Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve Community Campsite

Banda in Crater Lakes

One of the best-value places around, and set on a forested lake that's exceptionally pristine for these parts. The hilltop camp sports excellent views and easy lake access. The bandas (thatched-roofed huts) are basic, but clean and comfortable. The cottage is down on the lake shore for more privacy. Funds go towards community projects.

Meals are available (USh9000 to USh13,000), as are walks around the area (USh15,000 per person). There are plenty of birds here; keep your eye out for the great blue turaco. There are also black-and-white colobus monkeys, and it is possible to take night tours to spot bushbabies. You can hire bicycles (USh15,000 per day) and motorcycles for exploring on your own.