Turaco View Community Camp

Location: Rwenzori
 
Our camp is completely community-run which allows visitors to experience true cultural immersion. The community of Mihunga Village invites you to come stay with us in our traditional accommodations and sample our delicious Ugandan cuisine. Our camp is named after the regional Turaco bird and found in the stunning Rwenzori region, the ideal place to embark on the natural and cultural adventure of a lifetime!

Activities at The Camp

  • Hiking / Trekking (with UWA)
  • Bird Watching
  • Demonstrations from traditional healers
  • Visit to a local school
  • Village walk
  • Traditional dance or music performance
  • Crafts demonstration

Room Description

  • 7 rooms total
  • Composting toilet
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private room
  • Private Bathroom
  • Sheets

 

Responsible Travel

  • The camp uses no electricity to conserve energy resources
  • Generated profits go towards conservation and reforestation projects
  • All guides and staff are local; this generates employment
  • All goods are purchased/sourced locally
  • Locally made handicrafts are sold at the camp and local dance groups are encouraged to preform in order to generate income for the community.
  • Camp income has been used for various community projects such as a recent pig-keeping project
  • Generated income has also helped develop a microfinance
Contact

Tel: +256 774 379 564+256 774 379 564 
+256 774 851 753+256 774 851 753 

Email: maserekabenard@yahoo.co.uk
RwenzoriTuracoView7@gmail.com

Website: rwenzoricamp.com

Price

Accommodation: per person per night/ activity.

  • Full board – 35$
  • Bed and breakfast – 25$
  • Bed only – 15$

Activities:

  • Hill climbing with option of sleeping there – 45$
     
  • Forest walk or nature walk – 15$
  • Three nights along the Mahoma nature walk in the park – 370$
Contact us for more information about Pearls of Uganda

Email: info@pearlsofuganda.org

Ruboni Community Camp

Location: Bordering Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Stretching along the Congo border, the spectacular Rwenzori Mountains are the third highest range of mountains in Africa, but one of the most dfficult to climb. On clear days their snow-capped peaks loom over the verdant landscapes of the Rift Valley. Ruboni Community Camp is situated in the Rwenzori foothills, beside the peaceful farming village of Ruboni, and offers guests the chance to enjoy the gorgeous mountain views from the comfort of their own rooms, surrounded by colorful tropical gardens.

Self-contained bandas, private rooms and safari tents are available, along with a restaurant and scenic veranda. All staff are from Ruboni, and will be delighted to share with you their in-depth knowledge of the region and of the Bakonzo culture.

This is the ideal retreat for visitors who wish to hike the Rwenzoris, take an early morning birding trek, or explore the village of Ruboni and meet its friendly residents. As all profits are returned to the community, you can see the direct impacts of your stay!

Camp Amenities

  • Solar powered lighting
  • Restaurant serving typical Ugandan and continental dishes
  • Balcony/veranda with mountain views
  • Private rooms with mosquito nets
  • Small camping area (biger camping available in the village)
  • Private bathrooms with options of composting toilets and flash toilets
  • Hot overhead showers
  • Running water from a spring (bandas only)
  • Showers in bandas.

Room Description

Guests can choose between the campsite (tents not provided), one of the six individual rooms with private washrooms (hot water brought on request) or three self-contained bandas. The rooms and bandas have two midium beds.
Price Per Person based on 2 people sharing (2013- 2014)
  • Camping: US$ 5
  • Single rooms: US$ 20.00
  • Self contained bandas: US$ 25.00
Please note that child discount is negotiable

Activities At The Lodge

  • Ruboni Village Walk: See a traditional homestead, craft demonstrations and cultural performance
  • Hill Climb Walk: Mountain views of Margarita Peak, Africa’s 3rd highest mountain
  • Nature Walk: Walk in the forest bordering the UNESCO World Heritage National Park
  • Bird Watching: Look for Rwenzori turacos; tiny, iridescent subirds and colorful bee-eaters
  • Traditional dance performances: Shown to you by the local youth group and you can join in to show your style
  • Three days two nights Mahoma trail inside the park (the Rwenzori) – near the central circuit

Responsible Travel

  • Tourism revenue has funded a number of initiatives including a child school sponsorship program and a tree nursery project. Seedlings raised in a nursery are given to local families or planted in the community forest
  • Organically grown fruit and vegetables are sourced from the local community
  • Income from the sale of crafts is used by the craftswomen to buy goats and pigs, as well as the promotion of a household savings and investment programme
  • creation of a community forest reserve in the buffer zone of the park (So far 100 acres of indigenous forest)
Prices:

Accomodation:

  • self contained – 25$ B&B
  • noneself contained – 20$ B&B
  • camping – 5$ bed only

activities:

  • Village walk – 15$
  • Hill climb walk – 15$
  • Forest walk – 15$
  • Overnight hill hike – 45$
  • mahoma trail tour – 255$ excluding park fees.
Contact
Phone:
+256-752503445+256-752503445 / +256-414501866+256-414501866 (office)
+256-774195859+256-774195859
Supported by
  • GeoLodges Equator Snow lodge
Contact us for more information about Pearls of Uganda

Email: info@pearlsofuganda.org