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Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel

Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel


The Crested Crane Hotel is the ultimate accommodation that you need if you want to stay close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is recommended for travelers looking to go gorilla tracking in the Buhoma Sector, Northern Bwindi.



The Crested Crane Bwindi hotel is located in Kanungu District in South Western Uganda, 525 kms from the capital city Kampala and 14.7 kms before Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The hotel is located 14.7 km from the Buhoma gate, the gorilla tracking start point in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and 53 km to Ishasha Gate in Queen Elizabeth Game Park – popular for the tree climbing lions and safari game drives.

The 5-star facilities enable us offer extra ordinary customer care and extra services as banqueting (seminars, retreats, workshops, parties, business meetings etc).

The superb restaurant and the 10 rooms have panoramic views of beautiful hills, valleys, forests and a dairy farm. Whether you are coming for gorilla tracking, honeymoon, and getaway or just to experience the spectacular view of the surroundings, you will enjoy our tranquil and excellent services.

The panoramic hilly location with a river down in the valley adds to your adventure and passion when it comes to sun bathing, river swimming and bird watching.
Their compound is a sanctuary to over 400 Uganda’s national and most elegant birds – The Grey Crowned Crested Cranes.

The location is in the proximity of Garuga Golf course.

Should you crave a meal, the highly experienced and sought after chef will be there to get your taste buds excited with his continental menu. Like the bar, our 80-seater restaurant, has a team of hands-on staff that will swiftly deliver the meal of your choice. So is it breakfast you seek, an early afternoon snack or just brunch? It will definitely be delivered. Could you require tea, coffee or simply dinner, then the chef de´ cuisine, allows for a´ la carte, table d’hôte´, banquets menus that go for a continental, oriental and local cuisines. Just say the word!

The bar is quite the bar. Whilst there, you will be treated to an assortment of drinks that will take you round the world in an instant. Is it a cold chilly beer, or just a warm beer you looking to savor?

With the bar man, you can get creative and whip up some cocktails that can only be called; adventurous!

Getting There

By Air: From Entebbe International Airport or The Kajjansi Airstrip, charter flight takes 1h 10 minutes to Kihihi Airstrip.
By road, if you hire a car from car rental Uganda Company, a self drive takes 9 hours while by public transport is 10 hours.

It is located a short drive away from the Buhoma section of the national park, the hotel is also close to the Queen Elizabeth national park surrounded by picturesque of African landscape.

Tourist activities at crested crane hotel


Bird Watching

Standing firm on a breathtakingly green hill, The Crested Crane Bwindi is more than just accommodation. It is a sanctuary of Uganda’s national and most elegant bird; the crested crane! Thus the name, The Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel.
Oh yes, it is indeed home to over 400 grey crowned crested cranes. This bird is not only the national bird, but truly a duplication of the national flag, boasting of the flag’s colors, black, yellow and red! This bird will teach you a thing or two about family, love, business and beauty.
Moving in packs, splitting into twos, having a moment of courtship and then back to the pack, that is exactly what we strive to provide for; a family, business or couple’s beautiful get away.

Gorilla Tracking

Bwindi is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they play and interact.

  • Mountain Hiking and Farm walks
  • Community Interactions – Meet The Batwa People
  • The Progressive Farmer trail and the Botanical trail
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