Ruboni Village – Rwenzori Foothill Hikes – Village Walks – Dancing & Drumming Lessons
Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains is Off the Map for most visitors to Uganda it is not to be missed
Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains is not a place many visitors come to – yet those who come here find it a fascinating place to spend a day or two in shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon with the keepers of the mountains – the Bakonzo people who have lived here for centuries. You enjoy the mountains, the hikes, the village walks and the local community benefits by your visit – your overnight stay – your activities.
Ruboni Village is not far from Queen Elizabeth Park – Fort Portal or Kibale Forest – it is perfect place spend a day of rest in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains – learn of another culture – experience the forest – even learn how to fish from the pristine mountains streams.
Off the beaten track it is not a place many tourists come to and the only people you may find here are climbers beginning their ascent to the tallest mountain range in Africa- the Rwenzori Mountains. It may not have a lot of visitors – but those who have come here – often it is one of the highlights of their time in Uganda.
Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains offers rooms for the night that are clean, self-contained and comfortable – there is a restaurant to eat meals that are well prepared and cold refreshments after a long hike in the foothills or a village walk. Ruboni Village gives you the opportunity to enjoy Ugandan Village Life – and at the same time see the Rwenzori Mountains up close instead of from a distance. Ruboni Village is the perfect place for a village stay and village visit combined with fabulous hiking and walking safaris.
Ruboni Village is a cultural and mountain experience in Uganda – unlike any other place you might visit in Uganda – it is Uganda beyond the wildlife – it is the essence of Uganda – its people…
Where to Stay in the Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains:
Ruboni Community Camp is a project that benefits the local people through jobs and community projects. The Camp has three Bandas with bath, six rooms – one of them with a bathroom, however hot water has to be brought to the room.
The other rooms are shared bath. The price is right at this budget camp and the food is good, the restaurant providing sumptuous meals for those climbing the Rwenzoris or exploring its foothills. The setting of the camp provides great views of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.
This upmarket lodge just next to the Village of Ruboni is simply a fabulous place. The Stone cottages have a fireplace to take the chill off of Rwenzori nights, its exquisitely furnished and the Restaurant simply serves great food.
The lodge is a a place where you can relax and chill out after a long Rwenzori Trek or Hike.
Ruboni Village and that includes Equator Snow Lodge is away from the normal Tourist Crowds and you can enjoy the peace of your surroundings while there.
Ruboni Village not only has its Village Walk, but in the surrounding area you can spend days hiking both up Hills and in the forest. There is even an overnight hill-hike.
You can also spend 3 days on the Mahoma Trail which takes you into the Mountains up to the 3100 meter level and Mahoma Lake.
The Rwenzori Mountains are still off of the beaten track and normally you do not run into others on the trail.
When visiting the Village of Ruboni take in the surrounding hills on a hike.