Budget Buhoma community rest camp is located in the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable forest in an area convenient for gorilla trekking. Stationed on an elevated ground, the lodging offers you a spectacular view of Bwindi impenetrable forest and the best view from which to relish the beauty of the setting sun. The camp’s nearness to the forest makes occasional visits from gorillas inevitable.
Buhoma community rest camp is a comprised of 6 well-furnished and self-contained safari tents, 3 self-contained cottages, 2 non-self-contained twin cottage Bandas and a 6-bed dormitory as well as several campsites. The camp facility is dominantly designed with traditional African raw materials which gives you a typical African architectural outlook.
Since its inception in 1993, budget Buhoma community rest camp has existed as a great pillar in the Buhoma Community Development Association (BCDA) which has over 7000 community members benefiting from its financial microcredit. A percentage of the money collected from the lodge is used to support the community hospital, school and other community-based projects.
Buhoma community rest camp is ranked as a standard/mid-range to budget/affordable/down market accommodation facility. The prices vary on the accommodation type of your preference.
Buhoma community rest camp has a well-maintained camping ground lying close to Bwindi forest. The passionate naturalist can camp here to enjoy the great outdoors. A campfire can be lit at your request and you can enjoy great performances from local music, dance and drama groups.
The restaurant has professional cooking staffs who prepare both local and international cuisines. You are sure to enjoy a great breakfast, lunch and dinner served on basis of your preference.
The camp also has a fully stocked bar with a variety of drinks and beverages including, beers, wine, gin, spirits, water, soda, juice and many more.
This is an art and craft shop having an assortment of sculptures, paintings, bags, baskets, women accessories and jewelry perfectly suited for your souvenirs.
The camp has a supply of solar electricity running from 7 pm to 7 am in the morning. In addition, the rooms are supplied with candles and flashlights to use in case of a power disruption.
The camp has running water, including hot water supply in the bathrooms to give you a hot bath especially on cold mornings. During your stay at the camp, you can engage in any activities without fearing a water shortage.
.Devoted and well-trained staff who are available at your service
.Laundry services at a small cost
.Ample parking ground
.Phone and gadget charging table
.Entertainment provided by local Dance and Drama groups
Buhoma sector is situated in the North Western part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park mainly in Kanungu District, and it faces the dark amazing evergreen and hilly impenetrable forest of Bwindi. Out of the four regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma region is one of the major sectors that cannot be left out especially concerning Gorilla trekking because of its History. Buhoma is the first sector of Bwindi to be opened up for gorilla trekking in other words, it’s where Gorilla tourism in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park started from, and in Uganda as a whole in the year 1993 just after Bwindi was established into a National Park. It is for this reason, that the region has the oldest habituated gorilla family known as Mubare which was the first to be visited by the first team of tourists to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. Today Buhoma region boasts 5 gorilla families which include; Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Katwe and Muyambi.
Bwindi National Park lies in south-western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and has a variety of attractions ideal for both tourists and researchers. There are a number of activities one can do in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. As the saying goes, “Independent of what you are looking for, you will find something here”.
.Visit the women’s project at, “Ride for a woman”
.Visit the Bwindi Community hospital