Located at the scenic Njuyera Island on Lake Bunyonyi is Sharp Island Gorilla lodge, founded by the Doctor Lennen Sharp – a missionary and doctor in Uganda in the early 2000’s. With four comfortable, spacious cabins, Sharp island gorilla lodge is strategically placed to give you beautiful views of the lake. The rooms are well-maintained with mosquito nets and en suite rooms with indoor bathroom/shower and toilet. The Sharp island gorilla lodge was built with a touch of African/European standards and local materials like timber were used giving you a pleasant atmosphere for relaxation & comfort.
The lodge uses solar energy therefore it’s easy to get a warm bath after your trekking adventure in Bwindi. Also power outlets for charging electronic gadgets are provided by the lodge.
The main activity is gorilla trekking in the impenetrable forests of Bwindi which are not far from the lodge. The forest is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and other mammals & birds as well. Besides Gorilla trekking you can also go on a boat tour across Lake Bunyonyi, enjoy swimming in the lake, hiking around the hills or village walks to the nearby villages. Here you will have the unique chance to get acquainted with the local tradition, culture and customs then interact with the inhabitants, a very special group of African people known as Batwa Pygmies. For anyone opting to have a quiet, peaceful stay in Kabale – Uganda after their trekking experience in Bwindi, sharp island gorilla lodge would be the perfect place to stay.
How to get Sharp Island gorilla lodge?
By road, Sharp island gorilla lodge can be accessed via the Kampala – Kabale route (400km) and then a 20 minutes boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi to the island. By air, chartered flights are available from Entebbe to Kabale or Kisoro airstrips.