Come stay at the Acholi village with a local family in a traditional African banda. This community accommodation offers its visitors an authentic taste of daily Ugandan life and complete cultural immersion. See the day-to-day activities of a typical northern Ugandan village while the proceeds from your trip are directly benefiting the local population.
Guests can choose between sleeping in a private room or a dormitory. Eight rooms are available for guests; all have private bathrooms with a composting toilet, bathing basin and hot water. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Location: 12km from Mbarara town along Masaka – Mbarara highway.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by gorgeous scenery of gardens and beautiful buildings that house a museum, a crafts shop and a restaurant. We serve traditional dishes of millet bread, matooke and ghee, along with a local drink made from millet or sorghum. All ingredients are locally sourced to guarantee freshness and support local producers.
A hotel and campsite is currently being constructed near the center and is anticipated to open in the coming months. The hotel will house up to 22 quests per night and include electricity, private bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers, all-inclusive meals and mosquito nets. There will also be dorm rooms.
Description of Tours:
Tours: $5-10, depending on tour and group size
Entrance fee: $8
Price per person per night (anticipated): US. $ 100
Location: Rakai district,Nabigassa sub-county Ngoma Village
Discover the Jjaja Bbanga community and stay in a local guesthouse that was once the home of the community’s chief. Enjoy authentic Ugandan community accommodation and partake in the various activities offered through Grassrootz Safari, a sponsor of the community. During your stay you can participate in tourism activities throughout the village, many of which entail volunteering activities which support the community and conservation.
Guests can sleep in the very same place the village chief once slept! Rooms are set up dormitory-style and all have electricity, towels, sheets, mosquito nets, showers and flushing toilets. The guesthouse can accommodate up to nine people per night and breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Location: Biharwe sub-county Mbarara district.
Visit Rwenjeru Parish and embark on an array of unforgettable cultural and natural activites. You will even have the option of spending the night in an authentic Ugandan community!
Location: Located near the gates of Mgahinga National Park
Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp is located by the entrance to Mgahinga National Park and is only 12 km from the southwestern town of Kisoro near the Rwandan border.
At the camp, visitors can enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Virunga Volcanoes and take part in monkey trekking. The camp is located at a perfect starting point for golden monkey trekking through the national park.
Tel: +256(0)772-435148/ +256(0)772519494
Note: all prices above exclude meals
Location: Bordering Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The tiny village of Mihunga faces the craggy, snow-capped peaks of Rwenzori Mountains, known as the “Mountains of the Moon”.
The Bakonzo tribe have lived here for over 300 years, and have adapted their way of life to the dramatic climate and steep green hillsides of the Rwenzori foothills.
The Mihunga community tourism group, Turaco View, takes you on a cultural tour of the village, which includes a demonstration by a traditional healer, whose plant-based ointments and infusions are essential to this remote Ugandan community, which has no electricity or running water. Visitors will also enjoy a trip to the village school and a crafts demonstration, in which Bakonzo women demonstrate how they create their intricate baskets from natural materials.
You will also be treated to a performance of the lively Bakonzo dance, accompanied by African drumming.
Phone: +256-414501866+256-414501866 / +256-772657700+256-772657700
Location: Nkuringo, bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is Bwindi’s most exclusive and luxurious place to stay, with gorgeous architecture; indulgent three-course meals; roaring fires; Volcano panoramas; and attentive personal staff to ensure your stay at the Lodge is as memorable and enjoyable as your encounters with Bwindi’s mountain gorillas. Spacious villas nestled in the cloud forest have full-length windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery, and are serviced by your own personal staff member.
Delicious meals include hearty breakfasts to prepare you for a day in the forest, and the well-stocked bar has enormous armchairs, cosy fires and free wifi so you can share your adventures with friends back home.
Clouds is owned by the local village, so you can be sure that your stay contributes to the wellbeing of the surrounding Bakiga and Batwa communities,which you can visit on one of our fascinating cultural tours.
Clouds Lodge comprises eight stone villas, two of which are double-roomed family suites. Villas have a patio area, private garden lounges and double-sided fireplaces. Family suites have one double and one twin bedroom, and a communal lounge area with an open fireplace. Each bedroom has its own spacious en suite bathroom.
Clouds supports the Nkuringo Conservation and Development Foundation, and runs community tours to support and educate both the local people and visitors. The village tour provides an insight into Bakiga and Batwa life, and proceeds are returned to the community. So far, Clouds has supported chicken and pig farming and vegetable garden projects.
Location: Buhoma, at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This fun, friendly camp is perched on a hillside at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s Buhoma’s best value accommodation, and as an added bonus you may even spot a gorilla in the grounds!
Private, covered safari tents connected by paths winding along the hillside all look out onto the densely-forested slopes of the park, and individual balconies offer guests the chance to make the most of these exceptional views.
An open-fronted restaurant doubles up as a bar and common room – a wonderful space to meet fellow travelers, relax with a book or wrap your hands around a hot cup of tea to warm yourself on the chilly mountain evenings.
As the lodge is operated by the local community, you’ll sleep well at night knowing that your stay is contributing to the wellbeing of the surrounding villagers!
Accommodation: per person per night/ activity.
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!