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Silverback Lodge

Simple accommodation with a lower-price bracket

Silverback Lodge
Silverback Lodge

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Silverback Lodge offers simple accommodation but with a great location and price tag! It’s a good option for those who want to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park without the price tag that comes with the more luxurious of the lodges. The lodge has a small bar and dining area and the rooms are pretty simple but, the views and location make up for it.


The lodge is located in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-west Uganda. The lodge is only a short drive down to the park headquarters which is where you start your gorilla trekking briefing. The location, set a little higher up than some lodges, offers beautiful views out to the mountains and when the mist covers the forest, it is a stunning sight.


The main area of Silverback Lodge is the reception area which is also used as a bar. The bar area is pretty small, with only a couple of bar stools and a sofa area. The dining room is through the bar area and is also quite a small room. You can see through to the kitchen where the chef will be preparing your food. The rooms are set along the main area in a ‘line formation’. They all have views out to the forest.


The rooms are simple but have everything you need for a comfortable stay. They each have basic en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds and a private veranda outside of the room. They offer twin or double rooms.


People come to Bwindi Forest for gorilla trekking in Uganda. It is an incredible experience and one which can only be described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’. Gorilla permits have to be booked and issued beforehand and if budget and time allow, we would recommend doing two treks (taking up two days). Aside from the gorilla treks, you can explore Bwindi town to enjoy the community projects and local life, walk down to the river to enjoy the local flora and fauna, or just relax in the lodge overlooking the stunning forest.

Good priced lodge

May be quite simple for some

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