Engagi Lodge in Buhoma Bwindi Forest
About Engagi Lodge
Engagi Lodge is situated in a large tract of land contiguous with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, with stunning and breathtaking views of the forest and runs from the main Buhoma road down to the Munyaga River. The site used to consist of cattle grazing areas and tea farms; most of which is being reclaimed by the forest.
The lodge has been built using a local workforce and local materials. All of the staff have been employed from the surrounding areas, and have been trained on site.
The main lodge Building
The Main Lodge building at Engagi Lodge is built entirely from rocks found in and around the site and eucalyptus trees is divided into 3 sections: a “rock” bar, the restaurant, and a large wooden verandah with a separate outdoor viewing platform. The lodge building is large enough to cater for sizeable groups needing banqueting tables, but still allows smaller individual groups to spread out in the various different areas for privacy.
The lodge is open ended at the front, allowing a dramatic view of the Bwindi National Park forest from every corner inside the building.
Engagi lodge consists of just 8 en-suite cottages, evenly spaced out and hidden in the foliage. Each cottage has either double or twin beds (complete with hot water bottles), a bathroom with flushing toilets, hot and cold running water. All have private verandas where guests can enjoy their morning tea or coffee as they watch out over the forest canopy.
Guests will be able to enjoy a number of private walking trails around the lodge and down to the river. They may also enjoy a visit to a number of functioning tea farms inside the site which are maintained by members of the community.