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Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Ruhija Community Rest Camp is a budget accommodation in Ruhija region to the east of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park few meters from the park boundary. Ruhija Community Rest Camp is positioned opposite the Institute of Tropical Forests Conservation close to the Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters at Ruhija.

The campsite is located in Ruhija village, Ruhija sub-county. It is a beautiful community based, self-sustainable enclosure, adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park opposite ITFC offices, just at the edge of the forest where Gorrilla trekking takes place. It is ideal place to stay when going to trek the mountain gorillas of Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro groups in Ruhija, Bwindi impenetrable national park. Birders are offered an ideal accommodation in the campsite where more than seven endemic species of birds along libertine Rift Valley are viewed while at the campsite. Enjoy the multi-specie thicket that encompasses our campsite a cool natural atmosphere that you will find nowhere else.


Ruhija Community Rest Camp has a good camping ground where one can pitch his/her own tent or can hire a tent at an affordable price. You can also hire a walking stick and a rain gear from the campsite especially during the rainy season when going to trek the gorillas. A camp fire can also be made on request at a small fee.

Bird watching

Birders are offered an ideal accommodation in the campsite where many bird species can be seen. We have trained birders who can take you around Bwindi National Park. Ruhija Tourism Zone. Hotel transfers can also be arranged from our campsite.

Accommodation at Ruhija Community Rest Camp is presented in;

  • 4 en suite Cottages with double beds.
  • 2 twin Cottages
  • 2 general Campsites for own camping

Ruhija Community Rest Camp facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Camping

Tourist activities at the Campsite

  • Gorilla tracking adventure
  • Bird watching
  • Forest photography
  • Camping
  • Butterfly watching
  • Organized Community tours
  • Sightseeing the neighboring villages.

Hiking in the camp Trail

We have natural walk trail in the campsite, where different plant species can be seen. Three horned chameleons, various bird species, butterflies among others can be seen. Come and enjoy yourself. You can also visit our community project and interact with older persons and OVCs in the community. Listen to their stories and experiences.

Restaurant 24/7

At our restaurant, different dishes are prepared including local food for our guests. You can make an order from the restaurant. Meals coast between 5USD to 10USD. Our restaurant operates 24/7

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