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Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Buhoma sector)

Buhoma Community Rest Camp started in 1990s with the objective to help the community around Buhoma (the Northern gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) to benefit from gorilla tourism. The members of the organization decided to put in place accommodation to host visitors and today they have a reputation of good budget accommodation and good service. The site is actually favorably located in Bwindi forest just next to the gorilla trekking point of Buhoma.

Later on the organization developed also the activity of village walks around Buhoma, which we always include in our programs / itineraries when staying in Buhoma. The village walk is guided by a local guide and takes you through local small plantations of banana, to see the banana brewing process, the blacksmith, the traditional healer.

Since the Camp opened, it achieved a lot for the community: increasing employment opportunities in the camp and as local guides; starting the community primary and high school; implementation of the vegetable project; the microfinance project and purchase of the maize mill.