The accommodation facilities in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park are available in 3 options; Budget, Mid-range and Luxury/Upmarket. The Hotels, Lodges and Camps in and around the Rwenzori Mountains National Park offer a comfortable stay for holidaymakers on Uganda safari at the most affordable rates. Visitors can book any of the park’s accommodations for their overnight stay before or after their challenging Rwenzori Mountaineering.
When choosing accommodation facility to stay, quality matters-not any Lodge, Hostel, Hotel or Camp should be booked. Several factors must be put into consideration before you choose the best place for your overnight stay. The rates, quality, your budget, location are among the significant factors you should take into consideration.
Before and after hiking Rwenzori Mountains, the accommodation at the base offer a perfect option for visitor overnight stay before ascending and after they descended from the summits. Here are some of the comfortable places of stay to consider while on Uganda safari in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
There is a series of huts on the ‘Circuit’ route. In 1996 the huts of Nyabitaba, John Matte, Guy Yeoman and Elena where in fair to good condition, the hut at Kitandara lake was in poor condition, the hut at Bujuku resembled nothing more than an iron sheet shelter which was very dirty and inadequate. Camping on the mountain would be preferable, however the terrain resembles a floating bog.
Accommodation in Ibanda:
Ruboni Camp: Tel. +256 (0)414 501866, Mobile (0)774 195859, email: email@example.com, www.rwenzori.org/conservation. Community project of the Ruboni Community Tourism Association supported by UCOTA (Uganda Community Tourism Association). There is a booking office in Kasese town where a special hire taxi can be arranged for you or alternatively take a matatu to Ibanda from Kasese and walk the short distance to Ruboni Camp. Follow the signposting for the RMS offices and continue up the trail to the camp situated just outside the park gate.
Accommodation in newly constructed (opened 2005) Self-contained Bandas (single, doubles and dormitory).
2 self contained bandas available at Ushs25,000- per person sharing
2 furnished safari tents available at Ushs15,000- per person sharing
Self camping Ushs3,000- per person
Meals from Ushs4,000- to Ushs10,000- per meal
Activities from Ruboni Camp
Village walk Ushs20,000- per person
Other walks Ushs15,000- per person (village walk, hill climp walk, pipeline walk, waterfalls walk)
Rwenzori Mountains Services Bunkhouse: Located at RMS’s offices next to the National Parks Headquarters at the entrance to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Meals are available through a local womens group.
Single rooms Ushs10,000-, Double rooms Ushs15,000-. Vehicle parking is possible in their compound at a fee of Ushs2000- per night.
Rwenzori Basecamp Guesthouse: Tel. 0752 796445, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Ibanda village 4 kms from the National Park. Rwenzori Basecamp offers single, double and twin accommodation in comfortable surroundings. Some rooms are self-contained, DSTV, fully stocked bar, meals to order. Safe secuire parking for vehicles left whilst on the mountain.
US$45- executive double self contained room
US$40- double self contained room
US$35- single executive self contained room
US$30- single self contained room
Rates include breakfast
Rwenzori Mountains Safari Lodge: +256 (0)483 444 830. Established in 2008 right on the park boundary opposite Ruboni Community Camp.
Cottage single occupancy: USD65-
Cottage double occupancy USD100-
Rates are full board packages.
Accommodation in Kasese:
Margharita Hotel: Tel. 0483 44015, Fax. 44077, email: email@example.com. The preferred base camp for many trekking the Rwenzori. Located 3 km west of town on the road to Kilembe.
Camping in the gardens is permitted Ush10,000- per tent.
Executive Suite: US$100-, Apartment: US$120-, Single rooms from US$45-, Double Rooms from US$55-
Saad Hotel: Tel. 0483 44139, 0772 499552, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Central, clean and friendly. Restaurant but alcohol not permitted.
Executive suite self contained with a/c Ushs30,000-, Twin room self contained Ushs 26,000-, Double room self contained Ushs20,000-.
Rwenzori International Hotel: Tel. 0483 44148, Fax 0483 44147, mobile 0772 904236, email email@example.com
Located 3 km from town in a quiet residential area. Large gardens ideal for campers. DSTV
Room rates 2008:
Single self contained rooms with dstv – US$40-
Double self contained rooms with dstv – US$50-
Single self-contained standard rooms – US$30-
Single room with shared bathroom facilitiesUS$20-
Accommodation rates include breakfast.
White House Hotel: Tel. 0483 44706
Centrally located close to the offices of RMS. Restaurant with local, indian and european dishes. DSTV
Singles Ushs12,000- non self contained, Doubles Ushs17,000- self contained.
Room rates include breakfast.
Basic accommodation available in Kasese is also available at Atco Holiday Inn, Highway Bar and Lodge, Kaghasera, Paradise Bar and Lodgings.
Accommodation in Mitandi:
Mitandi is to be found far from the main ‘tourist trail’ into the Rwenzoro Mountains and a wonderful place to learn about culture and life of people in the mountains. Mitandi is located about 40 minutes drive from Fort Portal town off the Kasese road. To get there 14 km from Fort Portal in the trading cetre of ‘Buhesi turn right and and follow the road straight for ca. 8 km.
Camp Norway, Mitandi: Tel. +256 782 500979 (Tore), +256 782 348475 (Vigdis), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mitandi.com/mitandi. Situated at 1800m in the Rwenzori mts, 35 min from Fort Portal off the Kasese road. Norwegian and Bakonjo staff offer a hospitable service and comfortable surrondings to very high standards. 3 beautiful, clean, new huts with 2 (3) beds, WC, hot/cold shower. Wonderful food is prepared using locally produced ingredients. An open fireplace is a central focus to sit and enjoy views all the way to Fort Portal!
Camp Norway is and ideal venue for trekking Mt. Karangura (3014m), and to use as a base for day-trips to Kibale forest or Queen Elizabeth NP. Great place to prepare and unwind after Rwenzori trek.
It is requested that alcohol not be consumed at Camp Mitandi. It not available for sale either on the premises. In respect of social responsibility 5% of your overnight fee goes to education and environmental projects in the locality. Affordable transport to and from Fort Portal is arranged by prior request.
US$120- per person – all meals and unique service included
US$80- per person – bed & breakfast