Chameleon Hill Lodge

Southern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Chameleon Hill Lodge

Rating: Mid-range
Price: from $115 pp sharing fb.

Chameleon Hill Lodge vibrantly glows atop a hill overlooking Lake Mutanda’s tranquil rift valley in the shadows of the Virunga Mountains. This charming little retreat is a perfect base for trekking gorillas in southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and exploring the slope of the Virungas in Mgahinga National Park.

The lodge has 10 individually styled private cottages spread out on the hill overlooking over the charming Lake Mutanda and beyond Virunga Mountains’ elegant backdrop. Each room is boldly colored and fitted with quirky African decor to bring out a sense of uniqueness. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom and a charming outside sitting area to watch the captivating beauty that surrounds Chameleon Hill.

Sitting in the shadow of the Virunga Mountains, Chameleon Hill Lodge brags of dreamy views of the Virunga massif, excellent tropical weather, and mind rebuilding retreat activities. Sunset evenings at the lakeside, enjoying the tranquility and unspoiled beauty as far as your eyes can see, are something to look out for. Yes! You can jump into the calm waters of Lake Mutanda from the private pier or take a boat cruise of the enchanting islands on the rift valley lake.

The lodge has a spacious communal area with an adjacent wooden deck on top of the hill that offers a bird’s eye view over the lake and beyond. This is where the in-house chef serves all the meals, and guests catch up on the social moments. The building’s walls are decorated with colorful art and for those chilly evenings, there is a romantic fireplace to make sure the ambiance is perfect. The lounge area with a stylish cement sofa, a soft couch, and inviting armchairs spreads a sense of coziness.

Chameleon Hill Lodge is a perfect base for gorilla trekking in Rushaga and Nkuringo trailheads. Even Mgahinga National Park is just about a 1.5-hour drive away. Hiking around the lodge is one of those never-talked-about healing activities that you may want to check out. Many go to this hideaway just to get away into the countryside and switch off this energy-draining internet world. This place is your mystical nature getaway place.

Chameleon Hill lodge room rates, accommodation for gorilla trekking in southern bwindi
Chameleon Hill lodge batrooms, accommodation for gorilla trekking in southern bwindi

Chameleon Hill lodge restaurant, accommodation for gorilla trekking in southern bwindi
Chameleon Hill lodge, accommodation for gorilla trekking in southern bwindi

Accommodation at Chameleon Hill Lodge

Accommodation at Chameleon Hill Lodge is in 13 cottage rooms with ensuite bathrooms spread across the hillside facing the lake. Each room glows with African style, decor, and ambiance with an outside sitting area that shows off the most spectacular views of the Virungas and Lake Mutanda’s enchanting islands.

Each room has its own unique charm and character, with its own color scheme and private garden, en-suite bathroom, and wide shower windows to enjoy the lake and volcanoes even when you shower.

The lodge offers early morning tea or coffee brought to your room so you can take in the views sitting on your spacious veranda before going for breakfast, gorilla tracking, or any of our other activities. The meals are three-course served in the communal hall in restaurant style.

Room Rates (Rack)

ROOM DETAILSB&BHalf BoardFull Board
Double Occupancy$230$240$250
Single Occupancy$330$340$360

Activities and transfers are priced separately.


24-Hours Electricity

Laundry Services

En-suite bathrooms

Private deck/veranda

Wi-Fi in main area

Room service


Apart from the gripping encounter with the gorillas of the mountain, discover the Bwindi communities, peoples, and cultures, on foot, or even hiking through the misty impenetrable jungles. You can even canoe the calm waters of Lake Mutanda and spend a few moments on one of its indescribable small islands.

Hikers can base at Chameleon Hill Lodge to climb on the Virunga summits in Uganda, including Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabinyo, with three peaks.

The Batwa forest people that lived in the Bwindi jungles for centuries before conservationists relocated them and now struggle to catch up with modern culture now living in the outskirts of the gorilla jungle. They have an interesting historical trail to show on a cultural tour.

The area around Lake Mutanda, the many tiny islands on the lake have hiking opportunities that interest a nature hiker. Whether you swim in the lake, Kayak in the evening on the misty water, or stay back in your room and hang with your mind. The lodge has a health spa offering body massages for after that challenging gorilla trekking excursion.


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