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Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is blessed to be a stone throw away from Bwindi Impenetrable forest, the home of mountain gorillas. It takes only 10 minutes to get inside the park. At Rushaga you have a chance to see gorillas from 7 Gorilla families namely; Nshongi , Bweza, Busingye, Mishaya, Kahungye, newly habituated Bikingi and Bushaho families. It is also possible to drive for an hour and trek Gorillas of the Nkuringo Gorilla family. There is one Gorilla family in Mgahinga national park (2hours drive from Lodge) which we can arrange for you to track.

other activities

Bird watching

Birding lovers will find Ichumbi a great starting point for lots of forest birds and a great number of bird endemics. Bwindi impenetrable forest has over 350 species. Day excursions can be done for bird watching in Mgahinga and lake mulehe/chahafi.

Forest walk

A walk to the water falls in Bwindi forest is chance to encounter real forest life and birds. Pygmy (Batwa) Cultural trail and Golden monkey walk experiences can be arranged for you not to miss.

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is locate in south-western Uganda, it’s also part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. Composed of 331 square kilometers of both montane and lowland forest, it is accessible only on foot. BINP is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-designated World Heritage Site.