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Cuckooland Lodge – Bwindi Gorilla Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Accommodations in Ruhija Sector


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4 self-contained, spacious, comfortably furnished double tents, built on wooden platforms and with a thatched roof and large verandah.

6 species of primates including chimpanzees, are regularly seen at the site and almost 200 bird species have so far been recorded.


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Cuckooland Lodge (Budget/Mid-Range Facility)

cuckooland bandaCuckooland is a small, comfortable mid-range lodge in a spectacular setting, right on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, with superb views overlooking the forest. Set in 10 acres of grounds, built almost entirely of locally sourced natural materials, accommodation consists of 4 spacious comfortably furnished double tents, built on wooden platforms and with a thatched roof and large veranda.

The restaurant, sited with a commanding view of the surrounding forest, serves delicious food incorporating many of the organic fruit and vegetables grown on the site.
Each unit is complete with its own toilet, and shower, with solar-heated hot water and is situated less than 20 metres from the edge of the forest, providing a wonderful vantage point for viewing the prolific birdlife and different primates which are especially drawn to the fruiting trees at the forest edge.cuckoo restaurant

Cuckooland is around 2 km from the nearest other dwellings, the small settlement of Murushasha, and equally far from the road, so visitors are assured of complete tranquility with the only sounds being those of the forest.
Cuckooland is set in a spectacular location in a steeply-sided valley overlooking the forest and is away from any road. You need to walk down for 10 minutes from the car park and more importantly when leaving, need to walk up what can in places be a fairly steep path. Thus Cuckooland is not suitable for the elderly, the disabled or those with a serious health condition. If in doubt, please contact us before booking.


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Cuckooland is situated on the Butogota-Ruhija road on the eastern side of the park, 25kms  from Butogota and 15kms from Ruhija.  It can be reached either from Kabale or from Ishasha Gate of Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking around 2 ½ hours in either case. A 4WD vehicle is advisable especially in the rainy season.

 

The snack Bar is well stocked and in a comfortable setting which is perfect for sharing the day's adventures of gorilla-trekking, primate watching and bird viewing.

If you like to include this new lodge in your itinerary, please let us know.





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