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Rukarawe Center

Eco Lodge

Bushenyi District

Rukararwe Center 2017-09-09T13:15:13+00:00

Center Highlights

The Rukararwe Center features six bandas named after local wildlife, a restaurant, and the opportunity to enjoy nature and learn about the local culture. Sample activities:

  • Learn about traditional medicine
  • Cooking lesson on traditional Uganda cuisine
  • Visit progressive farmers for farm tour and lecture
  • Forest walk and tree planting
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Rukararwe Center Location

The Rukararwe Center in Masheruka Village in the Bushenyi district three hours from Kampala and one hour from Mbarara municipality. Look for the signpost opposite the Bushenyi Local Government Headquarters. The property has an amazing mountain view with many places to relax and bird watch.

The small nearby villages of Bushenyi and Ishaka are a great place to shop and experience the African markets.

Rukararwe Staff

Nyine Bitahwa created the community based organization, Rukararwe Partnership Workshop for Rural Development, after spending time in Germany as a political refugee. The NGO has grown to include the accommodations, restaurant, and activities you can visit today. The staff at the Rukararwe Center is ready to welcome you!

Overnight Accommodations

Sleeps: 1 – 3 per room (6 rooms available)

  • Regular banda: partition with one double bed in each section, mosquito nets
  • Large banda: one double bed and sitting area, mosquito nets

Bathroom:
All bandas have ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink, shower, hot/cold running water

Ammenities

  • Linens, towels, soap

Notes: The bandas do not have heat, air conditioning, phone, or Internet. (For emergencies, guests may use the office Internet.)

Suitability

Children: Yes
Elderly: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: No
Smoking: Outside only
Pets: No

For prices, please see the Rates section.

  • Learn about traditional medicine
  • Forest walk and tree planting
  • Family visit: participate in daily activities – fetch water, milk cow, etc.
  • Visit progressive farmers for farm tour and lecture
  • Walk to Irembezi Hills
  • Cooking lesson on traditional Uganda cuisine
  • Handcraft lesson from women’s group
  • Traditional dance / singing performance
  • Campfire evening of story telling and snacks

Overnight Stay

Bed and Breakfast

  • Single room (1 person): $20 per person, per day
  • Single room (2 people): $25 per person, per day
  • Double room (2 people): $40 per person, per day
  • Double room (3 people): $45 per person, per day

Half Board (breakfast and supper)

  • Single room (1 person): $28 per person, per day
  • Single room (2 people): $40 per person, per day
  • Double room (2 people): $55 per person, per day
  • Double room (3 people): $65 per person, per day

Full Board

  • Single room (1 person): $36 per person, per day
  • Single room (2 people): $51 per person, per day
  • Double room (2 people): $66 per person, per day
  • Double room (3 people): $79 per person, per day

Activities

Prices are per person unless noted.

  • Traditional medicine lesson: $24
  • Forest walk and tree planting: $30
  • Family visit with daily activities: $15 per person, $50 for group of 5
  • Progressive farm tour: $15 per person, $50 for group of 5
  • Irembezi Hills walk: $15 per person, $50 for group of 5
  • Cooking lesson: $30
  • Handcraft lesson: $30
  • Traditional dance / singing performance: $30
  • Campfire evening of story telling and snacks: $30

Notes:

Prices are in U.S. dollar.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions

Reservations: Reservations are required 48 hours in advance for overnight and daytime visits.

Minimum stay: 1 night.

Deposit: No deposit required to hold reservation.

Booking fee: There is a $50 per person booking fee.

Final payment: Full payment for all services (room, food, activities) is due 48 hours before check in, payable to Rukararwe by Western Union, Moneygram, Mobile Money, or cash in Uganda Shillings. Payment for any additional items added during stay (food, activities, additional nights) is due in cash (US dollar) at check out.

Check in / Check out: Check in time is flexible, to be arranged upon reservation. Check out by noon.

Cancellation: Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to check in with no penalty. For cancellations made less than 48 hours before check in, full payment is due.

COBATI retains the right to post photos taken of guests at homesteads on the COBATI website and social media pages.

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