About the Crested Crane Bwindi


The Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel is a beautiful family friendly accommodation near the world’s renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 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.

By road:
From Kampala, a self drive takes 6 hours while by public transport is 9 hours. Note that the public bus destinations may be in Kihiihi or Kanyantorogo or Butogota and from any of the destinations there are special cars /motorcycles ("boda bodas") for hire.
By air:
1 hour 10 minutes from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi - Garuga Airstrip and 32 kms by road to the Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel.
Or 1 hour 15 minutes from Kajjansi airstrip to Kayonza Airstrip, 10 km from Kayonza airstrip to the Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel along the Impenetrable Forest Park road.

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 National Park – popular for the tree climbing lions and safari game drives.

Our 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.

Our 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.
Our compound is a sanctuary to over 400 Uganda’s national and most elegant birds – The Grey Crowned Crested Cranes.

Our location is in the proximity of Garuga Golf course. We also arrange daily safaris and excursions to the nearest tourist attractions such as waterfalls, national parks, farm activities, the Batwa community “meet and greet” can be arranged at the hotel.

The Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel is a registered member of Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) located in South Western Uganda.