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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights in Jan 2017.....all I can say is that the staff were very good, friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and very well kept. Food was very good. No complaints at all.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights around a super gorilla trek. Agree with a prior review- 3 star place posing as "luxurious"5 star. It is comfortable in a remote to get to location. Staff is friendly, courteous, helpful. Pretty clean ( except 1 bathroom w sludge), a bit tired overall. Room locations very nice , comfy beds, liked the hot water...

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baruka b, Director of Sales at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nikos, Thanks for taking time to write us this review.First and fore most we would love to know when you travelled to our lodge. Please do send us your names via email-info@crystalsafaris.com Secondly,we do have shampoo in our rooms if a photo is needed,we can provide it .we just dont understand why it wasnt provided. Thirdly,we are always FULLY...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband were in Bwindi Gorila Safari Lodge from the 29th of December to the 1st of January 2017. We had 3 amazing days and nights there. The rooms are cozy and the staff is very friendly and awesome, always looking after you. Joan the lodge manager, the cook, the waiter, the gardener, the room maids, they were...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The lodge has been above expectations. Very nice and clean in a wonderful place. Excellent welcome and hospitality. . We always felt looked after and cared for all our needs. Food was very very good !!! Thanks for the wonderful experience that we had thanks to you. We really hope to come again.

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Duca888, It was really nice having you at both our lodges- Gorilla Safari Lodge and Crater Safari Lodge Kibale. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Crystal Lodges Uganda

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We arrived late at night having driven from Kigali, and hadnt booked but there was plenty of space and they were generous in negotiation of a lower price as they were above our usual range. The chalets were delightful and well decorated with sweet little messages decorated with flowers on the beds, which was a lovely touch. We thought we...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Juliet, Thanks for your beautiful review. Sorry about the noise from the Batwa, but now days, they nolonger make noise because the tourism police gave them a warning. When you woke up in the morning you were faced by the batwa community and the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It was really nice to have you and we hope to...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Gorilla Safari lodge was amazing. The place, in front of the rain forest, the lodge but most of all the service: perfect. When we came back from the gorilla tracking we were really dirty. In half an hour we had our shoes washed! Very close to the park entrance.

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Matteo, Thank you for writing us such a lovely review. It was really nice having you and your team at the lodge. We hope to see you again in future. Best Regards Gorilla Safari Lodge Team

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were in a very nice room, the hotel is is a very quiet area which is Ideal for a good rest. The staff is very kind and helpful. Best was the hot water bottle waiting for us in bed when we returned after dinner :-)

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Christelle, Thanks for your wonderful review. It was nice having you around. we hope in future you will always come back. All the best from Gorilla Safari Lodge Team

Torrance, California
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I stayed here three days because I was gorilla trekking at the Bwindi forest. This is a great place to stay. The staff was very nice ad attentive. The room was very nice, spacious, quiet, and clean. The meals were very good. From this lodge it is a short driver to where to gorilla trekking starts. There is internet available,...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thanks for taking some time to write us a wonderful review. It was nice having you around. We are working on the issue of accepting credit cards, very soon. Hope to see you again at Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Best regards Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi

Hayesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I was traveling on my own and booked an 8 day safari including a Gorilla trek and other activities with Crystal Safari Tours and stayed at this lodge for the first 3 nights 11/26-11/29/2016. It could not have been a better experience. The rooms are actually cottages nestled on a slope overlooking the village surrounded by forest with the sounds...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jo, It was really nice having you at both our lodges. We know one day you will come back. Because now, you are family. We cant wait to see you again. Best regards, Crystal lodges Uganda Team

London
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I am a professional photographer and photograph a lot of lodges across the world. I was surprised by this lodge in many ways, firstly its positioning could not be better, the rooms are delightfully warm and inviting with fireplaces to boot for the cold Bwindi nights! service is excellent with Ambrose being the star performer here, efficient methodical and nothing...

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barukabitaly, Guest Relations Manager at Gorilla Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dave, It was really nice having you at both our lodges- Gorilla Safari Lodge and Crater Safari Lodge Kibale. We hope to see you again at both lodges. Thanks Gorilla Safari Lodge Team

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is the ideal base from which to trek Gorillas as it just a few meters away from the starting point. The lodge offers accommodation in 13, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gorilla Safari Lodge

Address: | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 25641, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: €207 - €375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gorilla Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Away from the pygmies!”
 of 5 bubbles JulietWaterkeyn, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in one room and it was great. The rooms are separate from each other so I think any room would be great.”
  • The room is bigger than this what it looks like in the pic. The bathroom is behind me.
 of 5 bubbles K3370YGmarkv, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Need hooks on bathroom doors to hang towels and more pathway lighting”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Power was an inconvenience in the rooms, but not a big issue. Comfortable, clean and value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkJonesDownUnder, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is 23 kms off the Kabale-Kisoro Road and the cottages are all placed in a quiet setting”
 of 5 bubbles Kakooza, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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