Compared to some of the other options in Bwindi, the Buhoma Community Rest Camp is a fraction of the price, although (obviously) far less luxurious. We stayed in one of the bandas with shared toilet facilities. The banda was clean and simple and fitted with two twin beds and mozzie nets. The toilet facilities were kept surprisingly clean and hot water was readily available. Dinner was hearty and served on the balcony over looking the forest. Nice vibe, with most other traveltes being NGO volunteer-types. Service was friendly. Good base for seeing the gorillas (walking distance to the national park HQ) and recommended for clean and basic accomodation.
When we visited the gorilla fee was $500 a person for 1 hour with the apes. We only had to walk for a couple of hours with the guide, spotters and rangers. It wasn't too physically demanding, but I'm told it varies. We were lucky there were only 5 of us in the group so it was quite an intimate experience. Was it worth it? I think so, as once in a life time experience, also, supporting such programmes should help lead to conitnued conservation. Although, we did hear a rumour, that they are considering raising the fee to $750 and then $1000...
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- The Buhoma Community Rest Camp Hotel Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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