Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve - Lake Nkuruba Campsite and Bandas
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Backpakers accommodation - Crater Lakes Region Kabarole

“The best place to photograph red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys in Uganda.”

Reception and restaurantLake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is located on the only crater lake remaining unspoilt by the widespread deforestation in Uganda The future of the reserve depends your support and enjoyment of this area.

We are a community project whose aim is to conserve a unique habitat through conservation, education and local resource development.

Banda accommodationWe offer free education regarding health, literacy and
conservation issues for the community. Our ongoing project is to provide classrooms and school libraries in the local area.

Our forests have numerous Black and White Colobus and Red Colobus monkeys, a vast amount of bird life and if you're lucky our hippo may visit you.

Lake Nkuruba " a stunning crater lake... the welcome is warm and the setting ideal for a few days of rest and relaxation." (Lost Africa Lonely Planet)

How to find us:
By matatu: Mon to Sat leaving Mpanga Market to Rwaihamba
These cost 5,000/= and take aprox. 40 minutes.

By car: 17 km on the Kibale Road from Fort Portal there is a fork: left to Kibale Forest (25 km) and right for Nkuruba (8 km).

Private hire transport by prior arrangement.


Camping/person Ushs 6,000/-pppn
Rwenzori View Bandas Ushs 16,000/-pppn
Lakeside House Ushs 36,000/-
Cottage self contained Ushs 50,000/-
Tent hire/night Ushs 10,000/-
Foreign non resident and Uganda resident day visitors Ushs 5,000/-pp
Ugandan visitation fee Ushs 3,000/-
Evening Meal Ushs 10,000 - 13000/-
Lunch Ushs 7,000 - 10,000/-
Breakfast Ushs 2,500 - 8,000-
All prices are in Uganda Shillings

Solar power available.

Birding at the lakeActivities at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve:
Watch over 100 species of birds
Observe several troops of Black & White Colobus, Red Colobus and Vervet monkeys
See Chimpanzees on occasions around the campsite
Swim in the Bilharzia free lake
Enjoy breathtaking views towards the Rwenzori Mountains
Hike the forest trails to the 'Top of the World'
Enjoy the company of a trained guide on a village walk
Hire local bicycles to discover the area independently

Chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale Forest National Park
Bird watching at the Bigodi wetland sanctuary
Market days (Mondays, Thursdays) at Rwaihamba Trading Centre

As featured on the BBC Wild Africa series (Autumn 2001)

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