‘Ichumbi’ is translated ‘a cool, comfortable home’ from the local Rufumbira language. Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is an upmarket facility located close to Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The lodge is a 10-minutes walk from the entrance into Rushaga region where the gorilla families of Nshongi, Mishaya, Bweza, and Busingye reside.
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge Overview
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is a complex of 6 luxury cottages and 4 budget rooms. All rooms are well furnished with ensuite bathroom facilities, hot water showers and private balconies looking out to the formidable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Situated on a hill, the lodge offers you an epic view of Uganda’s wild and undefiled natural beauty.
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge Facilities
Luxury cottages and budget rooms
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge has 6 luxury cottages and 4 budget rooms. All the rooms are decorated with traditional African and eco-friendly materials for a natural feel and a breath of clean air. All the rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities and private balconies looking out to Bwindi’s wildlife.
Restaurant and bar
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge has a restaurant that serves local, continental and exotic dishes. Meals are served on basis of your preference; you choose what to eat and where to eat from. Whichever option you choose, you are guaranteed a memorable experience.
The lodge has a fully stocked bar having an assortment of beverages including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You can relax in the lounge and sip at a local or exotic brand while relishing the beautiful scenery; the forests, imposing hills and green landscapes.
Good power supply
The lodge has a constant supply of solar electricity to give lighting to all its cottages and rooms. Power blackouts at Ichumbi are rare and in the instance of a blackout, each room is supplied with torches and lamps.
Constant water supply
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge has a steady water supply in all its facilities including the ensuite bathrooms and toilets. The lodge has a water harvesting system used to collect water in large tanks during rainy seasons to ensure that there are no occurrences of water shortages.
• Room service provided by well-trained and amiable staff
• Free ample parking
• 24-hour security
• Laundry and dry cleaning services
• Fast and reliable WI-FI
• Phone and garget charging
• Gorilla trekking – in Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
• Bird watching
• Forest and nature walks
• Golden monkey trekking – done in the nearby Mgahinga park
• Hikes to villages, hills and lakes
• Volcano climbing – this is done in Virunga
• Cultural encounters – with the indigenous Batwa people