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, including; 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 Gorilla National Park (2 hours drive from the Lodge) which we can arrange for you to track.

Note: We can arrange a cultural community entertainment at the Lodge on request. For this and all these activities, kindly contact us.

Forest Walk in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Rushaga 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.

We are well assured for a number of bird species and the beautiful water falls of Rushaga among others.

70$ /pp

Bird watching in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Community walk

We shall get engaged with; Batwa community, Agro-tourism, Three horned chameleon tracking, preparing local foods with the community (if interested), Bat tracking

25$ /pp

Nature walk in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Nature walk

The nature walk goes up to the Rushaga falls but we won’t go through the forest.

20$ /pp

Bird watching in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


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.

Guided birding in the Rushaga forest

45$ /pp

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, located in south-western Uganda, on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

For gorilla tracking, contact Nshongi Tours.