Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Rubuguri - kisoro road, Rushaga, Kisoro, Western Region, Uganda – Show more hotels in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Location: Nyalutembe, Bwindi, Uganda.


In a remote, beautiful, and intimate location sitting over 2,000 meters above sea level Uganda’s highest lodge. On a forested ridge near the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge boasts eight spacious cottages built from volcanic stone, and every cottage has a large room with a fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, and hand-woven carpets. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a Community Conservation project, established as a partnership between Wildplaces, the AWF (Africa Wildlife Foundation), the IGCP (International Gorilla Conservation Programme), and the local community of Nkuringo. Guests at Clouds stay in their own cottages, with comfortable chairs on the outdoor verandas providing the perfect vantage point to admire the unforgettable vistas of the forest below and spectacular views stretch all the way to the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda, as well as across the border into the Congo, where the glow of Nyiragongo Volcano can be seen on a clear night. Each cottage features a bedroom, ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, and separate lounge. Comfortable chairs on the outdoor verandas provide the perfect vantage point to admire the unforgettable vistas of the forest below. Blazing fireplaces create a cosy glow as evening falls. The main lodge hosts a Reception, lounge with   Wi-Fi access, a dining area, and a balcony that feels like someplace else – soaring ceilings, massive exposed wooden beams, and big picture windows with endless views of treetops, volcanoes, and mountains. Modern, it feels like a ski chalet in the alps or a stone palace in the Rocky Mountains. But with the gentle and warm welcome, the quiet dedication of the personal butlers, and the smiles on the faces of virtually all the staff.

Uniqueness of this Camp

  • Award-winning lodge
  • A dedicated personal butler
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The highest lodge in Uganda
  • The sight of the volcanoes, glowing red through the night sky
  • Great afro-alpine bird species (Including at least 10 Bwindi endemics)
  • Steps away from the Nkuringo trailhead for gorilla tracking
  • The cottages feature the work of one of Uganda’s most respected artists (locally called the ‘Clouds 9).


6 Cottages: made of private stone cottages, a private sitting room with a fireplace, deep comfy armchairs and sofa, option for King Size bed or Twin beds, and an outdoor veranda with a sitting area. 2 Family Cottages: feature two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, in either twin beds or one king bed. Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite shower, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service Complimentary), Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Verandah. Camp Amenities: 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access), Laundry Service (Available), Library, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa.


Lodge Amenities: with a well-stocked curio shop, an inviting Swimming Pool and it’s a bar area as well as a well-equipped Gym and a refreshing Spa. A little Business Centre and a forty seater conference room conveniently located near the public area equipped with all the standard facilities.


Gorilla tracking, forest walks, bird watching, and cultural visits.