Rwenzori Mountains National Park was named after the popular Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), with the third highest snow peaks in Africa and found on the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo Border. Several activities such as Mountain climbing, nature walks/hiking, bird watching and cultural experiences are enjoyed by tourists who visit this National Park.
Just like it offers extraordinary attractions and activities to tourists, there are a number of exceptional eco-friendly Safari Lodges that make tourists’ stay memorable and they include the following;
Ruboni Community Camp
Ruboni Community Camp is a budget facility that offers an insight to the life of Bakonzo people that have occupied the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains for over 300 years. It is owned and run by members of the local community but provides one of the most comfortable accommodation in 6 Private rooms, 3 self-contained Bandas and Campsites (with your own tents).
Besides accommodation, several facilities are available for tourists and these include a restaurant that serves traditional and continental cuisines, private bathrooms with flash toilets, solar-powered lighting, Veranda overlooking the snow-capped mountains, small campsite, hot and cold showers and running water within the Bandas. For more information and bookings, call on +256 752 503445 and +256 774 195859 or check their website www.rubonicamp.com.
Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite
The Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite is a community owned and run budget facility near the Rwenzori Mountains and offers tourists with accommodation in form of several Bandas and Campsite but also has different facilities such as Eco-friendly toilets and showers, restaurant and bar.
Ihamba Safari Lodge
Ihamba Safari Lodge is an extraordinary accommodation facility offering 6 private cottages designed in Traditional African styles that blend well with nature and the wilderness and they are inform of double and Twin rooms featuring private bathrooms with large glass windows that overlook the lush vegetation of the Park, private decks for relaxation and indoor showers for privacy of guests.
A swimming pool, a main lounge area, standby Generator, housekeeping services, firefighting equipment, laundry services, large and secure parking space await tourists who visit the Ihamba Safari Lodge. The lodge is also strategically located for wildlife tours to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This basic accommodation facility is situated within Kyanjuki village above Kilembe, approximately 12 kilometers from Kasese Town and is a perfect start point for mountain climbing, especially if using the Kilembe Trail.
Facilities and amenities such as restaurant, bar, hot and cold showers, beddings and linen, mosquito nets are offered to tourists who spend overnight/s within the Rwenzori Backpackers.
Equator Snow Lodge
Opened in 2012, Equator Snow Lodge is a luxury place to stay on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains close to the Nyakalengija Park entrance. It is owned and managed by GeoLodges, an establishment that manages several eco-friendly Lodges in Uganda and adds this exquisite accommodation to its chain of Safari Lodges.
Equator Snow Lodge is strategically located overlooking River Mubuku and the iconic Mountains of the Moon thus rewarding guests with the most mind-boggling views but accommodation is provided in large mountain Cabins featuring wooden decks that offer maximum comfort and relaxation to guests. There are so far 16 beds and state of art facilities such as a well stocked Bar, Lounge area and restaurant.
Mihunga Safari Lodge
Established in 2010, Mihunga Safari Lodge is one of the newest budget accommodation facilities nestled near Nyakalengija in Mihunga Village thus offering tourists with a perfect base to climb the Rwenzori Mountains especially through the Central Circuit. The facility is owned and managed by the renowned Rwenzori Mountaineering Services and features 5 en-suite wooden cottages as well as stand-by generator, hot water and restaurant with a dining area.
Other accommodation facilities are found outside the National Park and these include Tours Holiday Inn (budget facility at 2 kilometers to Nyakalengija in Ibanda Trading Center), Rwenzori Mountains Safari Lodge and Trekkers Hostel among others.