Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, in just a 10 minutes’ walk to Rushaga Gate, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is your best gorilla tracking base.

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Ichumbi derived from the local Rufumbira dialect means ‘ a cool, comfortable home ‘. The lodging facility that is just 10 minutes’ walk to Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, has a spectacular view of the Park right from your room!

The Lodge is designed to provide you with high-end comfort and relaxation to be able to enjoy your gorilla tracking experience, go for bird watching and enjoy forest life surrounded by impressive landscapes.

At Ichumbi, your comfort is our ultimate goal.

Enjoy comfort, privacy and exclusivity in cozy and neat rooms

At Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, the rooms have been designed to cater for guests’ exclusivity and comfort, while blending in the surrounding natural environment. There are very nice views of the nearby Bwindi Impenetrable forest and agricultural fields of the community on the opposite hill, which you can enjoy while at your balcony.

All cottages have en-suite bathroom facilities, with hot water, and guests are assured of privacy, breath taking views and a number of bird species to spot right from there. This is quite captivating and eye catching.

Our facilities are designed to give you the best, comfortable, experiential and exclusive stay.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge offers the best in lodging facilities, for all our guests to enjoy. While all rooms are fitted with en-suite private bathrooms, hot showers, a well designed balcony for spectacular views and relaxation, luxurious deluxe rooms come with double or twin beds for families.

There is both ready water and natural power supply, 24/7 room service and a well-lit night compound.

Bed and breakfast

Airport pickup




Standby generator


Hot shower


Rates and Charges

Double/Twin Cottage $280 $260 $240
Single Cottage $180 $160 $140
Family Cottage $480 $460 $420
Triple Cottage $360 $340 $320

Note: Triples are also available at a standard extra price of USD 80

East African Residents

Double/Twin Cottage $130 $120 $100
Single Cottage $120 $100 $90
Family Cottage $320 $300 $280
Triple Cottage $210 $200 $180

Children Rates:

  • Children below 5 years of age are accommodated free of charge.
  • Children from the age of 6 to 14 pay 50% of the adult rate if sharing with parents
  • Children aged 15 and over will be charged at adult rates.
  • Babysitting services are available at the lodge at low extra cost.

Transfer Costs (Land Cruiser / Van):

  • Kisoro Airstrip to/from the lodge – $200
  • Transfer for Gorilla trekking/habituation in Rushaga – $100
  • Transfer for Gorilla trekking in Nkuringo – $150

Special Requests:

  • Birthday cakes are provided at a Standard charge of USD 20 with entertainment from the staff
  • For honeymooners, a complementary basket of fruits is provided and two glasses of wine for each couple if notified in time.

Terms and Conditions

  • For bookings to be confirmed, a deposit of 30% is required which is non-refundable.
  • All bookings must be fully paid 14 days prior to the arrival of the clients at lodge. Any booking not paid for in that time period will automatically be cancelled.
  • The full board arrangement includes – breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a bottled water in the rooms but does not include soft drinks, alcoholic drinks or any item that is not on the day’s menu.
  • The rates are subject to change any time and are based on availability of the rooms.
  • Prices are inclusive of the 18% VAT but exclusive of Gorilla permits or any other fees.


Reservations that are cancelled prior arrival, reduced in number of days or rooms and no shows are subjected to the following terms:

  • 25% of the total price for cancellations between 21 and 30 days before arrival
  • 50% of the total price for cancellations between 14 and 21 days before arrival
  • 75% of the total price for cancellations between 7 and 14 days before arrival
  • 100% of the total price for cancellations between 4 and 7 days before arrival

Check out our rooms for your comfort and relaxation.

Other Activities

Activity Description Cost Per Person
Rushaga forest walk We are well assured for a number of bird species and the beautiful water falls of Rushaga among others. $70
Community walk We shall get engaged with;
Batwa community
Three horned chameleon tracking
Preparing local foods with the community (if interested)
Bat tracking
Nature walk The nature walk goes up to the Rushaga falls but we won’t go through the forest $20
Birding Guided birding in the Rushaga forest $45

Note: We can arrange Cultural Community entertainment at the Lodge on request.

Check-in/out times

Check-in and check-out times:

  • Check-in time: 1400 hrs (2:00 pm EAT)
  • Check-out time: 1100 hrs (11:00 am EAT)

What to do at Ichumbi Hotel

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Tracking

We can arrange for your amazing gorilla tracking experience in both Nshongi and Rushaga sections of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Bird watching is another popular activity to carry out. With more than 600 bird species inhabiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, be sure to enjoy the best in birding.

Forest Walk in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Forest and Nature Walk

A walk to the water falls in Bwindi forest is a chance to encounter real forest life and birds. We can also arrange for Batwa Cultural Trail and Golden monkey trekking experiences for you.

Community Walk and Tour

Get engaged with Batwa community tour, agro-tourism, coffee plantations tour, preparing local foods and basket weaving with the community, among other tours.

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