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Accommodation is very important when planning to do gorilla trekking in Uganda. Gorilla trekking can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Mgahinga National Park. There several budget accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in form of Lodges and campsites. If you are budget traveller, you definitely need a lodge or campsite that will accommodate your budget. In this article, we look at the different budget accommodation options currently in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park.

Please note that in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are four gorilla trail heads and each region has its own accommodation. Thus before you book your gorilla permit, it is very important that you also first look at the accommodation options available in each region.

Budget Camps and Lodges in Buhoma.

We start with budget options in Buhoma Region. Buhoma remains the main touristic region in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park due to the fact that it was the first place where tourists were able to trek habituated gorillas. Mubare gorilla family was the first to be seen by tourists in 1993 and from then other families were habituated. Because of this many budget lodges and camps have been constructed in this area and most of them actually offer good services and have both self contained and none self contained rooms. These included Buhoma community campsite and Bandas, Conservation through public health Campsite and Bwindi View Canteen. These have tested services and you can check their reviews on trip advisor. Gorilla families that can be trekked from hear include Mubare, habinyanja and Rushegura.

Budget Camps and Lodges in Ruhija

Ruhija region is located on the eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and this can be accessed through Kabale town or Buhoma as well. In Ruhija, there three habituated gorilla families which include Oruzogo, Bitukura as well as Kyaguriro. The most preferred budget accommodation in this region is Broadbill camp which has ensuite tents and is closer to the gorilla starting point. If one prefers to have a night before gorilla trekking, then budget options are available at Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. These include Crater Bay cottages, Bushara Island Camp, Bunyonyi Overland Camp and Bunyonyi Backpackers Hostel. If you stay in this place, you will have to drive for approximately one hour to Ruhija for your gorilla trek. Bunyonyi is very ideal because of other activities like hill climbing, canoeing and bird watching which can be done here.

Budget Lodges in Rushaga

Rushaga and Nkuringo are located in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that has Nshongi, Bussingye, Bweza, Nkuringo, Mishaya, Kahungye and so much more. Its in this region that people who fail to get permits for Ruhija and Buhoma can obtain one. Lodges that provide Budget accommodation include Nshongi Campsite, Gorilla Valley Lodge as well as Kisoro Travellers rest Inn which is located in Kisoro town and you need to drive about two hours to reach Nkuringo or Rushaga.

Please note that people keep on constructing new campsites and lodges and this is not to say that the above are the only budget accommodation options available. You can contact us and we will advise accordingly.

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