We introduce you to Ruboni community Camp a perfect accommodation for every trip to Rwenzori.
Ruboni community camp is an excellently located lodge in the beautiful landscape next to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. It is owned and run by the local community. The lodge offers accommodation in self-contained and none self-contained furnished guestrooms, a restaurant, and a minibar, and organizes village guided tours in the local area, showcasing the Rwenzori nature culture and great mountain scenery. It is designed for all kinds of travelers.
Why you must stay here
There is a lot of interesting activities to explore in the Rwenzori mountains. Ruboni community camp, the first community tourism lodge on the Rwenzori’s has been in operation since 2015. it is therefore the best and most prepared to show you the Rwenzori Mountains both on the guided tours within the community and the mountain treks to the high peaks.
The location of the lodge overlooking the mountain is none comparable to any other accommodation in the area. the restaurant and all rooms have a balcony overlooking the mountains where guests can seat to take endless views of the mountains
It is located at the end of the world. You will seat relax and rewind as you listen to the natural sounds of insects, birds, rivers, and the Rwenzori mountain sounds from the portal peaks.
Being located at the park gate, it is perfectly suited for guests who want to experience Rwenzori mountains either on the day before and after the multiday treks to margarita peaks or the short one-day foothills tours. Those looking for the lodge by google can find it at GPS coordinates; 0.3503, 30.03038
The food is perfect. an experienced chef will fix dishes using locally sourced and grown ingredients to make you the freshest meal with the least carbon footprint, on your trip.
The unique culture of the Bakonzo is one of a kind in Uganda. through the various cultural and community activities, you will immerse yourself in the local ways of life. every activity is unique and you will have a chance to participate like one of the locals.
Activities and short trips you can do while you stay here:
- Ruboni guided Village walk-
- Ruboni guided Hill climb walk
- Ruboni overnight hill trek
- Ruboni forest guided walk looking for chameleons
- Traditional cultural dance festival
- Homestay experience
- Three days / two nights Mahoma trek inside the park.
- Rwenzori trek to Margherita peak
- Rwenzori coffee experience
All profits made by the Ruboni community camp go to the local community. Ruboni community uses the tourism proceeds to support local community conservation and development initiatives. During your stay, you will have a chance to visit or participate in some of these projects.
The camp creates employment for the local youth, women, and men running the camp, providing guiding and hospitality services, offering the experiences on the tourist trails. the camp creates a market for the local produce and services such as foods, crafts, and cultural services.
Forest conservation, tree planting, conservation awareness rising, and other conservation activities are directly supported by the camp through education and implementation.
Conservation and skills empowerment to the community members, the staff, and the tourists when they visit the area are trained on how we take care of the environment and how they can live in the most environmentally friendly ways during their stay.
What to bring:
- Walking shoes or boots as it can get muddy on the nature trails
- Insect repellant
- Hat and sun cream
- Layers and waterproof jackets (climate is changeable)
- Cash for tips and gift purchases
- Drinks and snacks can be purchased
- Binoculars for bird watching (optional)
- Refillable water bottle
- waterproof plastic bag to protect cameras etc