The best available Campgrounds to stay near Uganda

May 3, 2023 Kiesha Cripe

Discover the best Campgrounds in Uganda including Nile it Resort and Campsite, Kasenyi Safari Camp, Holland Park, Karungi Camp, Hawk's Eye Lodge Bunyonyi, Nyungu Yamawe Forest Park, Ruhija Community Rest Camp, Engiri Game Lodge and Campsite, Wildtracks Overland Camp, Roots Retreat and Camping Resort.
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1. Nile it Resort and Campsite

Kayunga Road 10 Km from Owen Falls Dam on Kayunga Road, Jinja Uganda
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Nile it Resort and Campsite

We have created a little paradise along the shores of the Nile full of flowering plants, teeming with bird life and with a one in a million view on the river Nile. The sound of the rapids, frogs, crickets and birds is all you hear. Nile it! is the place where you can relax or start exploring the beautiful surroundings. On site we have a small pool and enough games to keep you entertained.

NileIt nails the camping experience

Reviewed By turkce_bilmiyorum

I've dozens of years experience camping in the bush, but this was my wife's first time to ever sleep in a tent and she very much enjoyed it. Sometimes you hear people joke that their form of camping is the local luxury hotel. Well, if they ever tried NileIt Resort they might find it is very much like that sort of experience. We only decided that morning to go to Jinja, but needed to do some other things before we could leave; so, it was the middle of the afternoon before I called NileIt. No problem. They had room and when we arrived just before sunset, they had our tent all set up and the bed made. They also made getting there easy sending us a photo on WhatsApp of the sign we needed to be looking for to make the turn and our GPS led us directly there. The last few hundred meters are down a dirt road that can get muddy and might require a 4X4 in certain conditions. It had rained and we found the road slippery, but encountered no real troubles getting there. I appreciated that the facility is fenced in on three sides (access to the Nile means that one side is open) and there is round the clock security. The staff was very friendly. They waited till we had settled in and then offered to prepare us dinner, but there was no rush. The menu was quite varied with local foods and Thai foods dominating the menu. My wife choose pork chops and I sweet & sour pork with red curry. Both were prepared as ordered and were certainly good, but not superb. Meaning that I have no objection to the food and would certainly eat there again if staying there, but I wouldn't make a special trip for the food. We felt similarly with regard to breakfast which was a respectable eggs to order, 1 sausage, 1 strip of bacon, and a variety of fruit along with tea, coffee, and juice. Breakfast was included in the price of 220,000 shillings for a tent with a double mattress in the sleeping room and two lawn chairs in what qualified as a sitting room/entry. It did not rain while we were there, but based on all my years of camping I was satisifed that it was built well enough and properly set up so that we would have stayed dry in the rain. While we were cautioned to be prepared for it possibly getting cold at night, I actually found it quite warm in the tent -- so much so that I didn't need the very nice comforter our bed was made with. Sleeping is a tent that the staff sets up and takes down for each set of guests, so there is no ensuite bath. I found the shower house and toilets exceptionally clean. Do take a flashlight with you in case you should need to use it in the middle of the night as the electricity is turned off part way through the night. I actually appreciated that because that made it dark enough to enjoy the stars. That you are spending the night in a tent that is not a permament structure also means there is no charging of your phone overnight. Fortunately there is a charging station at the lodge where meals are served. The grounds are well maintained. My wife loved all the different varieties of plants and flowers. Mosquitos were not a problem, but do take proper precautions as they are around. The 'pool,' if we can call it that, is less than a meter deep. You can sit in it and enjoy cooling off, but not swim. It's too small. It's an above ground pool that one might purchase for your backyard, but we liked how they designed the brick to surround it and may copy that idea in our own compaund. As for activities, the resort doesn't really have anything onsite, we asked about a couple of things and they offered us brochures from other local companies that provide what we were looking for. It was then up to us to make arrangements for ourselves. Not a problem when you know the area as we do, but if I was from abroad I would be needing a bit more help -- and maybe they can provide it, I don't know as we didn't ask. All-in-all, a nice place for just sitting back and relaxing. I think next time we might take the kids, but if we do we'll get them their own tent.

