Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Bwindi Impentrable Forest, Uganda
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"Experience Bwindi Impenetrable Forest at Nkuringo"
Nkuringo Camp is located at 2161m above sea level on a hill overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This forest is home to the Nkuringo group of Mountain Gorillas habituated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
View from Gorilla Camp at dawn
This gorilla family known as the Nkuringo group can be tracked directly from the Nkuringo Gorilla Camp for those with tracking permits available to individuals and tour operators from the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala. This is one of the worlds most amazing wildlife spectacles and should not be missed by visitors to the region.
Camp dining shelter
With panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain the camp offers a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of Nkuringo certainly one of the remotest locations in the country.
Accommodation Rates 2013
Accommodation at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp includes:
Two beautiful en-suite hand crafted cottages with views of the Virunga and rift valley and 6 twin / double occupancy rooms in the Virunga terrace.
Rates do not include meals.
Single occupancy in self contained cottage US$215- per night room only
Twin occupancy in self contained cottage US$276- per night room only
Virunga terrace rooms
Single occupancy room US$85- per night room only
Twin / double occupancy room US$111- per night room only
Lazy Camping option
We provide a canvas safari tent with mattresses and bedding
Single occupancy in our safari tent US$42- per night room only
Twin occupancy in our safari tent US$65- per night room only
We DO NOT have camping pitches for those wishing to pitch their own tents
The above rates are inclusive of Value Added Tax
Virunga terrace room
Lazy Camping option
The above rates include a local government visitor tax.
The camp has a restaurant with wholesome freshly cooked meals with foodstuffs purchased locally in the nearby community trading centre.
Hot water is prepared for bathing. Rain water harvesting is conducted from the roofs of the cottages, Virunga terrace and dining shelter buildings.
View of Bwindi Forest
Getting there and away
Enjoy the experience of a guided walking holiday with Nkuringo Walking Safaris. Check out our Nkuringo Walking Safaris website.
For those travelling by public means Nkuringo is accessed from the Kabale - Kisoro road. Take the public bus from Kampala to Kisoro a 500KM journey, approximately 11 hours. On arrival in Kisoro you will need to arrange a private hire vehicle to take you to Nkuringo some 90 minutes journey (36 kms) Ushs90,000- each way.
Public transport to and from Kisoro is available on Monday's and Thursday's, market days in Kisoro. The vehicle leaves Nkuringo at first light in the morning. The vehicle returns to Nkuringo from the Rubuguri Car Parking yard at Mr Kanyaruju's house on Mutanda road. The one way fare is Ushs4,000-. Please note this vehicle is transporting villagers and their goods so is not for people expecting any degree of comfort.
Visitors can also get to Nkuringo by travelling to Buhoma on the daily bus from Kampala to Kihihi or Buhoma. It will be necessary to take a private hire transfer from either end destination to Buhoma. After staying in Buhoma one night the next day walk through the park 12kms 5 to 7 hours to Nkuringo with your pre arranged Nkuringo Walking Safari guide. You can return the same way or proceed to Kisoro. National Park and UWA ranger/guide fees must be paid.
Activities - Nkuringo Village Community Walk
Local guides from Nkuringo Community Development Foundation motivated by the success of the 'Village Walk' at Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest have now developed a community village walk for visitors to Nkuringo. This guided walk provides visitors to Nkuringo as an additional activity to gorilla tracking.
The duration of the walk is 3 to 4 hours and starts at the NCDF office in the village Nkuringo.
- Nkuringo Hill View point - Experience a 360 degree view of Bwindi, the Virunga and far into the Dr Congo
- Be introduced to local trees and birds
- School visit - Be welcomed at our primary school
- Observe sorghum beer being produced
- Visit a homestead to sample some local foods
- See the local Blacksmith at work
- Visit the Women's craft centre
- Enjoy dances performed by the the local Orphan's group
A charge of US$10- per person is levied with all monies going back to community support projects.