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Kabale, Uganda
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Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite
Ranked #11 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Kabale
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

One of the few affordable solutions close to Bwindi NP, 20 usd for a single/double room. It's small and cold but bed pretty comfy. Toilettes and showers are far and need some improvements, there is no light inside, walls are in wood and it's really cold even when there is hot water. Staff is not so friendly, a bit tired... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Hi, my Wife and I stayed at the camp at the end of June. We booked last minute through Gorillasandwildlifesafaris who were very helpful and supplied all of the information that we needed. Nonethless we were very happy when we arrived into Kigali and found our driver, Faruk, still waiting for us even though we were 12 hours late, legend.... More

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Kampala
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have reviewed this place before and had vowed never to stay here again, alas my work put me up here and now I have another Gorilla Friends story to tell. There were no locks on the tents and the tent they originally put me in had a broken zipper and di not close. Staff insisted their security guard would... More

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ojai
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I liked this place overall. The manager Ambrose and his staff were very friendly and the tents were basic but comfortable with lovely views. Grateful for Hot water shower but it needs a light in it and could be cleaner. Close to Ruhija gorilla trailhead. Food was good but too expensive and packed lunch was too small but tasty.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We booked two platform tents to accommodate two couples (2 single beds per tent, no ensuite). The attendant was very friendly and happy to help us, he was at least expecting us (which we have learned is a novelty in Uganda!). We were shown to our platform tents which are standard Safari Tents, as you see in the photos. They... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I thought this was a great place overall. There are a lot of pros. The tents were huge military grade things with beds inside. The food was good and the staff members were very friendly. The price is about $30 a night which is high for a budget place but very low with respect to other choices in Rahuja. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here last week and encountered a number of issues which ruin this place: showers only scorching hot and cold water was not running at all because the staff had broken the hosepipe. loos couldnt flush as no cold water running. This inevitably led to unpleasantness when the loos had to be used. Nothing was done to solve the... More

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Kampala
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have stayed here three times now and every time I am in awe of the gorgeous views, delicious foods and inconsistent pricing. There is no set price for anything, it seems to depend on who you speak to: staff, manager, shareholder, etc. It creates enormous issues at check-out as the staff try to sort things out. On average it... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent a couple nights at the campground here and it was wonderful. It's $10 per person to pitch a tent. You are about a 20 minute walk from the UWA headquarters where you meet for gorilla trekking (although you may have to drive from there down the road to get to the gorilla group depending on where they are-be... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Recently spent a couple of nights in one of the platform tents. Very clean, incredible views - and I believe the price was $30 per night per person, including breakfast, hot showers, flush toilets. You do need to give approx an hours notice for hot water to be heated for the showers. Others traveling with me opted to pitch their... More

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Address: Kabale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale

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