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Karungi Camp

Main Street, Bugambira, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
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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
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Evening entertainment
Concierge
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Fireplace
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Private balcony
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Main Street, Bugambira, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
Karungi Camp
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pj wrote a review 24 Feb
Locorotondo, Italy1 contribution
It’s the perfect place to stay when you are up for a gorilla trekking in Bwindi . Amazing food and people ! Couldn’t recommend more. Very cosy to have dinner close to the fire place. You get the opportunity to buy hand made souvenirs from locals
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DoG wrote a review Dec 2023
Kigali, Rwanda18 contributions1 helpful vote
What a lovely place to stay! We loved the ambiance of the place, the friendliness of the staff, and the trips and ideas they offer to make your stay great. The driver Gordon was great, he picked us up from the border coming from Rwanda. Everything around gorilla trekking was organised very well. We also did a hike with a guide the next day, which was a lovely way to experience the area. All in all, very happy with the value of this place.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Joseph D wrote a review Aug 2023
26 contributions8 helpful votes
Had a great stay at the lodge the staff was great and very attentive. They have wonderful atmosphere with a nice bar area and a separate fireplace that was wonderful to sit around before bedtime . The food was good and the rooms were clean.....
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter B wrote a review Feb 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
This lovely getaway near Rushaga gate for Bwindi NP has it all. It starts with a warm welcome by yason/gordon or the two kind ladies, followed with every day advice and tips and lovely self home made local foods by chef Daniel. After that chill out with wine at the campfire on cold evenings, while you’ve been Gorilla trekking. The houses have all you need. Thanks for feeling like a king and queen lovely staff!! We will miss you!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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costunacooks wrote a review Jan 2023
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Firstly I would love to thank Gordon our point of contact for his impeccable consideration to our comfort and satisfaction. Gordon is kind, helpful, hard working and considerate. Without him we’d have had a very different experience in Bwindi. Now to the camp itself - Virtually a little pocket of forest paradise. Comfortable, affordable and in a stunning location. The staff are welcoming, warm and attentive. A huge bonus here is the food from Chef Daniel. My friend and I are both experienced chefs and the food cooked at this camp far exceeded the standards at other camps that we have experienced throughout Africa, whilst on tours of similar nature. So we give a fitting 5 stars for this establishment and once again thank you to all for being a part of an unforgettable journey for Jesse and I.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rhucha K wrote a review Oct 2022
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It was one of the best decisions to select #KarungiCamp for our #Ugandan wildlife holiday. Yolande and Gordon have been very communicative and responsive in helping us plan and execute our dream wildlife experience. A few highlights - - The whole karungi team is very helpful and polite , we had a warm welcome with freshly squeezed juice and comfortable stay at the site. - Accommodation is basic but clean, hygienic and safe, very pretty and rustic, with bestest hot shower, amazingly fresh local food and fully stocked bar. They have rustic wooden log sofas in the outdoors on which you can lounge around. The best part is the premises - green and peaceful, they also light a heartwarming fire in the fireplace, when it gets cold - Gordon, the manager went out of his way to make us feel at home, he personally accompanied us through our trip, acting as driver and recommending and arranging local experiences, from the Gorilla trekking to safaris in QENP, to accompanying us for the chimp experience ! He has great contacts and team and is your go-to person to experience Uganda up,close and personal. Most importantly, the team went above and beyond their actual jobs (it is a resort and not a tour agency), by helping us plan and execute our itinerary. We kept asking them loads of questions, and they patiently guided us with their local expertise right from itinerary planning to local suggestions. This was important since not much information was available online. It would be a mistake not to book them and experience the warm and expert hospitality @ Karungi Camp ! Must-book if you are planning to visit Uganda !
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yoly Phillips, Owner at Karungi Camp
Responded 13 Oct 2022
Great getting to know you over the last 2 years. We are delighted your long anticipated journey came to life and we are blessed to have been a part of it - thank you for allowing us to hold a place in such a memorable journey for you! Take care xx
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James D wrote a review Sept 2022
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Loved this place. Loved these guys. Best little camp in Bwindi. Stayed for one night before our Gorilla tour. We arrived late, but the staff were there to welcome us. All super friendly and accommodating. Our room was cosy and the wine by the fire was incredibly pleasant. We really wished we could stay another night. Emmanuel is the Man!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ranga Ahmad wrote a review Sept 2022
Utrecht, The Netherlands7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Karungi camp for our gorilla track in Bwindi. The location is great, just a 20 min drive to the entry gate, the rooms are super clean and spacious and the food is good. But that was not what made our stay so amazing. It was the people. Every night they would light the fire at the restaurant and sit with you and take time to listen to your stories. The staff was so interested to hear about our day. But what I loved most, was the passion and love they had for their community. One night we stayed up with Gordon, talking about the people living there and mentioned that we would love to do something. He asked what we wanted to do, without any pressure whatsoever, and arranged for us to buy some food for a few families that had it rough. He went out of his way and made time in his day to take us to these families. A true gem. Also, Aicha. The girl that would come running in the pouring rain with umbrella’s just so that we could go to the room dry. The girl that noticed our dirty hiking boots and took the time to clean them, without asking. They looked brand new! The people that work at Karungi camp are one of the sweetest souls I have ever come across. They are worth the stay 100%. And then ofcourse also the location, food and rooms :-)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HSully76 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Sometimes in life you stumble upon amazing people and places. I'm so glad I took the advice of a friend and got in touch with Karungi camp for an unplanned stay in Uganda. Gordy, Yoly, Akiki, Yason, Aiyisha and Zedrick are all beautiful souls and go way above and beyond to make their guests feel at home, comfortable and part of the family. They have smashed my 3 rules of a great place to stay, fab showers, comfy bed and truly outstanding food (they are feeders haha!) On top of all this you really feel that you are part of the local community, with local friends socialising with guests. It's a very unique and lovely experience. Lastly, Gordy is ace! Nothing is too much trouble and everything is possible. A true diamond. Weebare team Karungi - bless you all.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Yoly Phillips, Owner at Karungi Camp
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Thank you! Yes, we agree - Gordy is a diamond! And we are over the moon you reached out to us, and we very much enjoyed welcoming you into the Rubuguri community. We hope you take a tiny piece of Uganda home with you in your heart! Safe travels
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Sabena L wrote a review July 2022
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Karungi is a really great spot in a small village town. The owners and staff were incredibly helpful before, during and after our trip to Karungi/Bwindi national park. Gordy helped us secure permits to trek with gorillas and we never had to bat an eye. Also, their hot showers are sooo nice after a day of hiking!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yoly Phillips, Owner at Karungi Camp
Responded 15 Aug 2022
We couldn't agree more - nothing better than hot showers after your day in Bwindi! Thanks so much for your kind words and are delighted you chose to join us as a part of your Ugandan adventure! Enjoy the rest of your journey :)
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PRICE RANGE
AU$37 - AU$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionBwindi Impenetrable National ParkBugambira
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karungi Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Karungi Camp?
Nearby attractions include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karungi Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Karungi Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karungi Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Karungi Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Karungi Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.