What makes Clouds special?
The ideal place to stay for people going on gorilla treks is Clouds. Incredible views of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be enjoyed from its hilltop elevation. On your porch, sip a beverage while taking in the view of the Bwindi highlands, which are covered in a mist of rolling clouds and a million trees under which gorillas hide. The Virunga Volcanoes in Rwanda are currently erupting, giving the horizon a reddish tint.
For tourists looking for adventure without sacrificing comfort, there is Clouds. One of the most challenging wildlife experiences in Africa is gorilla trekking, and Clouds offers comfort when you need it most.
Finding clean clothing, hot water bottles, and a bottle of wine next to a roaring fire when you get home, all given by your personal butler, is one of life’s little pleasures. Then there are the architectural comforts, such individual bathrooms with showers, private cottages with verandas, and separate living areas. All of this places Clouds in the exclusive group of luxurious safari lodges in Africa.
Rooms and Amenities.
Five private one-bedroom cottages and two two-bedroom family homes are available at Clouds. Each hut has a fireplace, huge double bed, separate living room, private bathroom with walk-in shower, and breathtaking views of the surrounding Bwindi Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes.
Throughout their visit, each guest is assigned a personal butler, and meals can be sent to their cottage or eaten by the fireplace in the dining area. After a long day of tracking gorillas, guests can unwind in the spa or have their laundry picked up every day (and delivered in record time).
Gorilla trekking from clouds. The Nkuringo trailhead is where the gorilla trekking from Clouds begins because it is on the south side of the forest. Nkuringo is the most difficult of Bwindi’s four trailheads. The views from the south side of Bwindi are among the best in the entire park, and it’s simple to reach the lakes Mutanda and Bunyonyi that are located even farther south.
If you wish to stay at Clouds but would like a shorter hike, you could drive the short 45 minutes to the adjacent Rushaga trailhead. On our page on gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you can find out more.