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Rwebishuri Homestead

Private Farm Stay

Mbarara area

 

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Homestead Highlights

The Rwebishuri farm stay is conveniently located near many local attractions and Mbarara town. The homestead features a beautiful, scenic compound with farm, main house, and cottage. The main house has a large veranda where guests can relax and enjoy the countryside views. The area is the focal point of activity in the evening where visitors can socialize, dine, and watch cultural performances. Meals feature organic foods grown on the farm. Sample activities:

  • Farm lecture and chores
  • Banana plantation gardening lesson
  • Village walk to interact with neighbors
  • Visit to local church and primary school

 

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Overnight Accommodations

Sleeps: 2 per room (3 rooms available)

The main house has two guest bedrooms with shared bath and one suite with sitting room, bedroom, and private bathroom. The cottage has one bedroom.

Bedrooms:

  • Room 1: Private room in main house with two twin beds and nightstand, shared bath with room 2
  • Room 2: Private room in main house with two twin beds and nightstand, shared bath with room 1
  • Room 3 – Suite: Private room in main house with sitting room, bedroom with double bed and mosquito net, private bathroom

Bathrooms:

  • Room 1 and 2: Shared bath with toilet, sink, and bathtub (no shower), and cold running water
  • Room 3 – Suite: Private en suite bathroom with toilet, sink, and bathtub (no shower), and cold running water

Note: The house and cottage do not have hot running water, but the staff provides heated water in jerry cans for bathing.

Rwebishuri Family

This farmstay is unique from the other COBATI homesteads in that you will have private use of the homestead during your stay. The household staff will be available to coordinate activities, provide heated water, and prepare meals.

Mbarara Area

The Rwebishuri homestead is three hours from Kampala and two kilometres from Mbarara town.The farm sits on a beautiful hill with scenic views of the countryside. Nearby places of interest include Lake Mburo National Park, Rwenjeru Campsite, and other COBATI homesteads.

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Overnight Homestay

  • Linens, towels, soap, iron and ironing board
  • TV in main house living room
  • Kitchen access with stove and sink (no fridge)

Notes: The home does not have heat, air conditioning, phone, Internet, or hot running water (the staff provides heated water for bathing).

Suitability

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

Homestead Activities

For overnight guests there is a one-time charge for participation in any/all of the homestead activities below. Daytime visitors can schedule selected activities (priced individually); for details, please see the Rates section.

  • Lecture of rural farm life
  • Farm chores: fence repair, weeding, herding, tick control, water cows at a local watering well
  • Traditional cow milking lesson
  • Banana plantation gardening lesson
  • Village walk to interact with neighbors
  • Visit to local church and community primary school
  • Relax in the garden and enjoy a cup of African tea while reading a book or appreciating nature

Optional Activities (additional cost applies)

  • Barbecue

Overnight Homestay

  • Full Board – Adult: UGX 100,000 per person, per day
  • Homestead Activities – Adult: UGX: 20,000 per person, per visit (one time charge for duration of stay)
  • Full Board – Children below 12 years: UGX 50,000 per person, per day; includes homestead activities

Day Visitor Activities

Prices are per person.

Package price for all items below: adult – UGX: 50,000; child: UGX 15,000

  • Farm tour
  • Farm chores (optional)
  • Lecture on local culture and traditions
  • Village walk to community school and church
  • Food and beverage: snacks, lunch, tea, coffee, water

Optional Add On Activities

Prices are per person.

  • Barbecue: please inquire

Food and Beverage

Overnight homestay includes three meals per day with beverages. The following prices are for additional items or food and beverage for day visitors.

  • Breakfast: UGX: 10,000
  • Traditional meal with organic vegetables (no meat): UGX: 15,000
  • Traditional meal (with meat/chicken/fish): UGX: 25,000
  • African tea/coffee and local snacks: UGX: 5,000
  • Bottled water: UGX: 700
  • Coffee/tea: UGX: 1,500
  • Soft drink: UGX: 1,500

Notes:

Prices are in Uganda Shilling. See a price in your currency >

Prices subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions

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

Minimum stay: 2 nights.

Deposit: No deposit required to hold reservation.

Booking fee: There is a $20 per person booking fee.

Final payment: Full payment for all services (room, food, activities) is due 48 hours before check in, payable to COBATI 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 (Uganda Shillings) to the host family at check out.

Check in / Check out: Times are flexible, to be arranged upon reservation.

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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