For budget gorilla-travellers this is a good place to stay. It´s probably the only reasonable option to the community camp and as far as I understand slightly cheaper, at least in the low-season... We negotiated the price down to 55USD for a dbl-room (ensuite) incl standard " african" breakfast consisting of a choice of eggs (quite ok spanish omelette!), toast, banana, butter, jam, juice and powder coffee.
The site doesn´t seem to have a lot of visitors but the staff were friendly and arranged both a lot of hot water for a "bucket shower" and beers from a nearby supplier.
As the place seemingly has a close connection to the research centre next door, chances of getting some "inside" info on the gorilla situation should be fairly good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) welcomes guests at our field centre for gorilla related research. Guest income supports our work with wildlife and communities, which our staff can discuss with you. We can also host short and long term volunteers. We are in Buhoma Village, about 2km from the National Park offices (the gorilla tracking meeting point), which is a short ride on a motorcycle taxi (boda boda). FACILITIES:Twin-bed tents with mosquito nets, set among trees. Full board (locally sourced food) including packed lunch, Shared dining / lounge area under a thatched roof, Wash basin in tent (hot water supplied in thermoses), Hot shower available on request (jerrycan hoist type), Simple camp toilets, cleaned regularly, Solar power for lighting and charging, Internet available at the hospital across the road. Our camp has got a little tired and we are renovating it as we can afford. We have reduced our prices to reflect this. By staying here you will provide much needed income to support Conservation Through Public Health’s work. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gorilla Conservation Camp Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park