Silverback Lodge is enveloped by the surrounding Bwindi Forest where it is positioned high up on the volcanic slopes, enjoying abundant garden growth, birdlife, and sounds of nature. A warm, personalised, and uniquely Ugandan lodge in gorilla trekking heaven.
Silverback Lodge Highlights
Silverback Lodge has undeniably unique style, and the attention to detail can not be ignored. From its magnificent location in the Buhoma region of Bwindi, it is in prime position for those sought after gorilla trekking activities, and every element of the lodge celebrates the presence of the jungle. The wooden doors, chairs, and tables used throughout the lodge are intricately carved works of art, depicting scenes the forest complete with gorillas and birds. The use of slate stone in the structural pillars and walls, and woven palm leaves on the ceilings tie the natural world into the interiors and creating beautiful texture.
- 12 Bedrooms (single, twin, or double) have en suite bathrooms and individual verandas that look directly onto the misty tangle of the forest.
- The manicured gardens tame the lush overgrowth of the forest into colourful, green hedges and lawn with stone pathways winding in between.
- The restaurant spills from an interior dining area onto the terrace surrounded by towering slopes and beautiful botanical garden.
- There is a private massage treatment room for post-hike therapy and relaxation, and comfortable lounges where the views of the mountains continue.
- The chef cooks on a grill over an open fire in the garden where guests can watch their dinner being traditionally prepared.
Silverback Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Silverback Lodge - as the name suggests - is in the ideal position for gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park. While this is the primary and most popular activity, it is by no means the only one. Silverback Lodge has an array of forest-orientated activities on offer, as well as some fascinating cultural elements that shed light on the traditional tribe Batwa tribe of Uganda. Nature trails, hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching are some of the most invigorating ways to experience the forest, and include all sorts of opportunities to see some of the other forest primates, mammals, and butterflies. The Bwindi Batwa Trail is a guided hike through the forest to the local Batwa (also known as pygmy) village, where community elders lead tours to demonstrate the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, show guests wild medicinal plants and delicacies, and introduce traditional dancing and dwellings. There is enormous value in all activities offered at the lodge.
Gorilla Safari Lodge
Five minutes from the starting point of the gorilla trekking safari experience, Gorilla Safari Lodge is ideally located on the leafy edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, surrounded by the indigenous forest and its inhabitants.