In addition to the tours, Agandi Uganda has recently established its own eco-lodge in Ruhija.
Located on the edges of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest hills. Ruhija is one of the four entry points of the National Park known for its amazing moutain gorillas. Ruhija belongs to Rubanda District an highland area in Southwest with steep slopes.
There are two main rainy seasons of March to May as the heavy rains and September to November as light rains with intervals of some dry spells. June to August is the main dry season and December to February is the short dry period with little rain. The average temperature is 18°C during the day and falls to about 10°C at night.
From the 2300m of Ruhija, you have a 360° panoramic view over an outstanding landscape composed by the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, the green and colourful hills, the long chain of Volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and Republic Democratic of Congo (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Virunga National Park).
Our eco-lodge is the only with a 180°C panoramic view over the primary forest and the range of volcanoes. When you reach there, you'll be welcomed by a wonderful team fully available to make your stay an unforgettable experience and to make you feel at home.
We welcome visitors every day, especially the ones who come for gorilla tracking but not only. People do generally a one stop visit to meet the gorillas and leave without taking the time to enjoy, rest and visit the region.
The accommodations :
We offer typicals reinvented Ugandan style accomodations only made with local materials and arts: The Ugandan Huts, TheVolcanic Cottages and, the Tree Nests. They will bring you all the comfort you need to enjoy your stay either you are tracking gorilla or just taking your time to visit the region.
These are the accommodations you can reserve :
– 2 cottages
– 2 nest trees for the ones who want to see things at another level
– 2 traditional Uganda huts made with wood
– 2 platforms with grass roofs for the campers
*all accommodations are self-contained with toilets and a shower
– 1 reception and dining room with a relaxing area in front of the view
– 2 public toilets and 2 public showers for campers
– 1 campfire to spend the night for discussing, listening to stories, listening to music, taking a drink
– 1 barbecue to make it simple and warm.
– 1 green farming school garden
– WIFI is provided through 3G network
Prices per accommodation:
Our prices range start at 10 USD for campers and 150 USD for the other accomodations.This may also vary depending on the length of your stay, the size of your group, the meal options (B&B, half board, full board), the seasons and your activities. To get a specific quotation, thanks to contact us at the following :
Telephone : +256 (0) 393241250
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates for groups, Ugandans and other EAC residents are available on demand
Special event on demand (wedding, anniversary…)
We proposed traditionnal meals, based on indigenous and local food prepared by local chiefs. Meals can be served:
at Agandi Uganda Eco-lodges in the diner room or around the campfire;
in the village at our partnering restaurant;
in a Ugandan family and have lunch/diner with them ;
Having dinner at the campfire is an old tradition in Uganda you must experience. We organize everything for you including story telling by a local resident.
With Agandi Uganda, We can organize for you different kind of activities like :
Nature walk ;
Bird watching ;
Community walk – especially during local market day ;
Discovering the Batwas (pygmies) story,
Vulnerable and orphan school visit ;
Community programs discovery ;
Agandi Uganda Eco-lodge in Ruhija is at a few minutes to the UWA briefing point. No need for early wake up call to reach the place, you are there, in front of the forest on the top of the hill.
At Agandi Eco-lodge in Bwindi we do care about the environment.
We maximize the use of renewable energies like solar for lighting and use energy efficient equipment;
Visitors will find renewable electricity for their personal electric devices.
We pay an important attention to water as Ruhija is not connected to the water supply network. We harvest rainwater even if climate change is not helping. We treat all our wastewater onsite. We sensitize our clients on reasonable usage of water;
We use improved cook-stoves for cooking and to reduce the use of firewood;
We have dedicated a part of the land for a green farming school garden (permaculture). Children from the schools we are partnering with will have access to this garden to grow vegetables and get sensitized to alternative agriculture conservation practices.
Sorting of waste is still a challenge in Uganda. We do our best effort to sort out our own waste, especially plastic and we do a lot of prevention