a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
Ruboni Community Camp is a lodge in a beautiful high altitude rainforest setting...
I stayed at this accommodation for two nights when exploring the Rwenzori Mountains area.
There are a few self contained cabins and also a block of rooms with shared bathrooms. While travelling around Uganda, I stayed in many of the more expensive lodges in and around the national parks (in retrospect I didn't have to), so Ruboni was one of the much cheaper options for me, at about U$25 a night. The meals are served in the restaurant at the top of the steps of the property. The entrance to the Rwenzori National Park is about a ten minute walk up the road.
Of course, being surrounded by forest, there are always some birds around. The balcony at the restaurant offers great views into some trees where there are usually birds and squirrels. And you can usually see a few species from your cabin verandah.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".