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Village Rubuguri

ID: w226259 View large map

Located in Uganda :: Uganda
Category: Places :: Village

A very welcoming community nestled in the breathtaking scenic hills of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - located half way between Nkuringo and Rushaga (Gorilla Trekking gates). It is filled with an extraordinary number of endemic birds, easy access to endless hiking trails of all difficulty levels.

Kisoro town is a slightly larger town which is about 40 mins to an hour away, which has a bigger police presence and a good quality hospital. Kisoro Town has wifi internet café’s with 3G service – we travel here for our own internet needs – basic websites will load in Rubuguri and we receive emails / texts / messages etc – booking flights for example and attaching files to emails tends to be tedious(Oct-2017).

Contact
Address :  Uganda
Cellphone Reception :  Good

Destination Information
Police Petrol Gas Refill Lodging Camping Bakery Restaurant
Facilities :  Tour Services
Petrol Type :  Regular

Activities
Game Viewing Hiking Trails Guided Walks Bird Watching
Tours and Excursions, Photography
Game to View :  Mountain gorillas.
More Activities :  Contact Karungi Camp for these activities: Learn how to carve a gorilla mask (half day). Learn how to weave a traditional basket (half day). Learn how to make local jewelry (half day). Farming experience with lunch (5-6 hours). Local lunch (3 hours). Local market tour (half day). Cultural Performances.
Notes on Activities :  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Mountain Gorilla Trekking - Hike from South side of Bwindi (Nkuringo) to North side of Bwindi (Bahoma). Scenic hikes to viewing points of the Virunga Range / waterfalls / Bwindi. 25 endemic bird species to locate along the trails or within small pocket forests around the area. (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

BANKING & FOREX:
Karungi Camp can typically provide money exchange services for USD, an official Forex is in Kisoro Town. A variety of banks and ATM’s can be found in Kisoro Town.

CELLPHONE RECEPTION:
Good for calls, very slow/bad for internet usage.
Kisoro Town has wifi internet café’s with 3G service. Basic websites will load in Rubuguri and you can check emails / texts / messages etc. - booking flights for example and attaching files to emails tends to be tedious. (Oct-2017).

FUEL:
There is no diesel. (Oct-2017).
Kisoro Town - Petrol is 3,600 UGX / L, diesel is available, gas refills are available (Total brand). (Oct-2017).

RESTAURANT:
Karungi Camp: Is the only place in Rubuguri, that has a restaurant on site that serves the local community and our international travellers. (Oct-2017).

SHOPS & SERVICES:
Hospital: none.
Internet Cafe: none.
Liquor/Wine Sales: At Karungi Camp.
Mechanics/Tyres: Tyres for car’s will need to come from Kabale (almost 2 hours from Rubuguri, 1 hour from Kisoro) but there are mechanics available in Kisoro to provide car services.
Tourist info: At Nkuringo.


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