If you want simplicity, great customer care, great food and a completely basic but very rewarding experience, just make your bookings and head to Nshongi Camp in Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda.
You will not have running water and electricity in this place but you will be treated to real organic and home grown Ugandan delicacies at unbelievable pricing.
If your are the type who wants to experience life without electricity in an environmentally friendly setting not just to enjoy but help in conserving nature then go to Nshongi.
Do not expect any thing so classy and modern in this place but one thing I know is that you will get satisfaction once there.
Nshongi Camp was definitely one of my favorite places in Bwindi and my stay there was really pleasant and relaxed. Bandas were basic but clean and comfortable.
Food was absolutely the best I got during my whole time in Bwindi, and although full board was a bit pricey compared to other places I visited, I was happy to pay for it.
I really want to go back there someday,
then maybe with camping gear.
There's lots of things to do around the camp and it's worth a visit even if you don't go to track gorillas (I stayed 4 nights and would have loved to stay longer).
Rushaga community and people there were extremely nice and friendly,
it was great just to walk around the area, talk with local people and enjoy the
atmosphere and scenery.
Getting to the camp was a bit tricky without your own transport, but during market days (Kisoro market on Mondays and Thursdays, Rubuguri market on Fridays?) it was cheap and definitely doable (although dusty and cramped).
You can contact the owner (Silver), he was so helpful and provided lots of useful information.
Nshongi Camp is definitely one of the nicest and most unique places to stay throughout Bwindi! Sometimes you see a photo of a place on a website, which looks really beautiful and then when you get there you get disappointed; well this is NOT the case with Nshongi!
Nshongi Camp is exactly what it looks like on the website - a beautiful, small, peaceful camp RIGHT on the edge of the rainforest.
After a spectacular journey to the village, either by car or public transport, you are taken down a steep hill into a small valley in which the camp is beautifully situated and quite isolated.
The camp is beautiful and quiet and an excellent place to just chill out before or after gorilla tracking.
It is right near the point where the gorilla tracking starts from, which is another advantage.
The staff at Nshongi is amazing, the food is great and Silver is just a great host.
I would even recommend staying there an extra day or two to explore the surrounding villages and scenery. Enjoy!