Camping in Uganda is slightly different than in many other parts of the world and certainly camping in Uganda as an activity is under-developed as is much of the tourism industry there. You are highly unlikely to stroll past a campsite rather camping is mainly limited to areas of land at places known as "resorts" which also offer other accommodation be they bandas, lodgings, hotels or safari tents many of which come with their own toilet facilities. However if you do take your own camping tent to Uganda you can still have a great time and many of the camping sites there are simply awesome in terms of scenery alone. Imagine setting up your camp on an island in the middle of a lake or on the rim of a volcano surrounded by forest and watching your neighbours, mostly monkeys, ferreting around you!
We don't recommend simply setting up camp anywhere and urge you to restrict yourself to established camp sites. There are snakes and other wildlife throughout Uganda around and a solitary tent in the middle of no where leaves you vulnerable. Here we list camping sites in Uganda that are established and where you can book in advance. Others are available however many operate on a "turn up and see if we are open" basis and given that most travelling in Western Uganda won't have their own transport that doesn't always work out for the best especially if you find yourself in the middle of no-where with dusk fast approaching.
If you know of other camping sites in Uganda get in touch and let us know using our contact form and if you have stayed at these or other sites why not write a review to let others know of your experience! We'd love to hear from you!
Bring your own tent or hire a furnished safari tent at this beautiful location on the banks of the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.
Another camping site at Lake Bunyonyi offering the option of renting tents or pitch your own on the picturesque island.
Pitch your own tent or rent at Lake Chahafi Resort close to Kisoro town in the shadow of Mt Muhavura.
Self pitch or rent at Kibale Forest Camp just outside the southern part of the Kibale Forest National Park.
Luxury safari tents from where to view watch wild animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda.
A campsite set on the rim of a volcanic crater lake in the lush Rwenzori foothills at Lake Nkuruba.
Camp close to the very popular tourist destination of Fort Portal surrounded by a papyrus swamp and a tropical rain forest.
Pitch your tent on the edge of Lake Mburo in Western Uganda surrounded by forest, monkeys and birdlife.
As yet largely uncommercialised, Western Uganda has many tourist attractions for the explorer to visit.
As well as the main tourist attractions there are many other activities to enjoy in Western Uganda.
A guide to the main towns in Western Uganda, where to stay, eat and things to see and do.