Uganda Accommodation,
Southern Uganda

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge


Probably the most luxurious and certainly the highest lodge in Uganda, Clouds Lodge sits at an impressive 2,100 metres above sea level with beautiful views over forested valleys towards the Virunga Volcanoes and the Great Rift Valley (occasionally obscured by clouds, hence the name).

Accommodation is in delightful private stone cottages, each with a large bedroom and a lounge area with comfortable chairs and open fire. Delicious dishes are served in the main building and each cottage comes with a private butler. All meals, snacks, teas and coffees, drinks (except premium brands) and laundry are included.

The lodge is located a few hundred metres from the starting point for the Nkuringo Trek and 45 minutes’ drive from other trekking routes.


Bar, restaurant, large private cottages with open fires, private butlers for each room.

Local Wildlife

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located just a few hundred metres from the starting point for the Nkuringo mountain gorilla trek in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Roughly 45 minutes’ drive away is the park’s Rushaga gate which offers further treks to reach five habituated gorilla families – Nshongi, Kahungye, Busingye, Mishaya and Bweza – plus two (Bushaho and Bikyingi) which are part of the gorilla habituation programme. The forest contains 400 species of plant, 350 species of bird and 120 species of mammal including forest elephant, and various antelopes and baboons. It is also home to at least 200 butterfly species.

Optional Activities

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (access to six gorilla families), gorilla habituation programme, forest walks, birding, community tours, Batwa experience trips, private dinners, massage.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Uganda tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Wildlife highlights included seeing a shoebill, we really had to search! Seeing a leopard up close on our night drive, seeing lions out on our own! The abundance and concentration of wildlife in Lake Mburu. And of course the gorillas which was so magical and the chimps.

MRS NR - London