and touch the gorillas. Though it rains daily/nightly and can be cool - I travelled in October - every evening I welcomed a hot water bottle that the staff placed in my room. What a treat! The food was fresh and well prepared. The staff really made the stay a joy - for a one night I was the only guest :) Well, suffice to say I felt like a VIP! As travelling alone, I felt safe and secure in my cabin at night. In addition to the Gorilla Trek - which is like nothing else in the world - a village tour is a must as well. There are many local shops where the residents prepare crafts, a well organized hospital, banana wine cottage, as wells as the witch doctor and pygmies. It is a cultural dream - to get to know the locals - who are open to talk and to share their culture. Oh, how can I forget - laundry is complimentary! Where does that happen? And since it rains so much - not sure how they get all the clothes to dry - but they did!
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