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Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
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“one of the best places I stayed in Uganda!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The place was recommended by a German traveller I've met in Queen Elisabeth and I couldn't be more happier with this choice! (to not be confused with Enfuzi campsite) The staff was very friendly and professional, the food was really good and my banda was spacious, clean and comfortable. Adeline, the manager gave me lots of infos on what to visit in the area and how to get to Kibale in order to trekk the chimps. This is a perfect base for visiting the crater lakes area and the local market held twice a week in the nearby village. Nkuruba lake is located at just 200 metres from the campsite and there you can swim or just relax watching more than 100 bird species. Within the camp you will see lots of Colobus monkeys but they are pacific and not invading. Good, a staff member was so kind to accompany me with his bike to both the chimp trekking meeting point and Fort Portal! Tnx again to Adeline, Good and the other staff members, I've spent a couple of lovely days at your camp!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Vikki P, Ecotourism Consultant at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear ale76ro,

Thanks for taking time to review and comment on your stay at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and accommodation and that you found the staff to be so friendly and helpful. The staff are from the local communities and so they’re really able to give advice on the many tourist activities in the area, as you found. I hope you had enough time to enjoy it all!

I’ve passed on your comments to Adeline and Good and they send their greetings to you! We hope you’ll come visit us again…

Best regards,
Vikki
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I went here with two friends and it was great. It was super relaxing and we had our own banda. We went by the lake and chilled, which was great. The only thing is that it takes aaaaaaaages for food to be prepared. About 2 hours for a meal. So order before you're hungry and you can hope that it will come in time. The staff is very friendly. It's worth staying here if you want to see the Crater Lakes. It is also close to the Top of the World, which is also worth seeing - a view of a bunch of Crater Lakes. Also, be warned that the other Lake Nkuruba tries to trick you into going there by having a sign that is similar to the real one.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Canada
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

For 2 days We found this little place community by the lake very relaxing. The food was good and the location (the cottage) was the best choice. We enjoyed multiple kind of monkeys playing around and the quietness of the place.
The food was also good. The lodging need a little of help on cleanness, and facilities; it is more like a camp, so get a little of expectation. Some money goes to help the children. From Fort Portal you can take a share taxi for 4,000 shillings
We recommend this place; have a look yourself

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Holon, Israel
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

It is community camp site ,with bandas included toilet shower,and double bed room is spacious enough,there is restaurant that served decent hot dishes,but over it all is beautiful crater lake surrounded with lush green forest, with black colobus monkeys on the trees.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
Address: Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 19 km south of Fort Portal, Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve and Community Campsite is home to a beautiful crater lake and ancient forest. Set amidst this tranquil environment, our resort offers guests the chance to unwind, relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Our rooms are clean and spacious and camping facilities are available all year round. We serve excellent food and our restaurant often affords views of colobus monkeys relaxing in the nearby trees. ... more   less 
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