KFC – MUST

The lodge is 17 kilometers from Kanungu town Centre situated in Buhoma. The lodge features barbecue facilities, beautiful gardens, a shared lounge, a well-stocked bar, free private parking space, free WIFI internet, restaurant and shared kitchen. There is a 24 hour front desk service, room service can be offered and cycling is supported at the hotel.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast of A- la carte menu option during breakfast options. KFC-MUST is a 3-Star accommodation and offers services like sauna and the lodge features a children’s playground. You can enjoy cycling in nearby areas and bikes can be hired from the lodge.

There are various types of accommodation rooms such as Double Room that have private balconies, Economy Double rooms, single rooms and the 8 bed mixed dormitories. The lodge is close to natural beauties like Rift Valley escarpments, Munyaga River and Buhoma supermarket

Bwindi Ride 4 A women Guest House, Buhoma

Bwindi Ride 4 A women Guest House  –The guest house is situated in Buhoma and it is 17 kilometers from kanungu town Centre. The guest house features a restaurant, 24 hour front desk, well stocked bar, room service is available and guest terrace. It features free parking space for guests, free WIFI internet and the guest house offers bike to guests to enjoy cycling in the surrounding areas.

Each accommodation unit is fitted with a seating area, equipped with a working desk and private bathrooms equipped with free toiletries and shower. The guest house features a children’s playground and the surrounding allows cycling experience and there is also car hire services at the hotel.

The hotel serves a continental free breakfast buffet plus A –la carte options daily every morning. The hotel has got different types of rooms such as double rooms that have private balconies. The guest house is close to Goma airstrip, Kihihi Modern Supermarket, Buhoma Market and Buhoma gate.

The main attractions in Kanungu district

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable national park- it is situated about 45 kilometers from kanungu town. The park is famous for the endangered mountain gorilla and the Bwindi forest is home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in world. The park receives a lot of tourists that come to enjoy gorilla trekking experience and gorilla habituation experience. There are other activities to enjoy in Bwindi such as bird watching experience since the park is one of the birders paradise and guided forest walks.

Cultural encounters

You can take a community walk to the batwa community where you will get a chance to interact with the batwa pygmies that are found in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi forest, these are known as the shortest people in the world. You will have an insight to learn more about their former lifestyle, learn more about their traditional culture through their cultural dance performances and songs. Originally the batwa people lived in the Bwindi forest before they were relocated to the edges of Bwindi forest, they were fruit gathers, hunters and they entirely depended on the forest to survive their lives.

Dark tourism/ Kibetwere faith

Kibetwere was cult leader with about 25,000 followers, He confused people that the world is coming to an end in the year 2000 and God was coming on earth however this did not come to pass but he had burnt over 1000 members who were his followers to ash at his church. Apparently this one of the historical sites which attracts a number of tourists that comes to Uganda. The remains of his church still exist and present opportunity for historical dark tourism. His church is located about 2 kilometers in south of kanungu Town thus you will get a chance to learn more about Kibetwere and his followers.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Kanungu is bordered by Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national Park and it is about 40 kilometers on road. Therefore you can visit Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector from Kanungu district and you will enjoy activities like lion tracking, Wildlife viewing, boat cruise experience, chimpanzee trekking, birding among others. You can as well fly from kihihi airstrip to Ishasha river camp Airstrip

Kanungu District

Kanungu district is one of the districts in the western region of Uganda and Kanungu town is the main metropolitan site, commercial site and the district headquarter Centre. The District is home to the famous Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and it’s among the sites that are shown in the aerial footage

The district if Kanungu is neighbored by Rukungiri district in the north, kisoro district in the south-west, kibale district in the south east and the democratic republic of Congo in the in the west. Kanungu district headquarters are about 60 kilometers north-west of Kabale which is the largest town in the sub region. From Kampala to Kanungu, it is about 420 kilometers by road taking the south western direction of Kampala.

Historical background Kanungu District

Kanungu district was formed in 2001 by the government of Uganda and it has got only county that harbors about 12 sub counties such as kambuga, kihihi, Rugyeyo, Rugyeyo, Mpungu, kayonza, Katetete, Nyakinoni, Nyanga, Kinaaba, Kanyantorogo and Nyamirama. Kanungu district has got four town councils such as kihihi, Butogota, kanungu and kambuga

The Kanungu town is home to well establish roads which connect to the remote areas and communities. The district harbors four airstrips such as Savannah Airstrip close to Kihihi, Ishasha River camp Airstrip found in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park and kihihi airstrip.

Bwindi guest house

Bwindi guest house is situated in Kanungu district and the hotel feature as shared lounge, guest terrace, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant is always open at any time of convenient, there is a 24/7 front desk and room service is available at the hotel. The hotel features free private parking space for all guests, there is free WIFI internet at the hotel and the guest house hires bikes to guest to enjoy cycling around the area.

All rooms of the guest house are fitted with a seating area; each room unit has got a desk and private bathroom which is well equipped with free basic toiletries. The guest house serves A-la carte menu options for breakfast or an American buffet breakfast. During your stay at Bwindi guest expect to enjoy activities like cycling around Kanungu.

There are various types of accommodation rooms which include; deluxe double rooms, deluxe twin rooms that offer amzing views to the garden, budget double rooms and family rooms that have got their own private balcony.

The guest house is close to natural beauties such as Bwindi impenetrable national park, Munyaga waterfall and near to Buhoma village market and supermarket.

Kanungu Hotels

Top hotels in Kanungu District –  Find out the hotels in Kanungu town. Here are the recommended hotels in Kanungu.

Efraz Motel in Kanungu

The motel I situated about 1.2 kilometers from Kanungu Centre and it is 46 kilometers from Ishasha sector gate of Queen Elizabeth national park. The Efraz Motel kanungu features a dining restaurant, free WIFI internet, TV Area, free Private parking space, beautiful gardens and a shared lounge. There is a 24 hour front desk and room service is offered at the hotel.

All room units are fitted with a seating area, a working desk and a private bathroom which is well equipped with free toiletries and showers. The hotel serves continental breakfast every morning.

There are various types of accommodation which include standard Single rooms and standard double rooms and the hotel is close to Kanungu market about 5 kilometers.

Bwindi cultural lodge

Bwindi cultural lodge – The lodge is about 12 kilometers from Kanungu town center, it features amazing gardens, guest terrace, a children’s paly ground, a well-established restaurant, well stocked bar, there is a 24/7front desk services and room service is available at the lodge. The accommodation features free WIFI internet, free private parking, and hot tub.

Each room unit is fitted with a seating room, dining area and private bathrooms well equipped with free toiletries and showers. The hotel serves a continental breakfast daily every morning at the lodge. There is a shared lounge and guests can enjoy cycling in the nearby places of the lodge.

The lodge is near to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park and it about 30 kilometers from the lodge. There are various types of accommodation rooms such as Deluxe Double rooms, deluxe twin rooms, standard Single rooms, standard Twin rooms and tented units. The lodge is as well 30 kilometers from Lake Edward.