Cuckooland Bwindi Ruhija
Set in 10 acres of secondary forest, right at the edge of the national park, Cuckooland is a haven for birdwatchers, insect collectors, botanists, and other naturalists and for those who want to immerse themselves in nature in total peace and quiet.
We have over 300 species on our bird list, more than 70 labeled species of indigenous trees, and more than 40 species of moths new to science have been found here.
During the last year, we have seen increasing numbers of butterflies, including rare species such as papilio antimachus parva and charax fournierae .
I have now photographed more than 120 species of butterflies here during the last year. 6 species of primates, including chimpanzees are regularly seen at the lodge, some of which are semi-resident.
The place offers spectacular views overlooking the forest and is overgrown with flowers, trees other vegetation.
Accommodation is in secluded, self-contained tent-houses made mainly from local materials, situated close to the edge of the national park.
The lodge is around 2 km from the nearest other dwellings, and equally far from the road. So,the lodge ensures complete tranquility for visitors, with the only sounds being those of the forest and the river below.
Cuckooland Bwindi Ruhija Restaurant
We also offer excellent wholesome food, much of it produced in our vegetable gardens.
Guests need to walk down the hill from the car park for 10 minutes to reach the lodge.
Cuckooland is around a 35-minute drive from Ruhija, the nearest gorilla tracking center.