2. Kasenyi Safari Camp

Lake Bunyampaka, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 212 reviews

Kasenyi Safari Camp

Kasenyi Safari Camp is strategically located on the rim of lake Bunyampaka in the Kasenyi savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camp has an elevated dining structure that is meticulously thatched. The tents are on platforms with a thatched canopy roof. There are four tents all with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas & private decks. Many animals frequent the camp during day & at night. Lion prides, hippo, leopard, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, kob, hyena & wart hog are frequently seen. The night comes alive with sounds of hyenas howling & lions roaring.

Best place to be ❤️

Reviewed By ChristianeF773

When you arrive you meet this very beautiful lady named Ruth who welcomes you and fulfills every wish while you stay in the camp. She is the soul of this lodge. Thank you so much. The owner of the camp- Philip- is not just a lookalike of Morgan Freeman, he is also an expert and friend of hyenas and gave us an unexpected gift and was doing a nightdrive.

3. Holland Park

Kajunga road, Jinja Uganda
Excellent
77%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Holland Park

Holland Park offers self catering accommodation on the Western banks of the Nile, 7 kilometers from Jinja. Alex and Ana have 5 cottages and a luxurious chalet each with an equipped kitchen and a private barbeque (sustainable charcoal provided). And a new swimming pool. You only have to bring your own food and drinks. Other options are: order food from our small restaurant or order take-aways. Holland Park is situated in a 10 acre pristine garden with an abundance of bird life, which you can also observe during a boat ride with Alex. Holland Park is an affordable destination for people who want to cater for themselves and have privacy during their getaway.

Amazing Landscape Beaitiful view

Reviewed By SilviaAddis

Amazing place beautiful landscape. Arrival not really welcoming Gard asking at gate vath we want? Reception to many Doc to fillfill x a double room a couple need to full fill a long questioning….Firs room we got on the last corner dark and not really nice Booking wen you book you got the last so we ask for a better positioned

4. Karungi Camp

Main Street, Bugambira, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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5 based on 25 reviews

Karungi Camp

Karungi Camp is the intersection of locals & curious travellers, of wild forests & comfortable beds, of good food & great conversation, of feeling at home in a new community while escaping the ordinary & discovering your Uganda. At Karungi Camp, we believe that travel, & life, should be an escape from the ordinary and an opportunity to truly connect with the people, places and cultures around us

Favorite place in Bwindi&Uganda

Reviewed By Kristin_Netherlands

Karungi camp was our absolute favorite place in Uganda! It’s beautifully situated, the rooms are cosy&clean, the staff is really friendly ánd you get the opportunity to interact with the local community while staying there. There’s a wonderful garden where basically all the food that is served, is grown. There’s lots of birds and a great shower. There’s beautiful hikes with panoramic views of the volcanos and various community experiences that can easily be organized during your stay. We’d highly recommend staying there for at least 2 or 3 full days so you get the chance to dive into local Ugandan culture and the lush surroundings of Karungi Camp. Seeing the mountain gorillas was a breathtaking experience, but just being at Karungi Camp was one of the highlights that stood out most to us as well.

5. Hawk's Eye Lodge Bunyonyi

Kacwekano Road Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale Uganda
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Hawk's Eye Lodge Bunyonyi

Hawk’s Eye Lodge Ltd is a company incorporated to offer glamorous camping and log house Eco solutions in the lodging industry. Its premiering lodge is Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi. The Lodge is situated on the slopes of the lush Nyakabungo hill. The Lodge provides spectacular views of Lake Bunyonyi; believed to be the second deepest Lake in Africa. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 amazing islands and is surrounded by green terraced hillsides that make the whole place a globe wonder. The Lodge is situated in the countryside and provides the community with opportunities for balanced gender employment, economic empowerment and is developed mindful of protection of bio diversity, and avoiding environmental degradation.

A lovely Stay That Can Never Forget In Lake Bunyoni

Reviewed By Chris M

This is Place Where you can Taks a Long Breath and Feel the Fresh Environment Surrounding The Lodge at the Height of The mountain with Front View I'd Of Lake Bunyoni islands , The Staff is Very Helpful and Cooperative at anytime And away from just a call to ask for help , Spent 2 nights Over there and realized the Feel of Lake Bunyoni, Sheven is very Helpful And Caring , There is enough Hot Water In the shower Room , Very Clean And NEAT , Definitely Can Recommend this Place at Avrage Cost of stay, You the Beauty Hawks Eye,

6. Nyungu Yamawe Forest Park

Plot 45, Kitukutwe, Kira, Kampala Uganda
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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5 based on 2 reviews

Nyungu Yamawe Forest Park

Merging elegant style with contemporary comfort, the 17 cottages and unlimited camping space designed to suit a variety of clients needs; Nyungu Yamawe boasts of Traditional African Setup.

