The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is not a luxury lodge but it had all the amenities that you need for a few nights in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We stayed in a permanent, self-contained tent (Bush Baby) and it had a comfortable bed (equipped with mosquito net), bathroom en-suite and hot water.
We had our own terrace with gorgeous views of the forest and mountains. The staff was friendly and all our meals were simple but good.
There are constant reminders that you are in amongst nature - from the monkeys just hanging out on our terrace, the sounds of animals and birds we hear to the wildlife moving from tree to tree right by the balcony where we have breakfast and dinner.
It is one of the few accommodations located in the Impenetrable Forest and is right by the briefing point of the gorilla trek and starting point for the 3 hour community village walk.
This was very convenient after a long, tiring trek. The rest camp makes tea/coffee available throughout the day so a cup of tea was exactly what was needed as a break just before embarking on the community walk shortly after the gorilla trek.
I highly recommend doing the community village walk. I learnt alot about and helped me appreciate more the community which shares their space with the gorillas and as a bonus, got to try banana juice, banana wine and banana gin!
You are in the rainforest so it will always feel damp and in the evenings, it did get chilly.
So a rain jacket and a fleece or sweatshirt will come in handy. Having hot water available 24/7 was a bonus that helped in keeping warm.
You only have electricity for a few hours in the morning and in the evening but the camp provides a charging area to charge your camera batteries/phones etc in the dining area.
I would happily stay here again if I were to return to Bwindi.
Staff throughout our stay were pleasent and helpful. No complaints there either.
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