Cuckooland is a small, comfortable mid-range lodge in
a spectacular setting, right on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest National Park, with superb views overlooking the forest. Set
in 10 acres of grounds, built almost entirely of locally sourced
natural materials, accommodation consists of 4 spacious comfortably
furnished double tents, built on wooden platforms and with a
thatched roof and large veranda.
The restaurant, sited with a commanding view of the
surrounding forest, serves delicious food incorporating many of the
organic fruit and vegetables grown on the site.
Each unit is complete with its own toilet, and
shower, with solar-heated hot water and is situated less than 20
metres from the edge of the forest, providing a wonderful vantage
point for viewing the prolific birdlife and different primates which
are especially drawn to the fruiting trees at the forest edge.
Cuckooland is around 2 km from the nearest other
dwellings, the small settlement of Murushasha,
Ruhija and equally far from
the road, so visitors are assured of complete tranquillity with the
only sounds being those of the forest. It is conveniently situated 15 kms (30-40mins) from Ruija, nearest gorilla tracking station.
For Gorilla Permits, see Cuckooland
guide to Gorilla Tracking under blog