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The Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located right next to the meeting spot for the Gorilla treks. We didn't even walk 3 minutes to get there. There is running hot water and the tents have everything required for a comfortable stay. The view is just breathtaking since it is located INSIDE the rainforest and the weather is just magnificant. My only complaint would be the open washroom/shower with a light which attracted all types of insects after dark when the light was on.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Best for the nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The view is magnificent and they have really friendly and helpful staffs who were eager to help. I stayed 2 nights in a self-contained tent (the porcupine) which was clean, comfortable, but with slow drain in the bathroom (causing a small flood at shower time) and a mosquito net full of holes mended by various tapes. The hike down from the reception to the room can be very slippery. They use a generator for electricity and the announced on/off times were not really followed. We were told the power would be on till 11pm but it was off by 10:15pm. That being said, the day we had to leave early, they agreed to turn the power on extra early so we didn't have to pack in the dark at 5 am. Food was great. The deep fried banana dessert was quite delicious. The packed lunch, however, was quite underwhelming (bring a small plastic bag for the fruit so your brown bag doesn't leak in your day pack).

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
Thank PamHiran
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Buhoma and it was very nice. The tents with bed and bathroom are quite big and the mosquito nets are in good condition. The view from the terrace is great. The staff is very frienly, the Food good. So this accommodation is perfect to stay in Buhoma and do the Gorilla trekking etc.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Whether you like the Buhoma Community Rest Camp will depend what you have come to Uganda for. If you want Western standard accommodation then you need to look more up-market. However, if you don't mind slightly rough and ready accommodation, basic showers (but hot) and engaging with the locals who run the place (sometimes a little haphazardly, as is Africa's bent), then this is the place for you. The food is sound and the dining room has a great jungle view, with loads of birds to spot. I booked by email and had no problem when we turned up; we were expected even though we had changed our booking when in country. The gorilla trekking was amazing of course, but the community walk is also thoroughly recommended if you have a genuine interest in the people and projects of the community. If you like to 'travel' I would say this is the best value accommodation in Buhoma. I would stay again in preference to any of the top end lodges.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is a great place! The setting is superb, the service excellent (thank you John - particularly for all your efforts in ensuring that the gorilla tracking experience went off flawlessly!), the rooms are comfortable, the showers absolutely glorious, and the food delicious. Need I say more!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Fossa
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

The staff were excellant - very friendly. The restuarant does not serve the best food around but the view is excellant. And the birds that come close up are fantastic too. Good ablution blocks with hot water and lovely flat camp sites. And you are about 100m from the start of the Gorillan tracking. A walk around the small town is also a great entertainment - we were able to buy meat and vegetables and make our own supper the one evening we were there

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SharonMac3
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

I know there are more fancy and more expensive lodges around Bwindi, but if you just lock yourself in there and only come out to do your gorilla tracking, you will be missing out. Bwindi forest itself is amazing place, and looking over it from the Buhoma Community Rest camp alone is an amazing experience. You stay in a huge tent which also have shower, big bed and everything... and if you're someone like me who travelled Africa overland, backpacking and all, it's luxurious tent to say the least. More than enough for your comfortable stay. And the location, yes, is its biggest advantage. You can just walk about five minutes to the gathering site where you will begin the tracking. Not only that, it's a walking distance to the village where people of Bwindi are actually going about their daily lives. It was as much of highlight of my stay there as the tracking itself, because people of Bwindi are good natured and it's a lot of fun just to hang around have have some conversation with them. If I go back to Bwindi one day I'll be staying here once again. Only downside is that there's no internet, but really, when you're in this amazing scenery, you need not to look down but only up. I won't forget the time I've spent in Bwindi, and Buhoma Rest Camp was a spot on place to experience it all.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Ranked #16 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Price Range: £58 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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