• Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp
    Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp
Eco-friendly accommodation at the foothills of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp (also known as Mgahinga Community Campground) is located by the entrance to Mgahinga National Park and is only 12 km from the southwestern town of Kisoro.

At the camp, visitors can enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Virunga Volcanoes and take part in mountain gorilla and golden monkey trekking. The camp is located at the perfect starting point for hiking the Virunga Volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo.

Location of Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp: 

Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp is at the main entrance of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at the Ntebeko gate. If traveling to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to hike Mount Sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga, trekking gorillas and golden monkeys, Amajambere Camp is the only budget accommodation at the park boundary at Ntebeko. The camp is about 45 minutes to an hour's drive from the nearby town of Kisoro.

Accessibility and Transportation:

No public transportation from Kisoro to the camp exists. If not driving into Kisoro, hiring a vehicle in Kisoro town is the best option. A one-way car hire from Kisoro town to the camp costs UGX100,000 (~$27) for a sedan car. Taking a boda boda (motorbike) is the least expensive option. A boda boda from Kisoro town to Amajambere Community Camp costs UGX20,000. If you are looking for a boda boda to get you to the camp, please call our recommended boda boda rider. His name is Bernard, and he can be reached at +256774259308 or +256783152903 (WhatsApp line).

For more information on the prices for hiring a boda boda or vehicle from Kisoro town to Amajambere Community Camp, check this page.

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Guest Reviews

  • 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... Read this review

    Jenny K


  • 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


  • We spent here three nights and we had a great time!

    If you are looking for an authentic camping experience, great local food (bravo for the chef Jonas) and extremely friendly people, that's the place to choose! Plus, it's very close to the main gate. We will come back! :)

    Kamila Janczyk

  • Thanks again for the good conversations!

    Simple but charming, close to nature and quiet accommodation right at the trailhead with good views of the national park. The people are also very helpful, organised and friendly. Thanks again for the good conversations! Besides, you support the local community with your overnight stay. We can only hope that the road will be repaired soon, because the approach road is really quite challenging for the vehicle

    Simon Strobelt