Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas, with only about 1004 mountain gorillas left in the world.
Bwindi is home to half of this population and also boasts 13 other primate species, various wildlife, tree species, and over 300 bird species, some of which are endemic to this area.
Tourists who book gorilla trekking from Kigali should stay in budget lodges in Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors.
Top 8 Budget Hotels & Accommodation Facilities in Bwindi
1. Buhoma Community Bandas
Buhoma Community Bandas are situated in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park.
Tourists trekking for gorillas from Buhoma or Ruhijja can stay in this accommodation.
Clients can choose from self-contained bandas or bandas with shared facilities.
2. Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Wagtail Eco Safari Camp is also one of the best budget options for those trekking gorillas in the Rushaga or Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi.
The lodge offers various activities apart from gorilla trekking, such as bird-watching, community and nature-guided walks.
3. 3 Way Gorilla Resort
3 Way Gorilla Resort is situated in Kisoro town.
The lodge offers comfortable accommodation and provides a cultural experience to visitors with performances by the locals.
4. Bwindi View Bandas
Bwindi View Bandas are situated in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park.
Though the bandas are not self-contained, they provide good views of Bwindi, and the beds are simple and comfortable, making it a good option for budget travelers.
5. Broadbill Forest Camp
Broadbill Forest Camp derives its name from a threatened bird, the African green broadbill. The lodge is situated on the edge of Bwindi Forest, making it a perfect place for birders to stay, with some bird species seen at the lodge.
The lodge has four en-suite comfortable tents, a well-stocked bar, and a restaurant serving continental meals.
The starting point for gorilla trekking is just about 3 kilometers from the lodge.
6. Nshongi Campsite
Nshongi Campsite is one of the accommodations for low-budget travelers or backpackers in Bwindi National Park.
The camp is located on the edge of the forest, making it eco-friendly, built with local materials.
There are four traditional bandas and a camping site where you can pitch your own tent.
The staff at the lodge can also take you through the Rushaga village for a cultural experience with the Batwa people.
7. Kisoro Travelers Rest
Kisoro Travelers Rest is one of the nature lodges found in Uganda and is one of the oldest hotels in the country, often referred to as the second home by the famous American primatologist.
The lodge provides views of the Virunga volcanoes.
The hotel consists of 11 en-suite rooms.
The restaurant serves delicious meals, and the bar is well-stocked with various drinks.
8. Gorilla Valley Lodge
Gorilla Valley Lodge is part of Uganda Nature Lodges.
The lodge offers spectacular views of Bwindi Forest, and gorillas sometimes visit its gardens.
Tourists staying at Gorilla Valley Lodge can trek mountain gorillas in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi.
The lodge consists of 12 self-contained rooms with a restaurant and bar.
The staff at the lodge also provide exceptional service to visitors.
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