Ruboni Community Camp is situated at the gateway to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The location makes the camp an ideal destination for mountaineers who are preparing for their ascent into the Rwenzoris, or a base from which to appreciate the stunning views of the mountains and relax. All profits fund community projects. Please book accommodation at Ruboni Community Camp through UCOTA (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the camp website.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ALL NATIONAL PARKS ARE CLOSED. TRAVELLING WITHIN UGANDA IS NOT RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME. ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED, THE COMMUNITY CAMP WILL BE DELIGHTED TO SEE YOU!
On the Kasese-Fort Portal road, 9km north of Kasese and 8km south of the Hima Cement Factory, take the turning at the Nkenda electricity sub-station and follow the road, through Bugoye, Ibanda and Nyakalengija for approximately 17km. Note that the road is not well formed beyond Nyakalengija, but please do persevere! The camp is on the left hand side of the road, approximately 1.5km beyond the remnants of the hydro-electric sluices at the top of the Nyakalengija trading centre (pictured above), and a couple of hundred metres before the entrance to the national park.
If arriving by public transport, Nkenda is easily reached by matatu (shared taxi) from either Fort Portal or Kasese. Beyond Nkenda, you can take a motorbike taxi (or take a matatu from Kasese going to “Ibanda/Bugoye” and then a motorbike taxi from Ibanda). If you’d prefer a car all the way, it’s best to hire a private taxi in Kasese.
Ruboni Community Camp is a member of the Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA) and creates a source of employment for local people. The development also raises community awareness of conservation issues. All profits are reinvested in improving the camp and in community projects.
Nyakalengija is also known as Ruboni, and this is the area where the child sponsorship project’s efforts are concentrated, and also where Rwenzori Mountaineering Services have their base. Just before reaching the trading centre at Nyakalengija, there is a small craft shop which you are welcome to visit. The craft shop is run by Ruboni Community Conservation and Development Programme (which manages the child sponsorship project in Ruboni).