If you are planning to trek the Rwenzori from the central circuit and therefore to reach the National Park entry point in Nyakalenjija, there are a number of hotels and lodges where you can stay. We reviewed them for your information. If you just wish to stay for few days relax on the foothills of the Rwenzori, you can choose one of these hotels and then plan some of the short one-day activities. If you are coming from Kampala, you will be just pleased to breath such a fresh mountain air. Nyakalenjija is located at around 1600 meters above sea level.



RMS Safari Lodge

RMS Safari Lodge was open in 2010 with five self contained, wooden cottages. It is located after Nyakalenjija, in Mihunga village. If you head in direction of entrance to the National Park, you will find it on the right side. The lodge is owned by the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS), the same organization who manages also the huts along the central circuit. The restaurant and dining hall is quite big and comfortable. The kitchen provides continental and local food, regarding to your personal preference. The electricity is provided for few hours during the evening with a generator. Hot water is provided through the system of warming up water with the fire. Reservations for RMS safar Lodge are through the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services.




Tours Holiday Inn -Ibanda

​Tours Holiday Inn-Ibanda is located on the main road towards Nyakalenjija (about 2 km before), in Ibanda trading center. This hotel  accommodate up to 40 people in  self contained rooms plus extension building. Also the water heaters are provided in each room and electricity is stable and reliable from public electricity supply. A part from the main building, there is another extension located behind the gardens, with an extra capacity of five self contained rooms. The place is very nice as it is surrounded by beautiful gardens with many plants and flower. Inside the hotel, there is a cozy and private dining room for restaurant and breakfast.  The kitchen provides a variety of cuisine, from continental to German style, to Italian style and a unique electrical coffee espresso machine.

Rooms are available at a reasonable price ,breakfast inclusive.


Equator Snow Lodge

​The lodge was built in 2012 and is the only five stars accommodation in the area. It is built by Geolodges Uganda. The lodge has a spacious dining and restaurant halls, decorated with images and history of the Rwenzori. The main feature is a number of cottages, with a raised wooden platform plus a construction with local stones. It resembles the beauty of the structure of the Serena Ngorongoro Lodge in Tanzania. Bathrooms are spacious with windows overlooking the forest. The main area of the cottage is completed with a raised veranda where you can breathe and feel all the mountains around. The lodge is actually located near the entrance gate of Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

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