Ichumbi is derived from the local Rufumbira dialect meaning ‘a cool, comfortable home'. From this is Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, a lodging facility that is just 10 minutes' walk to Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This promises 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 birding watching and enjoy forest life surrounded by impressive landscape.
Ichumbi Gorilla lodge provides 6 Luxury Cottages and 4 Standard Rooms. Each room has en-suite facilities with hot showers and a private balcony to enjoy the spectacular view of Bwindi forest and beautiful landscapes. Being in a mountainous country side, the lodge harvests rain water which is collected in large water tanks.
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is blessed to be a stone throw away from Bwindi Impenetrable forest, the home of mountain gorillas. It takes only 10 minutes to get inside the park.
At Rushaga you have a chance to see gorillas from 7 Gorilla families namely; Nshongi , Bweza, Busingye, Mishaya, Kahungye, newly habituated Bikingi and Bushaho families.
Birding lovers will find Ichumbi a great starting point for lots of forest birds and a great number of bird endemics. Bwindi impenetrable forest has over 350 species.
A walk to the water falls in Bwindi forest is chance to encounter real forest life and birds. Batw) Cultural trail and Golden monkey walk experiences are also offered.
Take a tour, and visit Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.