Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

High up in the clouds on the Nteko Ridge, on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the views are breathtaking. In the shadow of three volcanoes, looking down into the thick treetop canopy of Bwindi forest and beyond to the golden grasses of the Western Rift Valley, lies Clouds Lodge.

A first in Uganda, this lodge was built as a partnership between the Nkuringo Community Development Fund (NCDF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Wildplaces and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the International Gorilla Conservation Programme. With the ultimate goal of protecting the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla, ‘Clouds’ will directly benefit the community of Nkuringo, who also have a significant stake in the venture.

Ten stone cottages each have fireplaces, soft armchairs and warm duvets, while the main lodge serves excellent meals made from local produce along with good wine, and has a lush botanical garden, cozy library and sheltered verandas with views to the volcanoes. Activities include mountain biking along the ridge, walks in the forest reserve, visits to the local community village and gorilla tracking. Full board accommodation includes all meals, drinks, laundry and local community fees.

Classic Africa Safaris is 100% Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral 2012

As part of our corporate social responsibility program Classic Africa Safaris is carbon neutral. We are the FIRST safari company in Uganda and Rwanda to become carbon neutral, and one of the first safari/travel companies in East Africa to officially 'GO GREEN'.