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Bwindi Community Homestay

Set in the heart of Kanungu, Bwindi Community Homestay is a comfortable budget-midrange facility managed by Ride for a Woman organization. This homestay is suitably located in the Buhoma sector, the Northern Bwindi.


Bwindi Community Homestay is composed of 12 units, 8 budget en-suite rooms all well-spaced guaranteeing visitors ultimate relaxation. There are also 3 mid-range en-suite cottages at the Noels Cottage built overviewing the Nyabubare stream and on site waterfalls. The 8 en-suite guest bedrooms consist of twin/double rooms and these exist at the Mwebesa House.

Each room at Mwebesa House is individually and traditionally furnished by use of locally sourced products. The on-site is well polished by the Ride 4 a Woman initiative, a local initiative that empowers women in Buhoma region.

The Noel’s cottages are uniquely designed offering guests that feel of relaxed stay at home. These consist of 3 separate and luxurious bedrooms; distinctly decorated using locally obtained traditional products. Each of the rooms features a big bathroom and French doors with a balcony for your relaxed stay.

The rooms at Buhoma Community Homestay are distinctly designed offering family-friendly experience. They are luxurious in size, fitted with air conditioners, flat screen TV for your great entertainment and come with cozy seating area, especially at the balconies. In addition, the facility has high speed Wi-Fi access for guests, a mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities.

Top facilities at Bwindi Community Homestay

The most popular facilities that make up Bwindi Community Homestay include facilities for disabled guests, family rooms, room services, restaurant, mini-bar, non-smoking rooms, free Wi-Fi, a beautiful garden, terrace, 24 hour front desk service, bicycle rental services,  and more.

Bwindi Community Homestay is top choice of accommodation with a classic restaurant offering dinner, lunch and branch plus several African cuisines. Guests on family vacation are also not left out. Children are accommodated by the indoor play games and there is also outdoor play equipment.

Top things to do in and around Bwindi Community Homestay

Gorilla trekking –This is the must-enjoy experience for guests who consider Bwindi Community Homestay for a night stay. Visitors can embark on a trek to explore the gorilla families in Buhoma sector –Mubare, Katwe, Habinyanja and Rushegura. A valid gorilla permit is a must-have for guests intending to be part of Buhoma gorilla trekking experience and each permit is issued at US$800 per person.

Mountain biking/cycling –This is a rewarding experience offered by the Ride for a Woman team at Buhoma. Guests can hire bicycles from the guesthouse and start their cycling adventures in and around Buhoma area.

Birding –Be part of the memorable birding excursion in and around Bwindi, home to more than 350 bird species. Variety of birds can be spotted starting from the trails in Buhoma nearby Bwindi Community Homestay including Ivy River trail, Waterfall, Habinyanja, Munyaga River and Muzabajiro loop, etc.

Some of the amazing birds to identify here include the African blue flycatchers, bar-tailed trogons, white-headed saw wings, red-headed bluebills, Ameson’s ant peckers, pink-footed puff back, blue headed sunbird, barred long-tailed cuckoos, yellow fronted canary, great blue turacos to mention but a few.

Other experiences not to be missed at Buhoma Community Homestay include basket weaving, pedal sewing lessons, traditional cooking lessons and local dance lessons.

Access to Bwindi Community Homestay

Bwindi Community Homestay is accessible 40km off from Kihihi Airstrip and about 8-9 hours’ drive from the heart of Kampala capital. From Entebbe International Airport, it is possible to take a flight to Kihihi airstrip and drive up to this facility for a night stay.

Experience the Best of Bwindi

Experience the best of Bwindi hassle-free with a range of tours on offer below. These trips will take you to see some of the best attractions and do the best activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Simply browse the range of single and multiday tours across Bwindi to book an unforgettable trip today.
$1,050 $995 Bwindi Mountain Gorilla

1 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trek

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$1,195 $1,050 Bwindi Gorilla Relaxing

2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek

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$2,500 $2,190 Gorilla Habituation

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Experience

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$1,390 $1,290 Nkuringo Gorilla

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari

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$1,595 $1,495 Bwindi Gorilla in the Woods
$1,800 $1,615 Bwindi Forest Canopy