Activities you can do

Cooking Experience

At Ruhondeza Lodge and Campsite, you can learn how to cook traditional dishes of the Bakiga tribe. Wander through our Vegetable gardens, pick and dig your choice of vegetables and herbs then set to work with the skillful chef in our kitchen.

  1. Kalo Bread made from locally grown millet:  You will use a milling stone to make the flour for the bread yourself.
  2. G-nut (groundnut) sauce – the favorite pink sauce found all over Uganda;
  3. Matoke (green banana) – prepare it, wrap it and watch it cook on the fire;
  4. Goat’s meat roasted then boiled
  5. Irish potatoes (Emondi) Un-peeled and boiled for your delicious desire
  6. Local fresh Juice cocktail made from (Passion fruit, Pawpaw and mangoes)
  7. And the local brew drink, Obushera, made from sorghum, millet, honey and water.

DURATION: 2 Hours

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Gorilla Trekking

This is the reason most people come to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and it is certainly an awesome experience to get close up and personal to these magnificent animals. There are three families of gorillas habituated to human visitors – Mubale, Habinjanja and Rushegura – sign up for a trek and meet one of these families whilst helping the conservation of the gorillas and sustainability of the rain forest. Expect the trek to take half  – full day depending on the location of the family you are allocated to find. Whilst you are here linger a little longer and enjoy one of the other fantastic cultural and  natural wonders that the forest has to offer.

Community Walk

This interesting guided activity supports the local community in and around Buhoma. You will visit a local school, see how local beer is made, meet a traditional healer and be entertained by traditional dancing organised by the Batwa (pygmy) tribe. A 2.5-3 hour walk with stops along the way in the knowledge your money is helping support local people.

Nature Walk

Be guided in a three hour walk through the rain forest to see the 33 meter high waterfall, exotic birds and the diverse flora and fauna. A chance to really feel part of nature and to understand the ecosystem of the rain forest alongside the Munyaga River. Among the things you might see are primates including l’Hoest’s monkeys, duikers and beautiful flowers and butterflies.

Birding

If you are a bird lover then this is paradise. A half or whole day guided trek through the rain forest with a local expert to spot the birds native to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are over 358 species of birds recorded in the area including blue and black billed turacos, grey-throated barbet, Petit’s cuckoo-shrike, Elliot’s woodpecker,  bar-tailed trogon, dusky and barred long tail cuckoos, blue kingfisher` – to name just a few!

Rushura Hill Hike

This guided hike starts in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and crosses land owned by the local community before heading up Rushura Hill, the highest in the park at 1850 meters. From the top on a clear day you can see the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lakes Edward and George and the Rwenzori Mountains as well as the conical peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes. Well worth the effort for this three hour trek.

Motorbike safaris

UG- Motobikes

With the partnership that we have with UG-Motobike, you are presented an opportunity to Travel through Uganda on a KIBO! Camp in the most breathtaking National Parks, chase adventure and experience the ultimate freedom! Check out more about the UG-Motobike routes on their website

 

 

Bwindi impenetrable forest is perfect for gorilla trekking. But also for birding or nature hikes. Bwindi impenetrable forest is owned by the government and run by UWA. The UWA ranger will guide you through Bwindi impenetrable forest during the gorilla trekking. They can also give good advise about birding. You can go on a hike for birding together with a UWA ranger. There are also local people who can guide outside the borders of Bwindi impenetrable forest for a nice birding hike.

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