What makes Clouds special?
Clouds is the best accommodation option for gorilla trekkers. Its hilltop location offers incredible views of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sip on a cocktail on your veranda and look out over the rolling Bwindi hills, each blanketed by the mist of rolling clouds and a million trees under which gorillas lurk. If you look to the horizon, you'll see a red hue from the volcanic activity of the Virunga Volcanoes in Rwanda.
Clouds is a luxury retreat for travellers that seek adventure without compromising on comfort. Gorilla trekking is one of the most intense wildlife experiences in Africa, and Clouds provides comfort when you need it most.
It's the small things; returning home to find hot water bottles, clean clothes, and a bottle of wine next to the roaring fire provided by your personal butler. Then, there's the architectural luxuries; private en-suite bathrooms, private cottages complete with verandas and a separate lounge area. All of this puts Clouds in the upper echelon of African luxury safari lodges.
Rooms & Amenities
Clouds has 5 one-bedroom private cottages, and 2 two-bedroom family cottages. Each cottage contains a private en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, a fireplace, large double bed, a separate lounge area and stunning views over Bwindi Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes on the horizon.
Every guest has a personal butler during their stay, and meals can be enjoyed fireside in the dining room or brought to your cottage. Laundry is collected daily (and returned in record time), and there is a spa available for those who need some extra relaxation after tracking the gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking from Clouds
Being on the south side of the forest, the gorilla trekking from Clouds kicks off from the Nkuringo trailhead. Of the 4 trailheads in Bwindi, Nkuringo is the toughest. Being on the south side of Bwindi gives you some of the best views anywhere in the park, and it's easy to connect with the lakes Mutanda and Bunyonyi just further south.
If you want to stay at Clouds but would prefer an easier trek, it's possible you take a short 45-minute drive to the nearby trailhead of Rushaga.
You can learn more on our gorilla trekking in Bwindi page.
Please note that we do not handle lodge only requests. If you are planning a wider adventure in Uganda and want expert support, we are here to help and would love to hear from you.
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