Discover Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains
Discover the Enchanting Charms of Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains
Ruboni Village is a small rural community located in western Uganda’s foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The village is a gateway to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and challenging hiking trails.
Ruboni Village is a unique cultural attraction that offers visitors an opportunity to experience the local Bakonzo culture. The village is home to several traditional homesteads, where visitors can learn about the Bakonzo people’s daily life, social customs, and cultural practices.
Visitors to Ruboni Village can participate in various cultural activities, including guided village tours, traditional music and dance performances, craft making, and cooking lessons. The village is also known for its traditional healer, who uses local herbs and plants to treat various ailments.
Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains is not a place many visitors visit since it is off the beaten tourist paths. Those who come here use Ruboni as a base for their ascent to the peaks of the Mountains of the Moon.
Tourists on safari who come here find it a fascinating place to spend a day or two in the 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 peaks, the hikes, the village walks, and the local community benefits from your visit.
Overall, Ruboni Village provides an authentic cultural experience that allows visitors to connect with the local community, learn about traditional practices and customs, and explore the natural beauty of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains
Activities that you can do while staying in Ruboni Village
- Learning about traditional Bakonzo culture: Take the guided Village walk where you spend time with a traditional healer, a local storyteller, a blacksmith, a family where you can be part of farming and cooking, and a local school when in session.
- Dance and Drumming Lessons: You can take private dance and drumming classes taught by experts.
- Plant a tree: You can give to the local community by planting a tree in the buffer zone next to Rwenzori National Park, which will lessen the chance of flooding and soil erosion.
- Ruboni Hill Hike: This is about five hours in length. You can also spend the night in a tent with great views of the Rwezor Peaks.
- Ruboni Forest Hike: That that want a more leisurely nature walk can take this hike. You will see primates and birds and even learn to fish with your hands.
Accommodation in Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains
Where to Stay in the Ruboni Village Restaurantthills of the Rwenzori Mountains:
Ruboni Community Camp:
Ruboni Community Camp is a project that benefits local people through jobs and community projects. The Camp has three Bandas with baths and, six rooms – one with a bathroom; however,r hot water must be brought to the room.
The other rooms are shared baths. 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 offers excellent views of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.
Ruboni Community Camp is the perfect place for those wanting a budget option in the RweRestauranthills.
It is the perfect option for a base as you prepare for a hike or climb in the Mountains of the Moon.
You have the choice of a shared or private bath at the Camp. Read more here.
Equator Snow Lodge:
This upmarket lodge just next to the Village of Ruboni is fabulous. The Stone Cottages have a fireplace to take the chill off of Rwenzori nights, it’s exquisitely furnished, and the Restaurant serves excellent food.
Upmarket comfort before or after you are at the Equator Snow Lodge in Ruboni in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.
A lodge is a place where you can relax and chill out after a long Rwenzori Trek or Hike.
Ruboni Village, including Equator Snow Lodge, is away from the typical Tourist Crowds, and you can enjoy the peace of your surroundings while there. Read more here.
If you like to visit Ruboni Village in the Foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains on your safari with us, don’t hesitate to contact us.