If you have been planning to visit Ruboni village, this is a simple guide that will be useful. You need 1 night, 2 days. Arrive at Ruboni village, Take a walk of choice and then Depart to the next destination. It is as simple as that.
To get the best out of your visit to Ruboni, you will need at least one night two days of stay, including the arrival and departure days.
On the arrival day, you will be ab;e to participate in some activities since it is easy to organize them on arrival. Then you will have a cultural evening and overnight at the lodge of choice.
Early morning, wake up to more activities until lunch time. After lunch, you will be able to check out and depart to the next destination.
Here is the list of activities you can choose from;
- Ruboni Village walk
- Buraru Forest walk
- Ruboni Hill trek
- Overnight hill trek
- Tree planting experience
- Bakonzo traditional cooking tour
- The handicrafts making workshop
- Evening cultural dance
- Taking the water falls trail
- One day nature walk in the Rwenzoris
- Rwenzo overnight nature trek
- Bakonzo cultural dance
- The traditional hunting experience.
Where to stay while in Ruboni village
Ruboni village has all ranges of accommodation in the lodges, guesthouses, campsites and home stays. the village has over ten accommodation facilities with a total of over 100 rooms each night. those who don’t need comfort can choose from the secured camping grounds in the village.
Payment methods available
Ruboni village experiences are not cash only. You can choose to use wire transfer, credit card payment, cash on arrival or mobile money options. Credit card payments attract a 4% charge on the total bill
Ruboni village doesn’t have any bank. The nearest Bank and ATM machine is 28 km a way, in Kasese town. It is therefore necessary to carry cash for local shopping, tips and gifts.
Electricity and power sockets in Ruboni village
Uganda’s Electricity runs on 240V supply. And 50Hz. The plug in Uganda is plug is type G. this plug has 3 rectangular pins. The forma is in a triangular placement. The same applies to all the facilities and places in Ruboni village. All hotels have power sockets of that standards and it is important to check your appliances before you start the trip. Ruboni trails and treks are in remote areas without power. If you trust your consider carrying a power bank as backup.
How to get to Ruboni:
Ruboni is located in the Rwenzori foothills, Kasese district, western Uganda. From Kampala, Ugandas capital, you reach Ruboni either by road on Fort portal Mubende road and Mbarara Masaka road. By air, you can land at Kasese Airstrip and connect by road 26km away. The closest town is Kasese (28km away). From Kasese town drive 10km or Fort portal road. You will then branch off west, at Nkenda Electric terminal following the signs of Rwenzori mountains national park. Drive 18km on Nkenda-Nyakalengijo road up to the park gate. Your choice hotel in Ruboni village will be along this road heading west in Mubuku valley. You can use the Ruboni map on Openstreetmap to find your hotel.