Frequently asked questions

Our clients usually ask these questions. We believe the response we have given them may give you a quick answers to your question before you contact us or one of our team members gets in touch. 

Besides, this section will provide you some cool tips you should know about Ruboni Community camp, even before you ask about them.

Cool tips you need to know about Ruboni

Cool tips you should know about Ruboni

Our clients usually ask these questions. We believe the response we have given them may give you a quick answers to your question before you contact us or one of our team members gets in touch.  Besides, this section will provide you some cool tips you should know about Ruboni Community camp, even before you ask about them.

01.

Is Ruboni community camp cash only?

Ruboni community camp is not cash only. We accept payment by credit card. This can either be by point of sale after arrival or by invoicing you and you transfer the money online. However, it is important to note that we charge 4% extra for all credit card payments to cater to the processing fees.

02.

What is the distance from Kampala to Ruboni community camp?

The distance from Kampala to Ruboni community camp is 374km passing through Mubende fort portal road (estimated driving time: 6 hours) or 451km passing through Mbarara Kasese road. (Estimated driving time: 7.5 hours)

03.

Where is Ruboni community camp located?

Ruboni community camp is located next to Rwenzori mountains national park, in western Uganda about 374km from Kampala. It is situated in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. You can search Ruboni Community Camp on Google maps to see the direction from Kampala or any other part of  Uganda, to the camp.

04.

Do you have short tours that I can participate in on the way from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth national park?

At Ruboni community camp, we have three optional tours that you can participate in during a break on your way from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth national park. They last between 3 and 4 hours each. They include a village walk, a forest walk, and a hill trek. 

05.

Can we stay here on the night before and after our trek to Rwenzori?

Yes, You can stay here on the night before and after your trek to the Rwenzori Mountains. the camp is located near the park gate and on the road that leads from the Park offices to the Nyakalengijo central circuit gate.

06.

Is Ruboni community camp inside the park?

Ruboni community camp is located in the village outside the part. The park gate is within walking distance of about 500 meters. It is at the trailhead to the gate of the central circuit trail that goes to the high peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.

07.

Do we have to pay the park entrance fee to stay at the Ruboni Community Camp?

No park entrance fee will be charged for you to sleep at Ruboni community camp. it is located outside the park in the community. Also, all our three community guided walks are outside the park so you dint have to pay an entrance fee when you participate in them.

08.

Can we do camping at Ruboni community camp?

Ruboni community camp has a limited camping area. It can take up to two tents. Car rooftop camping is also possible in our parking, subject to availability. It is very important to book in advance so that we can be sure to reserve the space for you. Also, campers must come with their own camping gear since we don’t have any for hire.

09.

What does the overnight hill trek price include?

The overnight hill trek is charged per person trekking. It includes the following;
• Three meals (Lunch at the camp before departure, a light dinner at the hilltop, breakfast at the camp on return the next morning)
• The guide and one porter
• The camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat)
• The experience

10.

How long do the day-guided walks last?

The three-day guided tours in the community last an average of 3-4 hours. However, this may be dependent on the pace and level of interaction taken by specific guests. Also, the hill walk may take longer depending on the fitness of the trekkers, since it is uphill trekking. This is why we suggest that the Hill trek must be taken early in the morning when the weather is cool and then when it starts to heat up, guests are probably on their way back, which is a downhill walk.

11.

Do you organize treks into the Rwenzori Mountains?

Ruboni community camp organizes treks into the Rwenzori Mountains on the central circuit, on three routes; 1). Mahoma trek, 2). Central circuit 3). Margarita peak.

12.

How long in advance should I book the three days Mahoma treks in Rwenzori Mountains National Park?

Mahoma trail can be booked one day before the trekking. In this case, the booking must be followed by a non-refundable deposit of at least 50% of the invoice price. This deposit helps to arrange the logistics.

13.

What activity can we do in the late afternoon to evening, if we stay at Ruboni Community Camp?

If you have an evening, something amazing is waiting for you. for two hours starting from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, you can attend the evening cultural festivals. These are cultural events including music, dances, and other cultural exchange activities where you will also have a chance to participate in the dancing, drumming lessons of other cultural demonstrations such as weaving and shopping local handicrafts, coming local food, and tasting local wines.

14.

Can we find a public taxi from Kasese town to Ruboni community camp?

The route from Kasese to Ruboni community camp doesn’t have public taxis. The two options available are; a bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) or a special hire cab. The distance is 26km from Kasese to Ruboni community camp. 9km are on tarmac road and the 17km are on a dirt road.