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Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is located in Kibale Forest National Park, western Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park is the number one destination for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. The park is not only home to Chimpanzees but various wildlife, primates, birds and different plant species too.

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is a community based project hence, it’s a non profit lodge as all the money earned is used to support the local community in order to improve their livelihoods and support nature conservation.

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
Cottage at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is located close to Kibale Forest National Park. This makes it easy for visitors to spot monkeys like Black and white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys within the lodge premises on some occasions.

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is one of the best budget accommodation options in Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is provided in a camping setting with shared bathroom with hot water and toilet facilities. The Rwenzori view cottages have a view of the splendid Rwenzori Mountains range. They are self contained with hot showers and some rooms have provision for additional bed in case you need one.

Lake Nkuruba
A view of Lake Nkuruba

Hilltop cottages are located some distance from the camping ground on a hilltop. They provide views of the nature reserve and the forest. The Lake side cottages overlook the beautiful Lake Nkuruba and are good for those who want privacy as they are located a good distance from the main camp.

A campfire is always lit in the night. Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite also provides nature guided walks through different trails that can be seen below.

Nkuruba forest

The Nkuruba forest nature guided walk takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. On this walk, you will spot different species of birds and various monkeys.

Crater lakes

The crater lakes nature guided walk normally takes about 3 – 4 hours of exploring craters lakes and learning about how they were formed. There are also lots of birds to be seen during the tour.

Top of the world

The top of the world nature walk takes 2 – 3 hours. You walk to the view point where you see Kibale Forest National Park, 3 crater lakes and so much more.

Waterfall trek

The waterfall trek is one of the most interesting as you walk past 3 crater lakes and forests before you arrive to Muhoma waterfall. This nature guided walk takes about 6 hours.

Rwenzori Trek

The Rwenzori trek takes you to the lower slopes of Rwenzori Mountains. You also get to visit the Rwangimba hot springs. This hike normally takes a full day hence, you’ll need to pack a lot of drinks to keep you hydrated.

Taking on Cultural Encounters

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite also gives tourists a chance to visit the native people. You can choose to spend a night with a local family and share a traditional meal prepared by your host family. You can also decide to take a village walk that takes about 3 hours and learn about peoples ways of lives in this part of the world as you interact with the locals.

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