Rwenzori homestay is in an African village setting surrounded by the foothills of Rwenzori mountains. The  neighborhood of this homestay is dominated by bananas and coffee bushes that provide the much needed income and livelihood to the family. The homestay offers a  typical Ugandan village experience. The home overlooks the portal peaks thet envelope the high snow peaks. The homestay is a suitable destination for guests who want to trek Rwenzori Mountains national park. During the stay at this home, one will leisurely explore the foothills of this beautiful mountain landscape.  besides the coffee and bananas, The host family derives their income from rearing a few domestic animals. During the stay, you will have a chance to learn how the extended family works in Uganda.

This homestay is located 15km off fort portal Kasese road, Branch off at Nkenda Electric terminal (locally called kisanyarazi). The home is accessible by road and has secure parking.

Activities:

The activities one will do during the stay include working on the farm, the household chores such as cooking local dishes, coffee making, feeding and milking the domestic animals. You will have a chance to walk in the neighborhoods to meet the local people at the trading center or going to church on Sunday. For longer community walks, foothills hikes and Trekking in Rwenzori mountains national park can be organised on request.

Check out the itinerary to this area, here.

Highlights

  • Seeing how the extended family shares resources for collective benefit
  • socializing with the family members as you learn the local way of life
  • Learning how to cook a local meal on the three stone heath in one of the households.
  • Having a quiet time as you gaze the beautiful mountains while sitting on the balcony.
  • Participating in the family chores; grazing the goats and other life stock, fetching firewood  from the bushes etc.
  • Walking around the village or the community parks to appreciate the local natural heritage.

What to bring:

  • Walking shoes
  • Layers and water proof / Wind jacket (weather is changeable)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat and sun cream
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the area
  • Binoculars and camera (optional)
  • Plastic bag to protect cameras etc.
  • Walking stick will be provided at the starting point.
  • Rwenzori trekking packing list will be provided on request

You can book your stay at Rwenzori homestay through this website at no additional cost. Uganda trip provides you the gateway to all parts of Uganda’s parks, landscapes and communities. We are happy to organize your visit, arrange your transportation to Rwenzori mountains area or provide more information about Rwenzori homestay experience.

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