Providing eco-friendly accommodation at the foothills of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Amajambere Camp directly supports community-based initiatives such as women handcrafts groups in the Mgahinga community
Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp
Accommodation at Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp
Brief Background About the Camp
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 Volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo.
Our unique selling points
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 a 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.
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.
For more detailed tariff, follow this Link: Amajambere Camp accommodation tariff
Sample Customer Reviews
"Oh my God I want to move here
This place was Africa at it's best. First of all it was affordable AND nice, something almost impossible to find in my experience. It's basic - there was no electricity or hot water, but they heated water for you when you needed a shower and it was lovely. It was great to have no computer, internet, music for a few days. The setting is spectactular, and they have worked hard to create a lovely space - the gardens are welcoming, there is a great porch, a fire every night, flowers on our bed when we arrived...I really just loved it so much".
Jenny K., USA
"The best place to be close to the forest of Mgahinga. The nights are cold and there is nothing better than a warm fire in the living room. The night is full of stars and the scent of flowers. In the morning we are at a moment of departure for Golden Monkeys, gorillas or climb volcanoes. Excellent and very economical. Profits go to local communities".
Jesus M., Andorra
"If you are booking this accomodation remember you are booking it for the location and to support a community project and it's cheap. Your accomodation will not have electricity or running water, but it will be clean, will have the most amazing view and will be run by some of the most friendly people we met on our travels." Guest from the U.K.