Background Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp (AICC) is a community owned camp that has been running since 1994. The camp was established families who were displaced at the creation of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The camp is located just outside the main gate of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is only 12 km from the southwestern town of Kisoro. The camp is an ideal place to stay for tourists visiting the national park because of the camp’s unbeatable prices. Apart from providing accommodation for tourists, AICC also directly supports community based initiatives such as a handcrafts group for women. There are 6 employees staffing the camp.
At the camp, visitors can enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Virunga Volcanoes and take part in mountain gorilla trekking. The camp is located at a perfect starting point for hiking the Virunga Volcnoes of Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo.
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The Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp has provided funds to two local schools; one used the funds to roof its main building; and the other used it for the construction of the main buildings themselves.
The community camp came together to establish a stretcher club, so that, when needed, funds are available to get someone to hospital.
The community camp provides English lessons, and environmental and tourism awareness programmes to about 100 children per year.
The camp sensitizes members of the Mgahinga community about nature conservation through various initiatives.
The camp camp are locally sourced from surrounding communities to create employment opportunities.
The camp acquires all of its fruits, vegetables and food from surrounding communities.
Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp offers different types of accommodation ranging from bandas and dormitories. The camp also offers camping space for visitors who won tent as well as ample car parking space.
Room Description: Guests can choose between the campsite, dormitories or bandas. The camp has a wide area for camping as well as five bandas, of which two serve as dormitories.
Accommodation Prices - Double: $80 FB.pn, $50 BB, $40 BO - Twin: $70 FB.pn, $40 BB, $30 BO - Dormitory: $30 FB pp.pn, $15 BB, $10 BO - Camping with AICC tent: $30 FB pp.pn, $15 BB, $10 BO - Camping with your own tent: $25 FB pp.pn, $10 BB pp, $5 BO
Key: FB= Full Board, BB= Bed & Breakfast, BO= Bed only, pp= per person, pn= Per night.