Camping grounds in Buhoma sector – Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Camping grounds in Buhoma sector bwindi impenetrable forest national park has many camping lodges offering great accommodation to mostly budget travelers
Buhoma Community Rest Camp – This is a lovely budget and camping ground accommodation facility that is good for gorilla tracking adventure. It offer several accommodation facilities such as camping ground, camping tents, budget Bandas, dormitories and self-contained tents with a conducive environment which makes your stay very comfortable. It is found in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park with a walkable distance to the Buhoma sector headquarters of the park approximately 5 minutes’ walk. It is a community based project under Buhoma Community Development Association (BCDA) which has about 7000 members that are directly benefiting from its financial microcredit. It was established to help to improve the standards of living of the local people near Buhoma sector so, a percentage of the funds collected from accommodation is used to do based community projects such as building hospital, school and other community-developing projects. Therefore, if you book to stay in this facility, you will be helping to improve lives of many people and contributing to the development of the community. It’s being very close to the forest / park meeting point, it makes occasional visits from gorillas inevitable.
Buhoma community rest Camp has 6 well fitted safari tents which are self-contained with an outstanding view looking over the forest, 3 self-contained cottages, 2 non-self-contained twin cottage Bandas and 6-bed dormitory as well as several campsite. The camp facilities are dominantly designed in a traditional African style using African and local raw materials which are eco-friendly and giving the camp a unique African architectural outlook. Buhoma Community Rest Camp, provide a very affordable accommodation facilities with high service profile.
Buhoma community rest camp own a well-maintained camping ground lying close to Bwindi forest. Camping at Buhoma community rest camp you can carry your own tent or hire from them. There is a daily campfire and you can enjoy great performances from local music, dance and drama groups. Therefore, a passionate naturalist can camp here to enjoy the great outdoors.
Amenities at Buhoma community rest camp;
- A restaurant with a professional chef preparing both local and international cuisines
- A well-stocked bar with a variety of drinks and beverages including, wine, beers, gin, water, spirits, soda, juice and many more basing on your preference.
- Curio shop having a variety of art and craft such as sculptures, bags, paintings, baskets, women accessories and jewelry perfectly suited for your souvenirs and gifts.
- Efficient power supply of solar electricity operating from 7 pm to 7 am in the morning and each room is supplied with candles and flashlights to use in case of a power disruption.
- Running Water including hot water supply in the bathrooms
- Phone and gadget charging table
- Laundry services at a small cost
- Ample parking ground
- 24-hour security
- Cultural entertainment provided by local Dance and Drama groups
Ruhondeza Lodge & Camp Site
This facility is located within Buhoma village and owned by a local tourism lover with an aim of providing good and affordable accommodation services to their gorilla lovers but traveling on a tight budget. Ruhondeza lodge and camp site is very close to the Buhoma sector gorilla trekking starting point settled in a quiet place where the only voices you will hear is the river and the wildlife species which makes it an ideal place to rest before and after mountain gorilla trekking experience. On a lucky day, you can see gorillas from Ruhondeza Lodge &Camp site before even go for real gorilla trekking in the forest.
From Ruhondeza Lodge & Camp Site you can visit the Batwa (pygmy) village, arrange for a forest walk to the waterfall, birding tour. The campsite has a café serving both local and international cuisines with professional staff who are willing to serve, Toilets with water flush and there are hot water showers.
Camping ground – Ruhondeza lodge & camp site has a very quiet and peaceful, well-maintained and clean campsite with a breathtaking views of the Bwindi forest. The campsite has its own tents but you can bring your own.