Lodging facilities at Bwindi National Park are determined by the trekking location. The closest trekking locations with a Kigali transfer are Rushaga and Nkuringo gates. Both locations are on the south side of Bwindi National Park in Kisoro district. On the eastern side in Rubanda district there is Ruhija trekking area whereas Buhoma is on the northern side of the park in Kanungu district.
For lodging at Bwindi southern sector, these are the options.
1) Stay in Kisoro town and travel to Bwindi for trekking. Kisoro is about 1.5hrs drive to Rushaga gate and 2 hrs drive to Nkuringo gate. Bamboo Ecotours recommends staying at Golden Monkey Guest House for budget lodging or Travelers Rest Hotel for midrange in Kisoro town.
2) Stay at Lake Mutanda and enjoy the amazing views of the Virunga mountains. You can choose between Mutanda Lake Resort and Chameleon Hill Lodge for midrange. For budget at Lake Mutanda southern shores, we have Mutanda Eco Community Centre
3) Stay by the Bwindi park boundary at Rushaga or Nkuringo. At Rushaga, we recommend the following:
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