Trekker's tavern Cottages is located at the hill top in Ruhija overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park Ruhija side, one of the most famous parks and home to more than half of the world population of mountain gorillas. The lodge is very eco-friendly and has a lovely cozy atmosphere with 5 spacious cottages all with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. A place of infinite calm surrounded by untamed majesty and commanding panoramic views of the Virungas on a clear day, the beautiful sunrise, Lake Edward and Bwindi forest in the south. It is around 2 kms from the park headquarters.
With one of the best chefs in the country Trekker's Tavern is an unforgettable experience: the lodges' special atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff all from local villages and trained by the lodge.
Trekker's Tavern is located 2 kilometers from the park headquarters past the trading centre of Ikumba. It is 52 kilometers from Kabaale, 44 kms from Buhoma, 462 kms from Kampala and 502 kilometers from Entebbe.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, home to more than half of the world population of mountain gorillas, as well as a bewildering variety of other primates, birds, butterflies and a variety of trees can be reached within 20 minutes walk from the cottages.
The major activities here include gorilla tracking and bird watching; one gorilla group open for tracking which is Bitukura group.
Second to gorillas is bird watching whereby a bird watcher may have a chance to see 29 of the 34 Albertine endemics. The African Green Broadbill in the Mubwindi swamp, Grauer's Rush Warbler and many other Albertine rift endemics can easily be seen here in Ruhija.
The lodge is a perfect place for bird watchers as a variety of albertine rift endemics and other special birds can be viewed from the verandas of the cottages. A day walk to the mines offers a bird watcher a chance to see the Spotted Eagle Owl in a day roost, Doherty's Bushshrike, Mackinnon's Bushshrike, Red throated Wryneck, Dusky Twinspot, a variety of Waxbills and many others