Sahaya Rafiki Guesthouse

Welcome to the Sahaya Rafiki guesthouse!  This guesthouse, of which construction was supported by Sahaya International USA, is part of the programs of the Rafiki Memorial Wildlife Conservation Initiative. All proceeds of your stay will stay locally and be used to support our programs and that of our various partner organizations that are active at Bwindi. This guesthouse is adjacent to the National Park. But note that this lodge is being built on farm land, with timber wood that comes from that farm land (in other words, no native forest was cut). We are in the process of replanting the rest of the plot of land (which was previously used as farm land) with native trees and plants as part of our efforts for reforestation. Even now, wildlife occasionally ventures out of the forest onto the land. Be prepared to hear a lot of sounds coming from the forest in the morning as nature awakens.

The guesthouse is about 10 minutes walking from the entrance of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The guesthouse has 2 rooms; one room has a large bed for 2 people; the 2nd room has 2 single beds.
Rates for full-board are:

  • $80 for 1 person in a room
  • $120 for 2 people who share one room
  • $150 for 3 people in one room (one person needs to sleep on an inflatable matress).

Contact us for prices for half-board or only lodging without any meals.
To make a reservation, contact us, via Whatsapp at +256 788 300909; or e-mail us at


Because we are closely collaborating with a number of local partner organizations, we will be happy to help arrange for your community walks, and visits to many of them, including Batwa communities, local artists (baskets, woodcarvings, paintings), bird-watching,  and other local community programs. You can easily spend a week at Bwindi without getting bored!

The Sahaya Rafiki guesthouse is welcoming you and your friends to Bwindi!

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History of the construction – click on each picture to see a larger version