Safari in Style
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Silverback Lodge, Uganda

Uganda
Uganda is the Pearl of Africa, a country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. It is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer. The country harbours Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world forming the source of the Nile, the second largest river in the world.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa, comprising of 331 sq kms of jungle forests, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is accessible only on foot. The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds. It is perhaps most notable for the 350 Bwindi gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. There are four habituated Mountain Gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.

Location
Located in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi 5 mins. from Impenetrable National Park.

Country
Uganda

Region
Africa

Nearest City
Kampala

By Air
Morning private charter or scheduled flights from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip. For 1 – 5 persons, Kayonza airstrip (25 kms) – private charter only.

Recommended Stay
3 nights

Recommended add-on
Kampala

Best time to visit
The country has two seasons namely; the dry and rainy season. Most people prefer visiting during the dry season which normally runs between December – February and June – September. However, recommened time to travel is all year round.

Gorilla Tracking
Through the undergrowth and thick creepers of the dense Bwindi rain forest, track the famous gorillas. Being in company with the most peaceful, rarest and endangered of all the apes, is a fascinating experience.

The Popular waterfall trail
This provides on attractive features of the forest, with a profusion of tree ferns, orchids, epiphytic ferns and Bwindi’s colourful array of butterflies. The trail leads to 3 delightful crystal clear waterfalls, which typifies your impression of a tropical rain forest.

The Silverback Lodge is perched on high atop the valley and has sweeping views of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – a 124-square-mile UNESCO site home to approximately 350 mountain gorillas (half of the world’s remaining population), non-habituated chimpanzees, more than 100 other species of mammals, 346 species of birds, and 163 species of trees. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room. With 12 rooms, Silverback is the largest lodge in the area, whilst keeping the Marasa Africa standards of comfort and hospitality.

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