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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Deep in the misty mountains of Southwestern Uganda lies a large tract of lush montane rainforest. This ancient rainforest – one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age – is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.

High up in the clouds on Nteko Ridge, on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the views are breathtaking. In the shadow of three volcanoes, looking down into the thick treetop canopy of Bwindi and beyond to the golden grasses of the Western Rift Valley, guests at ‘Clouds’ will feel on top of the world.

This lodge, a first in Uganda, is being built as a partnership between The Uganda Safari Company/Wildplaces, and the Africa Wildlife Foundation through the International Gorilla Conservation Programme.

With the ultimate goal of protecting the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla, ‘Clouds’ will directly benefit the community of Nkuringo who also have a significant stake in the venture.

Clouds, with exclusive rights to gorilla permits, is being built to cater to those who track the Nkuringo group of gorillas, situated on the other side of Bwindi. Up until now it has been challenging to get to this side of the park, but with the opening of Clouds, our guests will be able to walk from their private cottage to the starting point. Better still, they won’t have a long journey at the end of their day gorilla tracking.

Privacy, stone cottages, fireplaces, soft armchairs, warm duvets, excellent meals, good wine, a lush botanical garden, a cozy library and sheltered verandas with views to the volcanoes.

Mountain biking along the ridge, walks in the forest reserve, visits to the local community village, gorilla tracking. All this, up on a ridge, up in the clouds. And with direct benefits to both the community and the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla, it feels good too.

Contact us during office hours (GMT+2):
Tel: +27 11 888 4037
Fax: +27 11 888 1041
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