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Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I wanted this place to be good because it is a community run project. The lodge is in the middle of a village with a rather run down entry to the camp. There are a few self contained/en suite safari tents. We had one of these. The views over the forest are wonderful but the tent was poorly maintained. The...

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Lecco, Italy
Reviewed 6 January 2016

What a view: lush green terraced hills! Incredibly friendly and hospitable staff (we were welcomed with tea and a hot towel!) Whether you're on a budget or not, we highly recommend Gorilla Friends! We took a walk before dinner and ended up singing and dancing with 20 or so local kids. Pure magic!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We stayed in one of their tents ("Infant") for one night prior our gorilla tracking. Beds in the tent were clean, the view from the terrace of the tent was fantastic. Also food in their restaurant was very tasty. Could definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for accommodation in Ruhija.

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Roeselare
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Nice view and even nicer staff girls (Fiona and Caroline). Decent restaurant with tasty and safe food and cold beers. We've been there for 3 nights and shared a nice room of with 2 double beds. The first evening we met several other backpackers. The other nights we had everything for ourselves (low season).

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We stayed at this accommodation as part of our budget safari package and it was great. We were the only guests staying during our gorilla experience so had the pick of the place! We had a lovely big room with ensuite and hot water showers. The view from the room was also great. The food portions were large and tasty,...

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Great views from the tents. The tents my party stayed in were spacious. The food was good with huge portions. Beer was cold. Attentive staff. Very relaxing location. Nice walk to the village where there is a place to buy souvenirs that supports a children's program. A power strip kept in dining area to charge electronics. There were rooms(not tents)...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The food was good with enormous portions! The tents are spacious and beds good. Charging point in the restaurant. Very close to the gorilla trekking meeting point. Friendly staff. Would recommend staying here.

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Reviewed 8 December 2014

We booked Gorilla Friends as it was an affordable option amongst some ridiculously priced lodging, plus we didn't plan to spend a whole load of time in the actual accommodation as opposed to in the forest. The staff were really friendly and helpful, they brought our group thermos flasks of hot water with tea & coffee when we arrived. We...

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kent
Reviewed 30 November 2014

an amazing journey to get here and stunning stunning views. we chose the ensuite rooms - small "terrace" over the tents as i wanted ensuite as i get up in the night...... there were two v small double beds. as it was so cold at night we shared - the bedding if we had one each would not have been...

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Reviewed 6 September 2014

One of the few affordable solutions close to Bwindi NP, 20 usd for a single/double room. It's small and cold but bed pretty comfy. Toilettes and showers are far and need some improvements, there is no light inside, walls are in wood and it's really cold even when there is hot water. Staff is not so friendly, a bit tired...

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Address: Kabale, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
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“Ensuite room or twin safari tent - both have good views. Or dorm room.”
Maamamimi, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Get the Silverback Room, it has the best view”
adamc640, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We had the silverback tent, which is down a short flight of steps - furthest from the toilet block - not sure if this is good or bad.”
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JeremyNetherlands, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
“All of the platform tents have incredible views. Not a bad one in the group.”
ShirleyV, 27 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the Silverback tent - it had the best view but the longest walk to the toilet/shower.”
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kims879, 9 Apr 2012 | Read review
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