A beautiful lodge surrounded by open views of the forest and arguably one of the most luxurious – and best- properties in the Bwindi area, the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in Uganda is exactly what you need after a long day of trekking through the hidden depths of the forest!


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Location

Situated on the outskirts of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Volcanoes Bwindi lodge is perfectly located for those wishing to take gorilla treks due to its close proximity to the park’s headquarters – a mere 500 metres walk away from all of the action.

Rooms

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge hosts eight bandas, scattered around the grounds of the park and furnished elegantly to meet the needs of its guests. The Bandas are stylishly decorated with either a double bed or twin beds and spectacular en-suite facilities. The lodge’s bandas are a piece of luxury, set deep in the Uganda countryside with spectacular views of the surrounding forest area.

Communal Areas

The main communal space is made up of a timber, stone and thatch building and comprises a lounge and dining area. The lounge’s comfortable seating is area is the perfect spot for you to share experiences and discuss the wonders encountered.

Activities

Bwindi offers a number of excursions centred around gorilla trekking and arguably gorilla trekking is the preferred activity for visitors to the lodge. Undoubtedly all the walking and exploring will leave you with a wet appetite – those willing to take a slightly longer walk into the nearest village’s high street leave themselves open to discovering the Bwindi Bar, run by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust. Well worth a visit, the bar offers a broad selection of food and drink, allowing yourself the time to regain your energy before choosing your next excursion; whether that be undertaking a community experience with the Batwa tribe, forest and village walks or else rejuvenating your tired limbs further with a trip to the spa. The choice is yours!

All Inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
One 30 minute complimentary massage per guest per stay
Laundry service

When to go

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DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March. The altitude of Bwindi does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March. The altitude of Bwindi does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in September. The altitude of Bwindi does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in September. The altitude of Bwindi does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in September. The altitude of Bwindi does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Bwindi has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,300 to 2,462m or 4,265 to 8,553ft) moderate these to a very pleasant average maximum of 23°C/73°F to 27°C/80°F. Given the altitude range there is a quite a significant climatic difference within the Bwindi Area, with a drop of around 6.5°C for every 1,000 meters ascended (or 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet), we highly recommended wearing layers to allow for changes in temperature experienced. Mornings can be especially cool, so do allow for layers which can be taken off once you start trekking.

Bwindi has a wet climate, with no distinct dry season, although June, July and August do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in December, January and February. Considering the wet climate and tekking focused activities we would recommend thin and light waterproof clothing together with good walking boots.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March.

Its location so close to the equator means that temperatures throughout the year are very consistent, the variable in play is often altitude, which varies greatly across Uganda, this, therefore, has a corresponding effect on both temperature as well as rainfall. The majority of the regions in Uganda sit at fairly high altitudes, which moderates the temperatures, especially in the case of Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks where it can be really quite cool.

Although rainfall is possible through the year in most locations, there are main two wet seasons in Uganda. The first takes place between March and May, the second between September and November. There are some exceptions to this, such as Kidepo Valley National Park which has just one wet season.

The best time for a safari in Uganda is very much defined by the type of experience you are seeking. Many parks are good all year round, although you will find that one’s chances of a good sighting improve during the drier months of the year. Trekking Gorillas or Chimpanzee is not as influenced by the weather, although there is no doubt that the trekking is easier and more enjoyable during the drier times of the year.

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