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Ihamba Residence

Ihamba Residence is a mid-range facility in Northern Bwindi. It is a preferred homestay for tourists intending to explore gorilla families in Ruhija sector, the north Eastern gorilla trekking region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


Ihamba Residence is a mid-range facility built suitably on top of a hill and offers breathtakingly spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This accommodation property is run by the Change a Life Bwindi, a community based organization, an organization that connects the value of preserving Bwindi National Park to the community through numerous enterprises and creation of employment opportunities or engaging in direct conservation initiatives.

From Kabale market, this guesthouse is accessible within 34km.

What awaits at Ihamba Residence

At Ihamba, there are more than 5 (five) luxurious and comfortable cottages available for visitors to book. The cottages are suitably set overviewing the lush rainforest and they come with distinct African traditional style. The facility features individual, double rooms on ground and upper floor accommodating family and group guests on a vacation in Bwindi National Park.

Ihamba offers bed and breakfast, half-board and full board. Each of the rooms is uniquely decorated and fitted with treated mosquito nets, hot and cold running showers, complementary bottled water, en-suite flushing toilets, satellites, solar power, towels, free toiletries, and pillows.

The rooms at Ihamba feature terraces, wooden balconies and sitting space where guests enjoy uninterrupted views of the surrounding lush rainforest of Bwindi, the rift valley, Virunga Volcanoes and gardens. In the rooms, there are comfortable wooden beds and fire place in the living area, chairs for your relaxation in the evening while sharing stories or day experiences.

Facilities/services at Ihamba Residence

Ihamba is a complete accommodation facility with a range of facilities, services or amenities. The key properties that make this accommodation stand out include the restaurant at the main building where guests can enjoy local and continental dishes prepared by experts.

A fully stocked bar providing a range of soft and hard drinks which you can enjoy at leisure on the balcony while overviewing the spectacular canopy forest. There is strong Wi-Fi for visitor connectivity with their dear ones back home. The available services at Ihamba include beauty spa and sauna, parking, pick & drop off services, massage services and more.

The room types at Ihamba consist of single, twin, double and family each available for booking at the most affordable rate. Book a room at Ihamba, be rest assured of ultimate stay with breathtaking views of the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and above all, get value for your money.

Top activities to enjoy in and around

Ihamba Residence is strategically situated allowing you to take part in a number of memorable experiences in Bwindi and surrounding areas. The top experiences include gorilla trekking and the key area of focus is the Ruhija sector gorilla families (Kyaguriro, Mukiza, Bitukura and Oruzogo).

Birding –embark on birding excursion to unearth the diverse bird species in Ruhija area, Eastern Bwindi. The birds you may come across include the red-throated alethe, Shelley’s greenbul, black bee-eaters, grey throated barbets, stripe-breasted tit, handsome francolins, mountain greenbul, archer’s robin chat, dusky crimson wings, African flycatchers, cinnamon chested bee-eaters and more.

Batwa cultural experience –embark on a journey to interact with the original forest keepers –the Batwa pygmies on Batwa trail. This is usually best done in addition to a thrilling gorilla trekking experience.

Getting there

Ihamba Residence in Ruhija, Eastern sector of Bwindi National Park is accessible by road and air. From Kampala, you need up to 8-9 hours to drive to this accommodation on Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route and about 1-2 hours’ flight from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip where you will get to the guesthouse by road.

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.
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