Ruhijha community rest camp is a budget accommodation found in Ruhijha sector, Ruhijha Sub County in the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park (home of more endangered mountain gorillas for gorilla trekking activity ) Uganda Region. The camp is 90 minutes’ drive from Kabale and 75 minutes from Lake bunyonyi . The camp is near gorilla the trekking point .One can be at camp by road or Air transport from Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip. It takes approximately 8 hour drive (540km) from kampala by road to Bwindi and one and half hour flight from Entebbe to kisoro airstrip. The lodge has a calm and beautiful natural environment with a breathtaking view from the forest.
Ruhijha community rest camp consists of 10 spacious and comfortable rooms on a raised deck overlooking the forest that are built in traditional building style with natural materials of local woods with modern Comfort.
Rooms are well elevated, decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, hot and cold running showers, mosquito nets, free toiletries, free bottled water, slippers, towels and many more. Rooms have terraces, larges sitting areas with private wooden balconies you relax while Enjoying the stunning breathtaking view of the canopy forest and surrounding areas . Rooms have excellent and comfortable beds with clean beddings. Rooms vary in different sizes with single beds for individuals , double beds ,twin, triple and family cottages with different cost ranging from 150$ and above per person per night and its always slightly high in peak season.
Ruhijha Community rest camp offers different services and facilities which include;
A dining area that serves different menu types both local and continental food that meets clients appetite served by well trained and organized staff . Meals include; Breakfast, Lunch, dinner both in and dinner . You can have meals in any place of your choice either in the dining area or outside in the garden overlooking the forest canopy .
A well- stocked bar with both hard and soft drinks, You relax en sip the cocktail especially in the evening while overlooking the forest and surrounding areas.
WIFI hotspot in the main building available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Services include; Airport pick up and drop off services offered , stand by generator available, Ample parking space, laundry and house-keeping services..
Activities to do while at the camp include; gorilla trekking since the tracking point is close, birding/bird watching in the forest, nature walks in local villages.
Bwindi forest Impenetrable national park is the best and most visited national park in south western part of Uganda in Kanungu district. The park is the home of more endangered mountain gorillas over 19 gorilla groups in the park. The park occupies the total area of 330.8 square kilo meters. There are more than 600 mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park of which 19 gorilla families are habituated . The park consists of different 4 sectors namely; Nkuringo sector, Rushaga Sector , Buhoma sector and Ruhijha sectors where gorilla trekking takes place. The lodge is found in Ruhijha Sector which is the home of three gorilla families namely; Bitukura , Kyaguriro and oruzongo . Nkuringo and Nyakagezi can also be tracked while staying in Ruhijha location . Ruhijha sector is the best and most visited sector with beautiful view of the forest canopy compared to other sectors thus making up Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Gorilla permit in bwindi is at 600$ but it will be at 700$ in 2020 July. There are more than seven hundred and eighty six mountain gorillas in the whole world .
Uganda hold close to half of their total population, and the majority of them live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, whereas the others are found in Mgahinga national Park. Bwindi Impenetrable national park has different accommodations in all sectors; Budget , Mid range and luxury accommodation . The best place to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park is Feb, March , June, July , September, October and December . There are many activities to do while in the park include; Gorilla trekking experience, gorilla habituation experience, Batwa trail , cultural experience (traditional dances) bird watching , nature and forest walk, community tours in bwindi forest, Visiting lake bunyonyi and lake mutanda , golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga national park and many other activities.