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Engagi Lodge - Bwindi Gorilla Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Lodging/Accommodations – Buhoma Sector


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    • 8 en-suite cottages, evenly spaced out and hidden in the foliage.
    • Clean and comfortable rooms, excellent service, extremely good food, best stunning views from your room.
    • You open your door and are staring into the Impenetrable Forest - it really is spectacular. 
    • One place you can experience coldest nights in Uganda due to the height. • Rooms with hot water bottles in the bed - which is a lovely touch.

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Lifetime Experience Safaris cannot guarantee that your stay at an accommodation facility will be 100% satisfactory. We can only go on the experience of our guests and their comments and personal visits.  When we recommend a lodging facility it is because many of our customers have spoken or written favorably of this facility. We recommended that you do not have to base expectations on the experience of your country where "everything is available". Try being flexible and have a better understanding of your lodging choice, let the differences be part of your African Adventure. You will be enjoyably surprised by the quality of service you will receive.


Engagi Lodge (Up-Market Luxury)

engagi“Engagi” simply means gorilla. It is a Rukiga language word locally spoken by people in and around Bwindi gorilla park area

As the first in the row of lodges that dot the main road leading to the park entrance, Engagi Lodge is still conveniently close to that entrance – but far enough to be exceptionally quiet at night.

Some people may find it a bit spooky to sit alone in the lounge of the main building, surrounded by complete darkness – but it think it is extremely quiet. Though the cottages are definitely not luxurious, they are well equipped, featuring everything you really need – even a soft sofa on your private veranda. Electricity is provided only during certain hours by a generator, as is common practice all over Uganda’s nature areas.

engagi2Built using local workforce and local materials with the staff employed from the surrounding areas, and have been trained on site.The Main Lodge building is divided into 3 sections: a “rock” bar, the restaurant, and a large wooden verandah with a separate outdoor viewing platform.  The lodge building is large enough to cater for sizeable groups needing banqueting tables, but still allows smaller individual groups to spread out in the various different areas for privacy.engagibed

The lodge is open ended at the front, allowing a dramatic view of the Bwindi National Park rain forest from every corner inside the building.The main lodge is built entirely from rocks found in and around the site and eucalyptus trees, while the roof has been thatched using banana fiber sourced from local farmers.

The kitchen (which has been built a distance away from the lodge to ensure privacy for the clients) prepares a variety of 3 course meals, and all requirements (such as vegetarians and vegans) are catered for by our team of experienced Kampala trained chefs.

The lodge consists of just 8 en-suite cottages, evenly spaced out and hidden in the foliage.  Each cottage has either double or twin beds (complete with hot water bottles), a bathroom with flushing toilets, hot and cold running water.  All have private verandas where guests can enjoy their morning tea or coffee as they watch out over the forest canopy.engagi5

Electricity is supplied by solar power, with a backup generator. Hot water is supplied by wood burning boilers, however we intend to install solar powered heaters in the future with the wood burners as backup.

The main Reception was built up on the Buhoma Road, and they do have a large and secure roadside car-park, both of these are a good distance away from the main lodge buildings. 

Guests are able to enjoy a number of private walking trails around the lodge and down to the river.  They also enjoy a visiting a number of functioning tea farms inside the site maintained by locals

 

If you like to include Engagi Lodge - Buhoma sector in your itinerary, please let us know.




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