Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

Price: from USD 200 pp

Imagine a budget-friendly, cozy hideaway just a short walk from the Buhoma visitor center, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s North entry gate. Buhoma Community Haven Lodge is where your unforgettable gorilla expedition in Bwindi begins.

Nature’s pure magic thrives in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – a place of wild wonder unlike anywhere else. Picture steep hills and valleys protecting the gentle kings of the jungle, the mountain gorillas. In Buhoma, you’ll find five notable Mountain Gorilla families.

At Buhoma Community Haven Lodge, you’ll wake up to breathtaking forest views. This lodge is cared for by the Buhoma Mukono Community Development Association, ensuring your journey is not only about exploration but also about connecting with the local community. They’re all about using clean energy and working with nearby neighborhoods to keep things green and happy.

In the lounge, you can sit back, relax, and soak in nature’s artistry – all while enjoying mouthwatering dishes prepared by our talented chef. And before you leave, don’t forget to visit the little shop filled with African crafts and postcards that’ll let you take pieces of this magic back home.

So book this lodge, and be a part of Buhoma Community Haven Lodge – your doorway to gorilla expeditions in Uganda. Here, nature’s harmony and community spirit dance together, and every moment is a chance to be inspired by the wild beauty around you.

Buhoma Community Haven Lodge
Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

Buhoma Community Haven Lodge
Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

Accommodation & Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

The Buhoma Community Haven Lodge offers a selection of accommodation options, including six en-suite chalets and one en-suite family cottage. These rooms are thoughtfully designed and constructed with eco-friendly materials, creating a harmonious jungle ambiance. Elevated from the ground, they provide breathtaking views of the majestic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, immersing guests in the captivating beauty of the forest canopies. The naturalistic design ensures that you are at the heart of the enchanting jungle, surrounded by its mystical atmosphere.

Within the spacious rooms, a large and comfortable bed takes center stage, accompanied by a protective mosquito net to ensure a peaceful sleep amidst the African nights. The rooms also feature a generous veranda, offering ample space to enjoy the spectacular evening views.

Just a short walk from the guest cottages, you’ll find the two-story lounge. This inviting space features well-cushioned wood-framed seating arranged around coffee tables, complemented by a few stools, a selection of books and games, and a cozy fireplace.


While the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) doesn’t permit children under the age of 15 years to trek mountain gorillas, it doesn’t mean they can’t join your journey. At Haven Lodge, they understand the importance of catering to families and offer a range of activities to keep children entertained. With the assistance of a professional babysitter, your little ones can enjoy engaging and supervised activities at the lodge while you embark on your thrilling gorilla trekking experience. This ensures that everyone in the family can make the most of their time in Bwindi, creating unforgettable memories for all.

Haven Lodge Rates 2023/24

Single$216$181Per Night
Double / Twin$330$263Per Night
Triple$537$417Per Night
Family Cottage$615$510Per Night
Single Supplement$100$100Per Night


25-Hours Electricity

Laundry Services

En-suite bathrooms

Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

Free Wi-Fi

Private deck/veranda

Forest Canopy Views

Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Activities in Buhoma

The Buhoma Community Village Walk offers a unique opportunity to support the local community while immersing yourself in the cultural richness of the region. Follow walking trails through the village, experiencing the vibrant local atmosphere firsthand. As part of the walk, a visit to the nearby Bwindi Community Hospital provides insight into its valuable efforts to enhance the quality of life for the local population. Consider pledging your support to this important cause.

A visit to Ride 4 a Women, a local organization dedicated to empowering women facing challenges such as HIV, domestic violence, and poverty, is a truly enriching experience. Witness the inspiring work of the women at the local center as they engage in activities like sewing, weaving, and learning new skills to secure a livelihood and provide for their families.

For an immersive cultural encounter, the Batwa cultural experience is highly recommended. The Batwa Development Program offers full-day experiences that delve into the historical lifestyle of the community within the forest, including hunting and gathering skills.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority organizes guided nature hikes along well-defined forest trails. Embarking on these hikes guarantees a fresh and captivating experience of the forest’s flora, fauna, and wildlife, such as monkeys, primates, forest hogs, elephants, and over 23 species of endemic birds from the Albertine Rift. Among the most popular attractions is the 3-4 hour hike to the waterfall. For those seeking longer walking safari hikes, Nkuringo Walking Safaris offers treks across the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via the oldest trails, such as the Kasasha River and Ivy Trails.

Booking Haven Lodge

Well, you can book directly with contacts on their website: www.buhomacommunityug.com (Tel: +256 312 100060, buhomacommunity@yahoo.com).

But before you do, you must know that Nkuringo Safaris are in partnership with the lodge. We’ve got some sweet deals to compliment your Uganda safari itinerary. I believe you’re planning a trip to Uganda; we understand so well what you should expect.

Our local experts are ready to help you look at accommodation options like Buhoma Haven Lodge for the mountain gorilla jungle adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Help you look at dates, plan your transfers, process your entry permits and manage your entire holiday journey. So you spend more time preparing how you’ll manage your subjective experience.

Send us an email at hello@nkuringosafaris.com or use our online contact form and contacts in the footer below to contact us directly. Our local experts will be excited to reply to you immediately.

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