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Reviewed By Ugandangirlie

We really needed this place in Uganda it is absolutely beautiful ? I loved every bit of my stay. It was a day stay and it worked well with our program. We engaged well with the place and food was served quickly as we liked it. We asked Olivia to take our pictures in the forest we loved them and that was the highlight.⚡️ I recommend it and will definitely visit again next year.

7. Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Ruhija Canteen Bwindi National Park, Kabale Uganda
Excellent
0%
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100%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 1 reviews

Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Excellent base for exploring Bwindi NP in Ruhija area

Reviewed By MiquelRafa

Clean rooms with excellent views over the forest. Warm hospitality and service, helping us with some cash shortage problems. Quite good prices, a bit lowered because of the Covid situation. Check out the hot water of your room!

8. Engiri Game Lodge and Campsite

Mbarara-Kasese Rd Katuguru Trading Center, Queen Elizabeth National Park 256 Uganda
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Engiri Game Lodge and Campsite

Engiri Game Lodge and Campsite is a budget game lodge at the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, 300m off the Mbarara-Kasese road, on the shores of Kazinga Chanel. Its beautiful environ is embedded with volcanic huts, a campsite and a main building housing the reception, lounge, restaurant and bar. Situated amidst pristine, quiet savanna bushes, this is the perfect budget hotel to stay for a holistic wildlife experience. It is one of the few hotels closest to the famous Kasenyi Plains known for lions and leopard tracking and where most game drives are carried out. And you are closest to the nearest and remarkable Community Boat Tour on Kazinga Channel where you can see over 550 different bird species and watch the largest numbers of Hippos in the world as well as large numbers of Elephant Herds. Activities available include Game Drives, Lion Tracking, Boat Tour on Kazinga Channel, Bird watching, Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambula Gorge or in Kalinzu Forest, among others.

Christmas wild Holidays

Reviewed By Gidudu A

Our Family Christmas Holiday was amazing with an excellent wild experience at Engiri Game Lodge & Campsite. The staff Gift, Linet, Simon, Sharon and Mike gave us a true hospitality service you would like to experience. We had great meals and the chef was quite excellent for the FB option we had. We opted for the Camping tents which were comfortable, neat and of great experience. From the restaurant we could view a heard of Elephants nearby. We had great campfire which was cut short by the rains. Having Wireless internet was quite great however only accessible at the main building and was frequently interrupted. We had sports amenities with us and as such the camping area had great space for mini sports activities like soccer and badminton. The greatest experience was our second night when a heard of elephants visited and was feeding at our camp area, the Night guards Simon and Mike frequently engaged them for close to 3 hours as they came close to our tents. We look forward to yet another camping experience at Engiri Game Lodge & Campsite.

9. Wildtracks Overland Camp

Bwera Road, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Wildtracks Overland Camp

Wildtracks Safari Camp offers comfortable safari camping set on a hill with spectacular views of Lake George, Lake Kikorongo and the savannah plains stretching across to the horizon. We also offer accommodation in affordable guest cabins (each sleeps 4 people), and a variety of meals and drinks are served in the main dining area with an adjacent bar and sitting area.

Great Experience

Reviewed By Joe C

The Staff is Great and they went to great length to ensure that we were comfortable and pleased with our stay. The camping sites and cottages are very conducive and comfortable for those that love the outdoors. my family had a great experience. In fact i look forward to visiting wild tracks and marafiki lodges again. I highly recommend it to any visiting Queens Elizabeth park

10. Roots Retreat and Camping Resort

Sisi Lamuli Kitende, Kampala Uganda
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 4 reviews

Roots Retreat and Camping Resort

An oasis between Kampala and Entebbe

Reviewed By Dirk-Jan1

We spent 2 nights in the beautiful Roots retreat. It has a large garden with small canals and loads of birds (3 kinds of kingfisher for example) and monkeys (2 kinds). You need at least half an hour to walk to every corner of the garden. As a bonus owner Samokello, who is a famous singer, does performances in the weekends with a team of beautiful dancing ladies. The staff could be better, but I heard from the Dutch manager that they are working on that.

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